Thursday, July 30, 2015


Last weekend I attended the My2angels annual Scrapbooking Retreat where I was surrounded by very talented ladies. Several of us decided to enter the  Scrap the Girls July challenge. The inspiration was this mood board and sketch.

This is my take.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

My Brother

I decided to create my own background using mixed media and the colours of the July challenge for Scrap the boys. This is my first attempt at mixed media and I am pretty chuffed with the results.
I began by using a variety of the gelato orange and yellow tones which I slightly melded with a damp brush. I then added a pieces of lace, ribbon, paper, washi tape, doilies, tissue paper and gyprock tape to create texture. This was then sealed with a coat of gel medium. I added some masked dots with texture paste and sprinkled them with two tones of orange embossing powder and dried with then heat gun. I light mist with Heidi Swap  Rose, Peach and Citron colour shine completed the background. The papers are from Basic Greys May 2010 Page of the Month Kit.
Photo: Grandsons Lucas and Noah.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


The Kraft Plus July challenge requires a 'Mustard Explosion' using a Kraft background, inspiration from the photo and yellow paint. I chose the photo because of the distinct colour match. Yellow paint was mixed with the texture paste used to create the dotty background.

Yellow paint
Texture paste
Micro Beads
Assorted papers
Black gesso
Scrapmatts chipboard
Bakers twine
Funky Flair

Big Boys and their Toys

Don't you love the way grown men love playing with the kids toys. This is my entry for the July White with 1 and I am sure you can guess the colour for the month.

and this is a close-up.

Texture paste
Acrylic paint - Burgundy
Scrapmatts Chipboard
Black gesso
Bits & bobs from stash and garage