Monday, 30 September 2013

Prima - September PPP

It's school holidays here and I am also on uni break, though plodding along at some assignments. I needed a break, so while the children build a cubby-house in the lounge room, I have decided to enter Prima PPP for this month - I only just make the deadline of today!

Here is the PPP:

The colours are unusual for me, so it was quite a challenge.
Here is what I came up with:

I'm trying to make a more concerted effort to journal on my pages. I really enjoy the process of making a layout, but always get stumped at the title and the journaling as I never know what to write. Anyway, the photo is of my youngest taken in July 2013, and the journaling reads:
This photo of you was taken the week before you started school.  I want you to know that I have loved having you home and I shall miss you being around during the day. My beautiful, clever girl. I love you.

And some close-ups:

All the paper, flowers, masks and stamps are Prima. In addition I have used a doily, paints, mists and an embossing folder.

Thank you for looking!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Scrap Around The World - Challenge #5 - No.2

I never enter the same challenge twice, but there is always a first time, such as this.
The current challenge at Scrap Around The World is this:

This particular layout I actually started doing before my last entry, but 3/4's of the way through decided not to continue with it because I wasn't sure about it. But then the other day thought I may as well finish it otherwise it will just sit there with no particular purpose. So now it's done. My inspiration is the theatrical mask/face painting:

Thank you for coming by.

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Scrap Around The World - Challenge #5

I am just loving the mood boards over at Scrap Around The World. This month is no exception. Created by the very talented DT member, Gayle Price, it is very bold.

I was first attracted to the theatrical mask/make-up and then the sun-rays on the face. Amazing and beautiful.
Initially I thought of doing only a black and white layout, but didn't feel it would go with my photo, so just had to introduce another colour to soften, and ended up going with the rays for inspiration. The photo is of my two daughters who are really close:

 Supplies include: Kaiser paper, printed digital elements from Katie Pertiet, Glitz rhinestones, Prima bird and flowers, use of Silhouette.

There is also a sketch, which is optional to use, but I decided not to go with it. The inspiration from the designers is just fabulous and certainly worth a hop over if you haven't already - or even for another look! I'm constantly amazed at how many creative and talented women are out there, and how the numbers seem to be growing! It's awesome!

Thank you for coming by.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Scrap Friends - Colour Challenge #17 - DT

Time is just flying past, and now there is another challenge up at Scrap Friends - Colour Challenge #17. It's bright and fun, and I hope you are able to play along.

And my interpretation:


The top colour of this combination had me a little stumped. I couldn't work out whether it was red, pink or orange, so went with an orangey, pinkish red. Kind of like a soft red...or dark coral...or whatever your interpretation may be.

I have also added something called, Angelina Fibres to my layout (see the last photo). I have had a few packets of varying colours in my craft drawer for a number of years and they are usually associated with textiles, however I decided to try them out on a paper layout. They are very soft and delicate, and sparkle when held at a certain angle. I think I'll use them again.

Hope to see your layout linked to this challenge!

Thank you for looking and any comments you may choose to leave.

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Scrap Friends - Sketch Challenge #17 - DT

The first day of Spring and it's a glorious day! I LOVE Spring.

Scrap Friends also have revealed their latest sketch challenge (#17) today.
The sketches are always awesome, and this one is no exception:

I had a number of ideas for this one. The one I went along with didn't quite work the way I had in mind, and I'm still deciding whether or not I like it. But hey, it's okay not to get it right, it's part of the learning I keep telling myself.

Anyway, here it is:

The guest designers and other team designers have all done an amazing job interpreting this sketch. I hope you will also be able to join the challenge!

Thank you for coming by.