Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pink Thankful card

I quite like to make different sized cards, not just stick to the standard size.

Here is a slimline card I made for April's Stick It Down card sketch.

I've used a stencil with 2 different coloured chalks on white cardstock as my technique and chosen stickers that match the card base.

Here's the sketch.

Thanks for looking.

Dale x

Saturday, April 9, 2022

First cyber crop at ARTastic

Hey, there is a cyber crop going on right now at ARTastic. Go here to join in the challenges.

Today I did Challenge 2, set by Karen. It's really fun.  Here's the criteria you need to meet:

I challenge you to follow a recipe:
Choose one shape and use it as many times as you wish.
Use at least two pieces of Chipboard.
Die cut at least one shape.
Use a stencil.

Here's my layout.

The stencil I used was all diamonds. I used Pebbles Pearlescent chalk and made up a pattern. It just adds a little something extra and directs your eyes to the photos.

Get your layout in the album by 18 April to be eligible for a prize. It would be great if you could get behind this cyber crop.

Dale x

Friday, April 8, 2022

ARTastic are having a Cyber Crop!

Wow. ARTastic are having a cyber crop.  You will love this one. It is about shapes. Easy subject matter.

I wanted to do something really fun. I chose to make a mini album for my son's 22nd birthday. He has moved to Sydney to work.  Very sad about that, but a great opportunity for him.

I had a Kaisercraft circle chipboard album that I thought would work. I also chose a couple of 6x6 paper packs to draw from. Blue and red seemed a great colour combination for a 22 year old guy.

Firstly, I used some Semco soft blue acrylic paint to give 3 coats of paint to one side of each circle.

I chose complementary papers and covered the other sides using Mod Podge. I also punched some stars from the offcuts of the papers.

Last thing was to choose embellishments. I wanted to keep it simple.  I used die cuts, ribbon and stickers. I put the whole thing together using a jump ring.

I love how it turned out. I hope it make it to him in the post in one piece. I miss him a lot.

Dale x

Friday, April 1, 2022

Archiscraps April challenge

Happy April 1st (and April Fool's Day). I hope you don't get pranked.

Here is something a bit different. Archiscraps is asking you to take inspiration from this image:

There is the added criteria of "Use brackets as your main feature on your layout or card".

Here is my DT layout.

I have used some chipboard and inked it to replicate the hammock in the photos.

I've taken the soft blues in the inspo pic and made that my background.

I chose to use the beautiful blue in the photo for my alphas and I wanted to mix the alphas up so I've also chosen some woodgrain ones (inside the brackets). I thought that made the brackets stand out more. By using one whole quarter of the page just for the title I thought that emphasised the brackets as well.

What will inspire you? Enter on the facebook page.

Dale x

Music themed scrapbook page for April ARTastic challenge

Hi friends. Happy April Fool's Day!

Here is my layout for April 2022's ARTastic challenge.

These two ladies are my dear friends. The title is best friends forever.

Here is the inspo pic.

ARTastic are using shop windows this year. Cool huh. I used to think for a while that I wanted to be a Visual Display Presenter.  Great creativity involved in that job.  I've picked up the lime green and bright pink wavy pipe patterns as my colour inspiration and background paper choice. Also I like the glam look of the ladies. 

Looking forward to seeing what your entry might be. Head over to the facebook page to enter. Random draw creates an equal playing field for the win.

Have a great day.

Dale x