This Was Totally Amazing | Ivytree Studio

Hi there, my fellow scrapping enthusiasts!

 

 Today I am going to share a double page layout I did for Ivytree Studio, using their gorgeous Hadeda Collection. 

 

This one has a family theme; we had a professional photo shoot on Isabella’s first birthday.  It was a gloomy day, but I always say that photo’s taken in overcast weather have such a lovely ‘light’ about them. 

 

I wanted to create a contrast between the dark navy and the soft marshmallowy pink that this range offers; so below are images of what I put together. 

 

I know that you are going to fall head over heels in love with this paper – so don’t forget to scroll down for the list of the papers that I used (so you know what to buy online); as well as where you can hook up with us via Facebook and share with us, the lovely work that you have created using Ivytree Studio’s amazing range of products!  I can’t wait to see what you did!

 

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The papers I used for this piece are:

161/19 – Chrysanthemum

161/21 – Agapanthus Blooms

161/24 – Geometric Stripes Texture

161/33 – Dark Navy

161/38 – Pale Pink

161/53 – Double Twins

 

Additional materials – various adhesives, glitter glue, gemstones

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to: www.ivytreestudio.co.za

Buy some of their pretty paper here

Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.

Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here

Until Next Time!

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Little Mermaid | CSI DT

Hi again!

I’m back this afternoon to share with you the latest case file up for investigation over at CSI: Color, Stories Inspiration.  It’s preeetttyyyyy yummy, this one!

And this is how I solved this case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : plain cardstock, arrows, die cuts

Testimony : use an item in the scene – mermaid!

We took part in a sandcastle competition late last year while at Pearly Beach.  We started off by building a replica of Table Mountain (one of Cape Town’s most DELICIOUS natural tourist attractions), but the wind was just not on our side; so we ended up pulling an idea out of our hats and sat you down so that we could turn  you into a mermaid.

You were AMAZINGLY patient – and most definitely set a personal record for The Longest Time Sitting Completely Still.

Although you didn’t win first prize, you drew a lot of attention and really, you were a sure winner to us!

Here are some close ups!

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Loving These Moments

Hi there,

I’m hideously busy today – so I’m nipping in real quick to share another family inspired piece I made for the Scrap Affairs competition. This one is a fairly recent pic of my cousins and I.  We literally grew up together and had more laughs than I can count!  Leanne turned 40 last week – I can’t believe how time has flown…

Anyway.  Here is the piece I created:

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You Are Loved

Lastly, is the stunningly beautiful mood board that is up on Berry71Bleu for the month of February:

Isn’t it lovely??????

Obviously, the colours spoke to me!  As did the beautiful flowers!  And that phrase… I get so much love from my child that sometimes I’m sure my heart is going to explode straight out of my chest!!  I put together a Mixed Media single page LO:

 

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Blessings In Bloom

Next up is my take on both the sketch and beautiful mood board challenge over at Scrappingclearly:

I love this colour palette so much!!  Normally orange would make me turn and run, but I just love how it works so well here!

So, this is what I did.  You will see (as usual!) layering, layering and more layering.  The heart shape is also three layered pieces – two ovals for the upper part of the heart and then a corner for the lower portion.  Aside from the colour palette, I took inspiration from the sayings – and included a ‘live your dreams’ quote on my piece; as well as the use of rose elements.

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& Then There Was You

Hello there my artist friends!

Today I’m sharing three projects with you – all of them are for online challenges I’m taking part in again.

The first one is for ‘More Than Words’.

For this one, aside from using the Ampersand and the ‘together’ theme – I actually took inspiration from the colours in the image and decided to throw together a single page layout using red, black, grey and white.

A friend took a few photo’s of my life partner and I; and I just love them!  This guy… this remarkable human being… we have known each other for years (two decades at least).  We started out as friends and now we are life partners, twin flames.  He has healed me in so many ways and shaped my life in ways I didn’t imagine possible after my husband passed away suddenly.  He has made me LIVE again!

Here’s what I did (I also entered this into the Scrap Affairs competition):

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Adventure | Ivytree Studio

My second single page layout for Ivytree Studio has a back to school theme. This is a picture I took of Isabella on her first day of Grade 1.

I wanted to create oodles of vibrancy for this layout, and that was absolutely no problem with the delicious range of papers I had on hand from Ivytree Studio.

This is what I put together. Remember to scroll down for close ups and a list of the papers I used!

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Papers used – Friendship begins In The Heart range:

162/2 Floral Friends Shabby

162/4 Polka Dot Red Spice

162/8 (Both sides) Moss & Minty Meadow

162/11 (Both sides) Double Polka Dot Turquoise Dream & Flourish Turquoise Dream

162/13 Washi Strips

Additional materials – various adhesives, title chippie, red mist, light brown chalk

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to: www.ivytreestudio.co.za

Buy some of their pretty paper here

Connect with the team on their Facebook page here.

Share your Ivytree Studio layouts with us here

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Love This Face | Ivytree Studio

Good morning!!

Today I’m sharing with you, my very first blog post as DT Member for Ivytree Studio!

I was beyond thrilled when I received the news that I am on their 2017 Design Team! I was excited for many reasons.  To work alongside such talented fellow scrapping artists; and to be inspired by them.  To inspire in my own capacity while working with a unique and beautiful product (did you know that they are Proudly South African!?)  And I mean it – their papers are truly UNIQUE!  I’ve worked with a myriad of papers in my practically 10 years as a scrapper and NEVER before have I worked with paper that has a finish that is so silky to the touch, so very vibrant, pretty, feminine and just plain HAPPY; and so detailed in its printed elements!!  It handles distressing well.  It handles EVERYTHING well.  They make me smile when I work with them!

Don’t just take my word for it – head on over to their online shop buy some goodies and share with us the projects that you have created!

That said – here is what I did with the papers I received. Scroll down to see some close ups, as well as a list of the papers I used for this single page layout.

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The papers I used for this project are as follows:

Wild & Free Collection:

163/5 Blushing Bride

Friendship Begins In The Heart Collection:

162/2 Floral Trim – Shabby

162/3 Small Polka Dots – Hot Chocolate

162/5 Natural Linen

162/7 Funny Bubbles – Sweet Blossom

162/8 (Both Sides) – Moss & Minty Meadow

162/16 Pretty Pocket Cards & Washi Strips

Additional materials –  various adhesives, gold chalk, “love” chippie and “this face” alpha stickers

Visit Ivytree Studio to see more of what they are up to!

Buy some of their pretty paper here.

Connect with the team here.

Share your Ivytree Studio layouts here.

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