Monday, November 23, 2015

Carefree laughter

Good morning.  I haven't had a great deal of time to scrap lately.  Unfortunately life has been getting in the way and with Christmas coming so quickly I'm afraid I will have less time to get creative!
The first layout I have for you today uses one of the many awesome A2Z Scraplet chipboard titles that are available here.  I again tried my hand at some mixed media...have to say I don't know if I will ever really take to mixed media.  I never seem to be totally happy with my end result, it never turns out quite like I imagine it in my mind.  Needless to say, every so often I give it a crack again.

Here is a close up of the title that I simply heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

For the Leafy Vine, I also embossed with the gold, but while it was still hot I sprinkled some white over the top randomly.

My next layout is titled "Carefree" and again features my daughter.  So easy to do girly layouts and even easier when your daughter is so photogenic.

For the title with this one I coated it with gesso then to achieve the colour I needed to match with the paper I first spritzed with a mist, but the colour didn't give me the consistency and vibrancy I was after, so I dug out my gelatos and rubbed a combination of a pink and red over the chipboard and ta-da I had the colour I wanted!

The other chippie on this layout is actually called "Pumpkin Vines".  When I was making this layout I thought it looked like rose leaves and a rose bud that went well with the paper I used.  It wasn't until looking up the name of the chippie in the A2Z Scraplets products that I saw what it was called and had a little giggle to myself for being so wrong!  Oh well, I still think they work ok on this layout.  I coated them with white gesso, then painted the leaves and stem green and did the pink "rose bud" the same way I did the title.  I then outlined the "buds" with a green pen and drew the veins onto the leaves for more character.

I guess the fact that I used pumpkin vines as rose leaves and buds shows that so many things are open to your own interpretation providing versatility.
See you next time!
Until then, happy crafting.
Yvette x

Monday, November 9, 2015

Remember this...

Hi all! 
November is here and that means only a few more weeks until I'm on holidays and I can't wait!!!  But first let me share with you this layout of my sweet boy for my DT position at A2Z Scraplets...

I have used the Remember this circle word and the xoxo word from A2Z Scraplets on this layout.  Both were coated with gesso, then painted with mists.  I cut the circle in half and separated on my layout to make it go a little further.  The xoxo and the circle were then covered with kindyglitz for some sparkle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Until next time,
Yvette x

Monday, September 14, 2015

Beach Boy


This month I thought I'd have a go at the Kraft + Challenge - and to make it even easier, it's a sketch challenge!  I love sketch challenges.  So for this one you have to use Kraft as your base and use the sketch and triangles for inspiration.  I have combined this challenge with my DT work for A2Z Scraplets and used their great chipboard triangles.


I had a lot of fun with this one and was very happy with the end result.  I am loving flatter, simpler layouts lately.
I have another layout for you today, also DT work for A2Z Scraplets.

As you can see it is another simple, flat layout.  I have been quite inspired by Tarrah McLean's layouts recently and loving it!
Well until next time, happy scrapping.
Yvette x

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bottoms Up!

Hi!  It's been a while since I did a blog post - life has been too busy.  Between work, house, children and living I don't know where the weeks go!

Here's a layout I have done of my son for A2Z Scraplets featuring their chipboard.

A close up of the title - Bottoms Up!

Close up of the flourish...

Until next time, happy scrapping.
Yvette x

Sunday, April 19, 2015

My sweet boy

Good afternoon.  Almost the start of another week and almost the end of another month!!  

I thought I would share with you 2 layouts I completed recently - just because - of my sweet little boy.  He not so little anymore, turning 15 in 3 months, but he is still just as sweet.

The first one was taken when he was just 2 months old giving mummy big sloppy kisses!  How I loved those kisses.  Fortunately I still get kisses from my boy, but thankfully they're no longer sloppy ones!

The second layout features a photo of my boy when he was just 5 days old.  In fact I believe it was taken when we were still in hospital!

It amazes me everyday the rate at which my kids have grown up - it really doesn't seem like 15 years ago I was carrying him in my tummy, yet to meet…appreciate every single second with your children for before you know it they will have grown up and moved out and on with their own life.  We can't turn back the clock but we can slow it a little by being very present and mindful and available to share with and in everything  our children do.

Before I get too philosophical, I better go and start getting ready for hubby's birthday dinner!

Until next time,
Yvette x

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sour High

Hi there!  I have 2 layouts that I did for A2Z Scraplets DT to share with you today.  The first one is my take on the monthly challenge using the following image as inspiration…

I took inspiration from the balloons for my layout.  The photos of my handsome young man were taken very recently on a Sunday afternoon on a spur of the moment.  I have scrapped so many photos of my beautiful daughter recently, and realised I didn't have any recent photos of my boy.  He resisted when I asked him if we could take some photos, but once we started he happily obliged.  You will see more photos of him in coming months.

Some closeups (don't mind the colour, or lack of - for some reason once the photos have been uploaded to the blog they get majorly washed out, unless I overcook them)

The next layout I would like to share is a fun one of my boy when he was just 16 months old playing with water!!

Closeup of the chipboard...

This layout is based on a layout I saw on Pinterest.  I had a lot of fun with this one, painting the circles and sploshing paint around.  I used Goosebumps Clear Texture Spray on this layout to imitate water droplets.  You can see the droplets on the Splash word in the title, unfortunately you can't see them on the page in these photos.    

Thank you for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Yvette x

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