Monday, August 26, 2013

99% Prima August BAP - Delight

Well I think it is as the only non-Prima part of it is the Ranger liquid pearls and touch of  Glimmer Mist which I sprayed with a Prima crackle template on the right hand green piece.  Visit the Prima August BAP  blog post for the challenge and  all the amazing entries for the below sketch.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and welcome if you are visiting from the Prima site.  I would love to know you have been by leaving a comment.

The Prima sketch
 And my take......
Papers are from the Fairy Flora and Fairy Belle collection and chipboard journalling shape from the Fairy Flora collection.  I loved playing with the Julie Nutting Doll stamp and think I will be doing some more of these.  The flower vine is 'Pixie Vine  - Songbird'.  Other flowers and canvas piece and alpha are all Prima from the Nic Howard kit 'Divine and Lyric'.   I fussy cut some flowers from the Fairy Bell collection pp.

 The above edge is from a Martha Stewart 'Bubble' punch.
 The journalling is printed onto felum and then adhered to the chippie (didn't want to spoil the page with any erratic handwriting lol).
 I enjoyed digging deep into my stash and using these older Prima papers and chippie - even finished one of the chipboard sheets so made room for some exciting new Prima pieces which should be arriving any day at 'Embellish It'.

I will definitely use the doll stamp again.  I loved the challenge and have made a complimentary page in the same Prima ranges with additional photos from the same day of my dear Great Niece but will share that another time.

Thanks again for visiting.  Have a great week.

Until next time....

Saturday, August 24, 2013

"I'll Never Forget"

Thank you so much for stopping by today and welcome to my new follower....  Your support is much appreciated.

Today I have my entry for the August "Once Upon a Sketch Challenge"  "I'll Never Forget"  coupled with their sketch.  As one of my passions is preserving family history I chose to use a heritage photo. 

Here is my take on the sketch and journalling challenge.
 I have used Kaisercraft Patterned papers - a mix of "In the Attic" and "Sears and Son" and hidden the journalling in a little fold out book from the "Sears and Son" Pocket Watch papers. 
The journalling above says "I'll never forget the days of old, generations long past and keep their stories alive for future generations."  The other verse was on the papers.
 I random punched the outside edges of the paper and then framed the photo with a mix of punching, inking and stitching. 

 Some metal embellishments and a clock made from a Cherry Lynn Die have been added.
 I will add some more journalling on the back pages when I get some more information about Arthur Percival Dix.  I loved the photo of my DH's Great grandfather walking down the street and just had to scrap it.  I was told that DH has many likenesses to his great grandfather whom he never got to meet.

Here is the sketch

Today I have been stripping wallpaper, scrubbing, and  laying carpet - the result of a little mouse moving into our daughter's little childhood dolls house in our storage space so once scrubbed up it is now in our house awaiting finishing touches before being moved on to their home now that they have their own home.  We also found a few more things that will move on to other places but there is a long way to go.  I think those hoarder programmes are quite motivating.  Several times today I said "I am ready to part with this" - long may it continue lol.

Once again thanks for looking.   Would love to know you have been by leaving a comment.

Right no I am off to the scraproom to try and find my mojo.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Until next time....


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

You're a STAR

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope your week is going well. 

Last week my DGS had his first 'baking day' at 21 months old so I couldn't help but record the occasion. 

On the 'Scrap Around the World' Mood Board for Challenge 4  I was inspired by the colours of the cake and of course the fact that it is baking to come up with my take on the sketch. 

I have pretty much stuck with the sketch as I loved it and felt it suited the photos.

I added some texture paste,  gel medium, glimmer mist and paint to add texture.  The title is A2Z Scraplets which has been painted with a mix of 'Silks' and paints. The stars are Pink Paislee resist Artisan shapes.  Patterned papers are an older Bo Bunny collection "Country Garden" but I felt the colours worked in with the tiered cake in the mood board.
Journalling "At 21 months old (13.08.13) Zac had his 1st Baking Day.  Full of concentration as he decorated the biscuits.  Will I be a baker like NanNan?"   My Mum is a wonderful baker and spent many of her working years baking and catering.  Everyone still loves her baking treats.

How clever and cute is he concentrating on decorating the shapes with the sweets.  Pretty amazing concentration at just 21 months old. We skyped one night this week and I read his favourite 'Grannie' Book "Far, Far From Home".  Another first this week was going to the Movies lol. 

Thank you for the challenge "Scrap Around the World".  It was fun. 

Would love to know you have visited by leaving a comment. 

That is all for today so until next time....

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Thinking of You

Hello.  Thanks for stopping by today as it has been a while since my last post.  Between work and shifting family the last three weeks have flown by so not much creative time.  Hopefully I will make up for it this weekend.

While finishing the Nic Howard 'Divine and Lyric' kit pages last week I made a sympathy card  with the left overs and was inspired by an idea on one of the pages - the hexagons.  I will post the pages some other time as I haven't decided on a final photo on one of them yet but they were gorgeous pages with lots of scrummy Prima product.

This card fits with the theme over at Wild Orchid Challenge Blogspot this week "Anything Goes" and I have used some Wild Orchid flowers  and leaves mixed with the main Prima one.

I hope your week is going well.  Happy creating.....

Until next time...