Monday, 24 October 2016

Scrapbook Boutique DT Layout - Strike a Pose

Well the month is nearly at an end - Again - Christmas is looming!  this month I created a layout for The Scrapbook Boutique using a photo from the past - very distant past!!!  This is me at a photo shoot when I was a teenager.

I have used the We R Memory Keepers Collection - Urban Chic.

Here are some close ups.  I have listed below products used with a link to the store.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting !

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Kraft+ challenge - Blast from the past

When I saw the challenge this month I could resist going back in time and using some of my old stash.  It was great to go back to the basics - I wonder why we stop using these items.  Might just have to use them more often now.

I have created the following layout:

Here is the current moodboard of Kraft+ Challenge

I have used old paper, punches, buttons, eyelets, bling strips, dymo, foam letters and letter stickers.

Here are some close ups:

Martha Stewart edge punch and circle punch.

Eyelets and letter stickers

The close up even shows the fibres in the kraft paper :)

Buttons and bling

Thanks for stopping by and til next time Happy Crafting !!!!

Thursday, 20 October 2016

More than Words - october challenge

I have created this layout for the More than Words October Challenge - OMBRE in your favourite colour with the word Change.  

I love black and of course fade it out enough and you get white.  This photo of my homeland New Zealand resembles change in season and change in my country of residence.

I have taken a few close ups for you. The background paper is Authentique from the collection - Classique - Elegant.
I have created the background using papers from my stash including Prima Resist Canvas.

The Crafters Workshop stencil - mini dots and dashes

Stampendous Stamp - Jumbo Snow with white embossing powder

Prima resin frame and clock.

Paper doilee

Prima Zip and flowers

Chipboard letters embossed with black and whtie.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, 10 October 2016

The Scrapbook Boutique October blog hop

Hi and welcome to our new challenge and blog hop which is open to Australian and New Zealand Residents.

Here is the stunning  mood board for the month of  October:

Challenge : Create a project using the mood board as your inspiration.
The project can be a card, a scrapbook layout, art journal layout or off the page's totally up to you!

NO Digital stamps please

The Prize :
One randomly chosen winner will win a $30 Scrapbook Boutique Store Credit.
Challenge Rules:  Your entry MUST
*be newly created following the current challenge guidelines
*link back to Scrapbook Boutique Blog
*not be entered in to more than three challenge sites
*you must be an Australian or NZ resident 
We look forward to seeing your creations.

Challenge Closes : Midnight, Monday 31st October 2016.
How to Enter : Upload your entry to your blog, click on your Blog's title, copy the URL, and add it to by clicking on the InLinkz button below
  • If you don't have a blog you can still enter our challenge & play along by uploading your entry photo to a photo hosting site like Flickr & linking the URL of that hosted photo into InLinkz below.
  • Tell your readers that you've created your project for the Scrapbook Boutique Challenge and link it back to this post 
  •  Leave us a comment

Here is my take on the challenge. I created a layout using the butterflies and colour as inspiration 

The Blog Hop:
We also have a Blog Hop happening so be sure to visit all of our talented design Gals'  blogs to see their wonderful creations & leave them a comment. 
Comment Prize:
Play along, you could win a Scrapbook Boutique $10 Store Credit.
(Hop closes Monday 17th October 2016)
To be eligible to enter the Blog Hop Prize Draw you must leave a comment on all six of the Designer Gal's Blogs & then come back & leave a comment on this post where we will choose a randomly drawn winner.

LYNN -    (you are here) 

Here are some close ups:

I have used prima flowers

Donna Downey stencil with Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

2 Crafty butterfly stencil and Stampedous Embossing Enamel - Shabby Pink

Tim Holtz word stamp with white embossing powder

Until next time - Happy Crafting! 

Friday, 7 October 2016

The Scrapbook Boutique DT Reveal - Tags using Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints

Hi everyone,  I am up on The Scrapbook Boutique blog and I wanted to share some tags I have created which I will attach to folded cardstock to create two birthday cards.

I have used Prima tags - but you can use any tags or cut cardstock to your desired size.

I started by applying 3D gloss gel through stencils. This dries clear and gives a great background effect.

I have then made some flowers using the WOW silicone moulds and Modpodge melts through a heat gun.  I have arranged these, some smaller tags, flowers, lace, resins and metal pieces on the tags. I have adhered them with Prima Art Basics 3D Matte gel and the metal pieces with Heavy Body gel.

I then covered everything with heavy black gesso - I applied a couple of coats to ensure everything was covered.

Once dried I have applied colour using the Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic paints Opal Magic Aqua Rose and Voilet Green.  I used Prima Mica Powder Gold Opal Magic and water to add gold into the flowers.

Here are some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by and til next time - Happy Crafting !