Friday, January 23, 2015

Scrapbooking Memories Masters Entry 2014

Howdy Peeps!!

Today I am sharing my projects created for the Scrapbooking Memories Master competition. My entry was unsuccessful but I am happy to say I did receive a HONOURABLE MENTION for my Art Journal Cover. So all up there were 4 tasks which needed to be completed. 

Task 1 - Single layout using a 5 x 7 photo.

"Halloween In Wonderland"

This was a little daunting for me using such a large photo but I really loved the finished page and that is the main thing.

Task 2 - Create a layout incorporating a non traditional scrapbooking item.

"Go Confidently"

For my non conventional item I chose to use and small wooden artist easel.

Absolutely loved this page, my kids are my inspiration.

Task 3 - Create a layout with journalling as the main focus.

"All Of Me"

This page was dedicated to myself and wonderful hubby using the lyrics of the beautiful John Legend song.

And finally..I was over the moon to receive and HONOURABLE MENTION for this one.

Task 4 - Create an art journal cover

"Art Life"

This was my most favourite task of all, I just let myself go to create this steampunk inspired cover.

So that was my entry....I really enjoyed creating them and totally loved and was 100% happy with the finished projects and in my eyes that is the main thing. 

And you will notice that there was no mixed media on any of my projects, well after being told I may have to change my ways or be left behind you will see my style has changed quiet a bit since creating these.

Hope you have a terrific weekend!!


Monday, January 19, 2015

Dusty Attic - Love Completely

Howdy Peeps!!

I am super excited to be sharing my very first page as an official Dusty Attic designer. I am so looking forward to the year ahead with this amazing team.

But first Dusty Attic are having a 20% off all orders for the month of January at the check out use the promo code - happy2015. Why not go visit and stock up bigtime!!

I have been playing around alot with mixed media of late and I now think I can say I am on my way to a style I love, a bit arty, clean but still has my love of dimension. Dusty Attic chipboard makes it so easy for me.

"Love Completely"

Chipboard combined with flowers, paint, ink, rhinestones and a gorgeous photo have made my creation come to life.

To create the branch cluster I have 2 different sets of branches for added interest and 2 cute little seagulls. I have topped the branch cluster with my page title. All chipboard has been covered with texture paste to add extra texture and added interest to the page. I like that it allows uneven toning of the paint.

Behind the photo I have tucked elegant swirls and the centre string from the Dreamcatcher #1. I then added a little sprinkling of flying seagulls...which I love.

I like to have a washed type of background and the Dusty In Colour paints work fantastically for this, I simply squeeze out a little onto my tray add lots water and then you have the perfect mix for a wash.

Materials Used
Available from Dusty Attic

Prima Flowers & Bows
Kaisercraft Rhinestones Orange & Champagne
Luminarte Burnt Umber & Yellow Rose
Kaisercraft Sparklets Saffron
Kaisercraft Treasured Memories Stamp.


Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Sharing a page today that was inspired by the Scrap Around The World January Mood Board and I have used The Scrapbook Stores January sketch for page design.

So this is the sketch...very pretty indeed.

This is the Scrap Around The World Mood Board.

Isn't it gorgeous...I loved the shabbiness and colours. I was also inspired by the details of the frames.

And this is the page I created....


I have basically compacted all elements of the sketch and made more of a centre cluster with it. Once again I have added a few extra to make the sketch my own.

I created lots of layers with Dusty Attic chipboard and added flowers, thread and pearls for extra texture.

I applied texture paste liberally to all the chipboard for added texture. I cut the centre from the dreamcatcher to create a circle frame and added extra flowers, string and pearls for added dimension.

Materials Used
Available from The Scrapbook Store

Dusty Attic - Dream Catcher #1 - DA0745
Dusty Attic - Leafy Flourish - DA0759
The Crafters Workshop - Template - Mini Texturized
Prima Marketing - Fluid Chalk Pad - Raspberry Pie
Lindys Stamp Gang - Magicals Sets - Sweet Treats
Kaisercraft - Pearls - Hot Pink
Kaisercraft - Rhinestones - Champagne

Dusty Attic Wish Title - DA1147
Dusty Attic Vintage Flourish - DA1138
Prima Flowers & Bows