Friday, September 22, 2017

Variations on a theme

Another layout to share with you today, this was for a challenge over at Soul Scrappers. It was a lift challenge where you are given a layout (this time by Melissa Kennedy, see below) and you can take from the lift to create your own layout.  You can be inspired by whatever  you see in the layout...stamping, using stencils, texture paste, sprays, a nautical theme, inks, distressing or anything else that you see in the layout.

I decided to not go with a nautical theme but take the basic concept of the layout to create mine.  Lots of stash used.  I wanted papers that had a resemblance to Indigenous design on them.
This photo of me was taken after I had completed my 3/4 circuit of Uluru recently.   I was truly exhausted, hot and relieved to have a sit in the shade waiting for the shuttle bus.  It was an experience that I thoroughly enjoyed and getting to see Uluru up close and personal was a joy. Here is the inspiration layout by Melissa Kennedy.
Now, the tale of variations on a theme. Melissa Kennedy owner/operator of Unmistakable Creations was the organiser and teacher on the cruise that my sister and I took in April this year.  The above was layout of hers and it was one of the class layouts that we created in class whilst at sea.   This layout truthfully was not on the top of the list for all layouts we created.  See below for the layout I created on the cruise. It just did not 'float my boat' - I can't pinpoint why - the colour, the rope stencil that I had trouble with, the messy gesso wheel!!  
Thank you for looking, have a great weekend, stay cool, Margaret :)

Bits and Pieces

Recently I completed several classes with the fabulous Beck Beattie at Paperific 2017 in Melbourne.  Of course, a photo had to be taken - we are scrapbookers after all.  Here is a layout I created this week.
I have used some of Beck's Tinby Designs watercolor powders - first I sprayed the white cardstock with diluted powder, I did not like the resulting colours - too pink - so I mixed some of the powder with Gesso and liberally swiped it across the page.  Using bits and pieces from my stash I then embellished the page, ooh yes I also used a script stencil with gesso to give more texture.  
Check out Beck's link above to see what she gets up to and what products she in her on-line shop.   Thanks for looking, Margaret :)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Let's scrap

Back again today, with a layout just completed for a challenge over at Soul Scrappers:
Here is the grid we were given. As you can probably guess I selected the first column downwards.

The photos are from the scrapbooking cruise with Unmistakeable Creations earlier this year.  These photos show the group at work in the dedicated scrapbooking area of the convention room on the ship.  I have used lots of left over papers, stickers, embellishments etc and embossing paste shells on the layout.
Why not head over to Soul Scrappers and get involved in the challenges they offer.
Thank you for looking, Margaret

Vintage layout

Yesterday, I drove up to Swansea about 1.5 hours from my home.  Time to sit by the water and take in the suns rays before heading to The Scrapbookers Confetti Box store for a class. Here is the layout I created:
Lots of luscious layers.  The photo is of my mother and grandmother out in 1940's.   Following is a close up of some of the layers.
 My view of the river at Swansea as I sat before the class started.
On the way home, I took a road that I usually say 'one day I will take that road' and called into Catherine Hill Bay a historic mining town.  
Such a great day to be out and about - spring in Australia awesome.
Thanks for looking, Margaret :)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Two more Uluru sunrise layouts

To say that I loved the sunrise at Uluru on my recent trip would be an understatement.  Recently, I went down to Melbourne for Paperific and did a couple of classes with Beck Beattie. Here are my layouts of course getting home I realized that I used 2 more sunrise photos.
This layout is on craft coloured cardstock - it uses Distress Oxide Inks and Distress Inks and lots and lots of layers.
This layout uses Beck's Color Crush watercolour powders - check them out at Scrappy Chat Designs. She has added more colours to her range.  This layout after applying the Color Crush that had been watered down and sprayed on we used all those stamps that you might have in your stash to create a unique background.   Big stamps, small stamps, script stamps, etc etc they all can be used.
Close up of the background I created.
Now a little story - when I got back home I went looking for these two layouts, oh no!!! Where are they I shouted to myself, checked my bags again not there.  So I ring the hotel I stayed out and asked them to check the room I had, especially the top shelf of the wardrobe as they was where I stacked my goodies during the day when I went out.  They checked and rang me back - yes, they were there and they posted them to me that day.  I was very forthright - please do not fold them, or put into a cylinder and I am pleased to say they arrived flat and now have been put into an album.
I did do another class with Beck but I have not yet finished that project when I am done I will post it here.
Thank you for looking, thank you to Beck for great classes once again.
Margaret :)


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