Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sit .. with Scrap Our Stash

Morning scrappy peeps!

So I've been scrapping again. I started playing with this background a few days ago but it wasn't really going anywhere. Then November first arrived and with it, a host of new challenges. First off the cab for me was to finish this background with the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge.


I chose the vertical strip on the right ..

I already had lots of the colour brown covered with my background. I punched my ovals out of scrap watercolour paper I had done some plain colour washes on, and then pierced them around the edge. I used scraps of burlap (or as us Aussies call it, hessian) I had hanging around, as well as a Charms Creations hessian heart. Some close ups ..

I so enjoy the versatility of the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenges. Mid month they have another challenge, a sketch with a word, such as 'stencil', and you need to use a product starting with the alpha of each letter in the word. For example .. Sewing .. Template .. Embossing powder .. etc. Lots of fun.

Anyways, if you fancy giving the Scrap Our Stash current Tic Tac Toe challenge a go, you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!


Sunday, October 29, 2017

Adore YOU .. with Scrap Our Stash

Heh peeps!

I've lost a day. I would have sworn in a court of law that today was Saturday, not Sunday.  :O  I digress. Whilst I was losing yesterday, I scrapped! I bet you that was where I lost my day .. sitting at my scrap table playing with paints and paper. What a lovely way to lose a day.

Adore YOU

I found inspiration in this month's Tic Tac Toe sketch at Scrap Our Stash.

I followed the top line .. the colour orange, cardstock and staples. I used Dylusions Paint (Pure Sunshine), lots of cardstock including my base and old MME strips, which I attached with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. Lots of fun! Here's a few close ups ..

Looking back I think I can see how I lost Saturday lol! Meanwhile, you can find all the details you need for the Scrap Our Stash Tic Tac Toe challenge HERE. But you'd best be quick (super quick) as the challenge closes at midnight on the 29th!

Happy scrapping!


PS: A special shout out to Michelle from Vernon, Vermont for the handmade tag I recently received in a handmade embellishment swap. As I said, I love it and, as planned, have you used it on the very next layout I created. Thank you!  :)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Selina .. with White With 1

Afternoon peeps!

This is the second layout I created on the weekend. I was in a pink state of mind so decided to use the White With 1 challenge to play along with. Of course this sublime photo of my friend's little girl screamed to be scrapped with this month's colour, Pink Whisper.


A few close ups of my layout ..

If you fancy giving the White With 1 October challenge a go you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!

Alz  :)

Delightful .. with Scrap The Girls

Morning peeps!

It is still morning isn't it?? Oops, no it's not, but it is somewhere in the world isn't it?!

I did a wee bit of scrapping on the weekend. Just two layouts mind. I don't know if its the blue skies and shining sun of spring in Melbourne, chasing away those winter blues, but I feel like cleaning up in my scrap room. That never happens. Never. Me feeling like doing that, not the cleaning up bit lol. Although that's infrequent too. So I interspersed a bit of scrapping, a bit of tidying and sorting things out. You know how it is yes?

Meanwhile I digress. One of the layouts I created on the weekend was for the Scrap The Girls October challenge.


The challenge was to Think Pink for Breast Cancer awareness month here in Australia. Although my mum hasn't had breast cancer, she's had long, ugly battles with other cancer and this photo of her as a healthy, young woman, wearing pink, in a dress she'd made herself, begged to be scrapped for this challenge.

Here are a few close ups ..

As you'll see from the Scrap The Girls challenge, I think I was clearly influenced by the black and white with the pink ..

Anyways, if you'd like to give this challenge a go, you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping.

Alz  :)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Enjoy .. with Kraft+

Heh all!

I'm thrilled to share this layout with you. Thrilled because a few months back I was asked to be a Guest Designer for Kraft+. Doing a happy dance!!! Lol! So anyways, of course I said yes, and then I was sent through the challenge .. "I can see clearly now". This is what I came up with ..


