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Hi everyone!

Today I have four projects to share with you.  Some were completed last week already, but I have just not had a moment to photograph them, then edit and and and…

Anyway. My first one is for the latest Scrap The Girls challenge; I’ve not taken part on this blog before (goodness alone knows why, because it is RIGHT up my alley).

Here is the criteria for the challenge:

And this is the SPLO I created:

 

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Love This Happy Space | CSI DT

Hi everyone,

It’s been a bit of an all fall down week for me – only because my daughter has not been well at all and as such, has been home with me for two days.  Not fun for either of us.

Anyway.

Today I want to share with you, the latest case up for investigation over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration!

Divine, isn’t it??

Here is how I solved the case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : polka dots, animals/bugs, plants

Testimony : write about what makes you happy

The moment I step into my little art and creating space, the most indescribable calm washes over me.  I do, quite literally, smile, relax my shoulders and exhale rather deeply.  I really can’t say exactly what it is about this room that makes me so happy.  Is it the smell of all the paper?  Is it the sound of my mists as they spray upon a page or creation?  Is it the open window before me that I find myself staring out into as I wait for inspiration to take hold?  Is it reliving the memories in the photographs that I am scrapbooking?  Or is it merely a combination of each, which ultimately culminates into a page or a canvas?

And here are some close ups of this one:

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Dream Explore Discover

Hi all,

I have a HUGE scrapping admin day ahead of me today – I’m just hoping that I will get done in good time so that I can head to my room to PLAY some more!

Last week, I watched a Youtube video by Marta and fell in love with the journal page she did using tea and coffee!  The more I watched, the more I realised that I needed to try it immediately; and that I did!

You can view her video here.

Not only did I use tea and coffee, as she did in her video, but I also made a batch of home made texture paste and used it on my journal page too.  I tell you what, my art journal smells pretty incredible right now!  This is what I did (and it’s been a very long time where I’ve created art that is ‘just because’ – all other work has been either for a challenge or as my role as DT member):

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Arty Advenyure

My final post for today!  For a few weeks now, I’ve been looking into Art Journalling; the more video’s I watched, the more intrigued I became.  So I started looking at actual journals, not finding EXACTLY what I already knew I wanted.  Long story short, someone recommended one at an art shop in Jo’burg; my partner was there at the time on business, so I sent him to check it out.  He ended up buying it for me as a gift… what a guy!

I tentatively started on a project yesterday; and when all was dry today, I let rip!  I decided to work with the March mood board over at Picture This!

And this is what I did with this gorgeous mood board (be gentle with me … this IS my first time!!).  I decided to title this project ‘Arty Adventure’ because it’s the first in, what I am certain, will be a long line of artiness!

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U Make My Heart Flutter

Next up is a mixed media oval canvas, which I did for the March challenge over at More Than Words.  It is just so incredibly PRETTY!

Butterflies are one of natures’ most miraculous and beautiful creatures; I have plenty in my garden currently and it’s so calming to watch as they literally waft from flower to flower.

For this canvas, I decided to scrap a photograph of my Isabella holding onto a butterfly – and I also found this title chippie which I thought fit in so cleverly with the butterfly theme too!

Here is the canvas I made over the past few days; along with a few close up images:

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Magical Moments

Hi everyone,

And here we are with another full admin day.  Little do non-scrappers know how much admin is required… taking pics, editing pics, drafting the blog post, sharing to social media… sounds like just a wee bit of time, but believe me it can be quite time consuming.  And if you’re like me where you’d rather be arting… well, then you must know how grumpy this all makes me.

Anyway!  On to better things!  And as such, the latest mood board challenge that Scrapping Clearly have up for March (I will be doing the sketch challenge at a later stage):

When I looked at this mood board, I was immediately drawn to the blue’s; and also to the fact that it had a wet and wintry feel to it.  I decided to use lots of water and mists on my piece; and also scrap a selfie of Isabella and I, taken in the thick of our winter last year.  Here’s what I did:

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Two {little} Peas | CSI DT

And here we go with my second take on the CSI: Color Stories Inspiration Case File NO 225!

And this is what I threw together for my next journaling prompt!

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : stars, something that flies, triangles, circles, diamond shape

Testimony : prompt idea – which relative do you resemble most in personality?

My Popsicle, of course!  Given half the chance, he will tell you (and your family, friends and neighbour) that not only am I so much like him, but I (apparently!) also LOOK just like him.  The jury is still out on the latter…

But as for the former, well yes.  I’m most like my dad.  I have some of mom’s traits (and look more like her – sorry daddy!); but a lot of me is my dad.  We tend to prefer keeping the peace, than facing confrontation.  We don’t like to delegate – AT ALL – and that is because we both know that we can do the task best (apparently).  We have a good sense of humour – and we are both able to laugh at ourselves.  We are both quite cheeky (although I will let daddy take the lead on that one!).  We’re both utterly ridiculously affectionate and we both JUST love to love!  We both like beer (oh wait, is that a personality trait??).  Neither of us like any form of fighting or animosity.  We both like to be right and sometimes can have great difficulty backing down (ok wait wait wait… that’s more him than me!)  We are both very, very social and outgoing; we prefer to go out for a drive or to a market or a fair, rather than sit home on a weekend.  For the most part, I think that we both like to find the humour or the positive side to life.  I think that’s a good thing – it’s got me very, very far in this life of mine!

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