Monday, November 16, 2020

November Unstampabelles' challenge

 Hi there,

I usually post in the first week for this challenge but was too busy this time round.

The challenge is:

#106 NovemberBelieve   to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something or someone, although without absolute proof that one is right in doing so. 

Can be in a person or a myth or fairy tale or yourself.

                    TWIST : use an unusual fold

Here is my card.

It is a 3 panel gate fold style. Very easy to make. 

I am very much in Christmas mode at the moment. I've been wrapping presents. So much fun.

Hope you join in.

Dale xx

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November ARTastic vintage theme

 You all are going to love this month's challenge at ARTastic.  The painting is divine.

Artist: Emily Hilda (Rix) Nicholas

 (Australian, 1884–1961

Title: Picardy girl

 , ca. 1913

Medium: oil on canvas

I thought to myself that I would like to use some paint on my layout.  I picked out the mint green colour as my main focus.

Here is my layout.

 I used a Diana Wakley stencil and Soft Moss paint by Kaisercraft mixed with some basic white.
There are an awful lot of little interesting things on this layout if you look closely.
For the flower elements I have one large sticker to which I added a button centre. Then there are some other tiny little paper flowers, which I just love.

Another fun element is the paper doll. I chose a mint green dress with ruffled sleeves like the one in the painting. It ties in perfectly with the page theme.

I'm sure there will be a lot of vintagey, floral pages but this one I think is a little different. Still vintage and a bit retro too, but a bit unexpected.

Hope you join in. Head to the facebook page to enter here.

Dale x

November DT creation for Archi-Scraps

This month I have a pretty full on layout for you to see.  It's a New Year's Eve fireworks layout.

This is my Designer project for Archi-scraps this month.

Above is the building inspiration and the criteria is to use triangles.

I used a stencil and 3 different papers and 3 different inks to create a starburst design, then I cut those pieces up into various sized triangles. The design really focuses the eye towards the photos. As my son pointed out, the photos are stacked like a building.  The background patterned paper resembles fireworks in a night sky.

Take a look at what the other DT members did and then off you go and create. Let's see what you choose to do.

Dale x

Monday, October 5, 2020

Three card set

I went looking for a new card challenge to join yesterday. Found an oldy but a goody with a nice sketch.

It is the Feeling Sketchy October challenge.

I remembered some Cherry Arte black rub-ons I have that I thought would suit. Talk about stash busting! They are quite old. Rub ons often deteriorate over time but these have been reliable.

I decided to make a 3 card set.

I used the light blue paper from this paper pack.

Thanks for looking.
Dale x

Thank you card with a tag

I love October. It is my birthday month. I will celebrate this Wednesday.

How about some inspiration?

You could try this month's challenge at Unstampabelles.

Here is the criteria and my example

#105 OctoberInspire - who or what was your inspiration into the world of paper craft? 

                 TWIST: a Thank You card or tag using the word Inspire 

A tag on a card. Inspired by my Mum who introduced me to crafting at a young age.

I have used a Phase Eight clothing label tag, which was a double.  I love that clothing brand. This is the back. Yes, I also love a bargain. haha

I added a different coloured piece of vellum on each one and a different piece of patterned paper on each as well.
Then, I used some scraps from another project, mostly Kaisercraft bits.
Lastly, the black word Inspire is a sticker from Creative Memories. Appropriate for the challenge because I got into proper scrapbooking from a Creative Memories home class way back when.

Dale x

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Qantas Club - layout for Archi-scraps

 October is here and so is another challenge at Archiscraps. Just in case you don't know, we now upload our entries to our facebook page here.

Inspo pic is:

Here is my layout.

I thought the inspo pic looked quite moody so I wanted to do a page that reflected that. I have added light pink to brighten it up a little. I have cut a circle from the middle of the floral paper and flipped it to the back side, which was white. This duplicates the white plates in the photo. I also have a circle die-cut with a little plane on it. Lots of different layers here.  Some of the papers and the alpha stickers came from a set given out at Memoranza in 2006 by Creative Memories. Wow, old stash. Good to use some of it.

I am providing the prize this month. I made some tags and flags and there are two paper packs. The papers are big enough you can mount 4x6 photos on to them. The papers are exclusive, cannot be purchased, Creative Memories papers.

Get your thinking caps on and join us.

Dale x

Flowers for a funeral

 This month at ARTastic challenge blog there is a very pretty art inspo and the criteria is to use flowers. I know how many of you love to use flowers so I expect there will be a lot of entries.

Gail McCormack with Vintage tin trio

Here is what I did.

Those are Prima flowers and leaves in the middle. They do make very nice flowers.

Looking forward to seeing what you do.


Dale x