Sunday, 10 July 2016

Live in the Moment

It has been quite sometime since I've actually done a layout for myself. If you recall I am revamping my scrap room. This process is still going on believe it or not but I missed scrapping itself so I pushed the mess in the corner for today and worked on this. This is a photo taken at my wedding. It was our first dance. I love how the photographer was able to manipulate the picture to just have the brilliant green in the windows and everything else black and white.
I used the LE kit from My Creative Scrapbook (June) which featured Blue Fern's Tranquility papers. I used patience for my background as I love the ferns and bird in this so much. Plus the fact that since I married hubby after 15 years together I've required a great deal of patience! 
The kit came with this gorgeous Blue Fern chipboard called Dangle Border. I primed it with some Gesso then simply embossed it with this neat embossing powder I found in the store the other day called Shabby White from Stampendous. I love the vintage effect! I also used a Blue Fern Stamp called Old Lace and stamped underneath it and heat embossed some Spring Sparkle Blue onto it (also from Stampendous) to highlight the blue tone on the paper.
I die cut some palm leaves to go with the paper and used a variety of things from my stash to embellish the page. Here you see a Prima heart from the Salvage District collection and the subtitle Together as well. The brown flower is also from Blue Fern and the white one is from Dusty Attic.
More gorgeous Prima and Dusty Attic flowers. The little key is also from the Salvage District line. I used a new stencil from Prima that was also included in the kit for my background and then went over the molding paste with Prima's Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint in Green-Gold. I did a bunch of splattering with various colors from Shimmerz and some Gesso. That's it!  
Some of the mixed media products I used on this project. I also used Dusty Attic paint for the background called Forest.

That's it for today. I hope to do a few more projects whilst cleaning out this abomination of a room! Wow I had no idea how much stuff was in here!! lol And yet she orders more!! :) Hope to see you soon! 
All the best! :)

Friday, 1 July 2016

Journey More Than Words July Challenge

 Another month another fabulous challenge over at More Than Words!! The challenge this month is a sketch and the word smile. This is my version.
 You've met this little sweetie before. Her name is Keaton and she fought and won her battle with cancer! She has every reason to smile don't you think?

Kiki developed cancer at the tender age of two and has suffered more than any human should have to in her battle with it. I have been documenting her journey through it's various stages by scrapbooking. This layout will also be included in the albums.
I used Blue Fern papers for this layout. Just a few close-ups.
I used a Prima stencil on the background and some mists in gold and pinks.
 The title journey is self-explanatory. What this little girl endured in the fight for her life is unimaginable!Yet she did and she won. She is such a trooper!
I added some seashells to the layout as it was taken on the beach and it felt right! I also used some Blue Fern Chipboard on this piece.
More flowers from Prima!  
You can follow the story of Keaton's battle at Kisses for Keaton
That's it for me now it's your turn! Hope to see you on the blog!! Now for some awesome prizes:

All our prizes include free international postage!


a $50 USD gift certificate from THE SCRAPBOOK DIARIES

Here is more information about our 1st place sponsor this month:

"The Scrapbook Diaries is an online retailer for premium scrapbooking and paper craft supplies. We specialize in kits from the industries' top designers. Our kits come mailed with directions as well as access to step by step videos that enable you to follow the creative process of designers around the world. We carry products from international manufacturers and we boast the largest selection 
of laser-cut chipboard available on the web."

Next, 4 runners up will be each awarded a prize, as follows:


a $25 USD prize package from 7 DOTS STUDIO
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a $25 USD prize package from STUDIO 75


a $25 USD store credit from THE DUSTY ATTIC


a $25 USD prize package from COLOUR BLAST
(exactly as shown below)

In addition, we will draw one random winner from all eligible entries!


a $25 USD prize package from COUTURE CREATIONS

Each month, we hand pick a winner who has not made it into our TOP 5, but who has captured our attention someway, somehow. We might pick a project due to its original use for a certain product, the cleverest title, most beautiful photo, etc... 
Who knows what we'll be looking for?


a $25 USD prize package from FABRIKA DECORU

And last, but certainly not least, we will randomly award a prize to one lucky blog follower who has commented on any of our July blog posts.


a $25 USD gift certificate from MAGENTA

We have the best sponsors ever so we would appreciate it if you took the time to click on the SPONSORS tab above to learn more about them and their products.

Now, it's time to get creating on your 
July SMILE & SKETCH Main Challenge project!

All the best! :)