The K+ challenge for March is a sketch and sparkles, here's my page.
I'm working my way through some old photos at the moment in an effort to scrap rather than print.
Lots of different washi tapes from lots of different places, a pre-made background from cleaning up stencils used for other pages, Dymo, glitter stickers and a gorgeous flower stem from Imaginarium Designs.
It's based on this sketch, rotated and slightly modified.
The February challenge over at Gauche Alchemy is a twist on the regular schmaltzy Valentines and gave me something to think about before I came up with this. It's a layout very much in keeping with my warts and all documentation of life. I love and adore this man for so many reasons...
Smoking is not one of them.
This is the mood board
and you can check out what the other gals are doing on the blog.
We'd love you to join us, the linky tab is looking a little neglected so come and get your gauche on with us! Anything goes, creatively speaking.
I am still gob-smacked about being chosen to be a Scrapbooking Memories Master this year. I have seen some of the unsuccessful subs and know a few amazing artists who also subbed and so I feel humbled and privileged to have been selected. Here today to show you my entry.
Challenge 1 - Use a 5x7 portrait that engages the viewer.
I used a lot of old rub-ons to make a background for the photo. Messy mists and some stamping with bubble wrap, a bit of punchinella from Gauche Alchemy (shop to re-open soon), and some Dymo.
Challenge 2 - Use a non conventional scrapbooking item
I love briefs like this that really get you thinking outside the box. I used a playing card, some gyprock (drywall) tape, and a piece of old 35mm film which I embossed and inked. The background was done using a piece of basket-weave handmade paper as a stamp with black paint. A bit of colour added with some card scraps and spray inks, Hazel & Ruby tape, Prima wood, Heidi Swapp acrylic letters, and some brads and Dymo
Challenge 3 - Focus on Journalling
I love telling stories on my pages too, even if sometimes I have to hide them. This was another opportunity to use my old typewriter (love!), I had to trim the page to fit it through but the join is hardly noticeable. Again a misty background using a heart stencil and spray inks, a gorgeous WoW leaf frame (painted and stamped), Prima flowers painted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Kaisercraft rhinestone flourishes, Dymo, and old chippy numbers coloured up.
Challenge 4 - Art Journal cover
This was messy and fun. I dug into my Gauche Alchemy stash of vintage book pages and fabric and used similar colours to challenge 1 because I had them out at the time. The wood letters are from Pink Paislee.
And that's it.
It was fun and obviously worth it, although I must admit to feeling completely overwhelmed by the huge amount of prizes so stay tuned this year
Trying to get in the Christmas spirit I thought I'd have a go at the Jot E-zineDecember mood board. I only had mini pictures of the kids from last year so I planned a Santa hat shoot but in the meantime put this page together.
I kinda like the wood grain with red and green but for some reason this didn't really do it for me, so I took some pictures for this year
and had another go, will post it later.
Thanks for coming by and I hope the festive season is treating you well.