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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fantastic Summer - July 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck/CSI247

Hallo there.  Today I am combining to challenges.  I love the CSI247 challenge with it's tropical feel and I am combining it with the Stuck 15 February challenge.  The July 2017 Hip Kit is a stunner with a lot of Hip Kit exclusives and a real tropical feel.  I decided on a photo that was taken in January in Mauritius of my oldest son and his three children (my grandchildren) in the gorgeous turquoise ocean.  Here is my page:

Supplies used:  Patterned papers:  Illustrated Faith(Make your mark), Hip Kit Exclusive (Irit Landgraaf), Paige Evans (Oh my heart), Dear Lizzy (lovely day), Maggie Holmes (Chasing Dreams); Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood veneer:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Chipboard:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Epoxy stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Clip: Illustrated Faith (Make your Mark); Enamel dots:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Bright Gold); Texture paste:  Wendy Vecchi; Ink:  Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean);  Stencil: Prima; Border die: Fiskars.



The CSI 247  case file:

This is how I solved the case:

The Scene and Scheme:  I loved the tropical feel and the lovely colours that makes up the scene and scheme and I believe that my layout reflect that.

Evidence:  Solid white background, floral patterns (fussy cut for flowers), mixed media background, flowers, hearts, leaves.

Testimony:  I documented a summer memory of my son  and his family's vacation in Mauritius at the beginning of this year.

Some close ups:
I first mixed some embossing paste with Distress Oxide (Salty Ocean) and then applied the coloured paste through a Prima stencil.  I love the texture it gives and the colour that is reflected in the photo.

I made a tag from a card on the cut apart sheet of Illustrated faith and added a fussy cut flower to the top cluster.

 I combined some fussy cut flowers and Hip Kit Exclusive chipboard, wood veneer, puffy stickers and epoxy stickers.

 The cool epoxy "fantastic" and wood veneer "summer"  are both part of the exclusives in the kit and makes the perfect title.  I made my own enamel dots with gold Nuvo crystal drops.

Here you can see the dimension and the texture better.

I hope you were inspired to take part in one of the challenges...or both :-)
Thank you for visiting my blog♥♥

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dancing Queen - August 2017 Hip Kit - Kraft+ challenge

Hallo there,  I see that the February challenge at Kraft+  is using ABBA or an ABBA song as your inspiration.  Last year in October my granddaughter Leane was awarded the Dancing Diva of 2017 at their Hip Hop competition.  I decided that this would be the ideal challenge to scrap photos of her in her Hip Hop outfit.  I used the August 2017 Hip Kit which is made up of the Maggie Holmes Carousel collection.  Here is my page:
Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers: Hip Kit exclusives; Chipboard:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Star sequins:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Puffy Stickers:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Enamel dots: My Minds Eye; Enamel hearts:  Bella Blvd; Die cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Washi:  Bella Blvd; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; White Gesso:  Finnabair; Stencil:  Prima; Dies:  Sizzix circle die; Other:  Twinkling H2O (Solar Gold)

The Inspiration:

I used an old Page Map:

Some close ups:
 I first did the stenciling with a Prima Stencil and some white gesso.

 This sketch challenged me to stagger my photos at an angle.  That is really a challenge as I like linear straight lines.  But I am happy with the result.  I cut the glittery frame and the pink label in half to use in two spots around my photos.

 Lyrics from the song.  Just perfect to document Leane's dancing achievement.

 I tied some string around the little flag and don't you just love that exclusive alpha?

 I splattered Solar Gold Twinkling H2O around the page to add some more gold to the page.

...and as usual I had to do a bit of sewing.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Laughter - August 2017 Hip Kit - Stuck sketches

Hallo there.  I am sharing a layout today using the August 2017 Hip Kit which is made up mostly of Maggie Holmes Carousel.  I used the 1 February 2018 Stuck sketch.  The photo was taken on my birthday in January and it was the perfect opportunity to get a photo of Kobus and I with our precious grandchildren.  Here is the page.

