Thursday, 31 January 2013

Crystal diva/ My challenge and tutorial

Happy february to you all!

I have a new challenge up at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia.

Well after a recent class with the amazing Lou Nelson I was inspired to mix up my style a bit.
Lou plays with mists and watered down gesso a lot. See her work here:

Since her class I have been watering down my paints and allowing them to drip run over my page.

For my challenge I would like you to give this drip/run technique a go.

You can use watered down paints like I do or traditional mists.

Here is my example layout 

To take part in my challenge head here:

Click here to see the full detailed tutorial with photos and extra tips i have made  I have also included some of my other recent layouts using this technique. I hope they inspire you Very Happy 

Products used:

Kaiser patterned paper
Kaiser card stock
Prima flower and twister
Manor house creations flower
Sassafras alphas
Tim Holtz memory frame
Grace Taylor rhinestone sticker
Butterfly punch
Craft wire
Equip hair clip
Acrylic paints
3d foam tape
Helmer's scrap dots

Sarah x

Saturday, 26 January 2013

CSI case file 56

I hope you are all having a great weekend.
It's very rainy here today in Sydney.
Case file 56 is out at CSI.
It's my last case file as a returned DT for the month if January.

The birthday celebrations are still continuing at CSI. Join in the fun here

Here is case file 56. Isn't it gorgeous!

Here is my DT layout:

For my Evidence I used:
Wet medium
Something translucent
doodle dashed lines
plain cardstock background

My testimony is written on the back of the layout.
I used:
Tea for 2 - Choose a prompt from this site that has the number 2 in it, e.g., 32, 27, 12, etc

I chose
52. Write a letter thanking someone who has helped you recently.

Products used:
Prima patterned paper and alphas
Kaiser cardstock and rub ons
Manor house creations flower
Dusty attic chipboard
Burdy's handmade embellies chipboard button and fabric flower
Acrylic paints


Monday, 14 January 2013

Kindy Christmas concert/ CSI case file 54

Hello everyone,
Happy Monday to you.
Case file 54 is live at CSI.
And check it out isn't it awesome!

In addition to meeting the case file requirements you also get to play with the awesome sketch by Em Starface of page drafts.

CSI is one this month and there are birthday celebrations and lots of presents, come and join in the fun here.

Here is my layout as a detective out of retirement this month : )

For my evidence I used:
Text pattern
music pattern
paper piecing

For my testimony I used:
"write in the form of a ticket"
"handwrite your journalling"

Notice my 6 gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies on this layout:

Kraft doilies
black star button
text button
christmas bottle caps

Get your own gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies here.

Products used:
Kaiser patterned papers
Tim Holtz paper tape
Prima alphas
Sassafras banner
Manor house creations flower
Ah Scrap embellies
Greatest view embellies
Vintage doilies
Acrylic paints
Helmer's scrap dots


Sunday, 6 January 2013

Miss Congeniality 2012

The show us your stuff challenge for January is to be inspired by this awesome image.
And of course as always to use handmade goodies.

Our sponsor for this month is Moulds by Mel.
Mel was kind enough to send us Moulds to design with this month. Here is a little bit about Moulds by Mel.

"Moulds by Mel was established in the early part of 2012. It has been an idea I have been playing with in my head for a few years now, but only this year took the leap to make it a reality. The main drive for me in creating this product is to provide an avenue for creative people to customise their own embellishment. Be they for paper crafting, Home D├ęcor or Jewellery making. How many times have you wanted to use something on your project only for it to be just not the right colour? Well with these moulds and either Wax, Clay, Utee or Resin the possibilities for these moulds are really endless. Colouring your shapes are easy, once they have had a coat or two of gesso, you can colour them with any mediums you already have in the cupboard at home. Inks, paint, Glimmer Mist, pastels, chalks, watercolour pencils, you name it. Go fourth and customise! "

I played with this gorgeous mould on my layout.

