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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Zentangles

 The second challenge at the Counterfeit Kit Blog this month is to use Zentangles!!! Mmmm this one put me out of my comfort zone just a bit. I tried doodling but there was no way my doodles were nice enough to make it onto one of my pages. Then I thought of one of my adult colouring in books, with all the swirls, doodles, lines, and curls they remind me of Zentangles....and colouring in is kind of "zenish" and relaxing.... so I interpreted the challenge a bit differently and used one of the designs from my adult colouring in book.

The Dream is Real

There is a place in Thailand called Dreamworld and it is pretty special, whilst exploring it we discovered a beautiful coach and two lovely horses pulling it. Bronte and Paige just had to have a ride and dream of owning their own horses one day.
 

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Best Buddies

I have created another layout using my Counterfeit Kit as well as the January sketch from the Stuck Sketches Blog. This is the most scrapping I have done in a long time and I am loving it.

Best Buddies

Once again I pulled out my Colour Blast products to create an individual background and the Ombre effect on the chipboard title. 

Saturday, January 07, 2017

Challenge One - Counterfeit Kit Club

The first challenge for the month at the Counterfeit Kit Blog was to use a door on your layout, which was a challenge to do as I had not put any doors in my Counterfeit Kit nor did I find any in all my stash, so I created one on my Silhouette Cameo. I also couldn't find any of my patterned paper that I thought would go with the idea I had in my head of what I wanted to do, so I once again created my background using my Colour Blast products.
I spread a bit of the Navy Colour Blast Shimmer Dust onto my white cardstock.
I then sprayed it with water and Envy Colour Shimmer Spray until my page was drenched and the colours blended together.
I wanted the colours to spread a bit more together so I used a plastic tool to make lined in the wet mediums which helped to blend them together.
One dry I sprayed the background in a random layering of a brick stencil, I sprayed with Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray.
Next I sprayed the door I cut from my Cameo with some Colour Sprays and I finished off by embossing some chip board keys, lock and flourish with Colour Blast's Colour Embossing Powder in Stormy Weather and Singin the Blues, finally decorating with flowers, material, a title and the photo.  It has been a while since I have made a lumpy and bumpy layout and I must admit I had lots of fun getting messy with it.
 

 

Counterfeit Kit Layout One

Okay as soon as I saw the kit that was picked as the Counterfeit Kit for this month I knew I wanted to create a forgery of the doily looking paper.
 I have a large Kaiser Craft Stencil that I have not used yet and knew that the Colour Blast Coloured Paste would like divine through it. I actually created this background before I knew how I was going to scrap it!!
Here is how I made it;
 
Sprinkle a small amount of Colour Blast Colour Shimmer Dust (I used the colour Navy) on to some white cardstock
Spray the Colour Shimmer Dust with some water and Colour Shimmer Spray (I used the colour Envy) Keep spraying until it blends and spreads across the page.
When dry place a stencil across the cardstock and spread some Colour Blast Colour Paste (the colour is Just Blue) through the it using a flat ended tool (I use an old Medicare card or store card).
Be careful lifting the stencil from the cardstock.
 Such a fun and easy way to create a unique looking background for a layout.
I finished off my layout with a few embellishments and a photo of my daughter Bronte. If you want to know more about the wonderful range of Colour Blast products then please pop in and have a look at the store.
 
 

 

 

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

January White With 1 - Princess Pink

 
I am a wee bit excited sharing my first Design Team layout for the  White with 1 Blog Challenge with you all. It is such a pretty colour and was so much fun creating a layout with it, the hardest part for me this month was pick which one of my millions of pink photos I wanted to use with it!! The joys of having two daughters. :)
 
Here is the gourgueus Princess Pink colour
and here is a moodboard to get your creative juices flowing.
I took my inspiration from the moodboard in the way of the bow from the sunglasses, the flowers and a see through flower boarder on the bottom of the page to represent the tuile on the dress. I even managed to get a pair of sunglasses in the photo!!

Pretty In Pink


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

2016 Colour Blast Layouts

I was a bit slack in posting to my blog in the last half of 2016 so this year I promise to be better and for you viewing eye candy I am going to hit you all with some of the layouts (in no particular order) that I have made whilst on the Colour Blast Design Team. If you would like to know what products or what colours I have used please get in contact.
And if you want to buy any of the wonderfully delicious products then just pop into the Colour Blast Store and spend up big!! :)











Monday, January 02, 2017

Sister for Colour Blast

 
 A layout I did last year using the Colour Blast products that I forgot to post here on the blog, it has been sitting drafted for a little while now.
 

 Sister


January Counterfeit Kit Challenge

I always start of the year with the good intentions to get a lit of scrapping done... this year is the same. I want to join in with blog challenges and get more into my albums so I am once again joining in on the Counterfeit Kit Challenge, it is such a great way to use up all of my stash.... I seriously have enough to last 5 years.... if I can just get it all used.
This month the kit picked has a lot of teal/mint and navy colours in it. I have added a few extra colours as just using the two main colours in the kit would be near on impossible for me to stick to with all my girlie photos! The kit picked is by Kaisercraft title Wild Dreams, it is lovely but I want to make my scrapping goal attainable so the extra colour just has to be added to my kit.
Here are a few photos of what I have added to my kit - lots of patterned paper, stickers, flowers, flairs, doilies, gems, wood veneers and a stack of Colour Blast products because there is that Kaiser Craft mist in the centre pile of the original kit.



So as you can see my kit does not exactly look like the original, but mixing it up this way will get me using it. I already have a layout and photos in mind for my very first page.
 

Welcome 2017

Another year gone and another underway. Already this year is leaning towards being very creative and busy. Adrian is still posted to Darwin, so it is just the girls and I here in Jervis Bay. We still have Emma our super Aupair so things are really nice right now. We are looking forward to taking advantage of the beaches and taking the stand up paddle board out more.
 
I am starting off the year on two wonderfully fabulous Design Teams the Colour Blast Team and the White with One Team. I am very excited about both of them as they complement each other nicely!! I can show case all my Colour Blast products on my monthly inspiration for White with One so I get to have double the fun whilst creating.
 
Please stop in and congratulate the other wonderfully talented ladies who also made the teams and I hope that you get lots of inspiration from us.
 
                                                        White With 1