Thursday Treasures! prompt time!

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Today I have not managed any scrapping despite my intentions to fit some time in finishing off projects, so this week I actually have a few layouts to share all of which are works in progress!

So this weeks prompt is…

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In some ways it gives me a chance to explain what I do when scrapping. All of these layouts are using the papers and bits and pieces Helen provided at the last class. I am following her sketches to one degree or another, but at various stages on each of them.

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These papers are lovely and remind me of folk art. There are plenty of arrow embellishments to add around the pages, and some fun little speech bubbles.

Now back to my process. Although I like to get pages finished, sometimes I like to just rest the pages and come back to them to see if I am happy with the layout and design. This way I haven’t stuck anything down and it can be moved if I decide I don’t like something. Of course there is a danger that they never get finished this way … But usually I manage to get them finished in a reasonably quick time when I manage to sit down and do it. Just a shame today wasn’t the day! So this weeks Thursday Treasures has to be to get on with these works in progress before next week.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Frozen mixed media

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My daughter had another sleepover last night and princess K who was staying over has just had her bedroom changed into a Frozen themed one so she needed a new canvas for the wall… So a perfect time to do a canvas project with princess M and princess K! Of course I had to join in.

We followed the usual process for getting the backgrounds done using the turquoise colours and then girls both wanted an Olaf picture each. I however continued with she art and did a she art Queen Elsa in her coronation outfit. Didn’t take any in progress pics. Just the ones at the end. Well the girls Olaf pictures had a few extra lines added just after this to outline the words/letters but they are basically finished here!

Guest first… Princess K

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Next up … Princess M

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And now my Queen Elsa…

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Really pleased with these lovely pictures… A different take on Disney but hopefully recognizably what they should be! And two happy princesses.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Real Red!

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Happy Monday one and all!

Time to get all real and nice and BRIGHT!

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Ok I confess I made this card ages ago and thought I would keep it ready to share when I reached Real red in the Colour My Monday challenge. It was a card I made for my youngest great nephew’s 1st birthday… And I chose Make a Monster for the stamp set as he is a real cheeky monster!

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I used Postively Chevron to stamp the background paper, and then used the colour combo of Gumball Green, Pacific Point & Elegant Eggplant to stamp both the banners for bunting and the little monsters! Of course I had to add the googlie eyes to finish it off!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Thursday Treasures! Prompt time!

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As I am awake (god knows why as I feel shattered) I thought I would post this early! And so without further ado… this week just one word to prompt you …

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I wonder how you will interpret this to do some scrapping?

I decided to hunt through the Disneyland pictures and decided on the one with the chairs for the mad hatters tea party… No more dreamlike than a bit of Alice!

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I also thought that the Walt Disney quote which was on one of the Simple stories papers worked with this layout too!

I kept the base fairly plain and subtle with the Soft Sky cardstock, added some strips of Lost Lagoon to break it up a bit, and a nice bright Hello honey mount for the photo. This photo was one photo but I decided to split it to work a bit better with the layout idea I had. I wanted to use one of the project life type pieces of DSP from the Simple Stories kit as the main feature of the page so this went to the left of the photo and the quote I fussy cut out went to the right. I also threw a polka dot doily in too to break it up a little.

Then I took another one of the project life pieces and fussy cut out the pennant which I stuck at the top right and an arrow from a piece I knew I wouldn’t use to go bottom left hand side.

Love how this came together simply, and didn’t need a title because I could use the project life piece as the title! I have never really fancied project life as I view it as a commitment I would never keep too but some of the supplies are so yummy so maybe I will be tempted to join my friends class even if it is only to use the supplies for slightly more traditional scrapping. I have done divided pages before now too which are not exactly project life, but do allow for more photos to be included on a page … So never say never!

Last night I was at Helen’s scrap booking class and so have some new yummy papers to play with. Didn’t manage to finish a page whilst there but have three pretty much ready to assemble so hopefully this weekend I will manage to fit some scrapping in!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Colour my Monday! Pear Pizazz!

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Happy Monday peeps! Hope the beginning of the week was good for you!

This week is all soft and SUBTLE for you!

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This was inspired by a little play I had a few weeks ago when showing a friend how to two step stamp and Helen showed her how to create a simple background using an acrylic block to stamp with … And when I saw this weeks colour was Pear Pizazz I knew it would be perfect for this technique!

I used the Summer Silhouettes stamps to create the focal image. I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder for the background which I added the ink to to provide more definition!

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Happy crafting!

Catherine

Indigo blues… Christmas again?!

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Yes I really don’t know why but I have been pulling out the Christmas stamps recently. After a slump of ignoring them for several months I have got a bit of festive mojo going! And so here is another festive card!

It was created as part of me playing with Distress Inks if I am honest. I decided to ink up the watercolour card with the inks… Think the colours I chose were Weathered Wood & Tumbled Glass and then tried adding a little ink through a stencil in some places .. Subtly though not as bold as I usually go for.

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I then stamped the side border from the Indigo Blu set of stamps in Faded Denim and then added Santa and the text in Black soot. I then added a little more inking to the edge of the card using the Black soot to make it more in keeping with the images.

Then I mounted it to the side of the DSP which I found in the scrap box (I am trying to use this a lot at the moment to get it down to a more sensible amount… Think the summer hols and the princess may be able to help me with this!) and doodled some borders and inked the paper to pull into the colour and feel of the image.

Hope you like this slightly grungy card!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Thursday Treasures! Colour scheme! Moments & Memories August!

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Observant peeps may notice a lack of Thursday Treasures last week… I had a bad day and so no scrapping unfortunately. But I am back at it again! Whoop!

This time the colour scheme is a combo colour scheme! Thought that would mix it up a bit!

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Quite a dramatic combo too!

I decided on some pics of the princess at the nail salon and to use Blackberry Bliss as the purple, with Modern medley as the DSP with plenty of funky patterns.

I wasn’t sure where to go with the layout so started with the Moments & Memories one as my reference just to make life easier… Plus I hadn’t done one for this month so thought I could combine the two challenges!

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Of course I soon started changing the sketch around a bit, but I think it is still visible!

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My main addition is the bottom layer (there was a slight error I had needed to chop off the original so a new base was required!) and also the texture paste which I scraped through a mask (SU circles and stripes) to create the circles. I love the look of this as the purple still comes through and they are obviously all a bit different!

So I hope it was worth the wait!

Happy crafting!

Catherine