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{STB Collab} Together ~ A Scrapbook Layout

Hello my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today!! I have a fun share for you as part of the Scrap The Boys 2018 DT. 

STB has collaborated with Stick It Down Challenge Blog and their February challenge and this fun sketch!


We were lucky enough to get to play with a couple of cut files from Stick It Down and I (of course!) chose the fun star cut file and got to work! Here is my take on the sketch! You too can play with the cut files by heading over to the Scrap The Boys Blog to pick them up free but make sure you also head over to Laura’s blog and leave some love as she is the creator of these awesome files!!


I love how this came together and if you are interested I have a process video available which I will link right here for you – all you need to do is press play!


I have used my Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours for the this and seriously, they are BEAUTIFUL to work with!!


I didn’t add to much in the way of embellishment’s, I wanted that star to shine as the centre piece but kept within the blues and greens!


Here are a few close ups!


Make sure you head over to the SID blog too for all of the fun challenges they do every month! Lots of things to chose from! And also the STB blog here to see what the rest of our DT has come up with – there is some stunning work!!

That’s it for me for today so I’ll see you again really soon with something new!!

Happy scrapping!
Mel
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{Colour Blast} Cherish ~ A Scrapbook (rainbow explosion) Layout

Hey, hey my scrappy friends and welcome to my blog today!! I have my first share for the year for Colour Blast and I even surprised myself with the end design lol

I played along with the January challenge for this page and I even shared this sneak in the Colour Blast Creative Corner FB group so now you get to see the whole page.


And here, again, for you is the January challenge! You will notice that I improvised and use black patterned paper instead of black card stock – I had NO black card stock!! Argh!!!


You can find my process video on my YT channel or just click play below!



First up, black gesso smeared randomly on my patterned paper where I knew I wanted to place my 2 clusters. You can see that I have switched sides with my clusters, I felt my photo worked better on the bottom-ish left so ran with that! That’s the beauty of a sketch, right?!


Next up, COLOUR!! I cannot express how much I seriously LOVE the way the Colour Shimmer products pop off a black background!! I used Deep Water, Fire Engine and Sunshine Colour Shimmer Sprays sprayed directly onto the background over the gesso. I started with the Sunshine, then the Fire Engine, then the Deep Water.


My Deep Water gave me a little trouble – it left not only a fine mist but also bigger splatters – which, really, when you think about it, is perfect!! So to add to that look I grabbed my fave brush – it’s a round #20, dunked it into the spray bottles of the Sunshine and the Fire Engine and splattered away to my hearts content!


I left my background to dry overnight and came back the next day and started working on my paper layers. I used mostly scraps, grabbed some Charms Creations DIY embellishments and some flair.



Happy with the general placement I added colour to my DIY embellies using Singin’ The Blues Colour Shimmer Pot. If you don’t have the pot you can, of course, use a brush and Colour Shimmer Spray for a similar effect.


I love the way these turned out!! The beautiful blue colour and all the gorgeous shimmer, oh la la!! Here are the 3 pieces all coloured up, swoon!!


While hunting through my box of chippy I came across my title piece – this “cherish” word that I had previously embossed (you can see lots of embossing fun including my title on this post!) using Tangereen Dream Colour Embossing Powder and LOVED the pop that this colour brought to the page so decided I needed to add a couple more small pops of the Tangereen Dream so embossed 3 veneer hearts with 2 coats each.


Time to assemble all the bits and hence, now it is a rainbow explosion lol


A few close ups


It’s so hard to capture just how pretty and shimmery those fabric embellies are but seriously, swoon!








I hope you have enjoyed my post today and we would love to see your takes on this fun challenge this month. Just head over to the FB group and pop your take into the album for a voucher to buy more Colour Blast goodies, and let’s face it, who doesn’t love more free goodies?!


Have a fantastic (messy) scrappy day and see you again later in the month!

Melinda
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Success – K+ October 2017 Challenge

Hey, hey my scrappy friends!! Today I am here sharing my entry for the K+ October 2017 Challenge 🙂

Here is a little sneaky peek


And here is the challenge – use something clear!


Oh, I had fun with this one! As soon as I saw the challenge I KNEW I wanted to do some sort of shaker pocket and here is what I came up with


I have also used some clear acetate butterflies from an A4 sheet that I fussy cut.

I found this quote/image on a FB page called Shades of Pink and fell in love with the image and the quote so, unusually for me, I wanted to scrap it! I’m pretty sure this page will end up in a frame in my scrap space because a) I love it and b) it is WAY too bumpy to go into album 😉

Here are a couple of close ups


Thank you, as always, for stopping by and see you again very soon!

Mel

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{ScrappingClearly DT} Spring Cyber Crop Challenges and FUN!!

Hi there crafty friends!!

I recently said that I had been busy, busy crafting up a storm and I was not lying 😉 Over at ScrappingClearly we had an online Cyber Crop this past weekend and there are 8 fun challenges to play along with! I am here today to share with you my takes on the ones I have completed and I am hoping to fit in more crafting to complete some more!!

First up was my Colour Challenge and you can see all the close up’s for that challenge here and also the process video here.

Challenge 2 was by the VERY talented Bernii Miller and she did this recipe challenge!

