Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sketchy Boards challenge - January 2019

Hello!!
...and Hello to January!!

Trying to get some challenges done in January,
on a roll with a couple completed - 
Thought I'd give
a go this month, it's been awhile?

Don't Forget to be Awesome
is my layout for the January challenge,

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Started with a sheet of Kaisercraft white - tore a piece of light grey into a rectangle... you can still see a small top right corner!! lol Sprinkled a little 'mystery powder' (looks like it might have been some Lindy's Magicals from an old class kit?)  - how good was the colour for these pretty images I had previously fussy cut from a sheet of Celebr8 'Beautiful Life'... love the greens, browns with a pinch of yellow!!
Layered the pieces... kind of like the sketch... stamped a little with a stamp on the table and finished with a couple of wooden cogs, tags etc

I twisted the sketch 90' to the left, like this - 

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Photo is our great nephew Robbie - I thought the cogs and clocks were perfect for a school photo!!
Thank you to Jenny, for introducing us to the versatility of Celebr8 papers!!

Thankyou for visiting,
love,
Alison xx

Kraft Plus challenge - January 2019


Kraft Plus challeneg - January 2019

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You are my Sunshine

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Starting with a sheet of Kraft... of course!!
Chose a Kaisercraft hexagon stencil - I like it for the random design - sponged a few different greens and browns... then spotted over some white dots to represent the Indigenous Art component of this months challenge :)

Our friend Jenny is the distributor for Celebr8 Australia - when she came to visit The Crafty Chain we loved the 'Beautiful Life' collection... I created this layout and another layout from the cut apart page and the diecut sheet - super easy!!
Thank you Jenny, you're so lovely!!

A little muslin, a couple of wood flourish pieces and some wired twine from the Happy Jig finish this layout of our sweet little girl Katelyn a few years (about 18 to be more precise!!) in a handmade outfit - I've always loved handmade items, whether I've made it or to support someone else's creativity. This one gifted to Katelyn by my Aunt & Uncle..

Thank you for visiting,
Love,
Alison xx








Saturday, 5 January 2019

White with 1 - Buttercream - January 2019

Welcome to a New Year,
A new challenge,
A new Layout..

First up it's the 
White with 1 challenge
one of my favourites!!

January 2019 it's all about 
"Buttercream"

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There is also a Mood Board
...see those vertical spaghetti's - bit like my twine?


A page without a title,
but it's timeless..


Starting with a sheet of white cardstock - of course!!
I randomly painted 'Mustard Seed' distress Crackle Paint - Yes!! Such an old supply and it was almost dried up, but I managed to stick it on.. and, as a bonus it was dry super quick!! haha
Twisted some twine around the page a couple of times - swiped some crackle onto a piece of Imaginarium Designs chipboard then took the 'yellow' back a few shades with some white gesso on everything!!
I fussy cut a sheet of 3 Quarter designs Printed Acetate 
Wound some wired black and white twine in a circle to frame the photo of our great nephew Robbie - he is a smart young boy with a love of 'Balls', he will do well in life!!
Adhered the photo on a white paper bag as a pocket, then mounted on a board before tucking all the elements in and around.

Thanks for visiting,
Alison xx

Saturday, 24 November 2018

White with one - Orange Blaze

Yes, another hour, another challenge..
just blogging about it now, whoops!

White with one is such an great way to challenge yourself,
to balance white and just one colour
and get another photo scrapped for an album - hooray!!

The colour for November is


Anyone that knows me,
knows I love copper,
and orange is pretty close..
well, not really but it's an unusually colour that some people find an extra challenge,
so this is what I did...


I added the title 
Grateful
this young fellow is growing up quickly and is destined for greatness,
he will learn along his journey to be grateful for the unique way he sees the world xx

I started with a white cardstock and stamped some Paper Rose cogs with orange archival ink,
I found some jigsaw puzzle pieces in a couple of different sizes - some had orange ink, some crackle paint, some a bit of both!!
Finished up with a couple of metal cogs, a felt circle and a mini Kaisercraft wooden frame.

Thank you for looking,
Alison xx

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Never Stop Dreaming... Kraft PLus challenge - November 2018

Hello!!

Gosh, who knew having a craft store would mean sooo very little time to actually CRAFT ?

Anyway, I had a holiday at the shop this afternoon and created a layout for the Kraft Plus challenge - Mosaic

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I like how all those little tiles square up into a beautiful pattern.
I chose a school photo of one of our great nephews - yes, nearly the end of the school year... and then it will be time for new school photos!!

Our youngest child has know finished school, and while I have a FEW years to catch up on for school photos, it's always nice to scrap someone a photo as a gift to them - preserve memories!!

Kraft cardstock plus -
Stamp Darkroom Door - over the background, across a couple of edges, and so it disappears into the background - yes, it has an image of a couple of older gentleman... this young bloke will grow up one day - along with a bunch of masculine imagery that makes up a 'mosaic' background?
Sofie and Andrew at Scrapmatt's create fabulous designs and this 'Mosaic' design seemed a great fit across the stamping with a little embossing paste.
Stapled some twine vertical on the left,
tucked a tag under the photo on the right to add some journalling,
randomly added paste and crackle to the chipboard swirl,
adhered a title from Little Birdie
a felt circle, a key, a metal corner to the tag and finish with a Kaisercraft Mosaic wood piece!!


The stamping is not perfect,
the grid is not straight,
I put it together still wet
but,
I think it's a fun layout!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx





Friday, 10 August 2018

White with one challenge - August 2018 - Sunny Yellow

Hello!!

It's been awhile since I've had some 'spare' time to do some challenges...
so, 
I made some spare time!!

We had a spare page at the shop,
and I found some spare Imaginarium Designs chipboard,
I gathered some spare bits and pieces,
and added some spare Sunny Yellow (well, really a mixture of Seeded Mustard Oxide & Distress)

Celebrate Today


I've had this cute photo of our great nephews and niece for some time in my stash, and I liked the contrast of the yellow with the blues in the photo so I am pleased I found some spare time to scrapbook this memory for our Niece's family album!!

Thank you for visiting,
Alison xx

ps, all products available at my favourite store, The Crafty Chain 


Monday, 16 April 2018

Sketchy Boards challenge - May 2018

Hello,
and YES!!
It's been awhile since I had a chance to create for a challenge...

so, when Heidi asked us if 
The Crafty Chain
could sponsor the 
Sketchy Boards challenge   
for May, we said Yes!!

There is a great mood board for the Yellow lovers!!

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You can create a layout, Card or if you prefer something Beyond the Page?
You can use Yellow
or try the sketch?

I don't have a lot of 'spare' time these days so I told Shelley I was going to sit down for about an hour, and this is the result...

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I found this background patterned paper in out 50cent range - so don't underestimate your stash!!
Gave the yellow cardstock a wide border so you can see the chrysanthemums - the strips cut off from the cardstock were torn and adhere to create a bit of  interest? 
We had this beautiful piece of Scrapmatts chipboard, the oval with flourishes and bonus butterflies (Still have 2 large butterflies for another day!!) I have just randomly inked it with a couple of yellow shades - the same colours were used to stamp the background with a Dare 2 B Artzy set that Paige recently used in her card class - it's really a lovely set!!
I found a large lace bloom and some smaller yellow shades and did a bit of floristry - easy!!

Photo is our cute niece Sienna - she is the youngest in her family, so is totally spoilt with love!!

So grab some YELLOW and have a go, 
we'd love to see your entry,
Alison xx