Thursday, February 27, 2014

Echo Park 'Times & Seasons 2'

Hi everyone! I am rushing this post through as there are only a few minutes left to get my entry in for Stuck?! Sketches.  I completed this layout over the weekend but haven't had a chance to take photos or do a blog post! Lol! Nothing like working under pressure, hey?!
Well here is my entry using the wonderful Echo Park 'Times & Seasons 2' collection. The photo is of my DS when he went to Malaysia and Singapore in February 2012.  He thought he was very clever by covering the 'et' of Market Place to discover his very own place. :)
 I painted the wood veneer title from WOW to suit the colours of my layout.
 I love adding hessian to my male pages. The flair badge matches the whole theme perfectly. :)
The chipboard clock face frame and circle are from 2Crafty.  I first gave it a layer of gesso and then inked it using a couple of different coloured inks.  I finally added some Diamond Dust in random spots.
A matching tag for my journaling.  All the butterflies have been fussy cut from this piece of patterned paper and then painted using 'Smooch Glitz' to give it some sparkle.
Here is the Stuck sketch from the 1st of February which I based my layout on.
That's all for today.  Now I better hit the 'publish' button and get my entry linked up, before it's too late!
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely day.
Until next time.
M xox

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Scrap Africa Challenge # 26 and FabScraps 'French Heritage'

Hi everyone! Today I want to share Scrap Africa's new challenge with you.  It's called 'Chipboard with a difference' and it means you need to use some chipboard on your layout, card or altered piece, but it cannot be left raw and must be altered.  Easy hey?  To get all the details and to see all the fantastic examples from the rest of the DT and Guest DT member, have a look HERE.
Here is my example.  I've used my February DT kit from The Scrapbook Store for this. I was lucky enough to receive the beautiful FabScraps 'French Heritage' collection this month. :)
A close up of my flower cluster and background work.  I've painted the 'Filagree Edge' chipboard shape using gesso and then added some pearls in some spots. The big flower is a Velvet Rose from Green Tara and I've used the Memory Box 'Tessatina' stencil and texture paste on the background.
A few Petaloo flowers as well as a mixture of Prima flowers from my stash.
This one shows the birdcage chipboard from this collection.  I've painted it with gesso and then backed it with pattern paper and added some pearl strips and flowers.
I've also altered he WOW wood veneer title by inking it in a colour to match my layout.
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us. There are some awesome prizes up for grabs!
That's all I have for today.  Thank you so much for visiting. Hope you are having a wonderful week.
Until next time.
M xox

Friday, February 14, 2014

FabScraps 'French Heritage'

I've been working with the FabScraps 'French Heritage' collection this month as part of my DT work for The Scrapbook Store. I had great fun with this layout and since it is Valentines Day today, I thought it would be perfect. :)
A close up of my flower cluster.  I've used a mixture of Prima flowers as well as a few Manor House flowers.  The metal frame and flower are from my stash. 
Another small cluster. I've cut the 'Wishes' and 'Dreams' as well as the butterfly from die cut pack that comes with this collection. I've used a Scrap FX stencil and some texture paste to create the textured 'bubbles' behind the photo.
That's all I have for today.  I'll be back in a few days to share the new Scrap Africa challenge with you.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Hope you have a fabulous Valentines Day and a wonderful weekend!
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, February 09, 2014

February Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and is ready for the week ahead. :)  Today I want to share The Scrapbook Store's February Sketch Challenge with you.  Here is my example layout.  I've used the Kaisercraft 'Tea Break' collection.  The photo is of my DD and my mum.  They share a very special bond.
 A close up or two. :)

 And the sketch from PageMaps.
I hope you get a chance to play along.  There is a $40 store voucher up for grabs and you'll get free postage too!  The winner gets determined by random draw, so anyone can win.  You have until the end of the month to get your entries in.
That's all for today.  Thank you so much for visiting.  Hope you have a wonderful week!
Until next time.
M xox

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Sketch Challenge #26 at Scrap Africa

Hi everyone! I haven't been around for ages, but I do have something to share today. Scrap Africa has a new sketch and its gorgeous!  To see all the beautiful creations from the rest of the Design Team and Guest designers, have a look HERE.
I have used my DT kit from The Scrapbook Store for my take on the sketch.  All the papers, the black ornate frame and the flowers are from Manor House Creations. :)
 I've added a piece of old pizza box for a bit of added texture. ;)  The title is a wood veneer word from WOW. I've used Stampendous 'Aged Teal' embossing enamel on it and then added some more teal ink afterwards.

I love my new Memory Box 'Worn Out Alpha' stencil. I've used texture paste mixed with Shimmerz Paints Dazzlers 'Liqorice Stick' over the stencil.

My flower cluster using Manor House flowers in all different shapes, colours and sizes.

It would be great if you can play along!  There are some great prizes up for grabs.  You have until the 14th of February to get your entries in.  Good luck!
That's all I have for today.  I'm hoping to stay more in touch with things this week.  Every week is a new beginning, right? :)
Thank you so much for visiting. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Until next time.
M xox