Saturday, 21 July 2018

{Charm's Creations Guest DT} My Sweet Boy ~ A Scrapbook Page

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog this cold and wet weekend!

A quick share for you today sharing one of my makes for Charm as her guest designer for July. Which I have LOVED! And I plan on using MORE charms between now and the end of the month ;) Perhaps even more videos too ;)

Anyways, I decided to play along with Charm's June & July challenge of scraplifting a DT member and I chose one of Charm's very own pages - I just love everything about her style and perhaps may have even found another page or 2 to hopefully lift ;)

But here is the page I am lifting


And here is my take on this awesome page


I have pulled another of my fave Cocoa Vanilla Studio collections, More Than Words, and used one of my all time fave papers as the background and lots of pieces from the 6x6 paper pad for all those gorgeous layers Charm has used in her page. And those very pretty doilies!

Here are a few close ups, mostly of those gorgeous Pastel Glitter Hearts, aren't they just gorgeous?!


I decided to give my title on this gorgeous yellow star. I've used a piece of veneer from another CVS collection and paired that with those AWESOME tiny white foam thickers.


I've tucked in a couple of labels and flair behind this very pretty star. And again with the white foam thickers cause the star was looking a little lonely!


And of course, more of those tiny foam thickers - I didn't want this one all alone either ;) - on this gorgeous pastel green star.

I have a process video up for this page as well, just click on the link below and enjoy!!


Make sure you head on over to Charm's FB page here and take a look in the girls albums so you can play along with scraplifting a DT member - so much inspiration in their albums!! And you can head over here to the Charm's store to shop up a storm!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you again very soon 


Melinda
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Saturday, 14 July 2018

{Colour Blast} Dream ~ 12 x 12 Canvas

Hey everyone and welcome to the blog today! 

I have something a little different to share with you
but oh boy, I love it!! It's not often I do "pretty" and "feminine" but I sure did for this and I got to have another play with the awesome Colour Artist Inks! Here is my project, a 12x12 canvas for a friend's daughter for her 15th birthday in June and it was well received!


If you have been on the internet at all in the last couple of months you will know straight away that this idea is most certainly not mine, I was inspired by the one and only Paige Evans and then all the people that were also inspired by Paige so got creating!


I started by working on the butterflies I had cut earlier on my Cameo. I left them on the mat to make it a bit less fiddly to colour. A quick, light coat of White Heavy Gesso which dried super quickly!


And then some random stamping with some Versafine Black ink. I popped that aside to dry thoroughly and started work on my canvas background.


Next I painted my black stripes. I have used the Black Heavy Gesso on my messy with a little bit of water to make it more of an acrylic paint consistency and used about a 1" brush to apply random black brush strokes across my canvas, varying where they started and ended.


While that was still wet I added some BIG black splatters on the diagonal from the top right to the bottom left by adding a bit more water to the black gesso and using my fingers to squeeze the bristles of the brush together to get big splats! I love this look!


Next I chose my warm colours in the Colour Artist Inks to play with knowing that they could mix together and would not get any mud! The colours I used (from left to right) are:
Citrus, Barley, Cider, Spice, Sunburnt, Cranberry & Bordeaux. 
If you haven't yet got your hands on these inks then it's important to note that these are beautiful vibrant colours. I was after something a little softer so I spritzed my paper with water and then randomly added drips of all the colours to my page and turned and tilted my page to get a good coverage.


When that was dry I went in with splatters of all the colours using a paintbrush and also some splatters using the Bling Colour Shimmer Spray; using both the nozzle and a paintbrush. This I left to air dry as well.


I grabbed my now dry canvas and added in some splatters of the Bling as well, once again using the Colour Shimmer Spray. I added these to tie in the gold from the butterflies.


While the canvas was drying I pulled all of the butterflies off of the cutting mat, stacked them on top of each other, adhered with a tiny dot of glue and then ran through my sewing machine, leaving all of the threads long for extra texture.


I wanted to add a little something more to the background so grabbed a stamp set and some white tissue paper. I stamped a bunch of butterflies and also the sentiment which formed my title and had a bit of a play with placement. When I was happy I adhered my stamped tissue paper with matte medium and left to dry.


When the matte medium was all dry I adhered all of my butterflies, added some sequins following that diagonal and my canvas was completed! Here are a few close up's where you can really see the dimension of all of those butterflies!




I seriously love how this turned out and when I gave it to my friends daughter she LOVED it!! Winning!!

Also, click on the link below for the process video if you'd like to see this canvas come together!!



Anyways, I hope I have inspired to create something today and I'll see you again later this month for my very last post as part of the Colour Blast Design Team!





Wednesday, 4 July 2018

{Charms Creations GDT} Kitten Love ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog today!

So the cat is out of the bag now and I am super excited to share that the incredible Charm from Charm's Creations invited me to be a guest designer for the month of July and I jumped at the chance!


I do love me some of Charms gorgeous creations and I would be lying if I didn't say that I may hoard them sometimes so when I got a nice little fat package I was super excited to not hoard!! lol



I started this page on recent retreat I was on and finished it off when I got home so no process video but a few photos!



These photos are of my big boy on our family Easter trip this year. We visited some friends on their property about 3 hours away from home and they had this adorable kitten which Jacob was totally smitten with the whole time we were away!



