Friday, 1 September 2017

Getting Fearless at More Than Words

Hello again!

The new challenge is up at More Than Words and I hope you're feeling brave because the challenge is to be inspired by the word FEARLESS and to add some GRUNGE to your page!

Here's my interpretation:

I don't believe that anyone is truly fearless. I think we all have fears but the trick is to learn how to face them and deal with them.

I tore book paper and added some handles and paper from a brown paper bag to make backing for the photo. The background is made with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and some stamping and paint splatters - all ideal products for this sort of challenge.

I hope you can join in this month. Here's the challenge board:

You can find more details here.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sing at More Than Words

Hi there!

Have you seen the new Mini Challenge over at More Than Words? The word to include on your card, tag or ATC is 'Sing'.

Here's what I made:

I made the background with Tinby Designs Colour Crush. It was so easy! The heart shape is a real leaf that I found while out walking. I just had to scrap with it!

I sure hope you can join us this month. You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

It's All About Harmony at More Than Words.

Hello again!

There's a very 'harmonious" challenge over at More Than Words this month. The word to be inspired by is "Harmony" and the creative challenge is to use song lyrics on your page.

Here's what I made:

The word "Harmony" made me think of a bike ride that I did while on holidays. I'm not a big fan of bike riding so I was really thrilled when I found the ride to be really enjoyable. I felt very much in harmony with the bike and my beautiful surroundings. I used the lyrics from the Queen song "Bicycle Race". Not only are the words perfect for the page but Queen have some of the best harmonies in the world!

I used large circular elements on the page to reflect the image of bicycle wheels and I placed the letters in my title in an up and down way, reminiscent of pedals. The background, the title and the circles were made using Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I love what I can do with these!

I hope you can join us over at More Than Words this month. Here's the challenge board - what a stunning image!

You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Roses for Kraft Plus!

Welcome back to my blog! I've been MIA for a while cos I've been travelling. I've had so much fun but I've really missed my creative time.

Sometimes it's funny how creativity strikes. I bought some bread and it came in a paper bag. I immediately thought how cool it would look as a base for a Kraft+ project! I kept the bag and later happened to put a travel brochure on top of it. I noticed how awesome the red and sepia tones of the brochure worked with the kraft bag and I was so inspired to create with those colours!

This month's challenge at Kraft+ sure was a challenge for me though! It took me a while to work out how I was going to incorporate roses in three different ways.

Here's what I came up with:

The three ways I've used roses are:

  • the title is "The Adriatic Rose"
  • I've tucked a few real rose petals around the page
  • I made small white roses with serviettes
  • there are also roses on the lace background but I don't think that counts! Hehe.
Here's a close up of my journalling:

Here's the challenge over at Kraft+ this month. Why not give it a go? You can find the challenge here.

Happy scrappin'!


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Art Journaling in Scrapbooking Memories Magazine

Hi there! I thought I'd share with you some more art journal pages I made for the series of articles I'm writing for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

I used an image printed on transparency over some gorgeous Tinby Designs Colour Crush. I also used the Colour Crush to colour the title and the stars. And the background? I was actually working on the other side of the paper and hadn't cleaned up my mat properly. When I saw the colour had transferred to the back of my work I immediately turned my page over and started again using the blue as my background. Perfect!

More Colour Crush and some gorgeous Denim Tampons stamps on this one. Here's a close-up:

Sometimes it helps to express yourself when life deals you a rough hand.

If you'd like to know more about my art journaling journey you can check out my articles at Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

Happy scrappin'!


Monday, 10 April 2017

Art Journaling - A Different Direction

Hello and welcome back to my little blog. I've been working a lot with art journaling lately. I find this is such an amazingly creative outlet. I'm writing a series of articles about this for Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

Here are some of the pages I've made for the magazine articles:

This one is made entirely with Tinby Designs Colour Crush and pen (plus some alphas). This is a great example of how you can create something when you're just playing.

This one also predominantly uses Colour Crush. I love those Colour Crush butterflies!

I know my work is usually very colour-driven but I also adore book text with black and white. I love how this turned out!

If you'd like to learn more about art journaling I hope you can pick up one of my articles in Scrapbooking Memories magazine!

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, 1 April 2017

It's all Black and White at More Than Words!

Hello and welcome to the April challenge at More Than Words! It might be April Fools Day but there's no joke about this fabulous challenge!

Firstly, here's what I made:

The ice-cream I was eating was the best one ever! It was from my favourite ice-cream shop where we go on holidays and they gave me an extra scoop this day. Check out the flavours below. Yum!

I converted my photo to black and white (cos there was a horrible bright green wall behind me!) then let the colours stay only on the ice-cream.

Hmmm, there's lots of black and white on there. Do you know what the challenge is yet?

Apart from the black and white, pink is the only other colour on the page. Have you worked the challenge out? Ok - here it is!

The challenge is to be influenced by the word 'Dream' and create in black, white and one other colour. Easy! You can find the challenge here.

I sure hope you can join us this month!

Happy scrappin'!