Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Best Jeans Ever ~ Kraft+ March ~ Denim Revolution

Hi there scrappy friends!! It's been a very productive month for me, not just in my scrap room but getting all the things done so I feel like I'm winning!! Haha!

Speaking of winning, this is the 2nd month in a row I have managed to get in an entry for the K+ monthly challenge and this month there is still 9 days to go so that is a win in my books ;) 

Enough chatter and onto the challenge! It's an awesome one this month - Denim Revolution! I had actually decided back in January (or perhaps it was December) when K+ did their "Inspiration from your wardrobe" challenge to use denim, specifically the jeans I have used this month so as soon as I saw this month I KNEW what I wanted to scrap about!

Here is the challenge for March


And here is my take on the challenge!!


I love, love, love how this page came together and with the jeans pocket taking up so much room my page came together really quickly!

Here is the process video if you would like to see it all happen!


And here are some close ups!





I have, of course, used some Colour Blast products in the background - the White Heavy Gesso and also the Bubblegum and Saffron Colour Sprays. Oh, and don't forget that Steel Colour Paste ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by, I am so happy to have the story of my favourtie jeans told and in our album! Future generations may think geez, this lady was strange but that's ok. Totally!

Have a great scrappy day and see you soon!

Melinda
xx

Monday, 20 March 2017

{ScrappingClearly} The Great Bunny Trap 2016 ~ March Sketch Challenge

Hello, hello crafty friends, I'm here with you today sharing another page I have made with the gorgeous and super versatile Teresa Collins Something Wonderful collection from ScrappingClearly! 

Today I am also working with the March sketch which looks like this if you have not yet seen it!


This sketch was a little out of my norm but I had fun making it and came up with the idea of using a cut file in a circular shape in the background and using the Black Wood paper for my background.

Here is my completed page


As you can see I have backed all of the open hearts with patterned paper and for the majority of the hearts I have used up my left over off cuts from my 6x6 paper pad so very little waste!!


I used some vellum from my stash to cover the open middle of the heart wreath, attached one side of the wreath and trimmed the excess off to attach to the other side and love how it looks!

With all that detail in the wreath I didn't want to add too much to completely take over so I haven't too much! I started by adding a strip from the Cards 12x12 paper and also a strip of washi tape under the photos as a grounding strip for the photos and to represent the chevrons/arrows on the sketch.




I used a couple of off cuts (again from my 6x6 paper pad) as layers behind my photo and popped up the photo on the left with some craft foam. 


I've used some of the alphas from the Alpha and Label stickers sheet for most of my title and pulled out those fun black and white stripped alphas from my stash for the BUNNY in the title. But first I added a really quick, light layer of white gesso to blend out the background paper a little.


I've added a couple more strips of the washi, some of the label stickers, a bunch of the brads, the 5 from the ephemera pack, some of the buttons and a chipboard piece from the chipboard stickers


To finish off my page I used some Roadbase Colour Spray by Colour Blast to add some sprinkles, added in my journalling (a little different from the sketch but that is part of the wonderful thing about sketches, they are a great jumping off point!), a date stamp and a couple of little phrases in 2 places.


If you would like to see my whole page come together you can see the process video simply by clicking play below!!



This is the second "The Great Bunny Trap" page I have created as this is a family tradition which when this Easter happens will have happened for 6 years so I thought that for a little continuity I would run with the same title but change it up each year! If you would like to see my 1st "Great Bunny Trap" page click here and it will take you to my post!!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure you get your entries in for your chance at an awesome store voucher from Kylie!!


Happy scrapping!




Melinda

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

{Colour Blast} Shine

Hi and hello I'm here with you today sharing a 12x12 layout I made for Colour Blast Australia!

You can see my process here on the YT channel and you can read on for a full step-by-step.


Ok, so first up I started with a white piece of cardstock, some gyprock tape (the fun things we find in the husbands workshop ;) ) and some White Heavy Gesso. I totally forgot to take a photo but I quickly stuck down some of the tape in 2 places - where the photo was going (top left third of the page) and the bottom right hand corner. You can see the tape in a couple of close ups below. Once that was stuck down I applied a quick coat of gesso with a paintbrush.

