Friday, October 17, 2014

Don't Let Go

Don't Let Go

This is a bit of a mix up for me as I've not really tried mixed media before.  I didn't really intend to do mixed media it just 'sort of' happened.  I ended up glueing my paper onto some scrap cardboard as until then it did not have the 'structural integrity' to hold up to the sewing and whatnot.

I've had lots of fun playing around with bits and pieces and slapping on paint and mist.  I just sort of went with the flow and saw what happened.  Let me know what you think!

I put the layout together with the help of Colour Stories Inspiration challenge #143 (below)
Scrap it with a Song Pop challenge - Demi Lovato's - Let it Go
I used the title of the song to inspire my title of Don't Let Go
Colour Scheme: All colours used
Evidence: Mixed Media, Pen Work, Cogs and Circles.
Testimony: Handwrite your story


I didn't use the sketch ahove - instead I used the one below from Show Us Your Stuff as inspiration. I rotated the sketch 90 degrees.

Here is a close up
and another
and another
and just one more!
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Products used:
Scrap Cardboard
Mambi 12 x 12 paper
TCW 6 x 6 Stencil - Coffee Splotch
TCW 6 x 6 Stencil - Metawork
Distress Ink - Faded Jean and Worn Lipstick
Cosmic Shimmer -  Lava Red and Ocean Sunlight
Craft TProducts - Lustre Rub ons - Russet
Stampers Anonymous Stamps - Classics #6
Liquid Pearls - Mint Green, Daffodil, Ruby Red and Ocean Blue
Maya Road - Mini Gears
That Special Touch - Stencil - Nuts Pattern
Adirondack - Dabber - Silver
Ranger Dylusions - Stamps - Bordering on the Edge
American Craft - Amy Tangerine - Ready Set Go - On the clock
Brand unknown - Cardboard Arrow
Dymo lettering
American Craft - chipboard dinosaur
Brads
Windsor and Newton - Gesso 
Twine
Uniball Signo - White
Magic Mesh - Red

Ain't it Fun

 Ain't it Fun

I hope everyone has had a easy week and will have a nice relaxing weekend.  I brighted up my week by creating this colourful layout with the help of Colour Stories Inspiration #142 and Scrap it with a Song - Rock Challenge song - Ain't it Fun.

Colour scheme - All colours used
Evidence: Arrows, Stars & Circles 
Testimony: Insp word - Team

I had great fun scapping this layout and reliving the memories from this photograph.
The photo is of my son and his 3 friends playing in a neighbours back garden. The four of them were 'as thick as thieves' growing up and playing together and used to get up to all sorts of mischief.
I love using masks and decided to use two on this layout and spongue ink through them. I also used something called 'Wordle' which creates 'word cloud' using the words you type in.

For the title I decided to include the little letters on the big letter of the word fun.

I plugged the holes of most of the buttons with liquid pearls in contrasting colours.

The multicoloured 'masked' bricks reflect the bricks in the photograph and the masked circles represent the sunshine they were playing in on the day.

Used - http://www.wordle.net/ to create the ‘word cloud’

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Products Used:
Wooden Star Buttons
Echo Park – A boy’s life – small orange alphas
Basic Grey – Lime Rickey – Large Alphas
Fancy Pants – About a Boy – Rub Ons
Scenic Route – Garden Grove – Die Cut Arrows
Making Memories – Boy Primary – Epoxy Shapes
That Special Touch Mask – Stone Wall
Clear Scraps Mask – Spiral Dots  
Craft Planet – Fuzzy cord – Yellow
Ink it Inkpads – Orange & Blue
Brilliance Ink Pad – Pearlescent Yellow
Washer Word – Adventure
American Crafts – Foam Arrow – Orange
Liquid Pearls – Key Lime, Daffodil, Pumpkin, Ruby Red, Ocean Blue
Embroidery Floss and loose threads
Journaling – MME – Bloom

Used - http://www.wordle.net/ to create ‘word cloud’

Monday, October 13, 2014

BOO!

BOO!

Scrapbook layout put together with inspiration from Challenge 141 from Color Stories Inspiration and Sketchabilities.

This photo was taken at Alton Towers on the Haunted House ride in 1995.  I just recently rediscovered it and had a good laugh at my face.  At the point the photo was taken a huge spider dropped down from the ceiling which is why I look so scared, strangly my husband looks quite amused!

Journalling Reads: 14th Sept 1995 - We got tickets for Alton Towers, so with Jason at school we headed off to have lots fun on all of the rides.

We hopped into the 'Haunted House' car and set off through the house. The main thing I remember was the absolutely 'HUGE' spider that dropped down from the ceiling (which is when this photo was taken) hence the very scared look on my face and the amused look on my husband Pauls face. Such a fun day.

 This is the colour challenge I used

I used all the colours in the scheme 
For the evidence I used: Cogs/Gears, Lots of Layers, Something Unexpected (postcard)

Testimony: Tuck your story between layers

I also used this fantastic sketch
124 from Sketchabilities 

I used white tulle to give the illusion of spider web which I tore and stretched and I decided to use cardboard which I cut into letters for the title and then 'spooked them up' a bit by adding green and orange liquid pearls.

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