Sunday, 15 December 2019

Hey Santa


Hey everyone. There's a Christmas tradition challenge at The Studio Challenges blog today. I decided to create a page about a new tradition for our family. My grandson visiting Santa. It didn't go so well last year, so hopefully it won't be a short lived tradition!! I used the 'Holly Jolly' line from Simple Stories for this layout. For the background I applied watered down distress ink and then splattered some watered down gesso. You have to look very closely to see the gesso splatters so when I was finished I splattered some white colour shine. This is easier to see and also adds a bit of shimmer to the page. The greenery was cut out with dies from Sizzix and the snowflakes with dies from Spellbinders. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Michelle




Sunday, 1 December 2019

Gather Together


Hey everyone. I have another layout for Scrapbook Your Joy using the 'Home Again' collection from Carta Bella. Lots of pattern paper, ephemera and even some chipboard. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Family


Hey everyone. I have another sketch challenge from The Studio Challenges to share with you. I used a new collection from Photoplay called 'We Are Family'. What a beautiful line!! For the background I first applied a layer of modelling paste through a Carta Bella stencil. Watered down distress ink was then applied with a piece of plastic and a brush. Below are some close ups and the sketch. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





Thursday, 21 November 2019

So Much Joy In This Little Boy


Hey everyone. I have my take on the November challenge from Scrap the Boys to share today. The challenge was to scrap a super hero in your life or use the graphic as inspiration. I decided to use the graphic as inspiration. I used the 'You Rock' line from Photoplay Paper and wood veneer stars from Jillibean Soup. For the background I applied watered down water colour markers from American Crafts. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle




Original




Hey everyone. I have my take on the November challenge at Sketchy Boards Challenge to share with you today. The theme this month is blue. I used the 'You Rock' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. Below are some close ups and the challenge. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle





There's No Place Like Home


Hey everyone. I'm so excited to share my first layout as a guest designer for Scrapbook Your Joy!! They are an online scrapbook store out of Ontario. Today I'm using the 'Home Again' collection from Carta Bella. Love this line and Carta Bella!! I used lots of ephemera, frames and tags, enamel dots and chipboard stickers. The flowers and wreaths were fussy cut from pattern paper. I love the quote that was part of the cut apart strips and had to use it on this page.  Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more pages where I use this beautiful collection.

Michelle





Sunday, 17 November 2019

Don't Grow Up It's A Trap


Hey everyone. This month at The Studio Challenges there's a Now and Then/Before and After challenge. I decided to do a page of my grandson showing how he has grown in just a year. That little baby face has turned into a cute little boy. I used Simple Stories' 'Lil Dude' collection for this page. I applied gesso to the pattern paper first to soften the colours and then added watered down distress ink with the packaging technique. Below are some close ups. Thanks for stopping by.

Michelle