Don’t you love the method!?

And here is my take

And a few close up’s! I just loved this challenge and love this story of my littlest guy, he is so funny!!

Challenge 4 was this awesome sketch by the awesome Chloe Neilson


And here is my take.

And some close ups. I just love working with sketches, they take so much of the guess work out if but are so easy to adapt and totally make your own!

And the final challenge I have completed is Tania’s mixed media tag challenge. This is not something I ordinarily do but loved it!

I had already had this gorgeous Tiddly Inks image coloured up and thought I may as well pop her onto something!!

The criteria was use paint (I used Colour Sprays as water colours) and feathers (stencilled in bling colour paste). Love how this came out!

So, that is what I have completed so far and I hope to get to the other challenges before the deadline of midnight (AEST) Friday night! I currently have the Mixed Media challenge by Lauren and the PL challenge by Karyn on my desk! Make sure you head over here for the FB group where all the fun was and is happening and upload your entries to the correct albums for your chance to win some awesome prizes!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy scrapping!!
Mel
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Tiddly Inks Challenge #163 – Paws for Thought

Hi there!!

A super quick share with you today for the newest challenge over at Tiddly Inks!! Paws for Thought! I thought outside of the box a little here, pretty easy to do with my 2 little people being little boys!!

I have used the super cute Monstrous Party and thought I would go with a primary colour scheme – red, blue and yellow.


I have had this cute image printed out for some time but I have never been brave enough to colour them up!! I love how they turned out, can see where I need to improve but this will be a fun little card for a little boy!!

The copic combos I used are:
Yellow Monster: Y15, Y17, E15 and E18
Blue Monster: B12, B14, B16, B18 and B39
Red Monster: R22, R24, R46, R29 and R59
Balloon: G21, G24 and G29
Grounding: W1, W3 and W5

So, that’s it for today!! Make sure you pop over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to see all of the awesome makes the other very talented girls on the DT have done and also to enter your own take on the challenge!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!

Mel

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Tiddly Inks Challenge #159 – Super Power

Hi and welcome!!

Today I am sharing something a little different for me – 2 6″ x 6″ canvas’ that I have made to go into my little guy’s bedroom when we decided “it’s time” (just quietly, it will NEVER be time!! Haha!!)

Enough of my chatter for now and onto the fun bits!!


Here is the 1st canvas using the ever so cute “My Super Boy”.

The background was super easy to put together and I’m very happy with how they turned out! Both backgrounds are done in exactly the same way – just different colours.
First up, a coat of gesso to prime the canvas. Then some stamping with some Kaiser background stamps in black archival ink by Ranger. Then I used my modelling paste with a TCW stars stencil. When that was dry I grabbed my mustard colour shine and my red Kaiser mist and applied the colours to the canvas. They weren’t “mixing” as I wanted so I sprayed on some water and let that dry. I used pinterest to find quotes and came up with this for our this little guy and got hubby to print at work on the laser printer so the colour of the ink didn’t run when I used my matte medium to stick it down. I tried a new technique – not sure if I LOVE it or just LIKE it but it’s done! I used my black watercolour pencil with a little puddle of water to go around the strips of my quote. When that was all dry, some black inks splats and then I popped the little cutie up on some foam tape 🙂


The copic colours I used are as follows:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E30, YR31, E33 and E35
Red: R22, R24, R29, R59 and C7 Blue: B12, B14, B16, B18 and B29 
Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17 and E18 Black: C5, C7 and C9

And a close up of that quote


And onto the 2nd canvas


Here I have used “My Batty Hero” – just LOVE him!! 

I was going to only do this little guy for my little guys bedroom as we often refer to him as “Batbaby” – somehow we started a batman thing for him when he was little and it has STUCK!! He loves Batman so that is why I chose this particular quote!! And in saying that, he received for his 2nd birthday (August 2014) this gorgeous little guy on his birthday card from me and his daddy and if you would like to have a look I shared that card here.


The copic colours I have used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E53, E55, E57 and E59
Black: C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 and C10 Yellow: Y13, Y15, Y17 and E18

And again with the quote


So, make sure you head over to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog to see what all the other girls have come up with and perhaps you might even find some inspiration to enter your own make!!

Happy scrapping!!

Mel
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Tiddly Inks Challenge# 158 – Make It Easel-y

Hi there and welcome to this fortnightly challenge at Tiddly Inks! This month is “Make It Easel-y” so all you need to do to participate is to grab a Tiddly stamp and make an easel card!!

For this challenge I have used the gorgeous Wryn – Grow A Little Love and made a thank you card. 
The copic colours I used are as follows:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04 and R20
Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77 and E79
Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18 and 100
Pot: E31, E33, E35 and E37 (I think!!)
Flowers: YR02, YR14, YR18 and E18

The paper is from an Echo Park 6″x 6″ paper pad “Creative Agenda”. Doily, alpha stickers and metal flower all from my stash. Butterflies cut with a punch from Stampin Up 🙂


And a little close up of the gorgeous Wryn, I totally adore her!!

So, that’s it for me for today, thanks for stopping by! Make sure you head over to the Tiddly Challenge blog to see all of the other gorgeous creations and get your entry in too!!

Melinda
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