Sunday, 28 July 2013

Prima - July PPP

I decided to enter the Prima PPP challenge for this month. I've never entered it before, but thought I'd give it a go. Here it is:

The problem was I had very little navy or red, so had to use some inks and mists. I have to laugh however because each layer I added was to cover up the previous layer until I could no longer add any more before it turned into a mess, so then had to cover up my near muddy mess with larger styled embellishments.

So here is my layout:

Initially I was going to use Prima Sunrise-Sunset Collection 'Aura' as the background but my misting and stamping looked to heavy for my photo, so ended up cutting the paper in strips and using it. I also misted some papers from the Annalee Collection in red and aqua to use for the leaves and flowers. My intention was to use only a light misting so that the design of the paper would show through, but again, I was little heavy-handed.

Other paper I used was 'faith' from the Flights of Fancy Collection for some additional leaves. The stencils I used were the Donna Downey 'floral' and Finnabair 'Sunrise-Sunset', along with the matching stamp and a script stamp also from Prima. Flowers and pebbles are of course, from Prima. Finally, the long black bits are actually twigs that the children were sent to find, that I painted black.

The photo is of my three, with the eldest going to a Japanese dress-up party.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, 26 July 2013

Prima - July BAP

I'm so glad Prima have added a link for layout submissions - it's so great to be able to see all the layouts. There are some stunning layouts from the designers and those that have submitted so far.  Check out the layouts HERE.

And here is the sketch for this month:

My interpretation uses all Prima paper, stamps and masks:

Apart from using my Silhouette and various punches, I also curled some paper into longish sticks - not sure what the technical or appropriate term is - but just wanted something a little different and lengthening. I also added some beads to some pins - the blue one is easier to see than the green one which is next to it.

By the way, you may have noticed I have changed my blog. I'm still working on it, but feel free to let me know what you think so far. Thank you.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Scrap Around The World - July Challenge

It's been school holidays here for the last two and a bit weeks. The children go back tomorrow and my youngest starts school - she has been dressing-up in her uniform a number of times and was in tears today because she thought it was today she was going to school. She has had to wait another whole day! I hope she has this much desire to go to school for the next twelve or so years!

Anyway, not much scrapping has been happening here as a result, but I just had to find time to squeeze in the monthly challenge at Scrap Around The World. Another gorgeous challenge:

I decided to rotate the sketch as so:

From the mood board I went with the frame, white on white, silver, hearts, chandelier and touch of gold and aqua :

And some close-ups:

Thank you for looking!

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Paper Stories DT July Sketch

This is my final sketch challenge as a Design Team member for Paper Stories. Endings are always sad, but it has been a wonderful experience and I am very thankful to Georgia for giving me the opportunity and my first design team experience! Thank you Georgia. Big hug!x

So here is the July sketch:

And my version:

I'm trying to use some of my older stash of products, and came across these red and pink acetate frames and big arrow from  K&Company. Looking at the photo of the layout, I'm not particularly happy with the use of the large arrow, but then I look again, and think it grounds it in a way. So it's passable.

I have lots of chipboard that I have collected since I first started scrapbooking, but have hardly used any of it, so am also trying to incorporate that element into my layouts as well.

I'm almost out of my flower stash (this is disastrous!), so had to cut some in half and arrange them to make it look a little fuller.

The paper I used was Kaiser (Miss Nelly).

Hope you are able to join the challenge this month. Looking forward to seeing your creations!