Monday, December 1, 2014

Just Add Ink - #242

This week at the   Just Add Ink  challenge blog, they have a fun photo inspiration for their challenge #242..

JAI #242
A & A
After looking through some beautiful photos I choose a really nice B&W on of my cousin Amy and her bf Andrew..  This is another one I hunted down on FB.. lol..
 I think there must have been a slight shadow over the layout when I took a completed layout photo as the base is more white in real life that what it looks above..

Yes, I have allsorts of fun playing with this one! lol..
First I started off the with mask and texture paste.. Then I added 2x Green mists, 1x Blue mist and a Yellow mist.. It wasn't quite how I wanted so added some Yellow paint in sploshes over the top..
Finally finished the base off with some white Gesso with a foam brush right in the middle to mat the photo and flowers.. 
Embellished with brads and blings..
Hunter actually saw the paint out and was like a Hawke.. lol.. He came and did some painting of his own while I finished off the layout.. So glad my 4yr old is happy to sit beside me and craft too! Even though he does take over the iPod music play list.. lol..

Lasting Memories - #219 & DT CALL

#219 - we want to see something that you do as a "tradition" at home..
This week my DT creation features a photo of Lane & Hunter playing in the Kiddie pool at my Mum's house.. Christmas Day, 2013.
In Australia is Summer, so Christmas is always very HOT!
So most Aussie's will spend majority of the day in water! lol..
Whether it's at the Beach, in a Pool, under a Sprinkler or a dip in the Dam or Lake..

I've decided to start this months DT makes off with this fairly simple layered layout..
Remember that we open a challenge every week, however you have until the end of the month to link up your creations!  So please do head on over the Lasting Memories Layout challenge blog for more info and be inspired by more DT makes..
Lasting Memories is also having a DT call for the new year...
If you're interested, SHOW US YOUR STYLE.. 
Good luck!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scrappy Canary - November

Welcome back.. Today I bring you my November challenge entry at the Scrappy Canary blog..
I've been a regular visitor of his blog for a while, but this is the first time that I've actually entered one of their challenges..
This month challenge is a Sketch, I fell in love with this design immediately..
So much so, that I decided to create TWO layouts..
Nanny's Girl
This layout features a photo of my Aunty and my Cousin's little girl.. So that is Nanny and Brooke.. :)
I actually did another layout featuring this photo just a couple of weeks ago, but I LOVE it so much that I decided to use it again.. At least now my Aunty can have a layout and I get to keep one!
Here are a couple of close up photos for the embellishments..  

at the races
The second layout I made features my Sister and her Husband.. Tiff & Curtis
This photo was taken just a few weeks ago at the Melbourne Cup..
As you can see that with this layout I expanded a little on the sketch and added some more elements and embellishments..  Now for a couple of close up pics..

Thanks very much for dropping by today.. I'm entering this as a little last minute thing, but that's only due the blog post.. I actually made these layouts during the week.. I've had guests over, swimming carnival, Christmas shopping, Kindy birthday party, School dinners and Kindy Art shows on ALL THIS PAST WEEK! So as I'm sure you can understand, this has restricted my time this week to getting this post up... Hope everyone else is enjoying the start to this fun and busy "silly" season..
Don't forget to drop by the Scrappy Canary blog too!
Thanks, Toni.. :)