Time Spent Together | Ivytree Studio

Hi friends,

Today I’d like to share with you, the latest layout I worked on for Ivytree Studio, using their rather dreamy LOVE range.  You can head on over to their online shop here to purchase your own set of papers to play and create with.

Remember to scroll down to find out what papers I used in this range, as well as all links to touch base / interact with us, shop and where to share with the world of Ivytree Studio Friends, the master pieces that you created!

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The papers from Ivytree Studio which I used for this were:

172/4 Rosy Wood Candy Stripes

172/5 Flower Accents

172/8 Pretty Pocket Cards

172/8 Hugs & Kisses

172/10 Dotty Blackboard

172/11 Candy Ombre

172/11 Hearts & Filligree

Additional materials : glitter glue, enamel dots, tombow glue, foam tape / dots

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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Road Trip | CSI

And for my second post, I want to share my take on the challenge over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.

Green, blue and white have become firm favourite colours for me to work with, so I particularly enjoyed working on this one!  And just look at that stunning sketch that Em put together for us!

Here is my piece:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : Plain cardstock, stripes, flowers, arrows, word/phrase sticker

Testimony : 100 random questions – sharing a new exciting thing (no 98)

We decided to take a road trip in the second week of the April school holidays; our Wolfster planned everything to a fine, fine detail.  In 10 days, we stayed at 6 different places – one highlight in particular was our trip to the Karoo.  I had never been before, so it was so special that he included this beautiful part of the world amongst our travels.

But the biggest highlight of all – for me – was when we stopped in the middle of a pan.  I couldn’t get enough of the texture and appearance of the cracks in the soil.  I actually ended up lying down on it to get some very interesting photographs.

There was something magical about it.  And my excitement at finally having to literally touch a pan must have rubbed off on my daughter.  She grabbed her blanket and “flew” all around us, shrieking “YEAH” most of the time; and just generally laughing and carrying on like an absolute loon!

It was the most amazing few minutes I’ve ever had!

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You Always Brighten My Day | MIUC

Hi everyone,

I think it’s been practically a month since I’ve done any artwork!  It’s not by choice; April was practically a write off, as it was school holidays, we went away, then my daughter had a skin growth cut out of her knee, then it was her recuperation, then it was yet another long weekend for us here in South Africa (we were away again for 5 days).  Today is the start of busy-ness again – for pretty much everyone, I’m sure, as we’ve all had loads of ‘days off’.  Please bear with me as I regroup and re-prioritise!

Also, I have a terrible head cold – I’ve not been sick in about 2 years, and it has me seriously down in the dumps!

Anyway!

I have two posts to share with you today – and the first one is as my brand new role as DT for Mix It Up Challenge blog!

Our first theme is “Anything Goes + Embossing“.

I decided to do a single page layout.  I heat embossed the background with clear powder and a stamp; and then I watered down some distress ink and kind of dragged my page through it to achieve a water colour effect.  I hope you like it!

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Always Laugh Always Smile

Hi guys!

First day of a two week school holiday – and I’m SO happy to still be in my jarmies, at 08:15!!  Much to do this week though, as we are going away for a little over a week at the crack of dawn on Saturday!

Anyway, today I want to share the latest case file over at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration.  This one is a major case file and as such, also includes a lovely sketch, done by Em of The Nifty Pixel.

Here is the single page LO I made for this case:

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Scheme : all there

Evidence : stripes, flowers, wood, frames, triangle, circular element

Testimony : Prompt idea – what was your funniest moment

We need to laugh at ourselves; we really do.  Even in those incredibly embarrassing moments.  A few weeks back, I was walking around a clothing store when suddenly I bumped into someone, I turned to apologise profusely, until I realised I was apologising to a mannequin.  No one saw it happen – but a few heads turned when I burst out into the most raucous laugh.  It was one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments.  Life is very short; how boring it would be if we didn’t laugh every single day.

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Gorgeous | Ivytree Studio

I have this picture of Isabella which I took a few years back; we were sitting in a restaurant and I loved the colouring inside the restaurant – it completely matched the colours of the pincushions on our table (which is my absolute favourite flower). So I decided that it was high time I scrapped it – particularly as the colours of the colours would work SO well with the colours in Ivytree Studio’s Seize The Day range.

I’ve included the link above which will take you directly to the online shop, where you can purchase the pretty papers directly (and below is a list of the papers I used for this project). Included also, below, are direct links to our website and also our Facebook page.  We LOVE hearing from you and we LOVE seeing the projects you created with Ivytree Studio papers – so please share, share, share!

 

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The papers I used to create my single page layout was:

171/8 Stay Focused

171/12 Flora Accents

171/14 Charcoal Speckles

171/15 Flora Accents

171/17 Schoolyard Green

171/18 Schoolfrock Turquoise

171/20 New Year Shimmer

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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#Selfie

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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