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel), Pink Paislee; Cardstock:  American Craft; Wood Veneer:  Studio Calico; Chipboard title:  Blue Fern Studios; Tag:  Hip Kit project life card; Buttons:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Die Cuts:  Maggie Holmes (Carousel); Embroidery Floss: DMC; Heart Stencil:  Heidi Swapp; Mists:  Prima Colour Bloom (Storm Cloud & Gold Foil); Embossing powder:  Tsukineko (gold); Other:  Nuvo Crystal drops (Ebony black)

The sketch:

Some close ups:
 I misted the Storm Cloud through a stencil onto my white background cardstock...and then I spritzed some Gold Foil Colour Bloom Spray as an added layer.

I love the striped black and white patterned paper and I gutted the center and used only the edges as a frame.  The black and white florals were also fussy cut from a patterned paper.

Our son Wynand pulled all kinds of funny faces to get this reaction from our little ones.  I layered a doily from my stash among the paper layers.

I hand stitched around the edges of the white cardstock with some variegated DMC embroidery floss.  The black enamel dots are Nuvo Crystal drops....and I am still struggling to get my drops perfectly round.

The chipboard title and wood veneer hearts were all heat embossed in gold.  I love to show the dimension and sparkly bits with a photo taken at this angle.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Wonderful Moments - September 2017 Hip Kit - Paige Evans (Turn the Page)

Hallo there,  I am making regular time to create and recharge.  I came to the scary conclusion this week.  If I never buy another piece of paper or embellishment, I will not be able to use up my stash in this lifetime.  I need to get into my stash and create...and that is what I am challenging myself with this year.  Here is the page I made:

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Paige Evans (Turn the Page), Shimelle (Glitter Girl); Cardstock:  American Craft; Letter Stickers:  Hip Kit Exclusives; Wood Veneer:  Studio Calico; Chipboard:  Paige Evans (Turn the Page); Stickers:  Paige Evans (Turn the Page); Star Puffy stickers:  Bella Blvd; Enamel dots:  My Minds Eye; Die cuts:  Paige Evans (Turn the Page); Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Ink:  Distress Ink (Broken China); Stencil: Tim Holtz (Bubble); Distress Markers (Broken China and Barn Door); Dies:  Sizzix circle framelits, Quickutz Stars.

The sketch by Laura:
 Some close ups:

 I love loads of paper layers and some soft distress inking on the background.

 This was die ideal way to use the paper planes...and I  sketched in the paths they flew with Distress Markers.

 A combination of stars.

 I love to scrap special moments...and these faces is something I want to remember.

A little embellishment cluster in the bottom corner completes the page.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

You COLOUR my world - Lady Pattern paper


Lady Pattern Paper's latest release are paper packs that combine a mix of patterned papers in the same colour. When I decided to use the Silver, Black and White paper pack I already had the photos in mind. My daughter in law, Nadia and my grandson Lukas took part in the Colour Run in October 2017 and I have seen some very colourful photos of them.   Here is the completed page:


Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Lady Pattern Silver, black and white paper pack; Cardstock: American Craft; Letter stickers;  American Craft Doll, Dear Lizzy; Chipboard leaves:  Celebr8; Heart puffy stickers: Freckled Fawn; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Ink:  Distress Oxide Ink (picked raspberry, salty ocean, fossilized amber); Other mediums: Nuvo Crystal Drops (Ebony Black); Embossing Powder: WOW (silver); Stamps: Prima (splats), Teresa Collins (flower, hearts)

I first matted my photos on black cardstock and then chose 5 of the papers to layer behind the photo. I cut the papers to size and layered them stapling them together so that I could see where it is going to sit on my white cardstock.

I then marked the space and started to add colour to my background. I used some Prima stamps that look like splats and Distress Oxide Inks. I also added water to the ink and used a paintbrush to make smaller splatter.

When the inks were dry I added my patterned paper layers and the photo. I then stamped the two large black flowers and fussy cut it from the card stock I stamped on.

