Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Teaching @ Escape2Create 2015

I am so excited to finally be able to say that I will be joining 3 AMAZING scrapbooking ladies to teach at Escape 2 Create in 2015! I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to meet, teach and create alongside so many of my personal scrappy heroes and can't wait for March to roll around.

If you're just hearing about E2C now, then you really should check out the webpage and info here to get a better idea of what's going on, it's going to be SUCH an adventure!

Hope I get to see you too!


Monday, August 18, 2014

Let's Play Dress Ups - Prima BAP August

Today I wanted to share my take on the August BAP challenge for Prima.

I've used Prima Free Spirit collection, creating a coordinating background using Color Bloom mists in Sultry Shimmer Emerald and Sultry Shimmer Sorbet, adding curled wire thread to mimic the swirls in the sketch. Everything on my layout today is from Prima apart from my plain cardstock base, some fibres from my stash and the tiny monarch butterfly photograph. 

Here's a copy of the sketch, hope you can join in the fun too!


Friday, August 15, 2014

A Mixed Media Layout For Sketchbook 365

It's brand new sketch time at Sketchbook 365 challenge, and this month we were free to use our stash!

I've gone with lots of mixed media this month, creating layer upon layer using inks, paint, art mediums, stamping - whatever came to mind at the time with lots of bright colour and fun! 

I've also added sequins, loads of washi and tapes and a fabulous flair button from Flutterby Designs, which I totally love - so funky!

The two large butterfly embellishments are photographs I took a year or so back of some amazing butterflies and I've simply enlarged them, printed them out and fussy cut around them. Don't they look fab!

Thanks for dropping in, hope to see your take this month at Sketchbook 365.


Imagine The Possibilities - Step X Step Background Techniques

Have you seen what's been going on at BasicGrey lately? There is a step x step article on how I created the mixed media background for the above layout including photographs which you can find here. There is also a great Eye Spy feature from one of my very favourite BasicGrey collections, Carte Postale, plus some absolutely amazing brand new layout ideas from the girls. So much inspiration in one place, hope to see you there!


Thursday, August 7, 2014

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

For my second layout this month for The Scrapbook Store featuring Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour collection I've used some of the soft pink coloured papers along with a couple of super cute images from Delicious Moments patterned paper - the teapot and teacup.

By pure coincidence I was recently treated to an amazing high tea as part of our anniversary celebration, and this was the perfect photograph to use with this collection - what an amazing window full of goodies! If ever you are in Melbourne I would highly recommend seeking out Hopetoun Tea Rooms - it's simply breathtaking.

I've used lots of pretties on this layout - Prima wire thread, a handful of gorgeous flowers and leaves, Prima resins, a sweet chipboard banner to create my title, gesso of course, texture paste and a lovely new stencil, acrylic paint and sequins! I know it seems like a lot but it truly is a labour of love and once I get started on creating a layout I often lose all track of time and reality!

Supplies used:

texture paste
Americana Decor stencil - Cafe Paris
Delta Ceramcoat Matte Acrylic paint - Custard
Prima Wire Thread - Pink
Prima Shabby Chic Treasures - Foyer
Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour patterned paper - Let's Share A Cookie
Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour patterned paper - Flourishing Garden
Maja Design Coffee In The Arbour patterned paper - Delicious Moments
Teresa Collins sequins
Copic Multiliner 0.1 - Black
Manor House Creations Country Estate Country Roses - Lemon
Prima Princess flowers - Castle
Scrap FX Shapes - Banners A
Prima Chalk - Attic Dust