Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sketchabilities #152 - August

I have just had a fantastic weekend away with my scrapbooking friends organised by Embellish It here in New Zealand, at a scrap camp from all day Friday morning through to Sunday lunchtime. Just love weekends like that where you get to scrapbook all weekend and spend quality time with special friends too.

Over to Sketchabilities August reveal and it is sketch no 152. I thoroughly enjoyed making use of this sketch this month!

My take on the sketch - using the lovely Mintay Marina papers and 49 and Market flowers
Here I have used the gorgeous no 2 Marina page - I just love this weathered wood on this paper. I have used a brick wall stencil for the back ground and texture paste. Splattered some blue ink over this and then rubbed a little chalk colour over that. I have also done some random stamping before placing my papers and flowers.

I have cut out several sizes of different papers as matting behind the photo and used a corner punch on these, tucking bits of muslin under the matting,
The layout is finished off with these gorgeous 49 and Market flowers. I have also fussy cut some of the shells out and added these among the flowers clusters. The anchor was also fussy cut.

Pop on over to the Sketchabilities blog for details on how to play along - and check out the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the team!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

1 August 2018 - White ... with 1 Reveal

And just like that July is done ... welcome to a new month. A new month means a new challenge at White .. with 1. ... and it is the beautiful SUNNY YELLOW

Such a bright and vibrant colour.. We have a great sketch, which is entirely optional to you those who choose to do the challenge

Here is my take on the colour with the sketch
I decided to transpose the sketch and this was the result! I just loved how it turned out. I started off with gesso'ing the white cardstock. Then I used a stencil with texture paste. Once dry, I sprayed over the textured back ground with yellow ink and a little water to get it spread.

If you have a look at the above picture you can see the yellowed textured background. I used some of the collectables and paper from the Kaisercraft range "Shine Bright", and the "tape measure" is from  the Kaisercraft "documented" range. The photo is mounted on foam tape to add dimension.
The chipboard numbers are gesso'd. Once dried, I dabbed yellow ink lightly on these and then stamped over these with a script stamp in black ink. These are tucked in under the photo. The "love" title is added also with foam tape so that it lifts at the same height as the photo.The chipboard and flowers are from 49 and Market. Add some cheesecloth between the flowers. The same applies for the cluster at the top.

To finish off, I used a wet wipe and some yellow ink and dabbed around the photo. I then splattered undiluted yellow ink and added some yellow sequins.

I hope that this has inspired you to pop over to the White ... with 1 challenge blog and enter your page. There is some great pages that the design team have put together too.

Thanks for visiting!

---- M ----

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Sketchabilities #151 - July 2018 reveal

Helloooo .... from a very cold and rainy NZ!

I so enjoyed all the lovely layouts from everyone who joined Sketchabilities with their comeback reveal #150 - I love how one sketch can produce such varieties and beautiful interpretations - amazing!
SO of course , it's the 15th of July - which means its Sketchabilities July reveal day - and it's sketch #151:

And here is my take on the sketch, using the gorgeous Chesterville paper

Here I  have lightly brushed the paper with gesso and then stamped the paper with black ink and a script stamp. I then splattered some brownish/reddish ink on the page. Once dry, I gesso'd over this lightly again, and once all dry, I sandpapered over the page and then stamped on the black inch blots. I also inked the edge of the paper with a brown ink. The layout is finished off with a layering of paper, tags and the chipboard cogs and 49 and Market flowers.

Looking a little closer, shows the stamping in the background and the inking. The cogs have been panted in black and then dabbed with copper, bronze and gold paint to give it that rusty look. The matting for the photo is an old Bo Bunny collection that I cut out and distressed.  I stamped a film strip image and then stuck a washi tape film strip piece over this. The flowers have also been brushed with a little brown ink to give them a more rustic appearance.

 Looking forward to seeing everyone's take on this sketch for July .....

I will be back soon ....

Have a great week everyone!


Sunday, 1 July 2018

White .. with 1 - July 2018 Challenge

Oh my .... where is this year going! Far too fast I might add.... half way through the year, gulp!

And of course being the 1st of the month, means a new challenge over at White ... with 1.   Featuring this month with white is the gorgeous Air Bubble

I love this colour, so pretty and fresh. And along with this White with 1 has a lovely mood board for inspiration:

Pretty, isn't it?

Here is my take on the colour for this month:

This is me ... I was about 10 years old .... yes sometime ago. We used to go down to the coast for our family holidays. I have gesso'd the back ground and added some dots with text paste. I sprayed the page with blue ink, which I toned down with water spritzing. The bubbles are Dusty Attic chipboard, which I inked. I didn't have quite the blue flowers, so I managed to paint white flowers with metallic paint. The background is also stamped with a bit of black ink and tiny dot stamp.

Looking forward to seeing your take on the challenge up on the White .. with 1 blog.

