Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Scrap the girls, July.

Scrap the girls challenge this month is to include this song title
"how sweet it is to be loved by you"  in your layout.

Here is my layout, the pic is of me and my granddaughter on our way to somewhere special, I handmade the dress she is wearing, not that you could see much of it in this picture,  I dug out my stencils for a play, I laid  a leafy tree stencil over the brickwork sprayed it with mist and it smudged, because I didn't wait for the gesso to dry in between stencils!  the pretty background paper is from kaszazz I glued on a bit of paper doily rose behind the photo, I did a bit of random stamping, and added some flowers and crochet doilies from my stash also a few stick on purls and fine gold thread, and there you have it, my last entry for July.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Sketches with a twist.

For the month of July  sketches with a twist challenge is to follow the sketch and use a card stock base
I choose 3 pictures of my grandson playing happily at his sisters pre-school, I used handmade  stars instead of butterflies in the sketch, apart from turning my tags around I'm pretty close to the sketch,  I don't think I have put drops of ink on card stock before it just soaks in and doesn't leave round spots like it does on paper! not that it matters, just a note for next time.

The studio challenges

The studio challenge for July sketch was fairly simple as I had already chosen fairly recent  photos of my cheeky granddaughter in her sunnies in the car and had the strip of washi-tape covered cardstock ready for a another page I was making but when I re-checked the closing date I had missed it! so I grabbed some coordinating paper, doilies, flowers and bits & pieces and I was done!
 I'm not sure what happened when I tried to use the Linky for this page, but it didn't go through, so I was not entered into this competition.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

KRAFT July challenge

 This month your challenge is to create a layout using a different style than you normally create.

I do a variety of styles when I scrapbook, useualy lots of layers or mixed media type backgrounds and I  love to incorporate lots of embellishments and a bit of stamping, what  I don't do is white space with only a few bits and pieces scattered around, that kind of freaks me out! I do admire is Louise Neilson from 
an Uninterrupted view  she has an simple/artsy way of scrapbooking, so that's the style I choose for this competition.

Thursday, July 18, 2013


White with one for July, the criteria is WHITE + NAVY + ARROWS
I thought to my self, to easy, but after searching through my somewhat huge stash I soon discovered that I didn't really have much in the way of navy only a couple of pieces of cardstock, so back to the stash to find what I could in denim blue ,with  a few accents of black and some stamping, rubons and a few splothches of ink I managed to do a page, the photo is of my grandson as a baby learning to sit up, I will have to check with his mummy what age he was so I can include it on the layout!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Stuck-July challenge

This is the sketch for "Stuck"

    This is my take on it! I used a pic of my granddaughter from her baptism 4years ago, pretty easy once I found some papers to match the pink in the photo, I like to use pages from old books, just a reminder to others doing this, check the content of the paper before gluing it down,  sometimes an inappropriate word could  end up on your page, yep! I learnt the hard way, but mistakes can easily be fixed, just stick something else over it!

Purple Pumpkin July

Here is Purple Pumpkin's sketch for July
Here is my take on the sketch, I used a pic of my granddaughter looking cute, even thou she was sick at the time, everything is hand made apart from the pink rose, the ribbon with "I love you"  written on it the beading and the plastic circle thingy's.