Sunday, 24 January 2016

Note To Self

Hi there and welcome to my blog today! It has been a wee little while since my last post, school holidays, a 6th birthday, sicknesses, it's all been happening!!

I am here today to share with you a page I created using some of stash to participate in the Kraft+ challenge for January! I have been meaning to get to one of these and the months just keep flying by!

The challenge this month is using our own handwriting. I tend to use mine all the time, I actually really like it most of the time! I remember as a child spending hours trying to get my letters just how I wanted them to look and as I grew up I would try different fonts and for those of you that have seen any of my DD albums or our PL albums you will know I write ALOT!!

When I heard the song "Dont Be So Hard On Yourself" by Jess Glynne it resonated it with me so much and I knew that I wanted to do a "letter to self" type LO. One of those hard learned lessons of life that I am so grateful, for the most part, I have my head around!!

When I saw this page by the very talented Louise Beerens inspiration struck! I was going to write the lyrics by hand on my kraft cardstock and use that as the base for my LO.

So, after lots of playing here is my finished page

Obviously, I started with the kraft cardstock and a black pen. Then some gesso and watercolours. All of the papers are by Crate Paper, from various ranges. There is some pink tissue paper layered up behind the photo as well. I popped a kraft coloured bag right at the back with some hand written journalling - originally I was going to include the song lyrics but the space wasn't big enough so I printed out the lyrics and taped them to the back of the page :)

Some pops of gold with the title, the stitching and also that flower. I have also used some of the ephemera pieces from one of the Maggie Holmes/Crate collections and some flowers from one of the Maggie Holmes flower packages.

And a close up of the title area which also gives a closer look at that chevron paper I cut into and stitched after I did my background work!

I had so much fun playing along this month and hope to be able to play along a few more months throughout the year!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!


Monday, 4 January 2016

A bit of this and a bit of that....

Hello there and happy 2016!! I hope this brand new year is being good to you so far and that you all had a joyous and love filled Christmas!

I am here today sharing a couple of non-DD projects that I neglected to share pre-Christmas. I had the craziest 10 or so days ever and have fallen behind in everything but all my photo's are printed and in our DD album!

But for now I will share the frame I made for my lucky winner over on my FB page To The Stars and Back and also a 12x12 layout I made as part of my term on the Dusty Attic DT while they sponsored the challenge over at Scrap Around the World in December.

First up here is the finished coloured fairy as a refresher that I popped into a frame :)

And the finished product :)

As you can see I kept it pretty simple so that my little fairy stole the show ;) That paper in the background is actually a piece of patterned paper from a 6x6 paper stack, perfectly matched! A doily and some little resin stars :) Rosalee loved it and I believe it was going to her grand daughter so I hope she too loves it!!

And onto my 2nd share for this post - a 12x12 layout I created using a photo from our wedding vow renewal in April last year :)

I found the #happy range by Websters Pages AGES ago and KNEW that I would want to use it to scrap some of these photos so I have used that as the background layer, added in some floral pieces from one of the Maggie Holmes floral ephemera packs and then used a Dusty Attic chippy for the title, a frame, an XOXO piece and also a little row of hearts. Oh, and that gorgeous  potion bottle! The glitter is Stampin Up gold glass glitter and I LOVE how it turned out! The potion bottle was coated in white (as was the mini frame) and then I water coloured the leaves and cork.

A close up of the detail in the middle of the page - I am really so happy with how this turned out and can't wait to make some more layout's using both this range and those photos!!

And, finally, a close up of the title and the potion jar!

I hope you have liked seeing these projects and I hope to be back very soon with another post!!

Happy scrapping!