Friday, May 21, 2021

Scrap The Girls May 2021

 Hello there, 

What a surprise to see me back again! I have been a little unwell so have been laying low at home for over a week so that has meant I have had some time to do some creating! There are lots of challenges out there to inspire me but I chose the May challenge for SCRAP THE GIRLS  which is this fabulous mood board..

I was really inspired by the blue rose, what an amazing color and I remembered I had a photo taken last year at the Carnival of Flowers gardens with some amazing blue flowers.. I had a packet of Uniquely Creative papers that had lots of blue so I used them.. did lots of fussy cutting and layering..

a few closer views.

lots of layers..

and my layout..

The color of the flowers in the garden were amazing, such a royal blue..

Thanks for the inspiration Scrap The Girls (now on facebook) to get me creating this layout.

Thanks for dropping by and thanks for the comments too.

Take care of yourself..  until next time..

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Scrapmatts Creating for May.

 Hello there! I hope this finds you well..  

It is my turn over on the SCRAPMATTS BLOG for this month so I would like to share what I have created.. Life at the moment is quite busy with family things happening so I need to find a way to create that does not take a lot of time.. Getting in my scrap room and staying there to create just has not been happening as much as I would like it to... So I photographed my steps to how I created my layout to hopefully give you some hints on creating when time is hard to find..

(I have copied from the Scrapmatts Blog)

Firstly, I create a simple design of my papers and where my photo will go.. 

Then I lightly pencil in under my papers and photo to give me an idea of where to stencil.. No use stencilling where it will be covered.

I have used black gesso for my stencilling and I also used the black gesso to color all  my chipboard pieces.. I love the drama the black color creates on a page.

After painting  all the chipboard I was going to use, I cut the Sticks chipboard into  pieces and made sure they would fit around my layout and not get hidden too much, after all the chipboard was adding great texture and interest. I then carefully stuck my papers and photo down and glued the chipboard down too..  

I fussy cut some flowers from the papers and lifted them up with some old cardboard and placed some cogs around my layout too to add a masculine element,

I like the contrast of the softness of the flowers against the boldness of the black elements!

I love the Boho arrow and words and this became the title for my layout.. Chevrons are also a fabulous embellishment too for any type of layout.

And the finished layout..

The finishing touch was to trim a little off two sides of the layout and then put the whole page on a piece of black cardstock and rip the edges randomly to add a bit more texture. I love how the black seems to add more details to the look of the layout, but really this was quite a simple layout to create. I hope I have inspired you with my layout and sharing how I created it..

So thanks once again for dropping by and thanks for the lovely comments you leave me.. I do appreciate you taking the time.. 

until next time.... please take care..

Saturday, May 01, 2021

KRAFT+ May Challenge...

 Hello there,

Wow here we are in May.. This year is surely going by tooo fast.. I feel I am barely keeping up some days..  but..  the new month brings the new inspiration to help us create and this months challenge over at 

KRAFT PLUS  is another fantastic one that I hope you have some creative fun with.. and it is..


Focus on Faces... (on a base of Kraft of course!!)

and for something extra this month Kraft+ is joining in with MORE THAN WORDS so you can share your layout on both sites!!

You can check out the inspiration of the Design Team for KRAFT+ HERE on the BLOG and pop your creation on the KRAFT+ COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK HERE!! 


Now.. what was I inspired by this month... ? Well my hubby and i had a little holiday at Caloundra in January, and as I knew about this challenge before then, when I saw this mural on a wall in the main street, I simply HAD to get a photo... to scrap of course... !!!

some closer views..

What a funky wall of faces!!

I used bright colors to go with the photos..

My layout..

That is my fun layout for this challenge this month!!

Thanks for dropping by, thanks for the lovely comments too.. I appreciate each one..

Until next time..  

take care..