Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Scrap Around The World December 2015 Mood Board Challenge

Sadly, this is the final Mood Board Challenge for Scrap Around The World. The challenge site has played a huge part in my creative development and I will be sad to see it go,- all the best Helen. xxx

On a happier note More Than Words Challenge site has been born and I'm looking forward to joining these ladies in my future creative efforts.
Here is the Mood Board

I was immeadiately inspired by the macaroons- my mind went straight to a photo I had taken of the window of the Hopetoun Tea Rooms in Melbourne Australia.

I was also inspired by the varying pink  and lilac shades, the flowers and the gold crusting on the rim of the glasses. 
The champagne glasses themselves also reminded me of celebrations, and that combined  with the macaroons lead me to  the theme of High Tea! 

In Australia a high tea is a special occasion where people get together and share hot tea, ( some prefer coffee or wine/champagne) and a selection of cakes, sandwiches and savories. It is usually an occasion much enjoyed by all!!
On my page I included a hidden tag where I wrote about my experience at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms and yes I did have a cake!!

It certainly is Vibrant!!

I used Prima Royal Menagerie Paper, strips of Prima resist canvas, white flowers and lace.
I  then stencilled Prima Stencil" Rose" on the background before spraying with Lindy's Stamp Gang Ink
-Flat Fabio " Popping Pink", Starburst " Hi Maintainence Magenta"
and Flat Fabio "urban Amethyst".

Then I thought it needed some stamping so here and there I stamped my prima "dirty walls" and "Garden Fable" stamps with Archival Jet Black and Magenta Hue.

Thinking it still  needed something else  I sprayed it again with Heida SWapp Color Shine "Gold" and was quite pleased with the result!!

I bought the tea cup die a number of years ago, before I knew the importance of remembering what brand!!

Kaisercraft Alphabet die, and "All that Glitters" collection paper provided the finishing touches.

Hope you like it!! :) :) :)

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Scrapping Clearly Mood Board December 2015 challenge


I had the ideal photo just waiting for this mood board !!

 A number of years ago now,Vicki  was unable to fight off breast cancer and died at 42 years of age. Vicki was  very close to our family and it was a tough time.
For the last few years before we lost her we went to her place for Christmas lunches and great fun was had by all.

The papers I used were from "My Mind's Eye " - Vintage Christmas (2013 - I have had it a few years!)

The flowers,(dusty attic/Green Tara), the lace and the Heidi Swapp Alphabet letters were all colored by spraying with my Ayeeda ink -"Sky Blue". (alphabet letters were part of my october moodboard winner prize - thanks Kylie)

I think I'll put this in a frame and bring it out with my Christmas Decorations from now on.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Off The Rails Scrapbooking December 2015 Mood Board challenge

Just loved the colors in this mood board!!

I had fun with this, even though the colors didn't come out quite the way I thought they would!!!
I used Green Tara and Dusty Attic white flowers, which I sprayed with 13 Arts Ayeeda Inks- Sky Blue.
The sequins dotted about are Prima , I also used pink bazzil and Kaisercraft Silver Bells Collection "Baubles"pink side as a base.

I used my Finnabair Elementals Stencil " Lace" with Faber Kastell Whipped Spackle.( for the life of me I can't not be heavy handed with texture pastes! ! I have tried with metal spatula and old credit cards!- any suggestions welcomed!!)

I sprayed it then with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains Chipped Sapphire and Broken China.
I think the thickers are American Crafts but the label has long gone!!
the tickets were part of a kit I bought from Piece of Cake Designs (last year I think!) .such a pity Raquel had to close up.
I think that is everything.
My kids are now 17 and 21 and much harder to buy for at Christmas!!