Friday, August 12, 2022

2xcards for Stick It Down

I like to join in with the card sketch each month. 

I had a new product that I wanted to try. Liquid pearls in the colour merlot. It has a metallic lustre and it's just beautiful. I applied it to my chipboard sentiment. Really loved how it came out.

Here are my two cards.  Two are always better than one, right?

Thanks for looking.
Dale x

Monday, August 1, 2022

August ARTastic design project - scrapbook layout

I hope all is well with you.

I love a nice cup of chai latte. It warms you up in winter and it tastes yummy. Lately I've been having it with almond milk. Very tasty. Adds a nice nutty flavour.

This month's window challenge for ARTastic is a really interesting one. I'm keen to see the interpretations in the entries. I'll show you the inspo pic and then post my layout, then give you my interp.


I felt like there were many choices here.

I've picked up the kraft coloured background, the red from the dress and the wheat. The cinnamon in my tea looked a bit like wheat I thought. Plus, there's bound to be tea in that picnic basket, right? I made a little teacup with some charcoal coloured paper (from the saucer colour in my photo) and I had a chipboard spoon which I coloured with a copic marker. I've also added a banner (inspo came from the spotlights hanging off the sides).

Have a go. Head to facebook to enter here.

Dale x

August Archi-scraps Design Team layout

Check out my colourful page! A feast for the eyes.

It is my Design Team example page for August's Archi-scraps challenge.

This is the inspo pic. Lots of swirls of colour, I mainly pick out blues and reds and some yellow. The added criteria is to use the colours.

There are also lots of lines so I've incorporated those into my layout as well.

It reminded me of Freemont St in old Vegas where they put the light show on at night so I've made my page about the lights and glitz of Las Vegas.

Join in, go to fb and add your creation.

Dale x

Monday, July 4, 2022

Teal birthday card

Here is a card I made using my favourite colour. The cake is a die-cut.  The "rainbow" is a pattern I made using different paints.

It's for the Stick It Down challenge.


Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Friday, July 1, 2022

July ARTastic challenge


Here is my page for this month's ARTastic scrapbook challenge.

It depicts my son's first driving lesson. 

The inspo window is:

I've used the colours, especially light blue background. I have squares, like the domino shape. Also included luck.

I could see the window translating to a really great double page layout, I hope someone goes in that direction.

Head over to fb to add your entry. Winners are chosen at random so anyone can win.

Dale x

Use weaving on a scrapbook page


It's winter here in Perth. A good time to do indoor activities like scrapbooking.

The challenge at Archiscraps this month is to use the weaving technique on your project.

Here is your inspiration building. This is the Longaberger building in Ohio, USA.

The colours are very pretty in the night sky.

I went with hues of blue for my project.

I cut a lot of strips in complementary colours and wove them into blocks in two places. Then I put the photo in the middle so that your eye travels diagonally down the page.

It works I think.

Have a go and add your project to the facebook page.

Dale x

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cyber Crop- Hollywood theme

I'm very excited to tell you about something special going on at ARTastic this weekend. They're holding a cyber crop. It is Hollywood themed. How fun is that? I was asked to create a challenge for it. I just love my challenge and I hope you do too. Here it is:

Base your layout on the Hollywood Walk of Fame logo, using any number of the following criteria:
  1. Feature any of the words Hollywood, Walk, Fame.
  2. Use the colours of the logo: pink, gold, black and white.
  3. Use the design of the logo as a sketch.
  4. Use one giant star as the feature of your page.

I've use all of the colours in my layout. I very loosely followed the logo and I three different stars, as well as the title.

I really can't wait to see the entries for this. 

Dale x