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Life Zesters March Challenge

Hi there!!

Today I am sharing with you the new challenge over at Life Zesters and it is a fun colour challenge this month!


I loved this as soon as I saw it but when it came to putting a page together I struggled a little until I came up with my ingenius idea!! Haha!! More on that in a minute!

Here are our sponsors this month so make sure you join in this fun challenge for your chance at some great prizes!!


Scrapping Life are offering one lucky winner a $15 voucher plus postage


And Studio Fourteen40 are offering a $20.00 voucher!!

And now onto my layout!

When I 1st saw these colours and came up with idea I thought the Midnight edition of Project Life would be PERFECT but I just wasn’t feeling it, the yellow wasn’t quiet right and I hadn’t yet worked out how I was going to bring in the pink and the blue. And then it hit me!! Photoshop, my friend!! Hehe! I am a novice at Photoshop but I did manage to colour up some of the papers from the Midnight edition simply by using the eye dropper tool and the paint bucket.

Here is my double page spread


As usual for this time of year a busy week!

Here is a close up of the left hand side


And some close ups of some of the “bits”


I have been hanging out to use these stamps from Studio L2E, I LOVE them!!


And the bottom flap flipped with a little bit of a story

Our right hand side


And again a close up of some of the “bits” 


I’m actually super happy with how this little title card turned out!! It was originally white with black text but as you can see I changed it up and printed it out onto some matte photo paper – note to self, next time print onto thicker copy paper so it is able to be written on!!


And the flip in the middle open 🙂

I had a heap of fun with this colour combo and can’t wait to see what you come up with!! Make sure you head on over to the Life Zesters blog and check out the other DT’s gorgeous takes on this challenge and make sure to get your entries in before the end of the month for your chance at some great prizes from our sponsors!!

Happy scrapping!
Mel
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Project Life with Dusty Attic and a Sweet 16th

Hi there!!

I am very excited to share with you some of our Project Life from 2014 that I have slowly been catching up on!! It has been a very long journey getting this far with 2014. Long story short, my Pop passed away on 16th December and my love for/desire to do PL disappeared around the same time. But, it is slowly returning and with it some fun with some Dusty pieces and also paint!


I shall start with our week 49


Being the 1st week of December and me being a Christmas lover lots of red and Christmas themed bits and pieces over the double page.


The left side. All about 1st December – a few highlights!

I have used 2 of the chipboard alphas on this page – the Mini ABC Set Upper Case and the “Teeny Tiny ABC Set”.


This title had a couple of different layers on it when I decided I need to change it up to work in better with the 2nd page. As the card was already all put together I simply pulled out my versa mark re-inker and a paintbrush, painted the alphas and sprinkled on some gold embossing powder, heat set and voila.


These alphas I applied a coat of gesso then used my gold wink of stellar brush to add some gold and some sparkle. Not that it is that obvious in the photo….


The right side. I was able to squish most of the rest of the week onto this page!!


Here I have used the “love this love that arrows” and “word pack 6” – absolutely perfect for my 2 little ratbags!!

I have actually separated the 3 layers of this piece, easily, by soaking the piece in water (ta-da, one piece is now 3!!), waiting for that to dry – I do have to confess to using my heat tool ;), then applying the piece to my versamark pad and sprinkling on gold embossing powder and heat setting.
Also, just to share, that is my awesome goodies from Jen to play with over the next little while which I had received that week in the post – squeal!!!


Again with the gold embossing powder but this time I did not separate the word.

Moving right along.

Next I am sharing with you the front side of insert I included for week 49.


Not a great deal of embellishing but there are some more of that awesome “teeny tiny ABC alpha” and also a mini banner from the “mini banners” set.


This time I simply used a sponge dauber and the gorgeous “vintage gold dusty in colour” paint. I couldn’t get it to photograph so that you can get a really awesome idea of the shimmer in this paint by wow!! I totally love it!!


This banner was treated the exact same way! So pretty and shimmery IRL!

And our last page that I have completed for 2014 to date is our week 50.


You would be correct in assuming there is no chipboard on this page but I went to town with that gorgeous gold paint on most of the cards on this page!!


So, this is the left hand page. 

For most of the paint on this page I have used dollops of the paint straight onto my craft mat mixed with a little bit of water to make it a teensy bit runnier and easier to spread/paint around the edges of the cards. I have applied that technique around the “wishlist” card top right, painted a layer over the “Santa selfie” card before I stuck anything down, around the edges of the of the next 2 cards and then around the edges of the striped card 4th along. Again, around the edges of the bottom left hand card.



You can also see a few gold splatters on both of these cards. Again I have used the gold paint but this time added more water – about 50/50 paint water, mixed it up with my paint brush and splattered it along the card.


Our right hand page.

Again, more paint around the edge of the top right card, the 2 black cards along the middle and the white layer on the middle card in the middle row.

Such an easy and fun way to add sparkle and shine and pull the whole layout together!!


And just a bit of a close up of the detail along the middle row!!

That is all of our PL I have to share with you so far this month but I do also have a card to share!!

My gorgeous niece turned Sweet 16 on 28th of last month!! 16, holy smokes batman, where on earth has that time gone?! But I found this gorgeous digi stamp called Kira by Saturated Canary and it reminded me of my beautiful girl so I HAD to use her on a card!!


I had so much fun putting this together with her in mind! I did txt her to check her fave colours and purple and green it was!! I have used some 6×6 papers by Pink Paislee from the Colour Wash line along with some gold glittered enamel dots, purple flowers, a few pieces from my stash and that gorgeous “mini view finder” along with the “mini feathers” from Dusty.

