Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Scrap Friends Sketch Challenge

Hi all,
Just getting a quick challenge in before the end of the month. Loved the sketch over at Scrapfriends right from the beginning of the month and just did not get round to doing it till now.
Here is the Sketch:

Here is my take:

Better late than never I guess, it has been a bit of a rush job but I don't mind how it turned out!

The feathers are the new foam stamps from Scrap FX, I used this page as a road test for them and they are awesome!!!! So easy to use and come up perfectly for the look I wanted here.

 Used the old favourite chevron stencil from Scrap FX and an arrow pack I had in my stash. I coloured the stencil using water colours then outlined it roughly with a fineliner. The Title is one of the new Midi words from Scrap FX (what would I do without them?).

The feathers are stamped with a stamp pad (using 2 colours) then I outlined them and added some details. Foam stamps are not as detailed as your rubber ones, but I love how you can make each image an original with just a few strokes of a pen!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Scrap FX and Ruby Rock-It Blog Hop/Swap

WELCOME to the second day of  FUN  as the designers from Scrap FX join the  Ruby Rock-it Team in an inspiring Blog Hop!

And now let's check out those prizes:

Here's how you can win: ** Visit each participating designer's blog each day on the hop & leave a comment.
There are only 11/12 blogs each day,  so it's VERY do-able!  {make sure you include your email address so we can contact you if you win}
For additional chances to win:  Head over to the Scrap FX Facebook page and *LIKE* us and leave a message telling us you came from  the blog hop.  

The deadline to leave comments for prizes is 11:59pm EST, Monday, August 19th.

Winners will be announced on Ruby Rock-it and Scrap FX blogs on Tuesday, August 20th!

If you get lost along the way, you will be able to find a complete list of participating blogs each day here at the end of this post, and at  Scrap FX and over at Ruby-Rock-it (we really want to make sure you get along to everyone!!!)

Now on to the fun I had! 
I love the new chippies from Scrap FX this month they are beautiful and "flowy" if you get my drift, I combined them with my papers from the Reminisce Line I received from Ruby Rock-It:

I created lots of texture with gesso and the stickers that came with the papers.

I embossed the chipboard with a mixture of powders to create the look I wanted.

Here is a closer look at the texture created with the hexagon stencil from Scrap FX, Gesso and border stickers.

I used mists to add colour to the page to match the pink hues of the paper: 

For my second LO I tried to create a more Masculine Look:

I used water colour crayons to draw the heart shape as a background.

Once again used the border stickers and papers in strips to create layers.
Embossed the chippy fern corner and alphas with a mix of embossing powders to try and compliment the photo.

So there you have it that is all from me you now head of to  Linda Kretz a Ruby Rock-It gal!
Have fun and if you loose your way here are the lists for both days:
Here's the Day One list:
 Here's the blog hop list for Today:
Michelle Logan (you are here)
Now do not forget to leave a comment here then over at the company Blogs to be in the running for the awesome prizes!
Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Look what's happening soon!

A special Blog Hop happening on Friday and all weekend! Gorgeous prizes to be won and loads of inspiration to be had over 2 packed days, so be sure to get a coffee and settle in for some creative fun as 2 Design Teams come together to inspire!
I am rostered to appear on Saturday and there is an amazing array of talent on Friday also, so why not drop by??
See you all then!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Art Nouveau hits Scrap FX

A new month means more chippy goodies! That means more fun to be had!
I have been playing with the Scrap FX new releases inspired by the Art Nouveau period, very "flowy" lots of flourishes, perfect for wedding pages and the like!
 Here are some of my favourites but head on over to  Scrap FX to check out more of the new designs!

First up some beautiful flourishes that will suit any theme of your project:

Art Nouveau Arc

Art Nouveau Corner

Abstract Corner

Aren't they just divine? I have used the Nouveau Corner here:

I have used the Art Nouveau Corner, Midi Happiness word and the Diamond Confetti Stencil all Scrap FX products.

Next up are some beautiful clocks and frames that I cannot wait to create with:

Art Nouveau Mantelpiece Clock - Click Image to Close

Art Nouveau Mantelpiece Clock

Art Nouveau Wall Clock

Art Nouveau Frame B Large   

 Art Nouveau Frame B Large              

Art Nouveau Frame

I had fun with some of the latest wordlets too,

Having the time of our lives
Let the Good Times Roll

Love this one that I heat embossed and used it on the page below:

I used the new wordlet, Heart Confetti Stencil, and a theme pack for the other small words.
If you look carefully you will see Sawyers place sweet cherry tape..... so cute, and also the flair you see is part of their range also.... fun stuff!!

And lastly just for fun some cute teeny stuff!
Mini Feathers and Moustaches:

There you go I am sure with this release there is something for everyone why not check it out! 
I cannot wait to play some more and see what my fellow designers create on the Scrap FX blog.  

Hugs to all,