Thursday, 28 April 2016

Capture Life's Moments - Kraft+ April challenge

Hello, hello, thanks for calling in to say G’Day
I was inspired by the Kraft+ April challenge, 
which is to use black and white.
This  old photo was taken in 1937 and shows a style of
farming that no longer exists.

The journalling reads:-
The journalling memories are gathered from many conversations around the dinner table in later years; the work was very much the same as it had been in the 1930's.  I remember seeing the uneaten, dried up sandwiches in the bottom of the kitbag when Dad walked in the door; his face and arms absolutely black with dust and sweat.  He was a tough and resilient man, but when he trudged in the door at night, he was exhausted.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Simples Pleasures in life - More than Words April Challenge

Hello Scrappy Friends - today I’m sharing a layout created for the More than Words April Challenge.

I was inspired by the vibrant colours and the flowers of the mood board and used the word “Escape” in my journalling, which is on the back of the layout.

The journalling reads:-

When you come to spend the day with us each week, you always have a jam packed agenda of fun things to do. One of these includes dressing up for a photography session. You bring your favourite dresses, pick some flowers and we both escape into our fantasy worlds. You, as a model and me as a photographer. You assume all sorts of poses and facial expressions without any direction from me. Together we capture the innocence of childhood and the joy you find in everyday moments. "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing". George Bernard Shaw

Products used

BoBunny - Secret Garden collection “Secret Garden Trellis”
KaiserCraft - Secret Garden Collection “Bloom”
Ranger distress ink - Spun Sugar and Shaded Lilac
Scrapmatts Scrap Words CB 6103 Words 21

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Scrapmatts DT projects April 2016

Hello there Scrappy Friends, I have three projects to share with you, each showing the versatility of Scrapmatts products.

The team was asked to use a photo of ourselves on a canvas. Gulp!
I have very few photos of myself and I had never used canvas before.

But nothing like a good challenge to get the creative juices flowing. I loved the way the canvas responded to all the mixed media, staying firm and straight.

First, I applied a coat of gesso, before using texture paste through Scrapmatts stencils, I used ST 1003 Stencil Sticks

ST 1004 Stencil Bubbles, then I used various mists, sprays and inks to achieve colour. The chipboard used is listed below.

CB 1021 Flowers 01
CB 6103 Scrap Words 21
CB 1146 Leaf Spray 01
CB Butterflies 02
CB 1188 Birds 06

The Flowers were heat embossed with Stampendous
"Aged Scarlet" embossing powder. The bird was heat embossed too.

The leaves and butterflies were painted with Twinkling H2O's.
The title needed no treatment at all.

I scattered some thread and a few beads around, as well as some Prima "Say it with crystals" for a bit of bling.
For the "Imagination" layout I used the alphabet flags as the title and thought they combined beautifully with the kite. The quote is from Lauren Bacall.

CB 6085 Alphabet Flags 04
CB 5036 Kites 01

A few embellishments from my stash.

I tried to achieve a weathered look on the kite with acrylic paints.

The flair is from Studio Fourteen 40

My journalling is on the back of the layout and it reads:-

You three little Grandchildren wanted to play outside. “Can we dig some dirt Granny?” “Sure, where do you want to dig?” “Somewhere with lots of room, so we can make a river and a lake” With a spot chosen under the orange tree, you formed a team. Without any discussion a foreman nominated himself, a second in charge assumed that role, which left a very willing girl to do the water carrying. You spent hours slopping around in the mud, discussing the merits of digging through to the other side of the world before dinner and other important matters. The session ended with a mud pie bake off and a taste testing for Granny.

What a delight to see you using your vivid imaginations in the great outdoors having good, dirty, fun.

Finally, a Birthday card for someone special, using Maja papers and an embossing folder to showcase the chipboard, the CB 1244 Scrap Words 30, I left raw CB 5035 Hot Air Balloons 01, was heat embossed and the CB 1109 Heart Spray 01 painted with silver.


for the full range of Scrapmatts chipboard, (Acid Free,) stencils and other products. You can order direct from the manufacturer.
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