Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Male young adult card


My son turns 24 this Saturday. He can't believe it, but neither can I. Where has the time gone?

He sings and plays guitar. I'm sure he'll like my card.

I've taken the sketch from June's Stick It Down card challenge for my design.

I used two Creative Memories punches to create the hashtags. I hadn't used that technique before, it just sort of occurred to me that it might look cool.

Dale x

Travel Layout - Melbourne Star

My layout

 The layout I lifted

I have participated in Soul Scrappers' LIFT91 challenge. The idea was to lift some inspiration from a layout offered.
The things I chose were to have my design go mainly up the centre. I have some chipboard cogs which I coloured with metallic silver pen and then added dimensional magic to. It gave them a lovely sheen. I have some arrows and a dash of yellow and blue.

It was a fun design to make.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

June ARTastic DT reveal - Heritage wedding page

 Welcome to winter in Australia.

Here we have a new challenge from ARTastic. A gorgeous painting.

Hilda Nicholas with The Bride

The criteria is heritage wedding and add flowers.

Here is my layout.

The photo shows my favourite Aunt and Uncle with their parents. I was their flower girl. This is the only time I was a flower girl. I was four years old.

I've taken inspiration from the photo and used white and soft pale blue. It helps that the bridesmaid and flower girl dresses were also blue. I've added white satin vintage looking flowers and arranged them in a curved spray, a bit like the painting.  Keeping things simple keeps the focus on the photo.

Enjoy creating.

Dale x

June 2021 Archiscraps challenge reveal

 Hi friends,

Hello to June.

Check out this month's challenge at Archiscraps

May be an image of living room

Very 70's hey

JUNE- Use fringing. It can be paper fringing or actual fabric/haberdashery fringes. Can be long or short, it's up to you.

I made a scrapbook page.

I quite like to make fringe flowers. I punched a circle, distressed the edge and coloured it with chalk and added silver glitter. I cut out a larger circle and cut it with my scissors. I made 3 of them. Got to follow those design principles after all.  I picked up the colours for the page from the currency. You'll see the money has some flowers on it too. I thought it tied together neatly.

May be an image of 2 people

Head over to the facebook page to enter.  Archiscraps

Dale x

June 2021 Unstampabelles' challenge


First day of winter in Australia is 1 June. We have just left autumn. I mention this because this month's challenge at Unstampabelles is about seasons.  If you are in the northern hemisphere you will have just left spring and are headed into summer.

So, the challenge is:

 Seasons and Seasonal                 Can be whatever season you are currently in or leaving         

  TWIST: use handmade flower(s)

I chose autumn.  These colours would be reds, orange, yellow, brown, etc.

I have made a card. I used my 1" square punch to create a grid background. I've used some punches to make a layered card. It has 4 layers and I've used ink and scrunching and added some twine and a pearl brad for its centre.  These are easy flowers to make out of scraps of paper and can look very effective.

You can make any project. Go ahead and link it up on the Unstampabelles' linky tool. Don't forget to check back each week for new inspiration from other Design Team members.

Dale x