Monday, 21 March 2016

22nd March 2016

Kraft + March Challenge

Use the sketch and a hint of houndstooth...

So, I used ONLY a hint of houndstooth! So literal, me!

You will think that the sketch looks a little different to how mine turned out... I flipped it around - and I stretched it to make the double, but have definitely followed the basic design.
Can you spot the HINT of Houndstooth?

I love the textures, details and design of all things Bali... I took these photos at various restaurants around Sanur... from wall art, walls, garden features - and even a door!

I have used some Studio 75 paper from the Kraft Love range, some very old chippy letters, gorgeous Prima and Petalloo flowers, Scrap Matrix vintage lace, Primary Elements mica powders (with water)... and lots of gesso!

As always, a lovely challenge from Kraft +!

Cheers, thanks for popping in!
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop.

Friday, 18 March 2016

18th March

A couple of challenges from January...

I am always inspired by the Kraft + Challenges as well, and have created a couple, but because I never blogged - I never actually entered them!  I just enjoy playing along... and the challenges give you a place to start, can push your creativity and inspire you to try something you may never have before!

The challenge was Going Postal...

 And I saw this challenge for Off The Rails and knew straight away which photos I wanted to use... again, not entered, but soooo much fun.

This was the mood board... but I kind of 'Scrapped The Boys"!!!
There are so many cool challenge sites around.... something to be inspired by each month!

Cheers, Vicki

25th September 2015
Never published at the time either!

CSI Case File # 177

Insert case file here!!!!
I loved this palette also.... even with the red in it!  I have never been a fan of 'primary colour' scrapping - not that I don't admire others who do it well... It just doesn't seem to happen for me!


Scheme: All colours accounted for.
Evidence: Book pages, mushrooms (on my book paper!), leaves/stems (green crystal stems), animals/insects (glass domes with dragonflies), book plate (for title).
Testimony: I chose Document an Unusual Place... while Bali is not unusual (!), the array of stunningly beautiful flowers and wildlife there is breathtaking!  I never take photos of flowers at home - unless I have had unusual success in my garden. lol. However, in Bali, I snap away constantly at the beauty of them all...
I have used 7 Dots papers... yummy!
I ended up adding so much more evidence.... of my own. lol
I love the delicacy of this flower, and wanted to highlight that with pretty lace, doilies and filigree.
All from my stash and Scrap Matrix.

Some close ups...

So happy with this page!
Thanks for the colour inspiration CSI!
Cheers, Vicki
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop.
Sept 11th 2015
Never published - and not even finished properly, but here it is!

CSI Case File # 176

Insert file!!!
This palette threw me for a bit... but I had a flip through of some older photos, and found this one, which (because I am so matchy matchy - worked perfectly!)

My World

Scheme:  All colours accounted for.
Evidence: Music pattern (paper), music elements (vintage trinkets), hearts (paper), oval (chippie frame post for title), flourishes (part of th eoval frame post), borders (pretty plain, but I have used cardstock in blue to frame the entire layout..)
Testimony: My World.  I played on the title You Are My World... because they are!

A couple of close ups...

I love camera elements, and I used a variety here... a bit of chippie, a couple of wooden and a resin. These suited this layout particularly because this photo is part of a huge series I took of the kids in 2000, ready to create a family calendar for 2011.  The plain background (dirty old drop sheet) made it easy to edit around the images of the kids and insert them in other scenarios....

29th August 2015
This was never published - oooops!

CSI Case File # 174


This challenge was right up my alley - I loved this colour palette!
And I wanted to try some techniques on a dark background, so once I collected some evidence and started playing - I was very happy with my result!


Scheme: All colours accounted for
Evidence: Globe & travel accents (metal charms and resin embellies), chevrons (texture paste with stencil), tape measure (a bit hidden under the background, but I used an Ikea tape measure!), leaves (ribbon), something woven (mesh - and is lace 'woven?), key/lock (metal charm).
Testimony: I documented on my hidden tag... in the form of an invitation    inviting Bree to take every opportunity that is offered her, or that she helps make happen. An invitation to explore, dream... follow her passion....

A couple of close ups...

 I gessoed the brown cardstock, and did the texture paste first. Then I added some Lindy's sprays, the tape measure and the mesh as the basis of my background.
My photo (of one of my favourite subjects!) created the tag pocket, then I layered all my goodies...
All of these bits came from Scrap Matrix!  yay!

Loved this challenge - thanks CSI!

Cheers, Vicki
Love. Laugh. Scrap. Shop.
18th March
I am back!  AND so far behind!!!
When I shifted last year, I created a self enforced ban on blogging... just because I needed to concentrate on a million other things... packing, organising, closing and reopening my business (in South Australia), packing, stocktaking, getting my scanning program up and running, packing, unpacking.... and I was still trying to get my CSI cases solved and uploaded. A girl has to MAKE time to create!

Anyway, I still have loads to catch up on, still unpacking, restocktaking (because the scanning program locked me out on my 2 open days... grrr), getting workshops happening in Victor Harbour, ordering and unpacking new stock (YAY!!!)... and welcoming new customers to Scrap Matrix!
Seriously, I should still not be blogging - but I am!!!

I am including some recent CSI cases here, and from now on will do them on time again... that's the plan, because to be honest, I will probably never really catch up on all the cases from last year...

case #178
 Case #179
 Case # 180
 Case #181
 Case #183
So much fun - I can't tell you how much I love solving  these CSI case files!

Thanks for looking, Cheers, Vicki