Friday, 18 April 2014

It's Sketch and Colour Challenge Time

Hi there,

Today I have to tell you about a wonderful new challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. It's a sketch and colour challenge. Here is my DT inspiration for it.


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So I guess by now you are wondering what the sketch and the colour palette looks like. Well wait no longer - here they are. I wish I had a garden shed like the one in this photo. It is so gorgeous. And the colour palette is to die for. I love the subtle colours, they are so pretty.


 
 
 
Supplies used:-
Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Banner Blast, Feel Goods, Hardwood, Hello Doily
Paper: Stampin' Up! - Whisper White, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Soft Skye, Wisteria Wonder, Melon Mambo, So Saffron
Accessories: Stampin' Up! - Sponge, Daubers, Pansy Punch, Banner Punch, Dazzling Details, Petite Petals Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Paper Doily, Brads, Bakers Twine
 
I would love to see you all play along. As always there is a great prize up for grabs too. I look forward to seeing you over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking real soon.
 
 
Thanks for dropping by, and have a scrap happy day.
 
Cheers,
Narelle
 
 

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

A spot of Art Journalling

Last night I had a play in my new Dylusions Art Journal which got delivered yesterday morning. Oh my, it was so much fun. Here is what I did and then follows a short description of how I did it.

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So this is the journal, I must admit, not very exciting to look at, but I am sure in time I will fix that...lol
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So I misted the pages with water and then with two different Dylusions Ink Sprays - London Blue and Cut Grass. I just kept spraying until I was happy with the look.
 
Then I grabbed a Dylusions 9" x 12" stencil called Diamond Border. I used a black sharpie and traced the design around two edges on each page.

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Then I grabbed some Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Seedless Preserves and painted the diamond pattern.

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Next I grabbed an old childrens story book that I bought really cheap at Reverse Garbage in Marrickville, Sydney. I love that place, so many things to recycle. I hand drew some houses then coloured with Mont Marte water colour pencils and water.

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I cut out the houses and glued them onto the page and the went crazy with decorations. And because I was so engrossed in what I was doing I forgot to take more photos...lol. But here is a run down of what I did. I coloured some of the border with a red sharpie. I stamped the trees using Stampin' Up! Lovely As A Tree stamp set using Always Artichoke ink.  I used the Morning Post Alphabet stamp sets with White Craft ink, all by Stampin' Up! to create the heading - Home Sweet Home. Then used a Uniball Signo white gel pen to highlight different things on the page. Lastly I stamped the 3 flowers onto the childrens story book using Always Artichoke ink by Stampin' Up! and the Secret Garden stamp set. Then coloured  them with the water colour pencils, cut them out and stuck them onto the page.

Here is a close up of each page.


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I had lots of fun doing this page and have sooo many ideas now running through my head. So I am sure I will be sharing more of my Art Journal real soon.

Thanks for popping by today.
Have a good one.
Cheers,
Narelle

Monday, 14 April 2014

White With 1 - Mint

Hi everyone

Today I have a layout I did for the current White With 1 Challenge. This month  the colour is Mint. Such a beautiful colour. Can I tell you I am loving playing along with  these challenges.





 
 
 
Unfortunately I don't have much of a supply list to give you as all the flowers were just pulled out of my stash and most don't have brands on the packets anymore. But I do know I used these:- 
  •  Heidi Swapp spray,
  • Stampin' Up! banners die,
  • Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper,
  • Stampin' Up! Whisper White card stock
  • Stampin' Up! Happy Day stamp set,
  • Stampin' Up! In Colour Boutique Details
  • Stampin' Up! Pool Party Ink,
  • Stampin' Up! Black Ink
  • Prima Flowers,
  • Kaisercraft resin flowers,
  • Kaisercraft Pearls
  • TCW stencil
I hope you like my layout and I have inspired you to get creating.
Thanks for popping by today.
Cheers,
Narelle
 


Friday, 11 April 2014

Purple, purple and even more purple

Today the theme is Purple. YES my daughter yells, bet you can't guess what her favourite colour is ??

There is a new card challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking, yep you guessed it, PURPLE oh and ribbon. This is such an easy challenge that you all can play along with.

Here is the card I did as DT inspiration.








As you can see, it is very purple. And I even broke out the Spectrum Noir pens to colour the little ballerina. Don't look too closely, I need lots of practice...................

