Sunday, 29 November 2015

Scrapping Clearly November Sketch Challenge 2015

I used techniques I learned recently at a class held locally by the very talented and creative Finnabair!
I can't say the results are on a par with this wonderful lady's but I had fun!!

It started out following this sketch and then took on a life of it's own!

It is just by sheer chance that this could qualify for the mood board challenge as well, given the colors I used!!
I titled it "believe" because Sarah is a great believer in the power of positive thought!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Scrap Around The World November mood board challenge 2015

  As usual a very inspiring mood board from Scrap Around The World.
I loved the Christmas theme.

 I used the wood grain, white wash effect for the base page, with a touch of black running through it. The colors used are all from the mood board.

The Christmas tree inspired the embellishments used.

 The soup mug, heavy warm mittens and ribbed sweater made me think of a white Christmas. For this reason I used my new Prima Snowflake Paste and stencilled  the base(Prima Harlequin ).
I also embossed the reindeer ( Scrap Matts)and the word Christmas( Kazzazz) with Stamp -It embossing powder "Seafoam White".

The sprays I used were ;
Lindy's Stamp Gang Sassy Sapphire and Sidewalk Chalk. I also used Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold.

The fussy cut poinsettias and the papers used were from Kaisercraft "Home For Christmas" Collection.

I thought my photo of a summer Father Christmas was a contrast to the winter theme! As you can tell by my kid's clothes it wasn't cold!!

I was also taken by the expression on my daughter's face....she was clearly excited about Christmas, no doubt still believing in the reality of Father Christmas whereas my son looks as if he is well aware it it is all
a charade!!

Here are some close ups!

hope you don't mind all the pictures but I am so happy with how it all came together!!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

challenge win!!

I was thrilled to hear that I had won the Scrappingclearly November mood Board Challenge!

below is the winning page
many thanks Scrapping Clearly :):):)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Scrapping Clearly November moodboard challenge

This month's moodboard  was so yummy!

I used a technique I learned several months ago from Rikki Graziani using black gesso, stencil and sprays.

I used Lindy's stamp gang sprays, and embossing powder on the chipboard heart(dusty attic), most of the flowers were Green Tara.