Sunday, April 20, 2014

Scrap The Boys - April challenge

 
 
Good morning and a Happy Easter
to you all`
I hope the Easter Bunny was generous and left you
all wonderful Easter treats!
 
I have been meaning to upload this layout for a couple of days.
It's for the Scrap The Boys
current challenge; which is to scrap a boy layout
and use flowers!
I used some gorgeous Manor House Creations flowers for this challenge, as
well as 7 Dots Studio paper
 

The stencil is WOW Chipboard and I have used some Viva polish
to coat over the texture paste.
 
 
 
I cut out a cute banner from 7 Dots paper
and used these cute fabric flowers from Flourish With A Bling.


 
What ever your plans are today, enjoy them
and have a safe and Happy Easter!
Thank you so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scrap Around The World!

 
This has been on my to do list for so long!
I really wanted to play along at
this month!
I was inspired by the beautiful mint colours, white
crackle background and butterflies.
 
 
 
 


I am loving these big blooms from
Manor House Creations they just seem to complete
a project - and I am totally in love with flowers right now!
The stencil is The Crafter's Workshop I have swiped some
paint over the top for a messy look, then used the
stencil to stamp the chicken wire image.




I've coated all my metal with gesso to blend it
all in to the background. Some of the metal are just
bits and pieces I had in my stash, others like the doilies
are all from The Trinket Track



 
I've used papers from Bo Bunny and
Kaisercraft I love mixing and matching my papers!
Such a great way to use scraps!
 
 
 
Thank you all so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!
Monica
xoxo

Friday, April 11, 2014

Just playing!

Good morning everyone!
It's the school holidays here in Brisbane and
I have been enjoying some quality time with the kiddies.
It has been a really crazy few months and I am glad that everything
will begin to slow down.
I've been given a new contract at work which means a few less hours
a week. It's so fabulous because it means I can try
to find that happy balance between family and work life!
It's so great to work for a company that will make things
like that happen!
Of course, it gives me waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more time to create!!
I sat down and dug up some of my absolute favourite things to
scrap this layout of Sophie:
 
 
 
 
 
I've made a mixed media background with some gesso, builder's mesh, ink, mist
and a Crafter's Workshop stencil.
I have also used some beautiful Manor House Creations flowers. Boy, am I
embracing my girly side lately!
 
 

 
 
I have used some modelling paste to coat the 2 crafty chipboard which is
totally lush and gorgeous!
Some Trinket Track metal gears made it on to
the layout as well!
I was very inspired by the beautiful designs in the paper.
It is 7 Dots Studio and my absolute fave paper company right now!

Well, we have a fab day planned today. We are off to do some bushwalking
and maybe spot some Koalas! Hopefully, the weather will
stay perfect for us!
Have a brilliant day and thank you so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

OUAS

I'm playing along with Once Upon A Sketch
this month - and look, it's purple!
I had this beautiful Manor House Creations fabric flower
I was dying to use so I felt compelled to break out
all the purple hues in my stash ;-)
 

 
The background is tinted gesso and acrylic paint.
I used a Prima background stamp and some home made
mist - Its so easy to make. I will have a step by step on how to make them on my
other blog this week!
 
 
You know, I've never been much of a flowery type of girl, but
I am loving these beautiful flowers so much and
have experimenting more and more with "pretty" things.
They are just so easy to use!
Here I have tucked some Trinket Track embellies into my
flower cluster: metal door knockers and resin cabochon.



 
My journaling is tucked behind the photo and see that gorgeous flourish?
It's Flourish With A Bling and totally gorgeous!

 
I feel like I have been away from the scrapping world these last few weeks.....what
did I miss??? I will have to go and visit you all ;-)
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Saturday, March 1, 2014

CSI - Case file 112

 
Yep, still here!
I know it doesn't seem like it but I have been
getting lots of crafty projects done lately. Sadly, not many
I can actually share on my blog :(
This week's case file is one of the few that I can!
 
Now, you will have to forgive me for not putting a preview up
of the actual case file but if you visit the
CSI blog sign up and instantly view this and many more
inspirational case files!
You will probably notice how off my colours were this time!
Luckily, Debbi does not mind one bit if you don't match the colour
exactly the same - so if you are worried
about that, please don't and play along with us!
Anyway, here is my layout:
 
 


 
I have used some delicious 7 Dots Studios paper - aren't they just divine?
I've added some random strokes of gesso and adhere builder's tape
over the top of it for more texture.
The flowers are Manor House Creations  and a Trinket Track meadow bloom.


 
I've added October Afternoons buttons and banners as
well as some Flourish With A Bling flourishes.

 
I've also used some beautiful 2 Crafty chipboard and some random
bits and pieces I find when raiding my stash!

 
What do you think of the colours?
Makes me think of the cooler month's I am dreaming of
right now! Bring on Winter I say!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo
 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CSI Case file 107

 
I loooooooooooooooove this one!!
I was very tempted to just print this photo and scrap it but
that would have been cheating!!
I still think I might do it and put it somewhere in my scrap space - isn't
it just the cutest thing ever????
 

 
I played with some gesso and tinted with acrylic paint
for my background. I added splashes of pink paint
and highlighted the circle elements with Gelatos.
 
 
 
 
I think I may have to replace my builder's mesh pretty soon - boy
does it get a work out! The flower is Flourish with A Bling
and the chippy shapes are all Bo Bunny.

 
These are some of my fave things at the moment!
The Trinket Track Cork it! Potty people - they are so cool!
I will be using these soon for a couple of card classes I'm
teaching here in Brisbane - more details coming soon ;0)

 
So, that was my messy take on the challenge.
Now to try and flick the switch - I need some major
girly mojo to strike right about now!
I think a bit of blog surfing is on the cards for a bit of inspiration!
Thanks for dropping by!
Monica
xoxo

Thursday, January 23, 2014

White with 1

It's been a while since I played
along at White with 1 and I could not
go past this month's challenge since it has to be
one of my fave colour schemes!
White + Tangerine
So, here is my take on the challenge:
 
 
 

I have been caught up in the triangle craze!
I just love how such a simple design element can completely
fill a layout with both colour and pattern and negative space!
 
I've used  few Bo Bunny embellishments
here, I just love that they suit this style perfectly!
 
 
 
I'm hoping that once my life settles down next
week I can get back into more regular scrapping.
Thanks so much for dropping by1
Monica
xoxo