Thursday, 22 November 2012

First Day @ SK-OUAS November

 This is the sketch at Once Upon a Sketch for November. There was no theme this month you just had to follow the sketch and include journalling. I've put my journalling on the back of my page.
This is my interpretation of the sketch.
My grandaughter Lilly on her first day of school in Senior Kindergarden. As you can tell she is quite the fashionista! I remember holding her in my arms when she was born as if it was just yesterday! Time flies which is why I want to enjoy every precious moment with her that I can.
A close up of the flower cluster bottom left. Flowers are from prima, Petaloo and the cute cameo is of course from Webster's (I used Girl Land paper). The Cameo ribbon slider is from Dusty Attic.
I didn't have purple coloured bling so I used a Copic marker and coloured my ZVA embellie purple!
I painted my alphas with metallic purple paint and then added Pink Paislee sparkles to bring out more.

This is a close-up of the cluster top right corner. I took the purple lollipop swirl from a Webster's Floral Bouquet ( will use the rest on another project) as well as the pink and purple blooms from the Websters Bloomers line. The leaves are from Dusty Attic.

One last close-up! Well it's another gorgeous day and it's November! My poor husband is so waiting for the snow so he can get his sled out :) Oh well I'm off to enjoy the sun have a great day!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Love-Dusty Attic Nov Sketch Challenge

This is the November Sketch at Dusty Attic
And this is my interpretation of it! My husband John and I taken on his 50th Birthday .
Instead of using a circle element on the corner of the page I used the Dusty Attic new Heart Flourish. Isn't is gorgeous! I painted the flourish with a metallic copper paint to try to bring out some of the color in the papers. This was made using the October Main Kit from My Creative Scrapbooking.

Corner embellies included another flourish from DA Mini Scrolls, Some Prima flowers and some old brads from my stash. Again I painted the scroll with metallic copper paint.
At the top right corner  I again used a DA miniscroll and some Prima.

Well that's it for this post. The weekend is coming to a close and hubby and I are going out for dinner with one of our daughters to celebrate his birthday which is actually today! Happy Birthday Sweetheart! So lucky to have you! Take care :)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Bo Bunny Separate Cluster Challenge- Cherish

 Over at Bo Bunny they are hosting a layout challenge involving the clustering technique. The challenege asks that you have two separate clusters on your page wiith a least two photos. This is my take on the challenge:
This is my grandaughter Lilly when she was only eighteen months old checking out the flowers that were planted in her name. The garden is full of a variety of lillies but these yellow ones were her favourite.
This is the first cluster on my page. Made up of homemade flowers along with some from Prima and Petaloo. I love the little bird nests out from Dusty Attic and had to include one on this page. I painted it brown for a base then went over it with distressing ink in Tim Holtz's scattered straw. The eggs were done with Robins blue and I added blue stickles to make them stand out more.
This is the second flower cluster again a mix of various flowers and also including a trinket from Bo Bunny's Country Garden line. I love the soft colors of this line! The rubon is also from Bo Bunny.

Close-up shots of the flowers I made by hand and with the help of my Silhouette.

Close-up of the DA bird nest and eggs.
Another piece form Dusty Attic I painted the chipboard with Gesso let it dry then inked it with the same blue I used on the paper. When I was done I added sparkles to make it a little more showy.

To make the page more interesting I did a technique I saw a few weeks ago on the Bo Bunny site on Resist Stamping. I stamped the page with two stamps one being the gorgeous flower from Bo Bunny's Forever Fall line with embossing ink and then added white embossing podwer over it. I used my heat gun to dry. I then went over the page with a medium blue ink to match the blue on Lilly's jumper in the pics. It didn't come out too bad for my first try. The quote at the bottom of the page is from Kaiser Craft. I love their quote sheets that are just full of a variety of different sayings on various topics one being Childhood which I used on this page. Well the sun is shining today so I am heading out for a walk before the snow hits us! Have a terrific weekend and thanks for looking! :)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Scraps of Darkness Bloghop!

Join in the fun over at Scraps of Darkness Bloghop! You have until Sunday!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

ScrapThat Remember When Sketch Challenge: the Journey awakens the Soul

This is the gorgeous November sketch by Amariyls over at the Scrap That site.
This is my interpretation of the sketch. It is a bit different than what I usually do with my bright colors and tons of flowers but I was compelled by this picture of this old barn. I did a light whitewash of my background added my pic and frame and  few flowers and DA to top it off.

To tone down the brown flowers I just went around the edges with some cream colored paint. I kept the flowers to a muted tone to match the paper.
Don't laugh but this is my first attempt at heat embossing :) I know right I've been scrapping for quite awhile now and never gave it a try. I broke down and bought an embossing gun rather than trying it with my hairdryer or my husband's heat gun. I have to say I like the outcome but definitely need to practice.
This is the Dusty Attic grass border. I painted it white and then went over the stems with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and the tips with frayed burlap. It is really hard to see the colors in the pic but they came out nicely up close! I am going to go out and enjoy the rare bit of sunshine we have even though it's cold so have a great day!

Friday, 2 November 2012

Notice the Little Things-My Creative Scrapbook

This is a layout I did of my grandchild Isla taken this past Thanksgiving. She looked like such a little doll and we had a riot doing a backyard photo shoot! I used the LE kit from My Creative Scrapbooking Kit Club. The kit contained the Park Drive collection from Websters and it was love at first sight for me :)
 I did some masking on this layout with templates from Prima.The gorgeous flowers were also from Prima.
This is a Dusty Attic piece (Arch window). I painted in black and then went over it with a coat of gloss to bring out a nit of shine.
Another two DA pieces (grass clusters and grass borders). I painted them with green, metallic copper and  pink then went over them once they were dry with some stickles to make them stand out more.
Just a close-up of the grass cluster DA piece. I also did some masking in the opposing corners of the layout using a stencil included in the LE kit! I'm hoping that everyone faired out alright through storm Sandy and are now off to have a great weekend! Keep your eyes on the skies the snow is coming! :)