I decided to use a totally different colour scheme for me and ran with yellow and orange and I love it! Especially with those pops of that darker blue! I've used Distress Oxide Inks and the smooshing technique to create that background. 



That chevron I just love, love, love and it ties in so beautifully with my whole page! This is one of the Denim, Hessian & Tan Chevron's that came in a mixed pack with also a star, arrow and heart.



I hope you enjoy and make sure you stop by again very soon for some more Charms love and perhaps I will even get more chance to play with some this month!



Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Melinda
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Sunday, 1 July 2018

{STB} July 2018 Challenge ~ Say Yes To New Adventures ~ Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone and welcome to July!! Yes, July is here already! How crazy!

Today's share is my take on the fun and pretty versatile/easy/fun Scrap The Boys July Challenge - You're A Star!! How perfect!!


Here is my page! 


I was inspired by the colours in the graphic and heck, the whole star thing! I mean, my boy was the Junior Mascot for an AFL team a couple of years ago and he was a super star!! Enjoy a few close ups!




I have played with the very awesome Boys Rule collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio and I just love everything about it! Oh, and I played a little early with my August Colour Blast goodies on this page too!! You can see my process video for what I used and how!!


That's it from me for today but I will be back VERY soon with some more shares! I do have some exciting things happening! In the meantime follow this link and you can see all the awesomeness the whole team has come up with this month! Can't wait to see your takes on this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!

Mel
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Thursday, 21 June 2018

{Stash} K+ June 2018 Challenge ~ Those That Matter Scrapbook Layout

Hey everyone!! I hope you are managing to stay warm and dry wherever you are reading this from, it's pretty cold in Perth today!!

I have a super quick share today, something I put together at the last retreat I was on and I love it!


I played along (once again!) with the K+ challenge which is be inspired by Dr Seuss and not long before this challenge was shared I had actually used the part of the quote that goes "Cause those that matter don't mind and those that mind don't matter" to my Master 8. He had no idea what it meant and even after me explaining it hadn't quiet sunk it, almost, but not quiet ;) All good, in time, he will get it and I hope that he will understand what it means!


I played with some acrylic paint for this page and had a really great time just pushing the colour around and flicking with my spatula until I got a result I was happy with!


Some stencilling with some light modelling paste, some stamping and, of course, splatters!



Thanks once again K+ for the fun challenges, I really do love playing along!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!

Mel
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Saturday, 16 June 2018

{Colour Blast} Love You To The Moon & Back ~ 6x8 Scrapbook Layout's

Hey everyone and welcome to the blog today! I hope you are managing to stay dry and warm wherever you are! Here in WA it seems Autumn went totally MIA and we have been hit with Winter!

Anyways, onto the fun stuff, that is unless you too love jumping in all the puddles ;)

I have something a little different to share today, and LITTLE sums it up! I am working on a project for my nephew who turned one last month and my contribution (besides the supplies ;) ) is some 6x8 pages! These are the first 2 I have made and I really love them. They are sweet and simple, yet effective!

Here is the first one! "Love You To The Moon & Back"


This photo was taken at the baby shower and I will do a full 6x8 page of journalling. Perhaps in the form of a letter to my nephew, as yet, I'm undecided!


Only a few quick, simple steps to this and the first was some of the beautiful Envy Colour Paste through a stencil on the diagonal I knew I wanted to work on. Oh, I had also drawn a light pencil line around where my photo was going!


While that was still wet I activated my Colour Shimmer Pot in Envy and using a paintbrush added some splatters on the same diagonal. Not to worry if you don't have the Shimmer Pot, you can always use the Colour Shimmer Spray or even water down some of the Colour Paste and use that to splatter! If you do have the Shimmer Pot/s make sure you let them completely dry out before you pop the lid back on!


I set that aside to dry and got together some bits for the next page I wanted to work on! This photo was taken the day little Emmett was welcomed into the world. You may have even seen this photo before as I have scrapped it for our album! "Baby Love"


Again, a simple and effective page I started with another stencil and this time 2 Colour Pastes - Snow White and Singin' The Blues. I smooshed the 2 colours randomly through my stencil this time covering my whole 6x8 sized page. I set that aside to dry and picked out a few other pieces for this page.

Keeping my mixed media pretty simple meant that these pages came together in not a lot of time so after they were both dry I started adhering my layers and finished off my pages.

I still need to do some journalling for both. Like I mentioned, the first one I think will have a whole 6x8 page and I'm pretty certain the second will be his full name and birth details on the yellow label on the bottom of the page. Here a few close up's of both pages!






I just cannot resist that squishy face lol



And here is the process video if you would like to see these pages come together!


Thanks ever so much for stopping by, I hope I have inspired you to create outside of your "norm" whatever that might be because "clean" mixed media is certainly not my "norm" lol

Have a fantastic weekend and I hope you get some scrappy time!

Until next time!
Melinda


Sunday, 3 June 2018

{Colour Blast Kit Club} June 2018 Kit ~ Art Journal Page

Hey everyone and welcome to my blog for today!!

A super quick share with a few close up's and also a link to my YT process video! 

Today's share is the art journal page I created using the beautiful June 2018 Colour Blast Kit Club kit and I think it's pretty!!


The YT process video is here


And here are a few close ups!




I hope you enjoy and if you'd like more info on the Colour Blast Kit Club head over here for all of the information!

Happy scrapping and I'll be back again soon!

Melinda
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