I would love to see you make a card and enter this challenge. It really is fun, and there are always great prizes up for grabs. Here is the link to the challenge site again - Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Thanks for dropping by.
Cheers,
Narelle

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Dip Dying Tutorial

Today I have a fun technique for you that I did for Off The Rails Scrapbooking - Dip Dying.



What is Dip Dying I hear you say! Well it simply is mixing the dye from your mists or ink refills with water and colouring embellishments or whatever with it. It is so much fun, and maybe a little messy too...lol.



I have a fun little twist on it to - Ombre! It's not as hard as you think. So let's get started.



You will need an embellishment, your ink and a bowl of water. I used a tag for my tutorial.

Then you add some ink to the water, but just a little bit to start with as we want to make a pastel version of the colour first up. Now dip your embellishment to where you want the lighter colour to be. Remember that if you are doing ombre like me here, you will need the lighter colour cover the majority of your embellishment.


You don't need to hold it in there long. I only held it maybe for a couple of seconds, but I was using cardstock so it would depend on how absorbent that item was you were using.

Let this dry or zap it with a heat gun, because if you are impatient like me, you are going to want to get onto the next step...lol


Now add more ink, but this time don't dip your embellishment up so far. You can see this time I just dipped my tag in half way.

And repeat the process with more drops of ink again. And for the final colour I only dipped the bottom of the tag.
Just so you know I was using Strawberry Slush re-inker from Stampin' Up! and for the lightest colour I added 4 drops, then doubled it for the next colour, and doubled it again for the final colour. Actually I didn't measure exactly...lol...but that's what I was trying to do..lol


This is the tag that I ended up with. The ombre and colours are so subtle, but if you wanted stronger colours just add more ink.

And this is the final tag. I also dipped the very tip of the roses into the final ink mixture. I think this will end up on a card some day soon.


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and have a go at it. We would love to see what you do, so show us on the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Facebook page.



Thanks for visiting today.

Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Use Your Scraps

Today I have a layout for you that shows you how you can use some of your left over scraps. This layout I have done as part of the Design Team inspiration for Scrap It With Atttitude's April challenge.

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So what did you use I hear you say. Well I used scraps of paper to make the banners and I used the negative of some alpha chipboard to trace out the title, which I then doodled over a little bit.
 
 
I hope you like it.
 
Supplies used:-
Pink Paislee Hey Kid Paper :: Echo Park Beautiful Life Paper :: Satin Ribbon :: Stampin' Up! Vintage Faceted Buttons :: Stampin' Up! Bakers Twine White :: Stampin' Up! Stampin Write Pens in Black and Strawberry Slush :: Basic Grey Chipboard Stickers Marjolaine :: Um Wow chipboard hearts :: Prima Sugardot Stickers :: Kaisercraft Paper Blooms Fairy Floss :: Bazill Card

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you join in the challenge.

Cheers,
Narelle
 


Friday, 28 March 2014

Time to raid the fabric stash !

There's a new card challenge up at Off The Rails Scrapbooking. This time your card has to have fabric on it. So raid that fabric stash and show us what you can do. Here is my DT inspiration. I hope you like it.

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I opened my cupboard and knew I had some fabric down the bottom. And I grabbed the first bit I saw which was this pink check. It is actually a t-shirt type material so I wasn't sure it would work with what I wanted to do. But I am so happy, it worked a treat. As you can see I put a square of it behind the greeting, but I also made three cute flowers with it. I just used the Spiral Flower Originals Die by Stampin' Up! (SU). Then I added some sparkle. I am so happy with how those flowers turned out.

I hope I have inspired you to join us in this challenge.


Supplies used:-
Paper: Whisper White SU, Pear Pizzazz SU, Daffodil Delight SU, Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper SU
 
Inks: Pear Pizzazz SU, Daffodil Delight SU, Melon Mambo SU
 
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri SU, Feel Goods SU
 
Accessories: Big Shot SU, Magnetic Platform SU, Elegant Butterfly Punch SU, Windows Frames Collection Framelits SU, Marianne Die LR0271, Jewels Basic Pearls SU, Jewels Basic Pearls Large SU, Spiral Flower Originals Die SU, Dazzling Details SU, White Simply Pressed Clay SU, Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Molds SU, Check fabric
 
Thanks for popping by and I hope I see your entry soon on the Fabric Card Challenge over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.
 
Cheers,
Narelle