Sunday, 30 August 2015

29th August 2015

Skrapki Wyzwaniowo - Typeset

I loved this challenge sooooo much!!!! I love fonts, letters, words...
Here is the challenge and the link...
And I had just received my 7 Dots order for Scrap Matrix.... so this happened! And I love it!

Who Am I?


This photo was taken while I was the Day Activity Coordinator on Kangaroo Island, (South Australia). 
We often played this game  (also called Celebrity Heads), and the ladies had so much fun and had lots of giggles while they were trying to work out who they were!

And here are some close ups....

Some stencilling, stamping and splattering on the background, and lots of yummy layers...

Thanks for a cool challenge Skrapki Wyzwaniowo!

Cheers, Vicki

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

August 14

CSI Case File #173

This case closes on 27th August... best get onto it!
I loved this one and couldn't wait to get started... I actually had a plan as soon as I read the clues and decided on the photo.  That doesn't always happen that quickly!

 And here is Desi... I mean my layout!!

She is so much bigger now, and I can't believe I have not scrapped her at all yet.  Such a little cutie, and these colours looked pretty good with the cushion she is curled up on - now her head fits on that same cushion!!!
Scheme: All colours accounted for
Evidence: Check pattern - (besides the cushion! I have texture pasted through a stencil, grid pattern - layout design is a grid and the washi has a grid design also, flowers and leaves - pretty obvious, wet medium - tecture paste, animals - does the photo count? label - date label, slant something - the whole layout is slanted (this was soooo difficult for this straight scrapper!) Distress something - minor ink distressing around the edges of all the paper.
Testimony:  I have journaled about relaxing on the couch with Desi - this of course only happens when she is exhausted!!!

Here are some close ups...


I used white cardstock on top of some 7 Dots Destination Unknown (which I also matted the photo with.)  The stencil is an older Prima (which I have had for ages - and love to bits!). Once I had divided my page into a grid, I outlined the quadrants with bling, paper, lace, flowers, crystals and some micro beads. There is also a Prima resin heart locket (saying My Heart Is Taken!).
All the elements I used are from Scrap Matrix...
I loved doing this, and I am now inspired to print some more photos off of my baby - who is now so such a baby at 7 months old.
Thanks CSI!
Thanks for popping by...
cheers, Vicki

Friday, 14 August 2015

7th August

CSI Case File #172

The major case file for the month!!!
You have the rest of the month to solve this one... here is the link...
Here is the file...  which I just loved, by the way!
The 'rules' are simple...
  • Use the colour palette
  • Choose at least 3 elements from the Evidence list
  • Use one Testimony prompt
  • And there is always a sketch to go with the main case - use it loosely if you like - does not have to be exact!!!
  • Make a cool page!
  • Upload it to the site, using the link tool (explained well on site)


 I had just printed off some images of my dad's shed, and the colours seemed pretty perfect... even if they didn't relate to the little 'travel' image.

And here is my layout

Tools of His Trades

Scheme: All colours accounted for.
Evidence: Wet medium (texture paste through a TCW tile stencil), string (tag and in cluster), mesh (as a base for all the elements and images), metal (cogs and other 'shed' props), watch parts (chipboard clock).
Testimony: Weeelll.... While it is not exactly Direction in the travel sense.... these tools and his shed, became a 'new direction' for dad once he retired.  He tried the whole resting, bowling and watching lots of Foxtel... but became bored (much to his confusion!!!).  He started becoming involved with the crafts that mum and I were doing. He made all of our MDF items (trays, bins etc for folk art painting)... then started learning how to make frames and matting, and did all of our framing, making the hobby so much cheaper for us all... his rates were vastly different from a 'framer'!!!!  He was kept very busy!

Here are some close ups....

I used some Tim Holtz letter stickers - they were perfect!
And I made some resin molds for the little tools, and coloured them gray with Distress paint.
I kept some of the cogs natural to blend with the colour scheme. Others I distressed with Aged Mahogany and added glossy Accents.
I found the Authentique Durable range suited the colour scheme, and my theme really well, as well as adding a 7 Dots Cold Country piece at the bottom (following the sketch), and adding in the gray.
I used Scrap Matrix chipboard words and coloured them with a bit of a mix of Primary Elements to match the colour. And coated with Glossy Accents again. 
I really loved this case, and loved doing a grungy masculine layout.
Thanks for popping by and thanks to CSI for another cool case to solve!
Some of the items used I grabbed from my stash...
others I 'grabbed' from Scrap Matrix!!! lol
Cheers, Vicki
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

11th August

Kraft + August Challenge


Here is the link for this very cool challenge....
Well, cool for some!  I have never zentangled before, but was definitely starting to think about it, so I jumped in... tentatively! lol
Mine is pretty basic, but I am still proud of it, and I am no longer a zentangle virgin!

Bali Time.

I was very tentative with my tangles, and to be honest, my creativity did not kick in... I should have googled some images and got some very cool doodles. My friend was here today, and she got so many ideas on the net from some very cool zentanglers... wish I had thought of that! lol 
I purposely crosshatched each half of each leave, hoping it would look darker, as a shadow would. 
I was so tempted to add colour to my leaves, but resisted, and added chipboard and bling instead!

A couple of close ups...

To me, the beautiful frangipani is such a symbol of Bali.. and one of my favourite flowers... they signify my time in Bali...
I had fun with this challenge, and may even be tempted to try it again... but will research a little and practice a lot! 
Great challenge again Sandra and Kraft +.
Thank you for the inspiration.
Cheers, Vicki