Monday, December 30, 2013

Purple Pumpkin

 here is the sketch from the December challenge at Purple Pumpkin   

      I had a recent photo of my daughter who was a bridesmaid for her friends wedding that I used rather then the three pics in the sketch,  I scrapped some tinted gesso over a vine stencil as in the sketch, I added some tags flowers and ribbon, but the page seemed to heavy on one side, so I continued with the gesso vine around the photo area, the page still didn't seem right  so I added some pearls and leaves over the top of the photo, making it feel more balanced, I was working against the clock as I wanted to photograph the page outside before it got dark, I usually take a long time to complete a page but this was a quick page.

Sunday, December 29, 2013


  This is the sketch for the December challenge at Stuck!   

     Here is my interpretation  of the sketch!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenge

This is my first time entering into the challenge on Off The Rails Scrapbooking ,the challenge is to use acetate, I found an acetate sheet in my stash already printed, so I cut it up and put some pieces here and there on my page, anything with black printing is from the sheet. the photo is of my beautiful granddaughter at preschool, I smeared gesso on a black and white floral paper, stuck on some scraps of paper used a bit of purple mist and played with my brand new gelatto's  adding some more gesso over the top again, I made a banner with some scraps of paper and made a small dint in
 my stash of flowers, here is a close up of my banner

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Scrap the girls


    Scrap the girls for December is a multiple photo challenge, I've had these pics of my youngest for 4 years now having a nap with her very cuddly niece. My granddaughter was getting to the chunky heavy stage when they still need to be carried, so was becoming difficult for aunty to carry around she laid down with her and I caught them both having a nap!

The Studio challenge

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

white with one

I'm nice and early this month, just the second one to enter! December's challenge  colour is banana, the star of the layout is my granddaughter  in a pre-school photo from last year.
I gessoed   the cardstock, sprayed some mist on, thought it was to dark so I gessoed over it again. I downloaded 2 of the digital prints, which was a fantastic idea whomever made it up. {don't tell me they have always been available and I have only took any notice last month!}
I ripped up what yellow paper I had in the right tone and added some black washi tape to balance out all the yellow, I added flowers and some gems. I also added some sewing with some gold metallic thread, but it's not easy to see.