Thursday, 15 February 2018

Off the Rails February 2018 mid month design inspiration

Off the Rails Challenge - Colour and Texture


I was inspired by a fabulous  holiday to the Cocos Keeling Islands in 2014.

On the ocean side of the islands facing Asia the beaches were filled with washed up plastic rubbish, 

including many many thongs!!

I particularly remembered the various art pieces people had created around the island using these 

thongs and washed up driftwood etc.

I have had a hankering to do something with thongs ever since and this month's theme created the

 ideal opportunity!!

The photo is of the beach at Direction Island - one of the world's best kept secrets!! 

From the mood board I used a brick stencil and bright colours and white embossing on my chipboard.






Products used
14 x 14 inch canvas
Jane Davenport Acrylic Paints
Tim Holtz Layering Mini Stencil
Golden Gel Medium Light Moulding Paste
Kaisercraft Paper Blooms- Sea Breeze
Kaszazz Chipboard word - Timeless
Blue Fern studios Chipboard  - Seaside Shells
Versamark Ink
Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Pure White
Portacraft cheesecloth
Dress My Sequins - Sea Breeze
Prima Art Basics 3d Matt Gel
Glue Gun

hope this inspires you to create for our February challenge!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Stick It Down February 2018 sketch challenge




Stick Down have collaborated with  Scrap The Boys this month.



I love these colours and had lots of fun with watercolour pencils!!


This photo really hits the theme as it captures my brother's absolute joy of discovering the beach!!
It was taken somewhere round 2 years of age.  Since he had been born our family had been living inland so it was a new experience for him!

The quality of the photo may not be the best as it is a print taken from a negative that is 56 years old!!
We are so fortunate our Dad was into photography. We have a wonderful record of our family as we grew from babies to adults!!





Products used:
Kaszazz Watercolor 12 x 12 sheet
Kaszazz Water Color Pencils
Couture Creations Nesting Hearts Die
Blue Fern Studios Delight Chipboard Set
Rainbow splendour Starfish and Corbett Creation Sea Horse
Accent Scrapbooking Flair(KJ Kareen)
Plane button from Ruby &Kate ( gift shop in Port Lincoln South Australia)
Kaisercraft wooden flourish, (Life's a Beach)
Echo Park Paper Co. Go See Explore Adhesive Enamel Shapes
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Pretty Posh Pink seaquins
Dr. Martin's Bombay Black India Ink
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko Co.Ltd. Brilliance Pigment Ink Pearlescent sky Blue
Carabelle Studion Art Stamp "Doodl Art"
Ranger Glossy accents and Finnabair 3D Gel

enjoy putting your page together!



Thursday, 1 February 2018

Scrap The Girls February

Scrap The Girls - a sketch challenge this month- and fussy cutting!!






Products used:
Prima Tales of You and Me Collection
Krafters Korner Paper String
Xpress It 2 in 1 Glue Pen and Brush
Ranger Glossy accents
Tsukineko Co.Ltd. VersaMagic DewDrop Ink  "Pink Petunia"
Kaisercraft Word Die
Prima Flowers

Looking forward to seeing peoples creations with this sketch.


Monday, 15 January 2018

Off the Rails January mid month reveal

Off The Rails Scrapbooking challenge
The challenge is all about babies this month!!





This adorable photo of my son was taken when he was about three months- I wish I had written the date on the back of it!! 
He is now 23 years old!!

I used the lovely Cocoa Vanilla Studio  collections for this page.
The photo frame is from the Wild At Heart Collection, as is the word "Memories"( Diecut Ephemera)
The remainder is from the Bohemian Dream Collection
papers- Kaleidoscope
Gypsy Heart
and Flower Child

plus
Bohemian Dream collecton
Flair Button
          Chipboard Accent Stickers
Accessory Stickers
diecut Ephemera

49 and Market Mulberry Flowers
Prima Stencil- Woven
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss
Prima Mica Powder- Frozen Lake
Dress My Craft Sequins- Sea Breeze
Portacraft Self Adhesive Pearls
Metal Charms from  Wise Old Owl Craft

The prizes on the Off the Rails blog this month are from Anna's Craft Cupboard 
and also Catchy crafts  



Stick It Down Scrapbooking Sketch Challenge blogspot

Hi all I am so happy to announce that I have joined the Stick It Down scrap booking challenge Design Team for January to June 2018

Stick It Down Scrapbooking Challenges

I am on the single page team and I just love that the challenges are based on sketches.
Check out the blogspot this January and play along.

