Thursday, September 1, 2016

Lots of creating to share

Scrap the Girls is live today with a brand new monthly challenge.

Come play along for some awesome prizes.

Make sure you check the blog often because there is lots of inspiration for scrapping for the girls including guest designers through the month also.

It's a sketch challenge again this month and here's the board.

Here's my take on the sketch
Selfie and Pout

Circle Journals
I'm having such a good time creating in this circle journal round with Scrapping Clearly 
This is another of last months entries. 

The flap on the left lifts to reveal this party girl

 This months pages
This theme was a challenge, 'Self Portrait', in the end it's my favourite so far.

 Theme 'What Makes me Happy'

This one was a technique based journal and we had to do a tag with the instructions for a technique. I tried to think outside the box and did an oldie but what I think is a goodie for journal pages.
To achieve a similar look the idea is to cover the pages in a collage to match the theme. I chose 'woman' as my theme so I found as many images, words & stamps and glued and stamped them to the journal page. I then cut some shapes in card and chippy and glued them down also.
I stamped the large face stamp on some tissue and cut it out. Glue it down, making sure all the image had glue on it. Covered the remaining pages in glue and stuck tissue paper from an old pattern over the glue cutting away excess tissue.
I highlighted the cut out pieces under the tissue with metallic rub on's and stuck some mica flakes here and there. I added a chippy circle to Emphasise the eye and letter stickers for the quote.

Can you tell I love the quotes for the 'She' book ;)

Tag Swap
I've also joined a monthly tag swap at Scrapping Clearly were you create one tag a month to swap with another participant. 
To make it a little easier they give you a mood board for inspiration.
Here's this months
Here's my take on the board

Until next time
Happy Creating
We are all artists ..... Don't be afraid to let your brushstrokes show, and about all else, make sure your art has soul.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Blue Heus

Just sharing this month's layout for Scrap the Girls
This month's moodboard and inspiration was made just for me I'm sure. I love these colours. To be very honest it ended up challenging me to the last minute really. There was an never ending creative block in the house this month. I sifted through all my papers and that's a lot, I've been scrapping for about 15 years. I've had clean outs in that time but you know how you keep those special papers, ones that you just love but never seem to work when you pull them out, yeah them. And the newer more recent one's I just had to have. Well would you believe I didn't have one paper I could use that I liked or was the right shade I had in mind. 
Anyhoo three layout attempts later I waded through the two files marked 'Scrap Patterned Paper' and found some matches so this entire layout is from my scrap file (did you like that pun :D)

Here the moodboard this month.
challenge yourself and come play, we have the best prizes for playing along. 

Here's my take on the board.

Once I'd settled on what paper was going were I used texture paste to stencil the mandala in place.

When the paste was dry I carefully separated the edges of each paper and glued some core-creations card underneath, just letting a thin line of blue colour peep through.
I added some blue water colour pencil around the very edges of the design and blended it really well until I was happy with the hue.
Followed by placing bling on the dots and in the center of the floral designs.

Come on come, play along. 

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Visit Scrap the Girls to play and for some awesome inspiration from all the DT girls.

Until next time
Happy Creating

Friday, July 1, 2016

July already!!

Why is it so??? 
Where does the time go?? I know I say this a lot but seriously,,,, it's going way too fast.
I didn't get to share my layout for Scrap the Girls last month so I've got two to show you today.

Here's this months sketch and my interpretation 
Come play along. This months sponsor is Scrapbook Boutique and you have a chance to win a $25 Voucher 
We're fairy mad in our house at the moment,,, well Cadence and I are so I couldn't not do a fairy themed layout and especially because I love these photos of her and a friend playing in our front garden. She's dressed in a dress Erin (her Mum) wore when she was the same age and I love that she's put her pink gum boots on with it. :)

There's Fairies at the bottom of our garden

Here's last month's layout and the inspiration comes from this gorgeous mood board.
You fill my Soul with Sunshine
This little girl is my sunshine and my joy she fills my soul full every time she's with me.  

Miss Cadence decided she would help a little with my layout without my instructions. If you look closely in the picture above the little cut lines are her helping,,,,,bless her cotton sox. Luckily for little Miss nearly 5 I was able to do a patch up job :)

In an effort to stay creating I've joined a circle journal group through Scrapping Clearly
The idea for those that don't know, is to create a theme, the cover, sign in page and first double page of an art journal. You then send that on to the the next person in your group and the person before you on the list in the group sends you hers. This means for 12 months you receive someones art journal and yours and everyone else's does a full round of the group until it comes back to you, hence the name circle journal or cj for short. 
This is mine and it's well on it journey through the group. I can't wait to get it back and see what creations are inside.


Sign in page.

First page

Here's some of the pages I've done in other's journals.

The last couple of Pocket Letter swaps I've done with  Scrapping Clearly I'm sure if you want to play along they will welcome you.

Well that's me creatively for the last couple of months.
I hope you find some time for yourself to create.
It really is food for the soul.
Until next time
Happy creating
Audrey x
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