30 October 2016

A Shimelle weekend ...

Shimelle is having a weekend of challenges - yay to that!!  I haven't had a massive amount of me time this weekend but have managed to carve out a hour this afternoon to participate in at least one of these terrific challenges and I hope to be able to do another one or two during the week.

 Let’s be practical with this first challenge of the weekend: create a new page with lots of little photos!



Here is mine - six 3x4 photographs on my page of one of the places my daughter visited on a trip to Melbourne a few years ago.

29 October 2016

Show us your stuff ...

I simply could not resist this gorgeous mood board on Show us your stuff this month designed by artist Leanne Jago from her wonderful art pieces.



I was so inspired by the colours, choosing to use blue, lime and turquoise for my background using a combination of spray inks on white cardstock.  I then had to highlight our own little animal subject - Miss Bella, our regal feline!  I have enhanced the page with gold droplet, rub-ons and a splash of yellow to match in with her eyes.  My handmade star embellishment and a scattering of enamel dots finishes the page.





28 October 2016

Off the rails ...

October has presented us with a few Halloween inspired challenges like the one over on Off the Rails Scrapbooking.  I don't do Halloween and the very few relevant photos I have of fancy dress and theme parties have long since been scrapped so I took the opportunity to do a page for my travel album.


An avenue of stark leafless trees, branches reaching for the sun on a foggy morning in Paris.  Yep creepy enough :)


Pretty Butterflies ...

A very pretty moodboard from Scrapbook Boutique this month with a distinct butterfly theme - now who doesn't like butterflies!

 

I pulled some of the colours from the moodboard - the pink and teal in my patterned papers as well as finding some with butterflies already included.  I then added touches of gold in the form of ink droplets and sequins and use butterflies, of course. 


26 October 2016

Kraft + ...

Kraft + is going back in time this month with a challenge to use up some of those "forgotten" products in our stashes.  The prompt was to use one of these items but well, I couldn't stop at one!!


I pulled out old papers - and when I say old I mean OLD - these have to be at least 7 or 8 if a day!  Next came some buttons.  Here I sheepishly admit to loving using buttons, old hat or not and brads, yep love those too.  It's not in the category but I pulled some photos not yet scrapped of my then 7 year old son (he's now 18) so oldies but goodies.


It's simple but it works and another page completed for the album!

07 October 2016

123 Challenge Blog in October ...

Our October challenge is up on 123 Challenge Blog.


This was a fun page to put together and works well for a travel layout.


Hope you can come and play along with us this month.



Pixels and Paper for October ...

It's another challenge on Pixels and Paper.  This month we have a rather shabby chic image for you to take some inspiration from.  You may like the vintage feel of this photograph and run with using lace on your page or perhaps you are drawn to the flowers and work those onto your entry in some way.  Maybe you like the colour white and add in pale pink and yellow as your accent colours. Or possibly you prefer the shapes in this image and like to use a combination of rectangles and ovals and hexagons on your page.  Whatever inspires you about our image, please share it with us.

CRITERIA - The use of frames on your entry

JANE
I ran with the vintage feel of the image and also picked up the buff colour of one of the roses as my main colour.  I added in lace as a background strip and with the flowers I have used.

Hope you can come and join in with us on Pixels and Paper this month.