Monday, August 18, 2014

The Perfect Dress - Scrap Around the World August Mood Board

I haven't played with the mood boards from Scrap Around the World much but this months grabbed me. It took awhile for a page to come to me but while I was looking at our wedding photo's the other day I came across some photos of my dress that just worked!

Here is the mood board for August…
Last November my wonderful hubby and I got married. I'd found the dress I wanted on the Luv Bridal website and the moment I put it on I knew it was the perfect dress. Our photographer captured some beautiful pictures of it and these are the photos I've used for this page.
I've used some old Websters Pages paper for the base, I've then used some little bits of chippy, some muslin and some lovely flowers..
To add to the back ground I've used texture paste over an "Art Is" & Tim Holtz Measurements template then brushed over the texture using gesso.
I've even included a little bit of my wedding dress in this page, the band around the waist of the mannequin is from the shoulder straps that came with my dress ...

That's all for now,

Thanks for stopping by,

Kaye :-)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Captured Moments - Scrap the Girls

Its Sunday evening and I managed to do a little scrapping this weekend. I decided to try a challenge from a site I haven't played with before, a lovely site called "Scrap the Girls". They provided inspiration by way of a great mood board …
I loved the colours and instantly thought of one of our wedding photos but I needed sketch to base my page and I found this thanks to Page Maps….
And here is the result of my inspiration ….
The two beautiful girls in this photo are my step-daughters who were my bridesmaids when I married their dad last November. I love this photo of them and thought of it as soon as I saw the mood board.
For this page I've used some old Graphic 45 paper from my stash. The frame is  a Scrapmatts chipboard frame that I've painted with "Emperor's Gold" Silks Acrylic Glaze. I've used this on the title and on the words under the photo. I've also gone back to my old favourite … Stitching!!! I love stitching on my pages.

That's all for now, better go get ready for the working week, thanks for stopping by.

Until next time,

Kaye :-)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Sketchabilities #120 & Catch Up

Wow! Its been a while since I posted anything, it's been a busy old time of late. Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to go to a craft retreat organised by the ladies at Impressive Stamps Australia, it was a great weekend with lots of lovely ladies and a gentleman. I found a bit of scrapping mojo while I was there and heres what I created.

First up is my take on the current Sketchabilities sketch #120. This is the sketch…
And heres my take on it …

This is my 22 month old Aussie Bulldog named Jay. It's a common bulldog trait to sleep with their tongue out and he just looked so cute.

For this page I've used one of the recent Kaisercraft ranges called "Happy Snaps", it's a really great range and I had fun cutting parts of it out and popping it up with foam dots as you can see in this photo.

Next I had a play around with one of our wedding photos, it started off as a scrap-lift off a layout I found on Pintrest but I couldn't get it to work so I gave up on the scrap-lift and this is what I came up with …. I'm pleased with the end result.
For this page I've used another recent Kaisercraft paper called "Bea-YOU-tiful, I've then used texture paste over a brick stencil, added some glimmer mist, flowers, some pearls and chippy and there you have it!.

Finally, last but not least is a double page of our fur babies using the Bo Bunny range called "Our Lil Monsters". The first page is titled the same and is of our three Aussie Bulldogs and our Am Staff.
I couldn't resist cutting out little monsters from the paper and popping them up with liquid scrap dots as embellishments.

Next is the page entitled "Bulldog Bums", I just love the way Macca & Jay wiggle their bums together when they are excited and want a pat … during a family photo shoot China managed to capture this moment in this very cute photo….
Again I cut out little monsters from the paper and popped them up with scrap dots plus I added a "Collections" chipboard tree which I sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist spray.

Together they make a double page spread that looks like this …

Well thanks for dropping by, I hope to be back with some more creations soon so until next time …

Bye for now,

Kaye :-)