Monday, July 30, 2012

Stuck?! Sketches

Here is my layout for the 15th July Stuck Sketch. Used paint, mist & ink.

This was the original sketch:

We went to Treetops on the Central Coast during the school holidays.  We celebrated Shannyn's birthday.  Mikala & Tim finally managed to do the Black course (the hardest one).  Everyone had a great day.

123 Challenge & Flourish with a Bling

Another challenge that I wasn't going to do, but on Sunday I decided I would give it a go and I love how it turned out.
The July 123 Challenge was - Purple (a colour that does nothing for me), Chevrons (which don't inspire me either) and the word MY.  For some reason I just decided to see what I would come up with.  Purple is Mikala's favourite colour and I had some Chevron paper left over from a kit.

As I was creating this one I realised that I was using the colours of Kate's challenge over at Flourish with a Bling, so I added the flourish.  Have also used lots of little flowers from D-lish scraps.

Thanks for looking and I love reading your comments.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Black with Two

This month at Black with Two the colour scheme was:  Black with Grey/Silver & White. It took me a while to get my head around this one.  Printed off some photos I wanted to use and then just couldn't make it work so I thought I would leave it and wait till next month.   But it wasn't to be.  I was looking through my photos for another challenge and came across this one and thought it would be perfect.  Here it is:

This is the view from the balcony overlooking the Skillion at Terrigal on the NSW Central Coast.  We stayed in these apartments.  It was fabulous.

I used some silver paint with my mask (you will be proud of me Kate M), painted the chipboard flourish.  The silver flowers I have had in my stash for years - one of those purchases you though were fabulous at the time and then couldn't work out how to use them!!!  I also punched the sides of the page, but unfortunately it isn't very clear here.

Scrap The Girls

Loved the Scrap The Girls July challenge - Black, White & another colour.  For those that know me Green was the obvious choice and it just happended to go with the photo.  Have used lots of bits from my purchase at D-lish scraps.  Love the gingham ribbon I made into a flower and the polkadot buttons.
This was the last night of our trip to NZ in January and we had the most fabulous dinner in Auckland.  TFL


Thursday, July 19, 2012

White with 1

I was a bit daunted about the White with 1 challenge this month - White, Polka Dots & Tape.  I solved the problem though and bought some beautiful washi tape from D-lish Scraps and got some inspiration from the gorgeous Kate McCulloch.
I had fun doing this layout and I really like it, hope you do too.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

June & July RES challenges

Finished Amanda's Mystery Box Challenge for July today at RES and realised I haven't put June's on my blog either.
So here they are
June's Sketch challenge was a double.  Love doing doubles.

Susanne's Stash Stomper was to take inspiration from this photo. 

June Stash Stomper- Challenge Inspiration

I used the colours as inspiration and used a summer time photo.  Have used mists to represent the snow and the colours are obvious.  I am quite pleased with this layout.

July's Mystery Box Challenge was to roll the dice.  We had to roll the dice to work out how many flowers, pp's, words in title & photos we could use.  I couldn't find a dice so got the family to call out numbers between 1 & 6.  I used 5 flowers, 3 pp's, 1 word in title & 3 photos.  This was a great challenge, thanks Amanda.

The sketch challenge was based on this sketch:

Amanda used 6" papers.  I wanted to do this but the ones I had just didn't fit with my photo.  I changed the from squares to rectangles to match my photo.  Loved this one too.