Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Scrapfest Challenge Mini

We hve another challenge on the Scrapfest Facebook Page. We were assigned a photo to use of the venue for Scrapfest and could choose to make a layout, a mini (which we can use for scrapfest too) or a card.
I chose to do a mini, and used this Twiddley Bits mini from my stash...
I went one further and since the outside is inside looking out, I made the inside Outside looking in.

At the moment I have left the rest of the pages with only a background paper, to give myself scope to make use of them as needed.
Most of the papers are Kaisercraft Magnolia Grove, with some Basecoat on the inside of the front cover.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Kaisercraft Saturday sketch challenge

Each Saturday Kaisercraft put up a sketch on their blog foe everyone to play with. The first sketch for May was this

 Here is my take on it...

 This page was created with Kaisercrafts Magnolia Grove paper collection.
 The centre panel was stenciled with Kaisercrafts Wheat stencil using aged mahogany distress ink, and punched with an EK Success punch, with a different EK Success and a Martha Stewart punch being used for the other strips.
 The flowers, leaves and flourishes, were all cut from the same papers using Cheery Lynn dies.

The poem is 'God's Masterpiece is Mother' by Herbert Farnham
God took the fragrance of a flower
The majesty of a tree
The gentleness of morning dew
The calm of a quiet sea
The beauty of the twilight hour
The soul of a starry night
The laughter of a rippling brook
The grace of a bird in flight
Then God fashioned from these things
A creation like no other
And when his masterpiece was through
He called it Simply - Mother

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Scrapfest By the Sea Recipe Challenge

The scrapfest organisers have given us a recipe challenge, and here is my take on it...
 The recipe was:

1 piece of cardstock (any size)
The page it is built on was plain white cardstock before I got the ink to it
At least 4 pieces of patterned paper (any size)
Each of the photos is matted on pattern paper
At least 5 flowers
3 daisys in bottom left and 3 tiny rolled flowers where photos meet at the top
A piece of thread/string/ribbon
Silver cord through tag
Some texture paste
The Clocks around the edge
Some paint/spray
Also the clocks, as we moved in walnut distress paint was used in the stencil and to color the paste
A tag (any size)
Bottom Left
Something sparkly
The sliver cl
ock with a largebling brad in the middle
And 4 photos
Printed with different opacities to fade them back

 Detail of the tag, text on tag is Frederick & Hannah. The leaves are spellbinder dies with a matching Heartfelt creations stamp on vellum, and the daisys are from a Cheery Lynn Daisy strip die, also on vellum.
Detail of the silver clock at the top. you can see the ultra tiny rolled flowers where the photos meet.it also shows the painted area of the clock stencil (Stencil by Prima).