Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dorrigo Rain Forest 3 canvases

Scrapping Outback's November 2014 white with a twist challenge

Hi all, happy November!!!

My apologies for this late post – I’m pretty full-on atm with study, work (both paid and unpaid).
When mulling over what to create for November’s ‘white with a twist’ challenge for Scrapping Outback DT,  I decided to ‘play’ with the triple canvases because I wanted to be thinking about places that I feel ‘happy’... I’m delighted with the results since now dlh and I have a ‘little piece of our paradise’ in our lounge room every day :)
FYI I’ve used the Manor House black oval frames as flourishes under the clusters and the little wooden animal embellishments are actually wine glass charms from a souvenir shop called The Woodcraft Gallery :)
Supplies used:
3x 8”x8” stretched canvases

Tissues (yes this all started with tissues!!!)
Modge Podge
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso & multi-medium (matte)
MonteMarte modelling paste
The Crafter’s Workshop Masks

 Distress crackle paint (broken china) & distress stain (frayed burlap)

 7 Dots Studio paper (Dreamer collection city lights); Petaloo faux dried berry clusters; Manor House Creations flowers & black oval frames; Washi Tapes ; Texture edges stamp;
Perfect Pearls Mists (blue raspberry); Bo Bunny (Gabrielle alphas & Country Garden pps);
oh! I nearly forgot to add the WHOLE pic - saved the best for last LOL

 Thanks for popping over today...I do hope you have a great w/e and happy onto the assessments at hand LOL

hugs 'n' hearts

Monday, October 13, 2014

Creative Christmas

Greetings :)

I cant believe its that time already!  Only 11 weeks till 25th December? !
It's our last swap for 2014 over at Ideal ATC Swap Group. You've already guessed the theme Creative Christmas and the criteria is:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I created this LO for October’s ‘white with a twist’ challenge over at Scrapping Outback.
The challenge is to create a layout inspired by ALL the colours in the field of flowers (above) and you MUST use at least 1 piece of chipboard.

You must use WHITE combined with the colours in the picture. You can use printed paper as long as these colours are the main focus of the paper. There can be other colours on the printed paper, but not too much to take away from the colours in the inspiration picture.
You can use anything to create these colours like mists, inks or paints.

You can use a small amount of black/brown just for a little stamping, inking, journaling or just as a small accessory; however it is NOT to be the main focus of your layout.
You can use as little or a lot of each colour, but every colour or shade of that colour in the picture MUST be used. You can use varied shades of the colours - it depends on the inspiration that you get from the picture.

The photo was taken while celebrating my late Mother-In-Law’s 80th birthday at Valentine’s Buffet Restaurant.  I chose the photo because of the colour of her blouse – she had proudly chosen and bought it for her special day :)
My main tip for this LO is that if you don’t have ‘quite the right’ colour in your stash – you can always change it :) :) :)  I’ve used white cardstock and painted it – the base background was too ‘in my face’ to start with so I just lightly wiped some white gesso over it. The Manor house white frame was white and I’ve painted it :)
 SO... here is my full interpretation of the white with a twist challenge:
Supplies used:
SO White cardstock
Kaiser template (Lattice)
Kaiser wooden word (cherish)
Words or Whatever (WOW) Alyssa Flourish
Ranger Distress Paint (peeled paint, pickled raspberry and seedless preserves)
Manor House Creations Wood-heart-Mail
Manor House Creations ornate frame (circular) white
Homemade and Prima Marketing flowers
White Rose Ribbon
Green Tara velvet leaves (white)
Spotlight fibre
Adirondack Acrylic Paint dabbers (pink sorbet and citrus)
Helmar 450 quick dry adhesive
my2angels aluminium flower beads (centres of flowers)
my2angels teapot stick pin

Thanks so much for popping over today…until next time xxx hearts ‘n’ hugs Mazz xxx

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