Saturday, July 27, 2013

D-lish Scraps - Cool Chicky

Hey everyone,

Today I am here to share with you a nice bright layout I have created using some gorgeous D-lish Scraps goodies! I have teamed the embellishments from D-lish with the latest Echo Park range 'Here & Now'. So perfect for the bright embellishments I have chosen!

Here is my layout:

Layout Title: Cool Chicky

D-lish Scraps Products Used:
Pink Heart Spotty Button (coming to the D-lish Store Soon)
Resin Grab Bags (blue flower)
Freckled Fawn Wood Chips - Hearts 
Freckled Fawn Enamel Dew Drops - Ombre Blue 
Washi Masking Tape - Pink Tiny Star 
Washi Masking Tape - Mini Black Triangles 

Other Products Used:
Paper: White card stock, Echo Park Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Echo Park Alphabet and Element Stickers, Echo Park Stickers
Other: Tim Holtz Tiny attacher and staples, American Crafts Precision Pen, American Crafts date stamp, Black Archival ink, Studio Calico 'Neon Pink' Mister Huey Mist.

Close up of the Freckled Fawn goodies; dew drops and wood chips. There is also a smidgen of washi here too. 

Title and D-lish Embellishments, love love love this spotty button coming to the D-lish Store soon! 

Thanks for visiting! This page was completed just for fun, love when I do pages like this :)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Jot Magazine Mood Board - Challenge #6

Hey everyone,

Today I am here to share with you the latest most gorgeous Jot Magazine Mood Board challenge.

This week we bring you light and breezy lilacs and mint hues. Think tulle, chiffon, light and dreamy layouts with polka dots and all shades of lilac and minty fresh colours.

Image source credits: 1. Karla Fitpatrick via Pinterest here. 2. Lilac flower prints via Pinterest here. 3. Cool mint car via Pinterest from We Heart It website here. 4. Mint drinks in glass bottles via Pinterest here. 5. Lilac cupcakes via the Flikan &Kakorna blog here. 6. Lilac and Mint weddng cake vai the Wedding Gawker website here (photo by Sweetapolita).

How stunning are the colours and images in this picture. The colour combo is just gorgeous, but not one I would normally choose to scrapbook with. I was inspired by the tule, the soft mint colour and the shades of purple. 

Here is my take on this mood board:

Layout title: Your very first toothy peg

Products used: 
Papers: White Card stock,  Pink Paislee Patterned Paper, We R Memory Keepers Patterned Paper, Fancy Pants Patterned Paper, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Basic Grey Mini Mono Alphabet Stickers, Heidi Swapp Alphabet, We R Memory Keepers tag, D-lish Scraps Bitty Blooms - White , D-lish Scraps Petite Resin Rose Grab Bag , Freckled Fawn Camera Paperclip, Purple twine, Doily, purple paperclip

Close up of the title: Amazingly enough I did do some Mister Huey misting and also this gorgeous Purple gelato watercolour effect, but then I ended up covering the watercolour effect unintentionally with all my layering. Especially with the addition of the tulle! But I just had to include it as it fit so well with the image in the board..

Loving this Freckled Fawn clip and I'm digging displaying the date in banners, think I'll be doing this more.

Close up detail and layering:

Well I really hope you have been inspired to give this mood board a go.  It closes midnight Friday August the 9th, thats 2 weeks away! Giving you plenty of time to have a go :)

You can check out the other Jot Team girls samples and add your entry here:

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

I made the JOT Team! :)

WOW! Seriously speechless to be on this list with these amazingly talented people!

So you will now see me over on the Jot Blog and in their upcoming magazine issues. So so exciting!

Here is the 2013 JOT Magazine Team

Anna Allan, Western Australia
Raquel Bowman, Victoria - That's me!
Stephanie Bryan, USA
Amanda Hall, South Australia
Lauren Hender NSW
Kim Jeffress, Queensland
Sharmaine Kruijver, Tasmania
Wendy Morris, USA
Yana Smakula, Ukraine
Kim Stewart, USA

Can't wait to get started and be inspired by all these ladies!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

D-lish Scraps & Stuck Sketches Challenge - Happiness is like a Butterfly

Today I am here to share with you a layout I created using the May APOCD kit and some gorgeous 
D-lish Scraps embellishments. 

The layout was based on the July 1st Sketch at Stuck Sketches.

This was the sketch:

When I saw this sketch and the circular elements &butterflies I knew I had to give this one a go. But I also wanted to try a few different things. I decided to pull out my Faber Castell Glaze, my Gelatos and gesso and have a bit of an experimental play. I am quite happy with the result too, I will go into more detail in the close up pictures and also in my post on the D-lish blog towards the end of the month...

Here is my layout:

Layout title: Happiness is like a Butterfly

D-lish Products Used:
Bobby Pins - Silver x 2
Big Blooms Grab Bag
Sequin Bow - Light Pink 
Mini Resin Pastel Butterflies Grab Bag 
Paper Doiley 20cm round 
Washi Tape
Resin bird (coming to the D-lish Store soon)

Freckled Fawn Products available in the D-lish Scraps Store:
Enamel Dew Drops - Black/Grey/White 
Enamel Dew Drops - Ombre Pink 

Other Products Used:
Papers: White card stock, Plain Vellum, Studio Calico Patterned Paper and Vellum, Simple Stories Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Simple Stories Alphabet and Elements sheet, wire.
Other Products: Faber Castell Gelatos and Glaze, Gesso,  Heidi Swapp Stencil, Tim Holtz tiny attacher and staples, sewing machine and white thread, typewriter.

Here are some close ups of the page:

I decided I wanted to keep the butterflies in the sketch and not change them to another shape. I used the Faber Castell glaze and a Heidi Swapp Butterfly mask to create a resist in my paper. When I applied my gelatos, the butterfly image would resist them and still be evident.  I found the butterflies were not standing out enough so I added a little grey gelato outline, which I blended with my finger. To add dimension I created the wire butterfly flourish and traced the butterfly template onto vellum, cut them out and stapled them to the page.

Here I have also used lots of D-lish goodies, washi tape behind the photo, an adorable sequin bow and the Frecked Fawn enamel dots.

Close up of the journalling, I really love this quote and its so true!

The D-lish resin bird, enamel dots, mini butterfly, etc. Lots of D-lish goodies in this close up :)

Thank you for taking the time to have a look at my layout!

Oh an before I forget, other Scrappy News I made it into the Jot Creative team finalists list which can be found here.... now the Jot girls have the fun job of narrowing this list down to a handful of women!

The amount of talent in this list is amazing, and although I doubt that I will make it into the final team of five women, just being on that list, amongst that talent is just so lovely :)