Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A taste of Hallowen

I totally loved the mood board inspiration for October from Gauche Alchemy, it's up here if you want to play along (and I think you should). I could have gone a dozen different ways with it but chose to do a page using creepy photos I have been taking for years because I am just drawn to creepy, it's in my blood (lol) and this page explains why I suppose.
mixed media layout by Peg Hewitt

There are some close-ups and a little back story here if you want more :-)

Thanks for coming by

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

The Scrappery

Is a new kit club started by two gorgeous and creative young Aussie gals with a great eye for colour and design, Kayla & Renae.
They release several kits each month with different styles and themes (that also colour co-ordinate really well) so there is something for everyone.
Check out the blog or FB page to see what's happening.

There were 3 challenges at The Scrappery Peek Party this month, all of which I managed to complete at the last minute, nothing like a deadline to get me going, here they are in reverse order.

Third, make a pocket 'insert' for your album. Now I think I got this a little wrong because I did a whole 12x12 pocket page to 'insert' into my album. I rarely do pocket pages so in my album it is quite different.

Hawt car!!

Second was a sketch

and my page
That kraft card is a brand called A La Carte, from Lincraft, and is quite yellow.

First was not my usual thing (pastels) 

but I had lots of fun playing around with an unfamiliar colour palette (and a really old photo!) and came up with this

The Scrappery has a Peek Party with challenges on FB every month with points as prizes that you can put towards a kit.
Come along and play next month, you'll get some gorgeous pages done, meet some new friends, and maybe win a prize.

Thanks for coming by

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Featured :-)

I was absolutely chuffed to be asked to be featured on a Worldwide Wednesday blog post for The Gentleman Crafter, John Bloodworth, Create and Craft TV producer, and occasional on-air demonstrator.
John dabbles in everything crafty and his widely read blog is chock full of interesting information and links, I can lose a lot of time there!

You can read my interview here 

Thank you John!

And as a thank you for dropping by, here's some eye-candy.

I did this page with Hazel & Ruby products (wrapping paper, wide washi tapes, and alpha stencil-masks) for Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Australia.

Thanks for visiting

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Black & White

The White With 1 challenge for this month is Liquorice so I went all out using a b&w photo too. I recently found this old pic on my 'puter and it reminded me of the furore Steve Irwin caused when he took his baby boy into the croc enclosure. 
Here my hubby has the boys at work and they are doing something dangerous. They lived through it completely unharmed and have a richer bond with their dad thanks to these kind of experiences. I guess sometimes family bonding moments need to happen out of the public eye, away from potential criticism from those who just don't get it. Anyhow...here's my page...

I used some Liquitex Matte Medium mixed with a little black acrylic ink, applied with a brayer, to get the look of fence palings on the background. Some gyprock tape, black craft paper, and WOW chipboard messy circles.
Stamping with bubble wrap too.

Thanks for dropping by

Sketch time

This is the page I made using some fab products from my awesome Camp Mojo goody bag. Many thanks to Basic Grey and American Crafts!!

Using this great sketch. It's versatile and easy to adapt to anything you want.

Stil time to play along, just follow the links above.
Thanks for coming by

Friday, 22 August 2014

Sitting Beside Inspiration

Back in June I went to an art camp at Lake Keepit with a bunch of fabulous ladies. I had the good fortune to be seated next to one of my big-time scrappy crushes and a huge inspiration art-wise. Lisa Oxley lives in full colour and her art is straight from her creative and generous soul.
This page was inspired by her style

 I used a TCW stencil and texture paste for the starbursts, Dylusions ink sprays, Tim Holtz stamps, tissue paper, and the lightbulb stencil from UmWow with black ink.

And this page I kept pretty simple to let the awesome photo, taken by Lisa, shine.

Again with the texture paste, this time I used a 12x12 chipboard frame, plus Dylusions ink spray, heart punchinella as a mask with Tim Holtz distress paint, a little bit of bling and some ink.

My newest pages, from Camp Mojo, are still on the camera.
I'm hoping it won't take too long to share some with you but at the moment I'd rather create than compute.
That's a good thing, right?!

Thanks for coming by

Friday, 8 August 2014

New place for challenges

With the Gauche Alchemy store on hiatus the powers that be have been so gracious as to keep us Alchemists on and give us a cool new monthly challenge to play with.
I feel blessed to be able to continue to create with this amazing bunch of women and I'm very excited about the challenges we might be given, knowing the quirky and down to earth natures of these girls.

Our first challenge was based on Frida Kahlo and after some soul searching
I came up with this journal page.

It was based on this mood board

When you have your project finished make sure you link it up to the Entries tab on the blog.
Can't wait to see what you do!!

Monday, 14 July 2014

D-lish #8 - Last of the binge posts :-)

Last one! 
And I want to say a big thank-you to D-lish scraps for rekindling my passion. Lately it's been a struggle to create and not really something I was enjoying, I would go to my art room and sit and shuffle, not achieve anything at all. The push to create 8 pages in a short space of time has got me back into the right headspace for scrapping and art journalling, so THANK-YOU D-LISH!

And here is my last page

From this

I used an A4 sized plastic bag to 'print' mist all over the background.

Thanks so much for coming to check out my work.
It is so wonderful to be able to share in an online community
of like-minded souls.

D-lish #7 - binge post cont'd

From this

I think this is my favourite of all 8 pages, because of the story. This page, to me, gets right to the heart of what scrapbooking is about. The photos are nothing special, having been taken with my (5 year old) phone but together with the words they tell a complete and enchanting story of a chance meeting at the park.