Monday, August 14, 2017

Scrapbook layouts from weekend retreat contined.

Sharing a few more layouts I created this past weekend at the retreat I attended.
 Uluru, Central Australia.  Created with Close to my heart patterned paper and arrow adhesives. The stamps I used for the photo and Australia were borrowed from a friend on the same table. Remember is a Tim Holtz die. I think it came together well.
I took these photos to show the rock face at Walpa Gorge, Kata Tjuta, Central Australia. Conglomerate rock - I remember this from school day lessons.  
In March this year my sister had friends over from England, and it was decided that we would hire a BBQ boat and enjoy a cruise and BBQ with our cousins as other friends - well what set out as a "3 hour tour" was only 30 minutes in duration due to the weather.  We had been assured by boat shed attendant only light rain - haha, it did not take long for it to pour down in buckets, from every angle. We all got wet, the food got wet, the boat got wet - it was decided to abandon and head back to shore and off to our friends to finish off the BBQ and get to dry land.  Yes, there was singing - Row, row, row your boat and Singing in the Rain featured.  A fun day nevertheless.
Thank you for looking.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Quintessentially Australia layout

My last post for today - I need to unpack my supplies from the weekend, have dinner and settle down to watch some television.
Another challenge at Soul Scrappers this time my favourite - a Tic Tac Toe challenge.
In my last post I shared photos of my camel ride at Uluru Camel Farm - well all was not lost there was this fantastic quintessentially view in the grounds.  Look you can even see Uluru.  I was inspired by a layout I found at Dark Room Door.  Now the challenge grid looked like this:
I selected stamping, 3 photos and 2 pattern papers. I also created the background on the white cardstock using Distress Oxide Ink and gold spray.  The windmill stamp is by Kasazz and I have stamped random words also on this background.  My stash provided the remainder of the embellishments.
Thank you for looking, more later.  Cheers mates, Margaret :)


Layout completed for another challenge over at Soul Scrappers. This time a 'random word' challenge. For this challenge, a letter is picked from the alphabet and then you are given some random words starting with that letter - you select one of the words and create a layout using that word. So the random words this month - fear....fearless, feisty., fly.....flying, fabulous, family...friend, fresh. I selected fearless and here is my layout.
In July, I spent 3 nights at Uluru in Central Australia.  I did lots of interesting and varied things whilst I was there. I contemplated taking a sunset camel never having rode a camel, a horse many years ago yes, I decided to do a 15 minute camel ride to see how it went.  Fearless - NO. It took ages to get my legs up and over the beautiful Bonnie and I then held on for dear life, forcing a smile for the camera.  Well, I can say I have now ridden a camel (for 15 agonizing minutes) but that sunset ride - it never became a reality.  Look closely - they gave me a two headed camel, haha!!!
I have used a layout from Scrappy Chat Designs called "Believe" it is no longer in stock but they have many more kits for sale - why not give one a try.
Thank you for looking, never will do a camel ride again Margaret. ")

Hot Chocolate on World Chocolate Day

This weekend I was at a scrapbooking retreat local to where I live.  First I want to share with you sunset Friday night. In one word - SPECTACULAR. Look at the reflection on the water.
Here is the first layout completed this weekend that I am sharing.
Completed for a sketch challenge over at Soul Scrappers. The photograph of me was taken on World Chocolate Day July 2017 and here I am enjoying a cup of hot chocolate to celebrate. The sketch follows. I have used a Kaisercraft emboss resist paper (that does not show up well in the photo but it is embossed with flowers and leaves) and I added watered down Gelato's in two colours randomly onto the paper, I have fussy cut the flowers from a piece of paper I had in my stash, applied lace and some added embellishments.

Thank you for looking, Margaret :)


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