I used this fabulous tutorial using a glue gun , and the glue sticks in it to fill the mould, it was so quick and easy and meant that I didn't need to go out and buy clay to use the mould. I made two lots of this particular mould and when dry they popped out so easily and I lightly painted them to add colour.
Thanks so much Eb for sharing the link.

So from the image I was inspired by the turquoise and chocolate and the bird motif. Here is my DT example layout;

My hand made items are the mould I used by Moulds by Mel , a charms creations heavenly heart and a greatest view badge.

Products used:
Basic grey patterned paper and alphas
Manor house creations flowers
Tattered angels glimmer mist
Typo washi tape
Ribtex bird
Diva flower, cut from headband
Vintage doilies
Acrylic paints
Hot glue gun and glue sticks


Friday, 4 January 2013

"Purple fairy"/ Happy Birthday C.S.I

Well one of my favourite challenge sites, CSI, is One! And I've been invited back to the design team for the month of January for the first birthday celebrations. Happy BIRTHDAY CSI.

So this is the gorgeous case file number 53.
I didn't think i would have time to scrap this case file. But I was so in love with it that I pulled it off in a short space of time. How gorgeous is this case file! Make sure to pop on over here to give it a go.

Here is my Detective Example layout for the case file

Notice the gorgeous fabric button, pinwheel and metal bottle cap? They are all from Ah Scrap.
You can get some of your own gorgeous Ah Scrap goodies here.

For my evidence used:
Metal (bottle cap)
Pleating (paper banner)
Scallops (chipboard)
Fabric (flowers, button and pinwheel)

For my testimony I used:
"Journal in the form of a recipe"
and the inspiration words " soft" and "lovely"

Products used:

The Scrap cake patterned papers
Scrap matts Chipboard
Manor house creations flowers
Prima alphas
Tattered angels glimmer mist
Ah Scrap Pinwheel, fabric button and bottle cap
3D foam tape
Acrylic paints

TFL xo

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Summer lovin' 2012

Well 2013 is here! And I'm welcoming it with open arms. I have lost 20 kilos since May 2012 so I'm really loving this summer as I feel so much better in my skin, I feel healthier and more confident and am enjoying clothes shopping again!

Here is my first challenge I have set for 2013 at Scrapbooking Top 50 Australia. It's called "Sarah's colours of summer challenge.

Neons and brights still seem to be all the rage.

So my challenge is to use the colours black, white and at least 1 bright/neon colour.

I was inspired by this image. You can chose to take inspiration from it too for the challenge. 

You have until the end of january to give the challlenge a go. The winner of the challenge will get a a $10 voucher to spend at Polly! Scrap Kits!!!

So i hope you will pop on over here and give my challenge a go. Don't forget to check out the other challenges there. They were December challenges but due to the nature of the silly season you have an extension until the end of January to complete them all. One of them is a sketch challenge which I drew the sketch for, check it out here.

Here is my example layout. The wire and thread attached with staples was inspired by the fabulous Lou Nelson and the class of her's I took.

Products used:

American crafts cardstock
Prima alphas
Manor house creations flowers
Tattered angels glimmer mists
D-lish scraps resin flowers and washi tape
The chip chop shop doilies
Rainbow splendour washi flag
Carmello's acrylic flower
Craft wire
Machine stitching
Craft feathers
Cocktail umbrellas


Lachlan's 1st birthday in Heaven.

Happy new year to you all!
I hope you had a Merry Christmas and that 2013 is a fabulous year for you.
December was a hectic month for us.
But we have just returned from a week holiday, camping, it was a nice way to unwind after the silly season.

Just after Christmas was our Angel Son Lachlan's first birthday in Heaven.
We were away for it so we couldn't go to the cemetery but my family and one of my besties did for me.
At the beach we were camping at we released some balloons and had some cake with the inlaws to remember my little man and his first birthday. It was a sad but lovely day.

Here is some photos of the cemetery and how gorgeous his grave looked on the day. My family and friends are the best : )

TFL xo