This is the sketch for January


My Inspiration


This has been a great opportunity to showcase some of my photos from my trip to Canada in January 2017.
The three on the left were taken at Lake Louise, the middle one in a chairlift at Whistler and the far right by the shore of the Bow River at Banff.
We had a wonderful time!!





Products used: My Mind's Eye Joyful Collection
 Papers -Merry Christmas
              Starry Night
              Reindeer 12 x 12 Gold Foiled Paper(reverse side used)

              Joyful Enamel Dots
              Joyful Puffy Stickers with Foil
              Dusty Attic Words
              Black Bazzil

looking forward to seeing how others scrap this challenge!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Scrap The Girls January 2018


'I got the Blues'




These photos are from a great day at the Beach at Jurien Bay a number of years ago now. That little doggie was my sister's West Highland Terrier. My sister came up and booked a holiday home there as well and we all had a great time!








I was inspired by the guitar in that my background stencilling is sheet music!!
 Of course the different shades of blue were quite inspiring and among my favourite colours too!! 
The word phrase "make your life a story worth telling" is reflected in the photos I think because they show Sarah was not afraid to tackle anything !!

To make the mixed media  background I was inspired by a video tutorial released recently by the artist Kim Price.
  Kim Price Art

My page has turned out quite differently as I have used Tim Holtz Dioxide inks rather than paints.
I painted a 12 x 12 cardboard with white Gesso, then stencilled with moulding paste and then when dry rubbed the page through the wet oxide ink on my non stick craft mat.  I found it didn't give such a good coverage so I used my pipette and more water ,  sucked the colour up and dropped it where I wanted  and dried with my heat gun. Kim's original design doing this using paint  was clearly the better option!!
However it turned out quite nicely!!

Products used

 Kaisercraft 12 x 12 cardboard sheet
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks
Salty Ocean
Broken China
Faded Jeans
Rainbow Splendour Flag
Make A Wish Bits and Pieces Bow
49&Market Floral Mixology "Ocean Breeze"
Bella Boulevard Puffy Stars Stickers-Blueberry Mix
Dress My Craft Sequins- Sea Breeze
Pretty Pink Posh sequins- Cornflower
Lets Party Paper Straws
Tim Holtz Manilla Tag
Couture Creations Go Press and Foil Machine
and Go Press and Foil Heat Activated Foil
Blue Fern Studios Chipboard Shells
2Crafty word title- Day  at The Beach
Golden Gel Medium Light Moulding Paste
Cocoa Vanilla Studios Bohemian Dream Collection
 Papers-Gypsy Heart
            -Dreamer
            -Wild and Free
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil -Mini Sheet Music

Thanks Rikki Graziani for the tip on sticking down all the sequins!!


Friday, 1 December 2017

Scrap The Girls December 2017

Scrap The Girls Challenge blog spot

I loved this mood board!

I had the perfect photo - me beside a genuine Christmas tree  with snow all about in Perth Canada

early January 2017







My Mind's Eye had the ideal collection for this mood board!! - Joyful
Papers I used were;
Reindeer
Starry Night
Foiled Paper Pine Cone
Foiled Paper Trees

Joyful Puffy Stickers

Mixed Bag Cardstock Dies

and Freckled Fawn Foam Word Stickers provided the title.

why not pop over to the blog and enter your challenge - Christmas is so much fun to scrap!!
December's sponsors are  Corbett Creations and D-lishscraps