The mini view finder was very simply versamarked and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. The feathers, I decided to separate the layers as I didn’t want the card to be too top heavy. After that I applied a quick coat of gesso – like I said, I learnt something at my latest class – then went to work with some purple water colour paint. Though I am not a purple fan I am so happy with how these turned out!! Those purple flowers pulled it all together for a card that I loved making and my niece loved!! Yay for giving cards that are loved!!

That’s it for me for today!!

Make sure you play along with our February mood board challenge for your chance at a $100 voucher to the Dusty Attic store.



Happy Crafting!!

Mel
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PL Week 11 and 12

Well, it’s been a little while since I have shared any of my PL with you guys =) I am no where near as far behind IRL as I am on my blog – slowly plugging away and changing and finding my style =)

But tonight I am here to share with you my week’s 11 and 12 =)


Here is Week 11 LHS


And the RHS


And both together



And here is my week 12 LHS


At the bottom right there is a couple of really cute tags that I received with the couple of happy mail parcels I received this week. It was pretty simple to create – just printed my collage and used one of my SU dies to cut the pretty shape off the end, attached the photo to a piece of backing card (on 3 sides) and there you go =)

Here is the RHS


Up the top in the middle there is a flip pocket. We welcomed a new (early!!) niece to our family in week 12 (the card I created is here) and I wanted to add both a 6×4 print of her sweet little face as well as a super cute story about my big boy Jacob. 

Here is the other side of the flip pocket


This insert was mostly a digi creation of mine but I added some felt pieces from {scrAp this!} and I am super happy with the way it turned out =) You probably can’t read what it says but after I told Jacob (he was a little over 3 at the time) that his cousins had a new baby sister he was very concerned that we were going to get rid of his baby and replace him with a new baby. I did comfort him but it was just so sweet the way he looked at me and was so genuinely concerned that we were just going to trade Hunter in for a new baby!

And last but not least here is both the left and right of my week 12



Hope you have enjoyed seeing my week’s 11 and 12. I WILL be back soon to share some more of my creations!! Thanks for stopping by =)


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PL Week 9

Well hello there lovely blog followers!!
It has been a little while since I blogged anything – oops – I guess life has happened!

I am here to share with you tonight my Week 9 Project Life pages. 
For this week I have used a mix of my cobalt core kit and lots of goodies supplied to me from the wonderful Michelle over at The Stamp Spot.


LHS


RHS
I have used a very cute Amy Tan stamp set for my filler card along with some more goodies from Michelle – I think the stamp set belongs to the Yes Please line and I think it’s called Aspire.


BOTH 


And that week included a trip out to a new park for us so we have an insert as well. The protector I have used is made by Bazzill and is one of their Lickety Slipper page protectors which I am really loving!!

This is the PP closed and what you see when flipping through the album – I just ADORE the top picture of my little (or not so much anymore!!) Hunter Jett!!


And opened
We all got involved in the fun that day – mind you though I managed to smash my left big toe stopping that swing and it is STILL sore as I type and we are in Week 16!!


And the back 


That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping in and feel free to leave me some love!!
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PL Week 8

Hello!!

Tonight I am here sharing my week 8 🙂 

Unlike week 7 this week hasn’t been completed for a few weeks – I only finished it off on Sunday at a PL Get Together us WA girls organised 🙂

So here you go:

Week 8 LHS
As you can see here I have used the gorgeous Week No’s designed by Janet over at Snow Moon on Etsy which you will see in each of my weeks from here on out cause I LOVE them!! I have also used another gorgeous new product I found, the felt arrow – this is done by Agnus over at {scrAp this!} (who by the way is having a sale on this weekend – I can’t wait to see what is available!!).


Week 8 RHS
I have used a little photo flip in this week (I had a couple of photos that just HAD to be included in this week!!) And right under that little photo flip is another QR code with a video of Master Hunter giggling!!


And here is RHS opened
I just want to add here that my wonderful husband drove all the way home from work on the Saturday to look after me with my sprained back and since it’s such a long drive and something I have NEVER had him do before it just needed to be included.


And last but by no means least, here is both the left and right together as they are in the album 🙂


As always, thank you for stopping in and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter and LONG weekend and that the Easter Bunny is good to you!!


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PL Week 7 is well and truly done!

Hi there guys!!

Just a quick post showing you my completed week 7 – it has been completed for a couple of weeks now just keep forgetting to photograph during the day!!


I have used a mix of my cobalt kit and some other bits purchased from the PL Garage Sale page over on FB and also a couple of bits (the flair and star) from The Stamp Spot.

Here you go:


First up is my LHS. 
I have included a couple of video’s via a QR code – Master Jacob had so much fun at Chipmunks that I just HAD to include these.
This is also the 1st week I started to get a bit brave and start pretty-ing things up as you can see with my filler card there – there is a close up coming as well 😉

Here is the RHS.
I had had a full on week with Master J really testing his boundaries and the cool little dude on the top right just yelled at me to be included in this weeks PL!
You can also see that I have prettied up my title card for this week – another close up further down 🙂

And both left and right together.
We also have an insert for this week – we visited a fun new Dr Seuss themed park where for the most part we had a great time!!

So here is the front

And the back


And as promised here are the close up’s of my crafty CREATiveness

Filler card


Title card
The awesome little ? paperclip came from my trip to Type and that really cute camera stamp (and capture the moment saying) came from The Beary Scrap.

As always, thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave me some love!!