Sunday, May 21, 2017

Paper Issues

My first challenge entry with Paper Issues try it Tuesday 
Link below, add water to any arty stuff!

I used Tim Holtz distress stains,
just splatter by hitting it down on the page, dry some then do others and gently mist with water . Move page around to allow  water to run.
Baby wipes are essential  for cleaning  excess.
These are 3 individual photos  taken on sport mode,
 I just love how they join up. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

230 CSI

Decided to  work with a black background which gives the colours a totally different  look.
Because I wanted  to use these photos  that work with  the transport theme, 
It meant  I had to give it a strong base.
The colours are very  vibrant so I made  lavender the dominant  one to contrast  with  the photos. 
For the   evidence 
Phrase stickers
Testimony is a road trip 

Can you recognize the  sketch?
Yes I had to adjust it slightly!
But the bones are there!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kraftplus May

So much inspiration  for this exciting  challenge! 
Would you believe that I used  an old template from my early days of scrapbooking  to create  these octagons. They are certainly not perfect but the  process was fun!

I crochet little  flowers, add them to my stash and use them as needed! 

I got a book of Tim Holtz idea-ology word stickers which is full of interesting quotes! 

Sunday, May 7, 2017

229 CSI challenge

The photos look better in relity🤔
But what a great sketch really easy to use.
I love adding that small photo as its usually a larger  one and I cut it down, focusing on the subject!
I have used clouds
Plain cardstock 
Stamped stripes and arrow heads
Something loopy  is the thread tucked under the flowers 

I talked about our summer holiday in NZ.


Friday, May 5, 2017

Scrapourstash May tic tac to

Clouds, tabs and 3+ patterned papers
This is the new Kaisercraft range Bombay Sunset 

I am in love with this stencil  also Kaisercraft, 
I miixed black gesso with impasto and i was really  impressed
 with the results!
It glided over the stencil, very smooth.  

Wooden flourish  coloured to tone with the paper range. 
I always sew letter stickers,  keep them on the page!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Scrapourstash April sketch.

F- flowers, feather
L- lace 
O- Orange 
W- washi tape,wood feather
E- enamel dots
R- ric rac

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Stuck Sketches April 1

Great sketch from!
I had abit of fun with this tracing alphabet on to black with a white gel pen.

Dabbing ink onto a black and white print

And sewing  the heart to pull all the elements together creating a unity.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Stuck Sketches 15th April

Decided to do a bold paper from  Kaisercrafts Indigo Skies and Ubud dreams.
These girls had so much fun cooling down, I wanted a fun paper to reflect that moment.
Lots of layering and texture.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kraftplus April challenge

I have used Kaisercraft  Indigo Skies  paper range,
Some of their mists and their decorative  dies word discover.

What a great idea from Kraftplus one !!!
I had fun selecting paint swatches and cutting them into thin strips to create a border!! I wasnt sure how it was going to turn out, I just played!
Multi photo pages are not that popular at the moment but I am  doing an album from our recent trip to N.Z. so I  want retain as many memories as possible!
Maybe I  could start a new trend!!!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

228 CSI

I had creative block this week! Just couldn't get it done by the deadline. 
Eventually  got it done !
I used frames, transparent  embellishments like the lace and some scrols cut from acetate, a flower and I used an embossing  folder but its hidden under the stamping.
My story is on an artisan label.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

CSI 226

These colours  are just perfect to share with you  one of my favorite photos  from our recent  trip to NZ
I went there with a bus load of  friends over 30 years ago  and I  was totally  over whelmed with this gorgeous  sight then. I hope this page describes the excitement  I experienced  as I was able to  see them again,  and especially  sharing  it with my daughter!
It had been raining but at this magical moment it stoped long enough for me to get theze photos! 

I chose to use hearts, clouds, flowers and my story was put in list form!
1. Go to NZ
2. Visit Milford Sound
3.Look for Lupins
4. See Katie's face light up!
5.Share the joy I had over 30 years ago 
6. Reminisce!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

CSI challenge 225

I chose the diamonds to feature for my evidence and teamed it with things that fly , my kids on the sky swing at Rotorua in New Zealand!
Extra evidence: glasses, wood.
My testimony was the story of flying  at 150km/hour for afew seconds!!
Always love Ems sketches as they allow a story to be told!!!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February CSI challenge

Bright colours for February,  I think  we all need  that!
I really  enjoy using a dark  background.  It is navy but looks lighter!
Gingham fabric, ribbons, pleated some fabric under the word wonderful.
Transparent  stickers  on my title, mounted on yellow to pop.
Clouds to add to the atmosphere! A few scallops tucked under the photos  and of course the loopy string!
I decided to use speech bubbles  but also incorporated the inspiration in story.

The sketch had to be mirrored  so as to suit my photos!
February CSI challenge

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kraft plus January

Just made it to share in this months on-your-bike-january-challenge at
Holiday time and been away.
This is an original  photo,  so quality is poor but it was my first thought when I saw this challenge.  I was a little girl busy building cubby houses  with the excess  bricks from the new house we moved into in 1968. My little  tricycle looks a little overloaded!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

221 @ CSI

It's so much fun experimenting with the colour scheme Debbi gives us each challenge!

Do you want to know how we choose the colours?

I find the best hint is to choose 2 main colours that will dominate the page but particularly compliments your photo. Then add third colour using a little less of it then highlight the other 2 colours in small amounts, for example I used chocolate in a tag and "ME"

As you can see none of the colours are in these photos but that makes them stand out.
They were taken with a film camera  about 2004 and they have some light flaws but I was able to use embellishments to hide them.

Another fun idea, try to do your story using word stickers!