Sunday, May 26, 2013

American Crafts Masters Challenge - Amy Tangerine

Hello bloggers!
I'm Continuing on with sharing my Masters Challenges that have already appeared in the Scrapbooking Memories Magazine but haven't been shown here yet.
So this was our American Crafts Challenge. 
I was so stoked to receive a gorgeous pack of Amy Tangerine 'Ready Set Go' Papers and embellishments.

This is the layout I put togehter. 

I used gel medium to paint over several of the 'love' words so that they were raised. 
I then used used Faber Castell Gelatos to add some colour over the top and then some definition with 
a white gel pen.

How sweet are all the little embellishments?  I clustered the dimentional and canvas stickers along with some fussy cut vines from the paper range, in three distinct areas around the page.

And we also had to make a card so I put together this little gate-fold card.
Which I think looks nice and fresh with the bright paper range. 

Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate all the comments that are left very much. 


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Websters Pages - Masters Challenge

Hello Bloggers, 
I'm back today to share my Scrapbooking Memories Masters challenge page using the gorgeous Websters Pages range by Alison Kreft - 'Composition and Colour'.
There are some really cool patterned papers in this range and I really enjoyed creating this page.

Using some Faber Castell Gelatos to deepen the colouring on these cameras and then some foam tape
to make them pop off the page.  
These also some subtle stamping with the Gelatos along with some white acrylic
paint dry brushed over the background paper.

How gorgeous are the 'StoryMarkers'? I used one to place my title on and cut the cameo and gem from another and used them as embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

May 123 Challenge

Hello and welcome to my blog today.
I'm here to share a 'happy' layout and one that is 
quiet devoid of my usual mad, bright, background!
But I like it all the same, quiet a refreshing change and it all came together so 
quickly and easily at the recent 'Crop For A Cause' I attended.

This page is for the May challenge at the 123 challenge blog.
The criteria this month being:-

* Our colour = Red
* Our Word = Happy
* Our Technique = Balloons

My balloons are these Flair buttons from A Piece of Cake Designs.
Although this layout is simple compared to some of mine, I did manage to add some texture paste along with a woodgrain stencil from Prima.
I've added Red in the buttons, washi tape border, and stars. 
The word 'Happy' is there on the patterned paper.

I also added some real balloons- well just part of some real balloons!
I cut off the knotted end and added them under these wooden Prima embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

May- Kraft It Up

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers. 
I hope your day is special in some small way. 

Being Mothers Day, I thought this was an appropriate layout to share. A very special Mother 
to five children and seventeen grandchildren.
I've Scrapped a lovely picture of my late, dear Grandmother as a pretty young woman.

This is my layout for Kraft It Up for the month of May.
May is the month of VINTAGE at Kraft It Up!!!!
I guess this is as vintage as I could make it.  I'm calling it 'vintage with a modern, minimalist (for me) twist.' 
I used some techniques and embellishments from the Finnabair class I attended in March.
 I used a crafters workshop stencil and texture paste. Then added colour with distress inks and Artists Pigments by LuminArte - love the gorgeous rich colours you get with these pigments.
I added the lace and plenty of distressing to add to the vintage feel of the layout.
The mostly metal emballishments, are coloured with acrylic paints and more of the LuminArte pigments.

Thank you all for stopping by my blog.


Friday, May 10, 2013

Awesome New Blog Design by Em Stafrace

Hello I'm so excited to share not just a super fun page with you today but also 
my brand new revamped blog!!!
How fantastic does it look?  I'm so happy with how it's been designed.
Em Stafrace is just the most amazing digital designer, she's created something that is so fun and unique and I'm totally in love with it.
I've yet to update the new page tabs at the top but I'll get to them asap.
Thank you so much Em it's just gorgeous. :) xx

Ok onto the layout I created for the Scrap the Boys May challenge.

The challenge is to:-

Totally my kind of challenge I love doing layouts like this.
 I chose my photo and knew I wanted to use bright colours with it but also plenty of white 
and black so I just went for it, no planning involved, just random spraying, stamping and doodling until I was happing with the base. 
I layered up some papers and stickers from American Crafts by Amy Tangerine and it was done.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, hope you like my take on the Scrap The Boys challenge and the new look blog!