`~~~~~ M ~~~~

Friday, 15 June 2018

Sketchabilities June 2018 Reveal

 Hi there!!

Sketchabilities is back - yay! I am sooooo excited to be on this amazing design team, and so look forward to creating pages with their gorgeous sketches, with reveal day every 15th of the month. They have picked up where they left off - and today marks sketch no #150:

For my first reveal I have used some papers from 49 and Market. And here is my take on the sketch:

Here I have used the the "Looking Through" papers from 49 and Market, and their gorgeous range of flowers. I have stamped behind each photo, and then layered my flowers over a Dusty Attic chipboard design. There are also some prills dotted here and there. I have also fussy cut out some of the fairies and flowers which I have added between the flowers. I have then used chalk and rubbed this on the outline to emphasis the photos and the flowers.

Come and play along with us at Sketchabilities - have a look at the other layouts done by the rest of the design team, they are gorgeous! Hope to see you up on the blog!

Click here to go to the Sketchabilities blog ...

Till next time,
--- M ---

Friday, 1 June 2018

White with ... 1 June 2018 Challenge

Hello from a very cold New Zealand

Winter is sure making it's presence felt ... and it has sure been cold here in Christchurch. But we are in June ... hello winter! And yes - a new month, means a new challenge over at White ... with 1. Just love the colour for this month SPACE FRONTIER ...

As the White with 1 blog states: The Colour this month might just take you boldly where no-one has gone before ....

And here is my take with this colour ...

Here I cut down my white cardstock to 11,5" x 11.5" and distressed it slightly. This was mounted onto a grey paper from 49 and Market range. I then used texture paste and a brick stencil, and then sprayed with ink as well as using a wet wipe and dabbed ink onto the page. I also used a script stamp randomly stamping.I finished off by using layers of washi tape and then lightly brushing over these with some gesso. 
I inked the chippie title - love this chippie from 2 Crafty.
Would love to see your take on the challenge and see it up on the White with 1 blog.

We have a long weekend here in New Zealand ... and the weather looks rather dismal, so I think some scrapbooking might just be in order......

Until next time ....

---- M ----

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

White ... with 1, May

Hello to another new month!

A new month means a new colour over at White ... with 1. And it is the beautiful GERBERA PETAL - love, love, love this colour.

Isn't this beautiful? And if that is not enough to tempt you, how about this gorgeous mood board?

And here is my take on this month's challenge:

This is my gorgeous niece. I have sprayed the background with some Lindy's Stamp Gang ink and then stamped the background. I then used various layers of paper and flowers to finish this off. There is an overlay on the photo.

Hope that this colour has your creative juices flowing - would love to see your layout up on the White ... with 1 blog :)

Happy scrapping,

Sunday, 1 April 2018

White ... with 1 - April 2018

Happy Easter everyone! And of course the 1st of the month means a new colour over over at White with 1 :) - and this month is the delicious TOFFEE CRUNCH .... yum!!!

And this month White ... with 1 team have also provided a sketch to get those creative juices flowing (the sketch is entirely optional to you):

And here is my take on the challenge

I have used dies to cut the frames and used a stamp for the back ground. I sprayed the back ground with ink and then wiped it with a wet wipe to give it that wiped effect.

Hope to see your take on the challenge up on the White ... with 1 blog :)


Friday, 2 March 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 March 2018 Challenge

Hello there again

And welcome to another installment for Let's Get Sketchy - brand new month means brand new sketch . Pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and check out the details for the new challenge. Here is the sketch to get you all inspired:
 This month, Let's Get Sketchy have also added this lovely mood board for more inspiration - I really love these colours
And here is my take on the challenge - I decided to be a little different and just slant the photo a little with still keeping the sketch n mind:

My inspiration off the mood board was the greens and the oranges - as well as the leaves and the wooden shelf. Come play along with us at Let's Get Sketchy - would love to see your take on this lovely sketch and mood board :)

I will be back in the middle of March with the next exciting sketch from Let's Get Sketchy :)

--- M ---

Thursday, 1 March 2018

White ... with 1 - March 2018 Challenge

Hello there!

And just like that it's March and here in New Zealand that means it's officially day 1 of autumn .... but of course the 1st of the month is a new challenge over at White ... with 1.  It's a really great and fresh colour this month .... CRISPY LETTUCE. 
Along with our colour this month, White with 1 have provided an additional mood board, which inspired the design team to come up with their gorgeous ideas. 
 Does that look so fresh and inspiring?

I took inspiration from all the aspects of the mood board, the frog being the theme of my layout and the butterfly and the lettuce leaves as my decorative approach:

 Here is my take on the mood board and the colour of the month. This is my youngest niece, dressed up as a frog. I am not sure what the occassion was that she had to dress up for ... but she is super cute!
I started off using a thick textured paste and mixed it with ink and spread it on my background for texture. Next I used leaves and butterflies from the Mintay range of papers and fussy cut these and layered these on the layout. 

