Monday, November 11, 2013

Last Diva project: Off the page!

Hello one and all!
Back again with the last project of my Diva entry, and my favourite. Really like how quickly and easily this one came together. It is made from a Scrap FX Shadow box kit that are easy peesy to put together and because it comes in pieces you can decorate as you go so you can get to all the nooks and cranies! This piece has a Finnabair feel to it, just loved the workshop I did earlier this year with her, it really opened my eyes to so many more possibilities, for that I truly thank her!

Loads of Chippies here and metal bits and pieces too and you may even find a touch of lace as well.

The main character here is a Scrap FX steampunk owl that I added more gears to and the flourishes from his wings punch out so I used them for his "eyebrows" so cute!!

The words inside are little chippies that I painted to look like metal. The clustered corners are combinations of all the metal and chipboard bits and pieces I found in my stash.

I really threw a heap of paint and mist on this project really wanted it to be rich and shimmery. Then I highlighted with the rich gold so they would pop out so to speak!
So that was that little show and tell, the beginning of my Diva Journey!
Thanks everyone for taking the time to visit!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Diva Project 2!

Time for reveal number 2, the second layout!
This one is of my eldest, Kodey:

Just love getting all grungy with the border punches around the edges of the page!
Used a bunch of stencils and stamps on the background with gesso, mists and sprays. Then clustered my chippies after hitting them with mica paints!

 All the chippies are Scrap FX, used a lot of old favourites and just love that title!

When you add metal bits and pieces to chipboard it just .... well!

And that is that, stay tuned for my final project for the Divas, an off the page creation!! Lots of fun doing that one!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Design Diva!!!!

Hi All
Now that the news is well and truly out, that I have joined an overwhelmingly talented group of ladies as a Design Diva at Scrapbook Creations, over the next few days I thought I would show detailed shots of the projects that got me into this whirlwind of creativity!! (So to speak)

The first LO had to feature me...... made me a little uncomfortable to say the least:

As you can see I got down and dirty rather than deep and meaningful!!! Tried hard to hide the face .. LOL
To make the circles I used mist and home made stencils, (fancy name for a circle punched out of a scrap piece of cardboard) in varying sizes. Then I just doodled around them with my paint marker!

I used Scrap FX Paris Alphas for the title and threw some paint and ink on them. Trurhfully, I left this LO till the last minute, so had to really rush and get it done as the deadline loomed! As a result this is my least favourite of the 3 Diva entry projects.
I almost did not enter because of this requirement.... funny how little things really throw you, the photo of myself certainly did!!

Resorted to using old faithful embellishments, spinners and cogs, they just work for me, and paired with the scribble frame that I cut to fit it just suited the mess!

A few dimensional dots and words and I was closer to the finish line!

So that is the story of the first LO, it was definitely the toughest task!
Next I will show the "other" LO and then soon after the "off the page" task!
So do come by again soon,

Friday, November 1, 2013

I have been a little busy!!

The beginning of a new month already. Phew I am actually relieved October is over, it is a very busy one for this family, hence I only made a few posts. So what about November???
Well first up I have been playing with some new Scrap FX goodies. I am falling in love with the stencils and now their stamps as well???
This first page I used the random dots stencil which seems to be a "go to" one for me, the new Kraft paper trees, mini swallows and a new Elm leaf stamp.

This the paper tree that really inspired this page

Paper Tree, kraft
but then I got my hands on the Elm leaf stamp and teeny swallows (there are 10 in a pack!) and it all just seemed to come together!

Now on to the next page where I used an awesome new stencil that is super funky called "Squares and circles"
Squares & Circles stencil
Yeah baby I loved this one, I admit I did go a little crazy with this one on the background!

I also used a mini lock with the old fave.... hash tag corner isn't it just too cute?? And those words are new too I have just given them the embossing powder treatment!

Mini Locks
The mini lock is part of a set that are so darn cute how could I resist??

Word Set A Today
The words are from this pack but there are more check the web site, they are the perfect size for all you brave project lifers out there, but they work well as a title or even part of the  journalling on the page!
Last one I promise! I have a bit of a thing for pelicans and find myself taking photos of them alot as they seem to pose perfectly for just the right shot! So I thought Why not actually use one of those photos on a page??? So here 'tis!

Once again I went overboard on the background but hey that is the way I roll it seems!!
I used the new Moroccan Tile stencil, I have the matching stamp too but haven't used it yet!
Those sweet swallows feature once again!
I also used some oldies from my stash, about time I used them up!
Check out the stencil:

Moroccan Tile stamp
Yep loved that one too!!

So that is all from me for the moment, do your selves a favour and check out the super cool new stuff from Scrap FX Here

I can assure you, you will not be disappointed there is something for everyone in this release!!
Thanks for stopping by everyone,