Friday, October 25, 2013

The 'pinker' side of Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Long time no 'see'. I've been a very busy little bee... on the work front as well as at home.  Hope you are all well and are enjoying a lovely weekend.
I've created another layout with the gorgeous Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' collection as part of my DT work at The Scrapbook Store. I am so in love with this collection, but then I've always been a Bo Bunny fan. :)  For this layout I've decided to use the pinker side of this collection and was amazed at how different it looks from my other 2 layouts.
The photo is of my MIL enjoying the view at one of the sites we visited during a recent holiday. I've used a selection of Petaloo flowers (I love them!), Prima flowers, Green Tara mini roses, flower stems and cherry blossoms. The leaves were cut using the Poppy Stamps 'Lorelai Leaf' die. I've also used the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Art Is' template with Golden Light Molding Paste and Color Box 'Chiffon' Inx (which I applied with my finger).
 The title is Prima fabric alphas and AC Thickers. :)
I've also used the Prima 'Damask' mask and used Tim Holtz 'Peeled Paint' Distress Ink to colour it.  Used both my Martha Stewart butterfly punches for the butterfly.  Just added some pearls.
That's all I have for today.  Hope to be back soon with more creativeness to share. Thank you so much for visiting.  Have a fabulous weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Challenge No. 22 @ Scrap Africa and more Bo Bunny 'The Avenues'

Hi everyone! I hope your week started off well. I have been very busy of late and I'm sure most of you will agree with me that the last 3 months of the year are always busier then any other time of the year. Well, nothing we can do about it, so better fasten the seatbelts and get ready for the ride! :)
The new challenge is live at Scrap Africa and its one that I particularly loved doing.  Talented DT member Elena Smoktunova is hosting it this month and its all about 'resisting'.  You can find all the details and see the gorgeous examples of the DT members HERE.
Here is my example.
I've used my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store and photos from one of our recent holidays. The papers and diecuts are from the Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' collection. LOVE this collection!
My method of resist was to use my Tim Holtz 'Burlap' stencil and Texture Magic.  I then applied some mists and inks over it.  One of my favourite techniques. :)
A bit of hemp twine for my circle and for the banner and a few Petaloo flowers to finish it off nicely.
The coffee cup/glass 'stains' were achieved with my Crafters Workshop 6x6 'Well Rounded' template and brown ink.  The birdie is a diecut from the Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' collection.
That's all from me today.  I hope you get a chance to play along.  You've got until the end of October to get your entries in!
Thank you for visiting!
Until next time.
M xox

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Happy weekend to you all.  Hope you have something lovely planned.  I just have a quick layout to share.  I have received the totally gorgeous Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' collection in my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store this month.  I just love how easy this layout came together.  The photo is of my SIL and I, taken when she was visiting us in March this year.
A close up of my flower cluster.  I 'built' my cluster around the bird image that was already printed on the paper.  I've mainly used Petaloo flowers, as well as a Green Tara flower and flower vine.
I fussy cut some of the clocks out of one of the patterned papers, layered them, then added some Tim Holtz metal gears.  The birdcage is a vintage charm from TSS.
My newly purchased Tim Holtz 'Rays' stencil work beautifully with a bit of Lindy Stamp Gang 'California Poppy Gold mist.  I simply LOVE my new Scrap FX 'Random Dots' stencil.  Used with some texture paste it gives such great dimension.
 Another close up for good measure. :)
That's all for today, but I'll be back in a few days to share more Bo Bunny layouts. :)
Thank you so much for popping in.  Have a wonderful weekend.
Until next time!
M xox

Monday, October 07, 2013

October Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Just a quick post to share the October Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store.  I've decided to explore my 'inner messy side' again. Lol!  The people who know me well enough will know that I don't cope very well with 'mess', but I am getting better at it..... I think. :) Some parts of the process didn't go too well, but it created opportunities for unique embellishment placement. ;)

I used 2 different mists for my background.  One of them is 'California Poppy Gold' from Lindys Stamp Gang (which I just LOVE) and the other is the more vibrant 'Postbox Red' from Dylusions Ink
For the branches, I used a combination of template work as well as using my Silhouette machine.  The flowers are a mixture of Prima, Petaloo and Green Tara.  I love my gorgeous new Scrap FX 'Random Dots' stencil.  Can see myself using it over and over again. :)

And here is the gorgeous sketch, designed by Melinda Spinks. :)
I hope you find a moment to play along.  There's a $40 store voucher up for grabs and the winner gets determined by random draw, so anyone can win!  Just load your take on the sketch into the Gallery before the end of October.  Would love to see your entry!
That's all for today.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Sketch Challenge No 22 at Scrap Africa

Hi everyone! I'm back again (as promised). This time to share the new sketch challenge at Scrap Africa.  It's a gorgeous sketch from Page Maps and such an easy one to adapt to suit your own scrappy style.  To see all the DT members' beautiful examples, have a look over HERE.
Here is my example.  I've used some older papers from my stash and a photo of my mum and dad, taken in April last year when they were visiting us here in Perth. I love this pic of them and wanted to document there 'forever love'... they have been married for over 54 years now and have always been a great example of what a marriage is all about.
 A close up of my title.
 And my journaling. :)
 Another little close up, just for good measure. :)
I hope you get a chance to play along.  You have until the 14th of October to link up your entries, so what are you waiting for?!  :)
That's all I have for today.  Thank you so much for visiting and for all the lovely comments.  They make my day.  I know I am very behind on catching up on my favourite blogs. I'm hoping to get a bit of time to hop past your place soon. 
Have a lovely day/evening!
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

MME Cut & Paste 'Flair' layouts

Hi everyone and happy October to you all!  It's almost unbelievable but September came and went in the blink of an eye.  I was always of the opinion that once the year hits September, the clock starts ticking twice the speed until after Christmas! Lol! 
I totally ran out of time to share my last 2 layouts for The Scrapbook Store.  I was lucky enough to get one of the new MME Cut & Paste collections in my DT kit for September.  This one is called 'Flair' and I totally loved working with it. :)
Here they are.

This is my son after he got his first pair of glassed about 2 years ago.  It always is a challenge for me not to use flowers on my layouts, but I had great fun with this one.  I've used Dusty Attic 'Chicken Wire' chipboard, which I first coated in Gesso using my finger.  I then randomly dabbed a bit of black ink on it, covered it in random spots with glue before sprinkling Distress Glitter over the glue.  The cogs are wood veneer  pieces from WOW.

A bit of stencil work using a WOW 6 x 6 Alta Matz 'Chevron flowers' stencil and some Texture Magic

  The little man in the corner as well as my title were cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine.
Just a little owl from my stash and a wood veneer speech bubble from WOW.
The second layout is of my daughter and hubby posing for 'selfies' at her Year 12 Dinner last year. Lol! You can't take them anywhere!  I based this layout on the MME sketch for September.
 Some of the stickers in this collection and some washi tape.
I've used a Petaloo and Green Tara flowers for my cluster and the leaves were punched out using the Martha Stewart 'frond' punch.
The title is an old rubon from my stash.  I've created a bit of texture using several Crafters Workshop templates with Texture Magic and black Shimmerz Dazzlers Paint.
That's all I have for today, but I'll be back tomorrow with another post!  Lol!  Once I get going, you can't stop me! :)
Thank you so much for visiting.  Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Until next time.
M xx