Thursday, November 29, 2012

And another post..... KIU -November

Ok - so no posts from me in months and here I am 3 in one week!

I had a bit of spare time last night so decided to have a go at the KIU November challenge which is minimalist/white space.

Now I am not that good at white space and minimalist layouts so I seem to have squeezed everything in one spot, well sort of anyways.

I made a gorgeous background by using a mix of Heidi Swapp (Primrose), Shimmerz (Cotton Candy), Glimmermist (Cadillac Pink) & Mr Hueys (White) sprays. I first 'pooled' all the colours in the middle and let run so it watermarked into my background then I masked with my fave mask at the mo - the chevron one by The Crafters Workshop - Balzer Designs. Once the mists were dry I used my finger to wipe gesso over the top of some sections then outlined with lead pencil followed by a black pen.

The ultra glossy dots of colour are the Shimmerz pots in Jilted Jade. This colour is just stunning. I have also swiped the masking tape with it and put a lil bit on the resins.

Ok.... so its a bit of a mix up of things so hope you like it.

Thanks for having a peek!
And soz for the not very good photo of this layout - we have stormy rainy weather here..... (perfect for scrapping but not the best light for pics!)
Anita :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Scrapfriends - Sketch #7


I am getting back into the swing of blogger and some challenges.

I found the Scrapfriends sketch #7 and loved it! I actually done #6 too but never photographed it to upload. There sketches are awes, lots of room for added mixed media too and layers.

I rotated the sketch so it was horizontal and added a few more embellishments. But that's the fun of sketches you can interpret how you like!

I am in love with these papers too. They are Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and I have teamed them up with some gorgeous Prima flowers. Lots of texture here.... hessian, wood wool, layers of papers, metal florish, tissue paper, gesso.

I pretty much sprayed everything with gold Color Shine & Shimmerz Heavy Metal and then on top of some of the embellishments I added Shimmerz in the Angel Wings colour. The Shimmerz is magic! I love the pot as you can use your finger to apply it or paintbrush if you wish but the level of shimmer is gorgeous!

A little tip, if you are having probs sticking your alphas down put a bit of Gel Medium and then just stick on top. They wont be moving anytime soon!

So here is my layout.... took me long enough to show you!

TFL :)


Monday, November 26, 2012

Paper Stories Sketch - NOV

Hello hello!! yes I am still here, still scrapbooking too but have given Blogger a bit of a break. I am hoping real soon I will update my blog with a fresh new look!!!

I haven't done many challenges lately so thought I would try the Paper Stories Sketch for November cause the sketch looked cool. I have pretty much kept to the sketch just added a few of my own touches here and there.

I have used Heidi Swapps range of papers (Vintage Chic) and the gorgeous ColorShine... and WOW does it shine. I think I brought every single colour! I have never seen a shine quite like them!
Lots of mixed media used.... I actually started this layout off and thought I am just going to do a plain jane page, but then I started sticking it down and had to pull it apart to add the extra touches.

Have a great day!

Anita :)