Monday, October 29, 2012

Love Birds

Love Birds is my take on the October Sketch Challenge for Purple Pumpkin. The papers are from the Tiger Lilly range from Kaiser. The gorgeous pink fabric flower and those lovely coloured buttons are from Purple Pumpkin. The photo is Ang and Dan on her birthday April 2012.
This is the sketch.
And this is my take on the sketch.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Showusyourstuff -Oct Challenge

'Connected Family' is my first attempt at aShow Us your Stuff challenge. The connecting cogs are all from Scrapmatts and have been embossed with an assortment of grungy colours. The heading of connected has been masked and the background paper sprayed with glimmer mist. The fans at the back of one of the cogs have been made from tracing a mask, then covered with texture paste then embossed with a mixture of tones. The key arrangement and the small coin at the bottom of the lowest photo have been made by me. The photos are of Noah, Lucas, Percy and Tom, my gorgeous grandsons.
This is a close-up of the keys.
And here is another.
What do you think?

ScrapLounge October Cyber Challenge

The Scraplounge October cybercrop is based on Halloween pictures and colours. I am just so lucky as in 2008 I was in the USA during Halloween and what an event and experience it was and as a result I have some great pics. So here is what I have done.
Challenge 1 - Spooky Hollow
Was to use purple, lime green, orange and black and include a Halloween photo.
and here is a close-up showing the oddments of flowers which I painted with purple paint and the cellophane spider web which came from the packaging of the spider web in the following layouts.
Challenge 2 - Boo
Was based on the following sketch and had to include the Halloween photo again.
and this is my take on the sketch.
and here is a close-up. Note the wispy white spider web on the right.
Challenge 3 - Halloween
This challenge required you to use paint on the background. I made a mask for the title then painted around it  in black and dabbed some purple using a very sick piece of bubble wrap. I will try this technique again using a decent piece of bubble wrap next time. Check out the spider web again.
I have really enjoyed rummaging through my stash in search of papers and colours for the Halloween theme
and trying some new techniques.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rubber Duckie - you are the Star

This layout is for the October White With 1 challenge. The task was to use white with the nominated colour for the month which was yellow and some stars.
It is Cancer Awareness Month in Australia and this large rubber duck is sitting in the Brisbane River opposite our apartment to promote the Great Brisbane Duck Race. You can buy your own duck just like the ones you give the children at  bathtime which are all tipped into a chute on the river this Sunday. Their are some valuable prizes to be won including a car for the winning duck across the line downstream. All proceeds from the event go to cancer research. I have chosen to focus on breast cancer hence the bra on my page. I am sure you would all love a yellow bra with lots of stars and bling like this one. So what do you think?

Monday, October 15, 2012


Last week I visited the lovely Tracy's online shop my2angels and saw her fantastic beach kit of embellishments which of course I just had to have along with a few other bits and pieces then decided it was appropriate to enter her monthly challenge which has a beach theme. Tracy specialises in very unique hand made embellishments so check out my2angels online. On my layout I have used Carta Bella Alphabet Junction papers from which I made the sandcastles and then covered with crystal ice Stickles. All of the embellishments are from the beach kit and I still have plenty left over to play with. Note the cute hand made beach sign and tile. The photo is my gorgeous great niece Samantha on the beach in Sardinia.

So Cute

In keeping with the pink theme for Breast Cancer Awareness I have done this layout of Samantha  for the ScrapLounge October sketch challenge. Below is the sketch.
and this is what I did using Kaiser papers and bits and pieces from my stash including the cute pink button and rose from Purple Pumpkin.  The gorgeous pink ribbon came from a box of chocolates I received as a gift.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pretty in Pink - Stuck October Challenge

I was very excited to win the September sketch challenge for Stuck  which was sponsored by  Scrap Therapy so a big thank you to them as I look forward to receiving my goodies. I have decided to play along again with this photo of my lovely great niece Samantha. The papers are from Basic Grey and I have included some Kaiser bling, Christina Re lace, and some K and C flowers. The pink bow and lovely centre rose are from PurplePumpkin and the Girl pin is from My2Angels. The frame around the photo was cut using my Cuttlebug, painted black and embossed with Aged Pink enbossing powder. The hot pink over the bling is
scrunched up netting fabric.
This is the sketch.
And this is my take.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Scrapmatts October Challenge - Such a Hoot

I cannot believe it is October already and I am into my second month of challenges. Last month kept my creative juices flowing into this month and "Such a Hoot" is my entry for the Scrapmatts October challenge. I attempted to think outside the box so I hope you like the result. I have included a copy of the sketch so to reflect the horizontal lines I made a mask and created the branches using texture paste with a mixture of black, brown and white paint. It might be difficult to see but they are lovely gnarly branches. I then added some rouched ribbon.  I mounted three photos of Thomas on the cute little owls which I made from my stash and sat them on the branches. A couple of flowers and those delicate laser cut leaves from Scrapmatts complete the layout. 
The Sketch by Anne Patterson

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

ScrapLounge October Technique Challenge

The ScrapLounge technique for October is textured backgrounds introduced by Crece with a beautiful layout of an owl so check it out. It is also Breast Cancer Awareness month so the colour focus is pink. We are a bit short on pink subjects in my family so it was suggested I should scrap myself so I am really putting myself out there for all to see.
I started by using a thick Gesso covering on the cardstock and covered it roughly with a lovely rose patterned serviette with a scrunching technique. I then added several different layers on top and realised I had covered most of it so I cut out some additional roses and layered them under where the photo is.  The plain pink cardstock on the right has been embossed with a butterflies using the Cuttlebug. I have added a selection a pink ribbons in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness.  The vintage clock is from Scrapmats
and the cute pink cameo from Purple Pumpkin. Some Kaiser bling and roses complete the project.