Friday, August 29, 2014

Royal Adelaide Show for 2014

Another year of scrap booking for the Royal Adelaide Show is over for another year.

It has been a challenge to get all the work done this year. Behind the scenes here has been very trying and almost didn't believe I would get there in the end. I am happy with each and every piece of work I have created. With everything else going on in my life at the moment working of this has given be the sanity to keep going with everything. Bear in mind I do not enter into the Royal Adelaide show to get any prizes but to challenge myself and give myself an outlet. To have achieved the completion of all this work alone has been the reward for me.

Okay.. so now it's official and the judging is over I can now share with you my secret squirrel work I have been working away on.

Every year I create completely new work that I haven't shared or create for anything else but myself.

So here's what I have created for this years Royal Adelaide Show and how they placed. I am beside myself with how well I went this year.

Paper Craft - 453 - Single or Double Page Spread - Children

Entry 1

Entry 2 - 2nd Place

Paper Craft - 454 - Single or Double Page Spread - Travel

Entry 1 - 1st Place

Entry 2 - 3rd Place

Paper Craft - 455 - Single or Double Page Spread - Special Occasion

Entry 1 - 3rd Place

Entry 2 - 2nd Place

Paper Craft - 456 - Single or Double Page Spread - Heritage

Entry 1 - 1st Place

Entry 2 - 2nd Place

Paper Craft - 457 - Single or Double Page Spread - Open Subject

Entry 1 - 5th Place

Entry 2 - 3rd Place

Paper Craft - 458 - Single or Double Page Spread - Journaling, or no photo page

Entry 1 - 1st Place

Entry 2 - 2nd Place

Paper Craft - 459 - Off the Page Project

Entry 1 - Altered Wire Bust - 3rd Place

Entry 2 - Altered Shadow Box

Paper Craft - 460 - Handmade Cards

Entry 1 - Tan Cards

Entry 2 - Bright Cards

TFL, M x

Creative Inspiration - Week 35

Hello all....

I have to admit before I start to being VERY time poor this week....

I have been however able to VERY QUICKLY squeeze in a quick layout for Mad About Scrappin.

I am glad that this kit has mad the job super easy otherwise after all the scrap work I have been doing I think I would have struggled to scrap this week.

So... here the layout I created for you.

And YES... this is the ONLY photo I managed to get of it this week... After taking all the other photos I have had to this week I completely forgot before it got dark to take any close ups... OOPS !!!!

Anyway... As I said I have been super super busy with secret squirrel business so really only had about an hour before I had to collect the kids from school to create this layout. So I got messy with some ink, washi tape and  some glimmer mist to create the base of this layout.

Now I wanted something a little different with this layout so I played around with some of the patterned paper. I cut some of the plainer patterns to 4'x6' and then printed a digital brush on them. I then jazzed up the layout with some of the brighter patterns to match my base. Then added a bit of bling by creating some chevron using some gold glitter photo corners. I loved the last little touch too.. I added some wooden glasses to the title.

Super quick and I love how it turned out. 

Have you made a mess lately ??

Why not have a play.

Till next week.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 22, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 34

Just a quick one this week,
as I have been buried under a pile of scrap booking products madly scrapping my tail off.

Once again this week I have been able to get creative with this MME kit - Market Street - Nob Hill which Leanne from Mad About Scrappin has lovingly sent me.

This is the SUPER quick layout I hipped up last night in a mad rush to this all sorted before it got too dark to take a proper picture.

Matted this layout onto some white card stock and the added some matching white card stock hearts to add an extra pattern to the background. Then I layered some of the matching papers before matting my photo in some more white card stock. I like having the hearts there as they tend to draw the eye across the page.

I then have mixed it up a little with the journalling and the title using a mix of work stickers and some alpha stickers. I have created my title using a mixture of chipboard and alpha stickers mounted on a gold banner sticker from the pack. Once again I mounted the banner on white card stock to tie it all together.

To finish off the photo and add a little bling I have added a gold arrow paper clip. However I have added a matching flair from my stash to match with the greens in the patterned paper.

Okay.. tie to wind down and relax before getting the last of my scrap booking commitments completed. 

Get creative this weekend.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 15, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 33

Welcome once again.

I am very excited to be able to share with you what I have been up to this week.

I have been lucky enough to be playing with this new kit called Market Street - Nob Hill by My Minds Eye.
I absolutely love this kit !!! The colours  in this kit are amazing. I also love the metallic foil papers. I wouldn't normally be one to use metallic foil papers but with these colours it really is quite striking. Once again I love that this kit comes with matching stickers. It makes finding matching embellishments to use super easy.

