30 April 2016

One last page ...

And a final challenge page for April - this time for Off the Rails Scrapbooking which has a watercolour criteria this month.

I am rather pleased with how this one came out.

Scrapping Outback ...

Joining in with Scrapping Outback this month. 

Creamy Orange/Tangerine, White and a touch of Grey
Create a layout inspired by ALL the colours in this photo and you MUST USE AT LEAST ONE PIECE OF CHIPBOARD (as Scrapping Outback is known for ALL its Chippie)

I think I have it all covered :)

My apologies for the quality of the image - it is raining here today and not conducive to picture taking !

Scrapping Clearly ...

Running late again this month - I need more days lol.  It was an unusual colour mood board on Scrapping Clearly  - hmmm - how to make these work on a boy page.  Maybe  play up the blue and yellow and tone down the teal and purple.

27 April 2016

Some Color ...

I really liked the colour board on The Color Sisters this month - such a tranquil, restful colour scheme.

I picked up the pale blue and citrus tones for my page with touches of the khaki/grey.  I love vintage style layouts so used this colour combination to scrap a 1930's heritage photograph of members of my UK based family.

Also submitting this to Clique kits - Anything goes April challenge.

26 April 2016

Another freaking April ...

Finally found a few moments to put up some entries I have done over the month.

The first is for Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge which involves using the word LUCKY on your page.

I loved this photo of my dd - it just screams out carefree and feeling joy in life.

More April challenges ...

Playing along with Scrap it with a song this month.  It has been quite a while since I joined in with one of their challenges.  This month they have "Hello, I love you" by the Door or "Circle of Life" by Elton-John to inspire us.

No guesses for which song I based my page around :)

I am also submitting this page to the challenge at Archi-scraps this month which is all about using spots on your page. 

I have obviously used spotty patterned paper but also combined this with circular buttons and enamel dots (spots) across my page.

02 April 2016

Easy as 123 ...

The challenge on 123 Challenge Blog is now up and ready for you.  This month we are going white - with a dash of silver.

I based my page on a Christmas theme and cheated just a little and reduced down the peaceful to read peace.  Hope you like it.

Please pop past and play along with us this month.

An ANZAC tribute ...

Our April artwork at ARTastic this month is pretty special.  It is by  Josh Miels and is called We will remember them.

CRITERIA -  The use of Typography on your page - let those letters shine!

ANZAC Day is our memorial day where we remember those who gave their lives in wartime. Your page doesn't have to be about this topic of course - you can use anything that inspires you from the artwork - the monochromatic colours, the use of a larger portrait, the masculine feel of this work etc. With the Typography aspect I just mean to use words/letters in such a way they are a focal point on your page - this can be with patterned paper or the use of an alphabet in your title or on your page somehow. It can simply be the significant use of journaling.

Here is a little sneal peek at my page which will go live of the 15th.

Hope you can call past our blog and play along with us sometime this month.  We;d love to see your take on this inspiration.

It's vintage time ...

I think you will like our challenge on Pixels and Paper this month - we are going a little vintage!

Yes it is time to pull out that hoarded lace, rummage through the button jar, secure those hat pins, dust off the paper roses and bring forth those hidden shabby chic tendencies ...

CRITERIA - Vintage style

And here is my page ...

Inspired by the muted Autumn tones in the photograph and the steamer truck.

Hope you can swing past the blog this month and play along with us.

30 March 2016

Just relax ...

Playing along with the moodboard on Off the Rails Scrapbooking this month - nothing like something very bright and vibrant to get those creative juices flowing.

Added theme -  "A Relaxing Day"

My family spent a wonderful and relaxing day at the cataract Gorge in Launceston when on vacation in 2013.  It is a simply gorgeous spot with amazing scenery, lovely bush tracks to trek, lake and river views, cafe with resident peacocks - nothing not to like really.  One of the highlights was the ride on the chairlift where you could take in the panoramic view of the entire site from a very high vantage point.  Heights and I don't mix well but my dh kept telling me to "Just relax" so I did.  The kids followed us and they seemed to have no problems taking in the scenery and the sheer drop!!

Using some washi ...

A really unique colour combination on Scrapping Outback this month which took a little thinking about.

I decided to create my page using no patterned paper at all except the background base sheet - all the colour strips come from washi tape.  Embellishments are die cuts and labels and a smattering of wood veneer hearts and pearls.  My chipboard piece is the "Happy Days" title which I inked in black.

29 March 2016

A landscape ...

Playing along with the first challenge at The Studio Challenges during March which is all about ... 

Landscapes - we want you to focus on the landscape for this challenge; it could be a great view or sunset for example but we don't want to see any people in the photo!

Many years ago I started an album featuring special places I have visited in my lifetime - it was initially meant to be all about those tourist spots my dh and I visited on our honeymoon when we visited the UK and Europe but it soon broadened to include lots of other special places from all over the world and within Australia that touched me with their beauty or significance or historical importance.  It's an ongoing project and probably one I will never actually finish because I hope to continue to see the beauty of nature or have a destination tug on my heart strings.

This page and the place it depicts is one of them ...