Next up I added colour. Again I have used the beautiful Colour Shimmer Dust this time in Navy. I added a little water, mixed them up and applied some water to the page and then used a big brush to apply the colour to over the top of the gessoed tape. And then I used the same brush for some sprinkles of the colour.


And the bottom right hand corner


I put that aside to dry and then got to work on my chipboard.

I have used 2 pieces which I have cut up to go behind my photo. I decided to go with the Just Blue Colour Embossing Powder so I used my ink dabber to apply embossing ink, then sprinkled on the embossing powder and heat set on all the chippy.


I can't believe this is the 1st time I have used this beautiful colour but oh, I just love, love, love it and so glad I added it to my stash!

Next up I did some stamping with some black Archival ink. I have used a stitching stamp and some word stamps and I just stamped all over the place, some vertically and some horizontally.


And my final addition to the background was some ink splatters using both the Roadbase Colour Spray and the Bling Colour Shimmer Spray.


I left that to air dry and then got to putting my page together. I have used mostly a wet adhesive due to the mixed media in the background and I just love how this page came out in the end!


And some close ups


I just love this little title area with that colour, chipboard and punchinella!





And more of that beautifully embossed chipboard, swoon!!


And, lastly, those fun splatters in the Navy, Roadbase and Bling.

Thank you, as always, for stopping by and taking the time out of you day to check out my project!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Melinda

Saturday, 11 March 2017

{Stash} Awesome Day

Hi there fellow scrappers! I've finally managed to find my mojo and create, create, create this week! Mostly it has been DT stuff, nothing like getting in early for more "free" time to create with what is in my stash and that is what I am sharing with you today!!

A stash page using mostly Elle's Studio "Cameron" range. Yep, an old range but I just love it and have very little of it left so wanted to get some of it used up!

Here is my page


And of course, some fun mixed media! I have used Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dusts in Duke and Paris. I did toy with the idea of doing clean and simple but my mixed media love kinda took over a little. Maybe next time ;)

Here is a process video if you'd like to see my page come together :)


And here are a few close ups!




So, I'm off today to help celebrate hubby's 40th birthday and create more memories to scrap so if it takes a couple days for me to get back if you have any question or anything that's why ;)

Happy Saturday and I'll see you very soon!

Mel
xx

Thursday, 9 March 2017

{ScrappingClearly} WK 4 and Back to School

Hello lovely, scrappy friends, Melinda here with you today sharing a couple of Project Life spreads I have put together using the beautiful Teresa Collins Something Wonderful range which you can find here in store!

I have done 2 different layouts with this range and as you can see it is so versatile it can be used for everyday photos or can be boy or girl themed or even good for back to school photos in my case ;)

Just as a side note, for 2017 I have decided to be a little more "relaxed" about HOW our PL pages are done. Better done and in the album than still waiting to happen so some of my weeks will be just single pagers and others will be a standard double and some will even have multiple inserts but for this week I have 1 12x12 pocket page and I love how it all came together AND so easily!

Here is our week 4. 


All of the background squares are cut from the 6x6 paper pad and I have used a mix of the ephemera, alpha and label stickers, decorative stickerschipboard stickers and enamel dots as accents.

The middle row, right hand side is actually a flip pocket and here is the photo underneath and the journalling on the back of the flip.


And lastly, for this page, our title card. I tend to always start a PL spread with the title card, it gives me an idea of colours, textures and patterns I would like to include for the whole spread.


So, that is our week 4, done and dusted and in our album!! #woohoo

The next double page (which is actually a front and back of a page protector) spans 2 weeks as one of my boys went back to school week 5 and the other week 6 but to keep it simple I have just done back to back.


The front of said insert :) My big boy off to his first day of year 2!

And some close up's of the detail


Some ephemera pieces, a chipboard piece, a sticker and some enamel shapes.


