Sunday, February 21, 2016

A picture can paint a 1000 words layout:

This photo is of Kiwa with a pair of fake glasses on.  LOL, he looked so cute, he wore them for about a week off and on.  Even took them to school.

 I used a scrap layout sketch challenge for February from The Studio Challenges as inspiration.

A couple close ups for fun.

 included in  the challenge was to place a heart on the layout as a little twist as for Valentine's day.

Happy scrapping.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feeling Sketchy Sketch #139 - Wedding card

A young couple we have known for many years are getting married next week and instead of presents they have asked that people select a gift from a list of native trees they are wanting for their new property.  Fantastic idea,  so I have select a couple of native Kowhai trees, and rather than attempting to take the trees along with me to the wedding, I have taken a couple of photos that I will place in this card.  

The inspiration for this card is from Feeling Sketchy card challenge.

 and here is the sketch

The paper is Kaiser Craft and I used a stamp from 'Seasonally Scattered' from stampin up which I embossed.

I will make a matching envelope for the card.

Happy scrapping.

Update:  My card was the winning card for the challenge.  Nice.
Many thanks to feeling sketchy for providing the challenge.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Feeding Time Layout for Lets Scrap sketches 2-15-16

After a busy day driving to Wellington and back for a very quick meeting it was nice to relax and unwind with an evening with the girls doing some scrapbooking. 

As a challenge I sent out the current challenge from Lets Scrap sketches early this week to get the creative juices flowing.   

Here is my take on the following sketch.

I used some photos from a trip to Nga Manu wildlife park. where the kids got to feed the eels.
I used paper from Kaiser as the base and then I used misc papers from my stash.   
Together with Prima letters and flowers



Happy scrapping.

Sarah's 'Precious' Layout - Lets Scrap Sketches 2-15-16

Had a scrap book evening with the girls and to get the ball rolling I sent out the Lets Scrap Sketches challenge.  Here is Sarah's layout of some photos of herself and Bailey.

Sarah used Kaiser papers and misc embellishments together with some Thickers letters.

Wonderful layout Sarah.



here is the Sketch from Lets Scrap Sketches

Happy scrapping.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

'Waiting' Layout - Lets get sketchy week 2 challenge

OK here is my first layout for the weekly challenge blog  Lets get sketchy

And this is the sketch

I used Kaiser paper from the Art of Life range. 
I love this photo of Tira when he was about 18 months old he would sit in the window and watch the cars go past waiting for Dad to come home.  

I machine stitched the embellishments on to the base paper
and then layered photo on to the page. 

Happy scrapping

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Feeling Sketchy - Challenge #138

This is the card challenge for the month of February for Feeling Sketchy


Here is my take on this sketch and as I have promised myself to used material from my scrap stash for cards this year so the embellishments are a mix match of brands.

 I used a tag as the base and built the embellishments
This card is 8" x 4 1/2 "

I like cards that can be used for any occasion so the sentiment is generic.
  It is what is written on the inside that really counts.

Hope you like it.

Happy scrapping



Lets scrap sketches ; 2-1-16

Here is the Challenge for this month from Lets Scrap Sketches

And this is my take on the sketch, which I have created a slightly more masculine layout.

I love these photos,  the boys didn't actually want to wash Gregor car but after about 2 minutes the fun begin and what should have take 10 minutes took about 30. 
 The layout base is on card stock that I stencilled, sprayed, inked and gesso'ed.
  (See below for more detailed photos)
 Fun memories remembering when Kiwa's smile after his baby teeth were gone. 

Stage One:
 Stencilled                                  Sprayed
Inked                                       Gesso'ed

Tim Holtz cogs dies

Stage 2 - quick layout trial with the photos before I matted the photos and embellished.

Many thanks LSS this layout was selected as a top pick.
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Many thanks

Hope you like.
Happy scrapping