But anyway.. here are the two cards I have created this week using this paper range.
Both cards are different in feel but use the same paper range. That is what I like the best about using these types of kits. The different feel you can get from using different paper choices. It means that you can use the paper range for a variety of scrap booking styles too.

For the first card I have kept it simple. I wanted to create a quick card for a friends daughter. I wanted to create something a little bit different and this is what I came up with. The card is 6'x6' in size and made of Kraft card stock. I have used a Project Life Kraft card as the main part of the greeting and worked from there. The edges have all been inked and I added in once of my favourite paper bags from Mad About Scrappin. I then finished off the card with some garden twine and a wood veneer pennant banner made by American Craft available from Mad About Scrappin.

For the second card I have created a more feminine feel using the floral options in this paper range. I have matted the darker floral onto the sunshine yellow paper and then used Kraft as the card base. I have picked up the green of the leaves on the floral paper with the green ribbon I have used. Now I love the die cut frames however sometimes find the white just doesn't match what I was doing, so this time around I have coloured it black with a sharpie pen. I have mounted it one to some cream mesh and added some flowers to match. I finished the card off by used one of the matching stickers mounted with 3D foam as my greeting. I love the bold look I have ended up with.

Have you created some fun card lately?

Till next week.

Get Creative.

TFL, M x

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A New Challenge!!!!

How exciting!!!!

As another month starts comes a new challenge at Mad About Scrappin.

However with the new challenge comes a bit a change too.

This month we have a colour challenge !!!!

This is the super yummy palette that we have had to play with!!!

OMG!!! this was so much fun to play with too.

The best bit about this is that you can use the colour palette to create ANYTHING you like.. AND you don't even have to use all the colours... or you could just use the photo as inspiration for what you create!!!!

This month I have created a layout using this colour inspiration.

Here's the full layout.
Yes.. once again I have gone

I am not quite sure why I can't just keep it simple and do the basics.. I seem to find a thrill in being able to drive myself nuts. This layout was actually created using 3x4 Project Life cards as my base.

Yes.. I know that it doesn't look anything like 3x4 cards... 

I created the shapes by cutting up 6 different cards into 1 1/4" triangles in the chosen colour scheme. I them adhered one of each of the coloured triangles together to form each shape onto scrap paper. I created 13 shapes from 78 triangles !!! YES !!! very tedious task but I am most happy with the end result.

Using a mix of matching acrylic embellishments I have added another dimension to my page. I had some ticket stubs in my stash that matched perfectly too so I have accented them with some washi tape. 

I finished off the page with some matching sequins and black chipboard hearts. 

I had so much fun creating this layout that I already have plans to play around with the triangle look again. 

Yes... I know CRAZY!!

Look forward to seeing what everyone creates using the colour palette this month.

Don't forget to leave your link on the Mad About Scrappin blog.

TFL, M x

Friday, August 8, 2014

Creative Inspiration - Week 32

 Hello all.

Back again this week to share with you what I have been up to on behalf of Mad About Scrappin.

I am finally at the end of this amazing kit by Simple Stories - Under the Stars.

I think I have used this kit for so many more layouts that what the kit is actually themed for. 

Here's this weeks layout I have created.
This week I have create a pocket page. I like to challenge myself sometimes... 
who am I kidding.. 
Well this week was no exception. I wanted to create a 12x12 layout using a pocket page as the basis. This did prove a little challenging as I was limited with how I could place things. 

To tie it all together and make it all uniform I split the layout in half. I then used the same paper for all the pockets on the right and the same on the left. However to tie it all together I have used some book pages and randomly adhered them to add a bit to the background.

I used one of the matching journal cards for my title. I added a bit of washi tape that matched to add a bit to the journal spot. Then created my title using larger alphas and then the matching alpha stickers from the paper range. 

I am still in love with adding a small paper bag to my page. This layout I have used a see through paper bag as the patterned tag shows through which adds to the embellishment cluster. Then added some washi tape and some garden twine to the tag for texture. I added a matching word sticker from the set using some 3D foam tape. Then finished it off with some wood grain enamel dots.

I added a bit of ink spots to the layout to mix it up a little. 

Had quite a bit of fun making a bit of a mess with this layout.

Certainly challenged myself with the pocket page this week.

Till next week.

Get Creative.

TFL, M x