And now for the layout I did for the challenge sketch over at Scrapping clearly. Here is the sketch:
And here is my interpretation:
Next up, I did another SPLO for the mood board challenge over at Berry71 Bleu – which looks like this:
I love this board – I really do. This is my LO based on how the board ‘spoke’ to me:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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!
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!
So my second (and third!) post today is for the latest challenge over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration – Case File Number 225. The reason there are TWO posts for this particular case file is because I couldn’t decide between two of the Testimonies (i.e. journal prompts), so went with both!
As you can see, this case file comes with a gorgeous sketch from our very own, very gorgeous, Em of The Nifty Pixel!
And here is the first SPLO I did for this case:
Scheme : all there
Evidence : stripes, something that flies, circles
Testimony : prompt idea – what do you collect?
Well… it’s pretty obvious, if you think about it… I collect MEMORIES! I think that, that is a big part of what life is about. Head on out on an adventure – no matter how big or small. Create memories to look back on. I hope that one day Isabella will cherish the ones I’ve made into scrapbooks, canvases, etc. for her!
I must drive people NUTS with the amount of Instagram photo’s or FB timeline shares I post – but it’s not really for their benefit – it’s for MINE. I love heading onto FB to see ‘on this day’… I love how these memories, long since gathering dust in the back of a shelf in my head, can crop up and suddenly there you are, back to that very moment 8, 9 or 10 years ago. I LOVE it!
Collecting memories might not in the physical sense (unless you count the scrapbooks and artwork!), but to me, it definitely IS something I collect – daily! There is no end in sight for this one!
It was with great sadness that I learned that Scrap Africa is running its final challenge! I am so sad about this – it’s such an awesome challenge site.
Such lovely greens and blues – I really enjoyed working on this mood board – and so this is what I came up with:
My second post for today is a single page layout I made, also exclusively using the Hadeda range from Ivytree Studio.
This is a photograph of my brothers and I, taken seven or more years ago, when we went on a family trip.
These papers are so lovely – instead of doing my usual stencilling background, I wanted the beauty of the papers to speak for themselves!
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The papers I used for this piece are:
161/4 – Chevron
161/6 – Organic dots
161/6 – Hadeda garden elements
161/16 – Narrow Candy Stripe
161/27 – Sprigged Agapanthus
161/34 – Cardstock Navy
161/34 – Cardstock Medium Denim
161/50 – PPC Cute Cuts
161/52 – Pretty Pocket Cards
Additional materials : chipboard title, various adhesives, glitter glue
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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:
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!