Come and play along with us at White ... with 1 - hope to see you there!


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Feb Challenge

Hello again!

And here we are again - the middle of the month and yes you guessed it - Let's Get Sketchy mid-month challenge is up on their blog. Here is the sketch for 15 Feb 2018:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Photo booths tend to be the in thing at parties today - so of course I couldnt resist scrapping these lovely photos of the girls having some fun with some of the props for the photos. Think they are super cool!

I have used paper from the Freckled Fawn range. I think I have had this in my stash for a wee while now, and it is actually part of a Christmas Range (hehehe!).

Pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and have a look at the wonderful interpretations of the sketch by the rest of design team. I love how one sketch can be produce so many different layouts!

Hope to see your layout up on the blog!

Bye for now,

Friday, 2 February 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - 1 February Reveal

Hello again

And me again - this time with the 1 February sketch reveal for Let's Get Sketchy! Gosh was January a fantastic month at LGS - there were so many amazing entries - it was wonderful to see. I love how everyone interprets the sketches and the layouts created - wow! Well without further ado - here is the sketch for 1 Feb:

And here is my take on the sketch featuring my gorgeous nieces:

These are my two beautiful nieces, whom I haven't seen for a few years being that we live 11000km away. They are much older now 15 and 11 now. 

Well I look forward to seeing your take on the sketch ..... 

See you again on the 15th of Feb for the next Let's Get Sketchy reveal .....

M ☺☺

Thursday, 1 February 2018

White with 1 - February reveal

Hello all

Not sure what happened to January - it went so fast, and suddenly it is February - phew!
Really does seem to get faster as one ages, or is it better to say that time flies when you are having fun? I think  I prefer the latter!

Of course with the new month, means a new challenge over at White ... with 1 ... and this month is the gorgeous SIZZLING PINK 

Pretty, pretty!

And if that colour is not enough to tempt you, White with 1 has also included a sketch

The sketch is of course entirely optional!

So here is my layout for the month using the sketch:

This colour was so perfect for my daughters last year at school formal ball - matched perfectly. And so did her finger nails and I just love this photo.

I have sprayed some pink ink in the background, and used some of my project life cards for the background. There is also some chippie in there which I have coloured with pink ink. 

I just love what the rest of the team have put together too - pop on over to the White .. with 1 blog and have a look. 
I look forward to seeing your amazing creations up on the blog this month ...

---- M ---

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - 15 Jan sketch reveal

Well we are half way through January - is it just me, but does each year just seem to go faster and faster?
As it is the 15th of the month - it is Let's Get Sketchy reveal for the next sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch using the gorgeous Pion range - Theodore and Bella:
I just love this range -  and my precious daughter who was about 13/14 months old in these pictures - and who now turns 22 this year! Can't believe they were ever so little. I will always remember people telling me to enjoy the moments with my kids as littlies because they grow up so quickly - and boy there is nothing truer said. In a blink of an eye they are young adults ready to leave the house ad spread their wings.

I certainly hope to see your layouts up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog - click here and all the details on how to enter are on the blog (and have a look at the gorgeous layouts created by the rest of the design team).

See you soon!

Monday, 1 January 2018

Let's Get Sketchy - Jan 2018

Happy New Year - hope your year ahead is a good one!

1 January - and Let's Get Sketchy has a lovely new sketch for the 1st of the month reveal:

I went with a masculine layout, I laid out the papers as per the sketch, and used a dusty attic chipboard zip to make it look like I was pulling the paper open with the zip. I used a stencil and ink to make the splash and stain marks.
Pop on over to the Let's Get Sketchy blog and have a look at the rest of the design team and their gorgeous interpretation of the sketch. - they are also a new design team for 2018.

I would love to see your interpretation of the sketch up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog ....


White ... with 1 - Jan 2018

Happy New Year to you all - may 2018 be a very good year for you all!

So being the 1st of the month - it means a new reveal and challenge for White ... with 1. A great colour this month - BAYOU BLUE. And to go along with this lovely colour - White with 1 have provided a mood board to get the creativity going (The mood board is of course optional):

Isn't this a great mood board - I love the colours and the textures. And especially the denim and the textures from the plant pots. This then inspired the following layout for White with 1 for January 2018:

I was very lucky to have the striped paper in my stash - perfect for this month's challenge. I then used other papers also with the denim effects. I then layered different collectables from Kaisercraft along side the photos. This is my gorgeous niece and I thought it quite appropriate that she was wearing a denim jacket - perfect with the papers.

White with 1 has a new design team for 2018 - pop over to the blog and have a look at the new team's inspiration and beautiful layouts that have been displayed. 

I look forward to seeing everyone's layouts created for this month's challenge.

----- M -----