Sunday, 14 January 2018

Using kit leftovers plus Rochelle Speares sketch

Rochelle Speares has this use your paper challenge.
I need to add diagonal stripes as part of the challenge.

And this is all I have left from my Counterfeit kit.

Diving into my green scrap bag I found 2 different ones. I chose the darker stripes which is Colour Chaos from Bella Boulevarde. (Just enough for 2 strips)

I chose a lime green cardstock as my background and 2 photos of the Grand Canyon.
(3 won't fit).
As these are bigger photos, I'm modifying slightly. I've also tilted the top one to fit better.

I also managed to use the red flower from D-lish scraps, the remaining red stars, the hot air balloon and rhinestones. All these were in my Counterfeit kit.

Not much left of the papers now to do anything .

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Challenge YOUrself

At Challenge Yourself  here is the theme.

For a start my title is LIFT me up not RAISE me up. I hope I'm forgiven.

Lift suited the chocolate idea better.

This layout is tongue in cheek.
My photo is from the Hershey shop in NYNY casino at Las Vegas.
Inside was this overwhelming smell of chocolate. Near the door was a statue of liberty made of chocolate. You can see how large it is.
Image result for hersey shop new york new york in las vegas

The statue is lifting the torch up. I was feeling tired and travel weary so the idea of chocolate was a welcome one.When making this layout this idea struck me.

Red doiley and small red words are from D-Lish scraps
Braids and ribbons were sent to me as part of a prize, as was the heart wood veneers.

Li'l red wagon & Case this sketch

The challenge at Li'l red wagon is to make a male card.

Despite Father's day being months away I'm starting early.

My card features papers from my Counterfeit kit. The mower paper is October Afternoon and looked ideal for a grandfather card.

My next card is for Case this sketch.

I've used poetic licence on this one but I was initially inspired by the sketch.

I've used more Flourish with a bling toadstools. I guess you could say I added the adornment to the bottom left corner instead of the top.
It is a birthday card for a friend who likes red.

I'm also entering this at Use your stuff where the theme is use something new.
The flourish with a bling toadstools and grass were only bought recently.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Paper Issues Scrap Soup challenge

I've started by using the reverse side of an October afternoon paper.
It features gardening items.

In my Counterfeit Kit are some Flourish with a bling toadstools.
I decided to use 3 of these plus 3 photos.
I added a strip across which is multi-coloured stripes.
My alphas are a mixture of leftover letters. Az. stands for Arizona.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Scrap the girls

Scrap the girls has a colour board this month.

Because blue is one of my 2 favourite colours, I've decided to join in.

My photo is of Maggie and Christina, the 2 ladies from Phoenix who I recently visited.
They both lead separate lives but went to Europe last year together,which is how I met them.
I recently visited them in Phoenix ,Arizona.

I had no wet mediums in these colours so........
I layered some patterned papers as my background. Next, using scraps I layered squares & rectangles.
My mat for the photo matched one of the background papers.
The camera squares are offcuts from Shimelle paper and I sewed the 3 buttons on as a final embellishment.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Mystical 5 technique challenge

Challenge #2 for January at Mystical Scrapbooks is a 5 technique challenge.
I've used roller with paint (silver) ,misting (gold), dribbling paint (green), overlapping photos and hand journaling.

That's me in the top photo on the right.

Inspired by All the little things.

This is our inspiration picture at "All the little things".
I've chosen owls.
I purposely made it non-sexist.