Thursday, December 1, 2022

Last challenge for the year at Archi-scraps

It's December. Happy festive season to you all.

I have my Design Team example for you all to feast your eyes on today.

The criteria is : Use frilly edged on your paper or cardboard

Also, be inspired by this image.

I thought I'd create a page about a dining experience.  I've used some colourful background paper to pick up the colours on my plates of food. Also there are green placements on the table and I wanted to add a patterned paper to pick that up.

My frilly edge is the intricate lace I have used. It is brown and cream, the colours of the photo.

What inspires you about the pic?

Perhaps you have some spare time to scrap this month. Join in. Add your page to the facebook page album.

Dale x

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Layered card

I always enjoy doing the Stick It Down card sketch.

Here's what I had to work with.

Here is what I created.

Lots of ink and layering here in complementary colours. I quite like that the sentiment is a bit open to interpretation. Could come in handy.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

November 2022 Archi-scraps DT post - Steampunk

Check out this funky vehicle. Wacky huh?  This month's inspiration for Archi-scraps is this image and make it STEAMPUNK.

Here's a link if you're unsure what it is.

I've always admired the layouts, tags and cards that people make using this genre.  I don't have a lot of it in my stash. Not at all. I made do that (and have since bought a little paper pad of it).

Here is what I came up with.

The pics are of my Grandpop and the colours of the photos leant themselves to the sepia tones of steampunk and the inspo image. I started with cream background paper and added some brick stamping.  Kaisercraft always have great men's type ranges. That's the clock/cog paper. Then I scrounged around for anything else that would fit the theme.

Let's see what you can do. We would love to see your entry. There is a prize on offer for the winner.

Head to the fb page to enter.

Dale x

November 2022 ARTastic double page DT layout

Check out this jungle themed display window for our ARTastic challenge inspiration this month.

I instantly saw a double page spread, so that's what I created. Mostly green, with some brown and jungle themed. I used paint, nuvo drops, kinda glitz, die-cuts and stickers. Plus one flair.

Here's my page.

I started with some green cardstock as my background. I chose a couple of different coloured green paints and some white and randomly drew my brush through the colours and then created some curved lines across each of my pages.  I added some nuvo drops and kindy glitz for added shine and interest.

I've matted each of the photos with brown so as to add that colour from the inspiration pic.

The twine is for the vines that monkeys swing through and if you look at the inspo pic you can see some of the "vines" do go across.

There is one pop of orange so I picked that colour up for my title. Appropriate given the photo subject, yes?

Then I've just added some die cut and sticker leaves, along with a little journalling.

Get your entry in.

Dale x

Friday, October 28, 2022

Soft tonal coloured birthday card

I usually manage to do the Stick It Down card challenge at the start of each month. This month I've been too busy, but I've squeezed it in.

Here is the sketch to work with:

Here is my design:

You can see part of my lobby is decorated, ready for Halloween, in the background. The colour orange may have influenced me. haha

Happy Halloween for Monday.

Dale x

Saturday, October 1, 2022

ARTastic October scrapbook layout


I've got my Design Team layout for you to look at today.

The display window to take inspo from is below.

My inspiration included a busy navy and white background. I immediately thought of Basic Grey and Graphic 45. I used a G45 paper called Anchors Aweigh from the Catch of the Day collection. Then I added orange papers and made a feature with squares.

I couldn't use foxes but there are a few birds so I thought I'd add a winged animal and I popped this big butterfly die-cut with foam squares.

Thanks for looking. Head to ARTastic's fb page to enter.

Dale x

Archi-scraps DT scrapbook example page for October 2022

I love October. It's my birthday month!

Check out this great challenge from Archi-scraps.

Use this photo and add string/twine.

The building in my pic reminds me of the guitar building, with the lines and the blue. They are actually wonderful greenhouses.

I've got the garden/palm tree and colours as well.

I've added green twine through my chipboard button.

Here's my layout.

Head to the fb page to enter.

Dale x