Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Layout for Blue Fern Studios' October Sketch Challenge

Hi there scrappy friends. I really love the October sketch on the Blue Fern Studios blog this month, so decided to play along. Here is the awesome sketch.
And here is my layout using the awesome Blue Fern 'Frolic' collection.  The 3 frames around my photos were cut from the 'Amoroso' sheet from the collection.  The photos are of my daughter's 3rd birthday party in 1998.  Oh, how I miss those days... xx
I decided to use 3 photos instead of one, but otherwise I pretty much stuck to the sketch (I think).
I have used Blue Fern chipboard 'Grid pieces' under my photos and the butterfly and bird were cut from one of the patterned papers from this collection.
The word 'Precious' was cut from one of the patterned papers in the collection too and the little resin angel was from an older Prima release.
And finally, my 'little Angel' chipboard title... also from Blue Fern Studios. :)
All products used to create this layout are available from The Scrapbook Store

Well, I hope you like my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it.  Thank you so much for popping by my blog today.  I always appreciate it.
Until next time.
M xox

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' for The Scrapbook Store

Hi everyone. I have one BIG post today to share what I've done for The Scrapbook Store during September.  I loved working with the new 7 Dots Studio 'Lost and Found' collection.  The earthy colours of this range was right up my street as I was dying to use some photos that I knew would fit perfectly.  For my first layout I used a photo that my hubby took of the Richmond Bridge, during out recent holiday to Tasmania.  It was built in 1823 and is the oldest bridge in Australia that is still in use today.
I have layered lots of tags from the tag sheet here.  More layers were added using Blue Fern 'Rock Wall Bits' chipboard, 2 Crafty 'Mini Branches' chipboard, Petaloo blooms, Green Tara mini roses, together with plasterer's tape and some stamping.
For the next layout I used photos of a place very dear to my heart... the farm where I grew up.  It's been in the family for many generations and my brother and his family currently lives there.  I've backed my photos with pieces from the 'Sticky Notes' pattern paper and added a few tags. 
The windmill has been in my stash for quite some time waiting for the right layout. :)  I think it's from Kaisercraft.  I've given it a few layers of paint to give it a rusty effect.
The arrows and tickets are all from the Die Cut Sheet and the word strips from the Word Stickers Sheet.
 I've added some texture to my background using the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Chickenwire Reversed' template with texture paste.
The fence and leaves have also been in my stash for a while. I've teamed it up with some Petaloo blooms, Prima flowers and Green Tara mini roses.  
 The hearts are from the Die Cut Sheet too.
 I've also made a card with some of the left overs. :)
 A close up to show some of the layers.
My last layout is of hubby and I at a concert in Kings Park about a year ago.  It was such a great evening and the weather was perfect.  I love the 'Typewriter' pattern paper with all the sums and number words.  In this case 1 + 1 = 2 made perfect sense. :) 
I've used a variety of stamps on my background and added a few strips of washi tape. 
 The Blue Fern Studios 'Grid Pieces' worked perfectly here.
I've added texture to the background using various parts of the Crafters Workshop 'Mini Specimens' stencil with texture paste.  After drying I then highlighted the designs using Luminarte 'Sunflower' H2o.
 The title is one of the 2 Crafty 'Selfie Word pack'.
 A few Petaloo blooms for the final layer. :)
Phew! I'm exhausted. Lol! I always plan to do more regular shorter posts, but I seem to run out of time and then this is what you get.  I hope I could inspire you in some way to give this collection a try. 
That's my bit for today.  Hope you are all doing well and are enjoying the warmer Spring weather (if you live in the southern hemisphere). 
Until next time.
M xox