Sunday, 15 October 2017

Colorful Creations - Mid-Oct reveal

And me again with another mid-month reveal and this is for Colorful Creations :) And the challenge for Mid-October is a sketch.

Here is the sketch - a sketch with a difference!

Isn't this sketch so cool? And here is my take on the sketch:
The triangles are from a Blue Fern collection - here my hubby and I went to Hanmer Springs for our 24th wedding anniversary. Hanmer Springs has lovely hot pools - and although it was December (which is summer in NZ) it was actually quite cold, and there was even a dusting of snow that weekend .... the warm pools were very welcome!

I look forward to seeing what you all come up with and your interpretation of the sketch ... come play along at Colorful Creations.

Thanks for popping over to visit.

Michelle xxx

Let's Get Sketchy - Mid-Oct Reveal

Well hello from a lovely spring New Zealand! And it's the 15th of the month - which means reveal day over at Let's Get Sketchy - yay!!! And here is the sketch for this reveal:

And here is my take on the sketch using an (old) Prima range - Stationer's Desk. Just love the maroon and vintage hues in this range. I went along with this as I thought it matched my daugher's make up very well!
Here I have used a background paper and then used a lighter paper which I cut down slightly and distressed. I then cut the strip through top left to match the sketch - about a 1/4 of an inch taken off and this was also distressed. The photo is also matted with cardstock and the Prima range and also distressed. I then finished off the layout with chipboard inked with maroon to match, the flowers, some extra leaves and some twine. The title is also chipboard and inked.

Come and play along with Lets' Get Sketchy - I would love to see your take of the challenge sketch up on their blog.

Thanks for popping over and taking a look!

Michelle xxxx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Colorful Creations - 1 October reveal

Hello again!

Let your creativity run wild for this month with the challenge over at Colorful Creations - using "numbers" in your project (layout or off the page). You can be as creative as you wish - and as long as "number" is represented in some form on your page, whether you choose to use a paper with numbers on it, or whether you use numbers as embellishments or have the number in your challenge - this is entirely up to you.

And here is my take on the challenge:

I have used various chipboard numbers in all shapes and sizes to create my layout. To start with, I have used the new Kaisercraft Factory 42 range. The background of the paper has been gesso'd lightly to lighten up the dark paper. I then layered various papers from this same range, distressing each of these and layering these before adhering my photo on top of these. The huge cog was fussy cut and I used some of the stickers off the sticker page. I gesso'd all the numbers, before spraying them with three shades of ink (not quite visible in this photo) - the colours were gold, metallic brown and a metallic copper shade.
I have a punch that cuts the tiny chevrons added to finish the page off.

I love this photo of my husband and son - they were both sitting on the beach near Ashburton here in NZ (the beach is all pebbles and no sand!) - and both just sat there in the same position staring out to sea.

Love to see your take on the "numbers' theme on the blog over at Colorful Creations 

----- M -----

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 October reveal

Hello to a new month!

And of course the 1st of the month means there is a brand new sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy.

I have decided this month to with a very simple and easy layout - but bright and vibrant. I just love this green and red/orange combination. This is a photo of Mum and me on our way out before popping out to town - quite amusing really, that we ended up wearing the same colours without the other knowing what we were wearing ;)

Thanks for popping along - and do join us for the this month's challenge over at Let' Get Sketchy - all you have to do is use the sketch in any way you interpret it.

----- M -----

White ... with 1 - October reveal

Hello to  a new month over at White ... with 1.

October already .. wow! And this month is a very special month - in honour of breast cancer and creating awareness of this disease. White with 1 have chosen the colour PINK WHISPER in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Here is my take on the challenge for this month:

Using texture paste, I used an 12x12 stencil for the background, down the middle of the page. Once it was dry I sprayed the background with pink ink. I fussy cut the lady's head from a range  of paper I had, and then finished off the page using flowers, ribbon and chippies.

We would love you to join the challenge this month, and if you need a little help to get going, there is also a sketch that can be used (this is of course entirely optional)

Hope to see your challenge up on the White ... with 1 blog!

------- M --------

Friday, 15 September 2017

Let's Get Sketchy - Sketch 15 Sep 2017

Hello again!

And this middle of the month, Let's Get Sketchy has a really beautiful sketch for their mid-month challenge! Here it is:

Isn't this just fabulous! I love this one... and here is my take on the challenge using a Theresa Collins range that I have had for sometime:
It's hard to believe this photo was taken 8 years ago when my daughter was just 12 years old, and this weekend she is turning 21 ... wow doesn't time fly. Scary isn't it! I love this range of papers, and I have had them for a number of years - glad I was finally able to put them to use.

This is a really great sketch - and I would love to see your interpretation of this - why don't you join us, create something and pop it up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog - click here for the details and check the rest of the DT team and there gorgeous creations too.

Till the 1st of October for the next sketch reveal, have a great week :)


Colorful Creations - 15 September Reveal

Hello there!

Colorful Creations has a great theme for this middle of the month reveal. And it's all about the weather!! Create something that indicates your favourite kind of weather .... here is my layout:

 We had only been living in New Zealand just short of a year when we had a good dumping of snow. Living in an area of New Zealand that doesn't get the snow in winter, this was quite an event - and coming from South Africa, not something we are accustomed to either - so what do you do when you get to experience it for the first time? You play in it - just like my dear husband here! I love the snow - although a few of my NZ friends would very much disagree with me on this one.

Come and take part in this challenge - Tell on your layout your favourite kind of weather. :-) Is it stormy and thunderous weather, sunshine, rain, snow...etc… be creative! And pop it up in the Colorful Creations blog - would love to see what your favourite weather is too. Click here to go to the Colorful Creations blog.