I added some stitching to my background for added texture. I then heat embossed some chipboard leaves with silver and added the two flowers and the leaves diagonally across from each other.

Silver Black and White Layout Script
Finally, I added my title and little silver puffy hearts. I found it needed a bit more black for contrast and stamped tiny black hearts randomly around the page. I finished it off with black Nuvo Crystal Drops.

This layout is an example of using the papers in your Silver, Black and White paper pack to create something beautiful and memorable by bringing colour in with mixed media and embellishing.

This is the paper pack that I used.  You can find it at your local scrapbook store.

Thank you for visiting my blog today ♥♥

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Wonder - Felicity Jane Mila - CSI 246

Hallo there.  Today I am sharing a page based on the Color Story Inspiration case file CSI246.  I challenged myself to use the Felicity Jane Mila kit and also follow the traditional clues of the case file.  I used a photo that I took in the Addo Elephant park when we visited it in December 2017.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Felicity Jane (Mila); Cardstock:  Felicity Jane, American Craft; Letter Stickers: Hip Kit Exclusives; Flowers:  Little Birdie; Paper clips: Felicity Jane; Enamel dots: My minds Eye; Ink:  Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass); Stencil:  Celebr8; Stamps: Finnabair; Embossing powder: WOW (bight white); Embossing folders: Cuttlebug, Kaisercraft; Dies: Sizzix circle dies; Border punch: Fiskars.

The case file:
This is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  I used the five colours as close as I had in my stash.

Evidence:  Solid white background, swiss dot, stripes, floral pattern, swirls, hearts, flowers, border punch.

Testimony:  I used the title "Wonder" and my journaling reads as follows:  "We loved watching the juvenile elephants play in a watering hole at the Addo Elephant Park.  This youngster could possibly find an easier way out of the watering holebut that was  where he wanted to get out.  It reminds me a little of human toddlers that want their way.  One of the other youngsters came to his aid and pushed him up the embankment.  It really takes a village.         

                                                             
Some close ups:
 I decided to bust out some embossing folders and some stamps to make my circle elements for this page.  I used white embossing powder on the stamped images....love the effect.  The little heart paper clips was also in the kit and was perfect to bring hearts into the page.

 I added the brick red flowers and enamel dots into the mix to bring a vibrant element to the page.

 The blue letter stickers that are exclusive to Hip Kits was the perfect match.

 The layout would not be complete without the story.

I love how the page turned out and I love that I used some of my dies, stamps and embossing folders.

Thank you for visiting my blog today♥♥

Monday, January 22, 2018

Love every moment - Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Stuck

Hallo there.  Today I am playing along with the latest Stuck sketch challenge.  I also wanted to dig into the beautiful Cocoa Vanilla Studio (Bohemian Dreams) kit and make another blue and purple scrapbook layout.  I used photos of my youngest sister and I.  She and her family were visiting us over the Festive season and we spent a lot of time just hanging out.  Here is my page:

Supply list:  Patterned paper:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio (Bohemian Dreams), Black and white fussy cut flowers are from a Felicity Jane patterned paper; Cardstock:  American Craft; Chipboard title:  Celebr8; Chipboard:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio;  Flair: Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Pearls:  Basic Grey; Die cuts and vellum cuts:  Cocoa Vanilla Studio; Ink: Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord); Stencil: Celebr8; Embossing Powder: Lindys (Hiacinth Blue Jade); Punch:  EK Success; Embroidery Floss: DMC; Other:  Doily from my stash.

The sketch

Some close ups:
 I first applied ink through the stencil around the edges of my page.  The above cluster is  combination of chipboard, die cuts and fussy cut flowers.

 The pretty flair is by Cocoa Vanilla Studio.

I heat embossed the Celebr8 Chipboard title.

 I layered the vellum die cut flower over the die cut and fastened it with a small staple.  The journaling is what it is all about...the little moments together..

I loved making this page and it quickly came together.

Thank you for visiting my blog today...I hope you found some inspiration to go out and create♥♥