Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scrapping Outback DT member call out

Scrapping Outback has put out a call for a new design team. You can check out the details here

So here are a few layouts that I have created with chipboard

I’m really happy with how this layout came together. I love the colours and the romantic feel to it, which suits the books that this author writes. I went to Brisbane to meet Lauren Kate, before I had even read any of her books. And I’m so glad that I did go, cause I love her books. So this layout was dedicated to meeting her. I used Kaiser patterned papers and flowers, prima packaging, ribbon, brads, carolee creations alpha stickers, American craft thickers, little yellow bicycle stickers, lace, ticket, tag and metal leaves and charm. I used 2 sets of chipboard wings, one which I painted silver and kindy glitzed the edges and the other I used crackle paint on. For the chipboard title I painted it black and then while it was still wet I painted a layer of silver paint over it.

I am really loving making double layouts recently, because I have so many photos of the one event. The girls had a great time trick or treating for the first time this year. I used Graphic 45 and Kaiser patterned paper, 3D gel stickers, mesh ribbon, playing card, Bo Bunny clear frame, Jenni Bowlin journal tag, string, ribbon, paperclips, carolee creations alpha stickers, felt owl, American craft thickers and the little bat I cut off a ring that the girls got while they were trick or treating. I left the chipboard fence raw and wrapped mini roses around the pailings.

I had so many photos from our swim with the dolphin, that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to fit them onto this double layout. Im happy with this layout, I used minimal embellishments so I didn’t lose any of the photos on the layout. I used Stampin Up patterned paper, as the background, Kaiser patterned paper, rub ons, embellishments and alpha stickers, crochet flowers, buttons, prima flowers and pearls, ribbon, K & Company sticker, Jolees dolphin stickers, American craft thickers, and our wrist bands from the water park in Dubai where we swam. With the chipboard arrows and words I painted them lightly with white paint and then coloured them in using water colour pencils and then coated with a layout of mod podge.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My layouts for the Scrapbooking Memories Masters competition 2011

The criteria for the Scrapbooking Memories Masters competition 2011 was to create a:
1. single layout using the sketch
2. single layout must include a 7x5 photo
3. single layout, must include hidden journaling
4. double layout using the colours provided, which were orange, grey, aqua

And here are my layouts that I created for the competition. I was extrememly happy with the layouts that i created. I received an honourable mention in the masters edition of the magazine for my double layout. super happy about that.

Ok, so here is my single layout with hidden journalling. the journalling is on the rolled up piece of a page from an old novel.

Here is my single layout with a 7x5 photo.

And my layout using the sketch that they provided


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Southern Girls Challenge 35 Make it Sparkle

The Southern Girls challenge blog is up and running for a new year.

Our first challenge for the New Year is "MAKE IT SPARKLE", to celebrate the shiny newness of the New Year we would love to see anything sparkly on your projects, don't forget we love seeing ATC's, Layouts and off the page projects too. Anything papercrafty goes around here!

And here is my sparkly layout, the photo doesnt show up all the sparkle though. I used Upikit Stationery patterned paper (from a cheap shop), Graphic 45 patterned paper, american craft thickers, prima crystals and the packaging, kaiser alpha stickers, flowers and rub ons, Elle's Studio journal block, string, tag, stampin up sticker, plastic skeleton (my girls received this in their trick or treat bucket), card and the very cute image 'Halloween Phoebe' from Pink Gem Designs

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Scrapbook Kits January sketch and photo inspiration

Here is the January sketch for Scrapbook Kits

 And my interpretation of the sketch. I used Hobby Fun and Kaiser patterned papers, prima flourish, kaiser flower, mini roses, american craft thickers and carolee creations alpha stickers.

And the photo inspiration

And my interpretation of that photo. I used Kaiser patterned papers, Echo Park stickers, string and Kaiser journal blocks.

Scrapbook Kits January kits

Hop on over to the Scrapbook Kits store and purchase the January kit.

I designed 3 layouts with this awesome kit. The kit was full of Creative imaginations papers, stickers and embellishments, basic grey rub ons, alpha stickers, A2Z Scraplet chippy pieces, flowers and heaps of other goodies.
Here are the layouts that I created

ScrapwithV Scrapbook Kits January photo inspiration

Here is the pic for you to draw inspiration from for the January challenge at

For my layout I drew inspiration from the colours of the photo, green, yellow and orange. Ive really enjoyed doing double layouts lately, which is a surprise cause normally i dont like doing them. For this layout I used Kaiser paper and journal cards, string, making memories and echo park stickers and heidi swapp chipboard. I machine stitched over the title and over the words "jump, run, leap and throw".