Friday, 27 April 2018

Rain is just...

....confetti from the sky
Okay so here's something different...i thought I would have a go at Art Journalling.
I ended up teaching the project to a class last weekend for The Paper Teapot.
Everyone had a blast and surprisingly didn't get too dirty!!
Here are some close-ups

And here's the full double spread...

I think that I'll be doing more of this - so cathartic! 

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Huka Falls

Taupo is such a great holiday spot - so many things to see and do...

This page started out as an experiment, layering watercolours on with a brayer and building up colour. I then realised I hadn't left much in the way of white space, so I added tissue to break it up. I also used the swipe on swipe off technique through a new fave stencil (feel like the Karate Kid - Wax on, wax off 😁😁😁). I also used some Colourblast paste to make string as well as stencilling.
The embellies are mostly Vicki Boutin, plus a beautiful Charm I've been waiting for the right place for.

Hope you love it as much as I do! 

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Friends and Brothers

I don't do boy pages that often, but here's one of my great-nephews while out for a nature walk. 
 Here are a couple of close ups...

Here's the sketch challenge 

From the left sketch I used the flags and the general layout (although it did mutate a bit 😆😆😆), and from the second sketch I used the circles and stars in the background.
I used dotty washi tape, but in case it doesn't count I also used enamel dots as I think I have around a million 😉
I luurrve this flair from Accent Scrapbooking too! And of course the Charm Creation Arrow is pretty awesome 💖
I also used the February boy kit from The Paper Teapot for all the great Pinkfresh, Tim Holtz and Cocoa Vanilla awesomeness 😁
Make sure to have fun with it!

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Be fabulous

My gorgeous little great-niece Leah actually looking quite girly for a change!!

I used Sketchabilities #146 for this, changing 2 of the photos over to Pink Paislee quotes.
I used Distress Oxides under my  Just Nick die cut rather than using paper to back it - one of my favourite techniques at the moment 💓

The title and stars Shimelles Glitter Girl and added just enough bling!

Good Vibes

I have had the background for this layout waiting for ages for the right photos, and these were nice and bright, so made the grade 😁
The Café L'Arte was full of this oversized mosaic furniture, which reminded us greatly of Dr Seuss, and Breanna was quite happy to pose on it!
The background is Prima Watercolours, and I used various Hip Kits for my layers (mostly Crate Paper Good Vibes), and a stack of Vicki Boutin ephemera . I entered this In the Hip Kit Club sketch challenge for the week beginning April 13th 😜

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Life is Good

I took this photo as the absolute epitome of a relaxing day - lying on the beach, blue skies, warm sun and the sound of seagulls and waves 🌞🌞🌞

This is for the April Scrap Our Stash Movie challenge, and the movie this month is "UP"
Once I had chosen the cloud cut file (thanks Nicole) I had the idea to use Colourblast Artist Inks with loose brushstrokes as the background, and I love how it came out 💖

So pop on over tp the Scrap Our Stash blog for more details and have a go!