Some more stickers and enamel dots


Almost every time, without fail, if I get these 2 in the frame together I get silly. I have come to accept this and embrace it for what it is. Sure enough, in years to come I will be lucky to get a look at their faces through the camera. But this photo overlay, also from the same collection was just PERFECT!! Love deeply, Laugh out loud, Live passionately and that sums up these 2 in so few words.

And here is the back


And my baby, off to Kindy. There may have been tears. And not from him! I think his grin says it all but he was so excited! All papers again are from the 6x6 paper pad except that 3x4 card with the map and "the story" which came from the cut apart 12x12 paper.

And a few close ups


A piece of washi, some chipboard, some ephemera pieces (that heart was cut from a bigger card in the pack) and again, enamel dots.


I mimicked the design from the front, so some stickers and enamel dots.


And again, a sticker, a chipboard piece and a piece from the ephemera pack.

I didn't take a close up of it but the bottom photo on the right hand side has another overlay on it. A heart with "so happy" - all because he WANTED to hold his Mummy's hand all the way to school - what a sook I am!! Hahaha!!

So, as you can see, this collection is super versatile and so fun to work with!

I hope that you are inspired to capture some of your own memories, in whichever form works for you!

Happy scrapping, until next time!


Melinda




Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Best Buds ~ K+ February 2017 Challenge

Hi, hi!! I'm back for the second time today with a quick share this time!

I have been meaning to get to the February Kraft+ challenge all month and the month has just flown by! I struggled with which photos I was going to use and finally decided on these of our cat and our neighbours cat!

If you haven't seen it already here is the K+ challenge for February


I have loosely followed the sketch but I love, love, love the colour combo here so was very inspired by that!

And here is my take


As always, I had fun stepping out of my comfort zone, as much as I love kraft I do struggle to use it so love playing along as often as I can!

Here is a quick close up!


Thanks so much for stopping by and if you have any questions, please dont hesitate to ask!

Happy scrapping!
Mel
xx

{Colour Blast} There May Be Something There ~ Art Journal Page

Hello, hello!! I'm here with you today sharing an art journal page I put together using some of the beautiful Colour Blast products!

Here is my completed page, can you guess which movie I was totally inspired by?! Haha


If you guessed Beauty and The Beast you would be spot on. It is after all my fave all time Disney princess movie and to say I am excited about the new movie coming out would be an understatement!

First up, a quick coat of Black Heavy Gesso - this stuff is gorgeous, easy to apply and when it dries it is beautifully smooth and black.


Next up a quick spray of the oh so pretty Bling Colour Shimmer Spray through a brick stencil. I then stamped off the excess back onto the page in a couple of places. (I totally got caught up in the process of playing and forgot an in progress shot but this is a close up of the stencil work after it had dried).


My whole reason behind creating this page was I had picked up this gorgeous Prima stencil and have recently received my DT order which included the Apple of My Eye Colour Paste and I just knew they were made for each other so I used both the Apple of My Eye and the Fire Engine Colour Paste through the rose part of the stencil and as that was drying I knew this was going to be my ode to Beauty and The Beast ;)


And so as not to waste any precious paste I had another art journal open, awaiting product. I flipped over the rose stencil and applied the excess to another page....


Next up, while all that beautiful texture was drying I worked on my title/quote. I decided to use some thickers but the colour didn't really work (LOVED the font) so I grabbed my Lipstick Colour Embossing Powder, my embossing ink and set to work.


At this point I added in my doodling for the jar with a white acrylic paint pen and also 3 more quotes from the movie with a gold acrylic paint pen.

I decided I wanted a little extra texture in the background so another stencil, this time with Bling Colour Paste, in 3 places. And I spread the excess off onto the other page, again, I can't bring myself to just wash this gorgeous stuff down the sink!! It was late at this stage so I left that to air dry over night.



The next morning it was all dry and I was loving how it looked. Time to finish it off!! I used my wet adhesive to stick down the thicker letters and some little clear alpha stickers for the in between words. 

I really love how this turned out, I do love to just play and see where I end up. Helps to have amazing products to play with!! 

Here are a couple of close ups and a link to my YT process video if you would like to watch my page come together.






Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous day!


Melinda