Monday, March 23, 2015

Together is the Best

Hi and thanks for visiting!

Today I have for you a layout using a family photo that we took a few years ago.  We were in Ballina for our nieces wedding and had time to kill between the ceremony and the reception.  So we decided to take the camera and tripod with us to the beach to take some "selfie" family portraits!  Thank heavens for self timers!!  This photo is just one of many we took that afternoon.

Here's a close up of the title "Together is the best" from A2Z Scraplets.

 For this title I coated the "Together" part of the chipboard with liquid pearls and simply heat embossed the rest of the title with black embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have a great week.
Yvette x

Monday, March 9, 2015

Boys will be Boys

Hi there!  I can't believe that we are now into March!  This year is going to fly by, quicker than last year I fear.

I have a boy layout to share with you today using gelatos!  I only dabble in mixed media - I find it a bit scary really.  I have tried my hand at mixed media in an art journal and really don't like what I have produced.  I guess it's just a matter of practicing more, but I don't have the patience.

Anyway, as I said I have used gelatos on this layout with texture paste.

I also love rainbows.  When I first created this background, I actually had different photos in mind to use, but as it all came together, I decided to use these photos of my son and his mate mucking around being 'boys'!  I quite like the end result and think I shall experiment a bit more with gelatos.

The other layout I have is another of my son, this time with his grandparents.  I have used the A2Z Scraplets mood board challenge as my inspiration - drawing on the yellow.  Such a happy colour!

Some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hop over to the A2Z Scraplets blog and check out the mood board challenge that is currently running for your chance to win a goodie bag full of A2Z chippies!!

Until next time, happy scrapping.
Yvette x

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A2Z Scraplets Challenges are back!!

Hi there, yes it's true.  A2Z Scraplets have brought back monthly challenges!

This months challenge is a mood board to get your creative juices flowing.  Draw your inspiration from this beautiful mood board to create your masterpiece - BTP, cards, layouts, anything you like…including an A2Z Scraplet of course!

Heres the lovely mood board:

Now heres my layout…

As you can see, I was inspired by the butterflies from the mood board.  To create this layout I actually used the part of a sticker sheet you would ordinarily discard.  I simply left all the butterflies on the backing sheet and adhered the outlines to my card stock.  I then randomly attached a few butterflies after powdering the backs (to remove the stickiness) so I could shape the wings to stand up from the page.

This closeup of the title "Never stop dreaming", was simply coated in white gesso, then embossed with a white glitter embossing powder, as well as LSG pink embossing powder for the word dreaming.  The  original pink colour was the wrong shade to match the other pink in the layout, so I gave it a quick coat of chalk ink and when dry coated it with kindyglitz for sheen and glimmer.

Check out the A2Z Scraplets Facebook page and blog to see what other DT members have created using this mood board.  We can't wait to see what you create, so be sure to upload your layout onto our Facebook page in our March Challenge Album to be in the running for a fabulous pack of A2Z Scraplets goodies!  All entries must be in by the 25th March and the winner will be chosen by the number of likes an entry receives.  Gotta be in it to win it!!  Give it a go, got nothing to loose and some great chippies to gain!!  

I am actually very inspired by the colours also in this mood board and can feel another layout coming on.  Check in soon to see what I have come up with.

Until next time, good luck with your challenge entry and happy scrapping!
Yvette x

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Paris - take me back!!

Good morning!  Hope this beautiful Sunday is treating you well.  It's  been a loooonnng time since I have posted - my apologies, life has been too busy and I'm not sure anyone comes to visit anyway…

I created this layout of a photo of me taken in front of the Eiffel Tower from January last year, 2014 on a visit to see my daughter, who at the time, was on exchange for 6 months in Germany.  We did a flying 3 day trip to Paris together and had a blast!!  I think we successfully saw all the major sites worth seeing in that short time!

I used the beautiful Pion Design Paris Flea Market papers for this layout.

Also, while on the Paris photos, I have created another layout in front of the Eiffel Tower, but this time with a photo of my daughter, Emily and I.  I stumbled on a stunning layout on Pinterest that I have pretty much scrap lifted for this one, with some differences.

I used Fabscraps paper for this layout - as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it for my special memories of Paris with my beautiful daughter.  

Thanks so much for dropping by today.  Until next time….Happy scrapping,
Yvette x