I've been scrapping my little heart out this week and I am soooo happy about it. I have missed this. The relaxation... the time to just sit and be quiet while I create something that is just me. I love putting my heart on a page. It's great therapy ;) But like so many people, when I am stressed or things are not going so well my mojo runs away. This time I think it packed a bag and went on a round the world trip... it was gone that long! Mojo... I missed you!
I finally used these 7 Gypsies papers I have had for soooo long. And I used this gorgeous photo my sister Nat took of her son Jake that I have had for a year. I've always wanted to scrap it but never had the layout for it. Until now.... andI must say I'm pretty pleased with it. I normally don't do boy layouts. In fact, I am a wee bit scared of them so the feeling of accomplishment I got from this layout is pretty darned good.
Paper: Bazzill Cardstock, 7 Gypsies
Other: Tim Holtz Distress Inks, unknown velvet ribbon, American Crafts Thickers, Dimensional Magic, Making Memories Tiny Alphas, Collections Ornamental Transparency
So that was a 'just cos' layout. These next couple are challenge layouts for Challenge Heaven. The first one is a scraplift challenge. We had to choose a layout from the CH gallery to lift and after hours of searching for 'the one' I settled on Ann-Marie's 'A Special Love' layout. I love her digi work and have wanted to paper-ise one of her layouts for so long.
Paper: Basic Grey
Other: Basic Grey Cardstock stickers, Prima Vine, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Pearls, Kaiser Rhinestones, Prima Ribbon, Dimensional Magic, lace trim
This next one I am not sure if I like. It was for the Cybercrop Puzzle Pieces Challenge. It certainly looks nothing like I imagined it...
Paper: American Crafts
Other: Fancy Pants Felt, Heidi Grace Transparent thingies, Cherry charms
And then we have what has kept me busy today... and caused me to create a big mess!! ScrapBoutique have a HUGE competition going at the moment so go check out the forum for info. The first weeks postcard is from Italy and we drew inspiration from the 'letter' on the postcard aswell as the photos. As soon as I saw the pics I knew the layout had to be elegant with rich colours and touches of gold and black. Now when I say I made a mess... I mean it. I decided to try gold leafing for the first time. Hmm... would help if I turned off the ceiling fans in future! The leafing is so super light and fragile that the fans blew it all over the place!!! Ooops! But I had fun and I like the final result :D
Paper: Bella, DCWV, old music page
Other: Petaloo Flowers, Prima Leaves, Prima Flowers, Prima Crystal Glitter Spray, Tim Holtz Grungeboard, Making Memories Ribbon, Bella Paper Ribbon, K&Co key and clock charms, Basic Grey Brads, Basic Grey Rubon, Delish Rubons, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, gold leafing
Ok well that is it from me for now. I am going to go and finish tidying up a bit before hubby gets home for the weekend. I do a good job of pretending to be a good housewife LOL Have a great weekend everyone and for those Aussies out there, I hope you have a great Anzac day filled with pride at being Australian. I know I will.
Luv Kirsti xoxo