Em's business blog 'Little by Little - Redesigning the Bloggersphere' is here and her personal
blog 'Just a Girl With Ideas' is here. Please go visit you wont be disappointed.
To celebrate the new look blog I'll be having a great giveaway in the next week or so, so 
make sure you check back here.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Masters Challenge - Stampin' Up

Hi I thought I might pop in and start sharing the layouts I've created for
As part of our Masters tasks each month we are sent some products 
from the sponsors and set a task.  
Our first task was to create a single layout using Stampin' Up Products.

This is my layout with pictures of Me! Taken a very long time ago!

I used the Stampin Up inks to cover my background paper (also by Stampin' Up)
Then I spritzed and flicked water on it to get the droplet effects.
Then I stamped with the cute little Stampin' Up kitten stamp in a random fashion over the base.

I made these paper flowers from Stampin' Up papers and added one of their resin flowers to the centre.

Thanks for stoping by and thanks so much for the comments your leave.
Leonie xo

Saturday, May 4, 2013

SUYS _ May

Hello, and welcome to my Show Us Your Stuff May layout.
Our challenge this month is to create a layout using texture paste on your page, along with
some type of handmade embellishment.

I used this lovely Prima stencil with texture paste. Once it was dry I used Faber Castell Gelatos 
to colour the flowers and outlined them with Pitt Artist Pens.
I also used some Gelatos to colour the cardstock behind my photographs

My handmade element are two Cherry Flairs badges from A Piece of Cake Designs.

Hope you can join us this month at SUYS,

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Scrap Around the World - Exciting New Challenge!!!!

Hello around welcome to my first post for May and it's an exciting announcement about a brand new Scrappy Challenge called 

Helen Tilbury from South Africa has put together an amazingly talented group of scrapbookers to form the Design Team and I feel very humbled to be among them.  Thank you Helen. 
Here's some of what Helen has to say about this exciting new scrappy challenge.

"We are a group of 14 women from all around the globe, of different ages, cultures & circumstances, united by our love of scrapbooking!  It is a universal language that we all understand!!

That's why I chose the name 'Scrap Around the World', because, literally, that is what we are all doing :)

Will you join us on our journey every month?  I do hope so!

We are on the look out for players to take part in our challenges & make it a roaring success & followers to support us & encourage sponsorship so please join our blog & follow us officially!"  


May 2013 Challenge 1

Each month we will present you with a mood board & a sketch, together with a mood board/sketch combo image for you to save to your computer & upload to your blog when taking part in our challenges.  

This month we have Agnieszka Bellaidea to thank for this gorgeous mood board!

All you need to do is be inspired by the mood board (in ANY way) 
& use our sketch as your starting point.  

mood board/sketch combo

**** the above image MUST appear on the blog post containing your challenge entry please****

You also need to mention that you are playing along with the current challenge at Scrap Around The World & link up to it please :)


So, this is my DT layout for our first Challenge.

I stuck fairly closely to the sketch as you can see.
Using the 'Basecoat' range from Kaisercraft, I distressed and inked my base with water, distress inks
and texture stamps.
I found the rusted orange tone appealing on this gorgeous mood board.   

 The lace table cloth and lattice work of the doors in the mood board inspired the lace-type stencil work behind my photos & cluster.
If you're an Aussie Rules fan I'm sure you're familiar with my title and heard it sung by Mike Brady, in a certain song about VFL legend Roy Cazaly.

Loving my flair buttons at the moment this one is by 'Finding Nana' and the other I used on this layout 
is from 'A Flair for Buttons'

I've got some information below about the prizes that are up for grabs for our first challenge
at SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD.  I'm sure you'll agree they are pretty


Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world & all this month's prizes include

This month our merit winner will receive the newest collection from

2nd place will receive the brand new collection from 13 arts

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from
Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,
containing a selection of their latest releases!

4th place will receive two sets of flowers from

Our RANDOM winner will receive this assorted pack of goodies.

Please head on over to the Scrap Around the World blog to see all the Amazing DT layouts.

The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Saturday 25th May 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool & don't forget to read our RULES OF PLAY before you begin.

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!

Cheers, Leonie xo