I knew exactly which photo I wanted to scrap .. this one of my niece floating in clear, clear water at the beach. I used clear embossing powder with a cool, very, very old, stamp I haven't used in years; I also used some clear, glass cabochons; I applied clear Glossy Accents to my watercolour feathers; and finally I attached a clear transparency quote to my photo. There is a ton of 'seeing clearly' on my layout and I'm thrilled with how it came together.

Here are a few close ups which might help you to 'see clearly' what I've created ..

Oh I also used a strip of an old, old Hambly Screenprints transparency with a pink grid on it. Yes, I had just a bit of fun digging through my stash to find clear items. Anyways. If you're in the mood, you can find all the details you need for the Kraft+ challenge HERE.

Happy scrapping!

PS: Thanks for asking me to be a Guest Designer Kraft+ ..

Friday, September 29, 2017

It's a dog's life .. with Let's Get Sketchy

Heh peeps!

I don't know about you but I love a good sketch challenge. Depending on my mood I could follow the sketch almost to a tee, 'liberally' interpret it (wink wink lol), or just see where it takes me and who knows what I might end up with. But that's the beauty of sketches don't you think?

It's a dog's life

I created the above layout using this month's sketch at Let's Get Sketchy ..

A few close ups ..

If you fancy giving this month's sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy a go, and there's still time, you can find all the details you need HERE.

Happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Puppy?? .. with Show Us Your Stuff

Heh friends!

I had a chance to scrap on the weekend. I didn't exactly get a whole lot done but am hoping to finish a layout I started, in the next day or two. Anyways, this month the challenge at Show Us Your Stuff really appealed to me .. mixed media plus a handmade embellishment. This is what I came up with ..


One of the things I really like about the Show Us Your Stuff challenges is the requirement to use a handmade embellishment.

I have used a Charms Creations heart and I stamped and cut out the dog in the bottom right hand corner. A few close ups ..

If you're interested in giving the Show Us Your Stuff September challenge a go, you can find all the details you need HERE. Have fun!

Happy scrapping!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Life is wonderful .. with A2Z Scraplets

Heh peeps!

Just me, back again to share another layout I recently created. This time I was inspired by the A2Z Scraplets' challenge to create a layout using a new technique, or a technique you haven't used in a long time, or a new product. I went with a technique I haven't used in a (very, very) long time .. using glue to cover chipboard with patterned paper and when dry, sanding off the excess for slightly distressed edges.

Life is wonderful

I used a couple of A2Z Scraplets' chipboard trees that I've had in my stash for so long I don't think they even stock them anymore! Hang on a minute, they do! I just found them .. A2Z Scraplets Tree Branches.

Anyways, they were the perfect match for my photo. Here's a couple of close ups ..

I think you could just about make it if you get moving, so here's all the details for the A2Z Scraplets August challenge.

Happy scrapping!

Little things .. with Kraft+

Heh peeps!

I am slowly getting the hang of creating with kraft cardstock. I've been trying to play along with the challenges over at Kraft+ more frequently for practice. It seems to be working. Fingers crossed I haven't just jinxed myself.

Little things

I loved this month's challenge .. "leaves & branches" ..

This challenge was a great opportunity for me to scrap one of my many nature themed pics from when I explored the, beautiful beyond words, Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. I haven't really known how to approach them before now so am glad to have this one I can scraplift in the future.

Also, I had a lot of fun playing with Tim Holtz Oxide inks to create a background. I decided I wasn't happy with the amount of coverage I had (almost the entire page, which is a lot for me these days), so I cut the background I had created into strips and used them to matt my photo. I think it worked a treat .. custom made kraft patterned cardstock you could say. lol.

Here's some close ups of my layout ..

Thanks yet again for a wonderful challenge and lots of inspiration Kraft+!

Meanwhile, if you want to give this challenge a go, I reckon you've got just about enough time. You can find all the details HERE.

Happy scrapping!