Thursday, March 26, 2015

Brand New Collection From Blue Fern Studios

Today I'm really excited to be showing off a brand new collection from Blue Fern Studios - Deja Vu

I love the combination of soft pastel colours and vintage style images and can't wait to share my creations. 

I'm not sure I can choose a favourite paper yet but I'm really partial to green shades so you might be able to guess which one is catching my eye ;) Here's a closer look at a couple -

And of course every new collection needs some new coordinating accessories. There are some amazing new chipboard designs available along with four brand new stamp set releases.

Gorgeous, yes?


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BasicGrey & Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop!

Today I'm really happy to be sharing one of my latest layouts created for the BasicGrey and Spellbinders Spring Fever Blog Hop.

I've combined the new BasicGrey Prism collection with two gorgeous die sets from Spellbinders, Create-a-Daisy and Feathers to make this layout. You can find the instructions on the BasicGrey blog here.

Thanks for dropping in today and enjoy the hop!


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Words & Paintery - March Challenge

Well we are halfway through March already! This means it's time for a new palette and challenge for the Words & Paintery blog

I've added a tonne of texture to this piece using fibrous papers and weaves to build up colour and design, following this month's colour challenge.

Here's the new prompt featuring some lyrics from Bruce Springsteen. Fun colours to play with!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Let Your Dreams Set Sail

Hi guys. Today I wanted to share a layout I created for BasicGrey featuring one of the new collections, Adrift.

I always enjoy a nautical themed collection and have loads of beach/coastal photographs to scrap. These two photographs were taken on the West Australian coast near Monkey Mia - such a beautiful part of the world.

There are so many lovely things about Adrift but I think my favourite embellishment has to be those adorable gold resin shells I've used underneath the sailing boat image on the left of my design. Oh, I just love these!

Thanks so much for dropping by, you can find more detailed photographs on the BasicGrey blog here.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Scrapbooking Memories - January 2015

One of the highlights in 2015 for me is that I am writing the Arty articles for Scrapbooking Memories magazine. I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to take this on and I get to share some of my thoughts and ideas on mixed media style scrapbooking throughout the coming year.

I decided to approach this by featuring a variety of mediums throughout the year and talk about how they can be applied to our everyday scrapbooking projects along with a look at how these products are used traditionally and what they are all about.

And since it's been 3 months since my first article has been published I can now share on my blog the projects I created for the January edition.

My first topic focusses on watercolours and how they can be applied to our scrapbooking projects. Watercolours are absolutely HUGE in scrapworld right now and they are looking like they might be here to stay - one of my firm favourite mediums for sure.

The two layouts I created for January's feature both used watercolour effects to create backgrounds for my layouts. This article can be found in the v17 n10 edition of Scrapbooking Memories.

Thanks for calling in, I hope you enjoyed the article!