Sunday, 19 November 2017

One for me.....


Today I'm sharing with you a layout I have created just for myself!

The mojo has been running a bit low lately with so much going on with kids and jobs but this collection from Prima Marketing has really got my mojo back! 

I do have a 'thing' about pumpkins and love this time of year, autumn/fall, the colours, falling leaves, halloween, the first frosts and bright crisp sunshine mornings and .... pumpkins!

So this paper collection, Amber Moon, from Prima is perfect for as it has pumpkins all over it and with this decided to do a layout of me!!



I loved this paper collection and used 3 different papers from the collection along with the ephemera pack and flowers.
I also used Prima  Shabby Treasures Frames, Seed beads and Color Blooms Sprays in the background.





I used a little texture paste on the background through a stencil but also I scraped some over the page with a shaped edge tool from Finnabair to create different textures and shapes.




The Antique Color Bloom spray is splashed over the background and over the embellishments along with a Orange Cosmic shimmer mist spray.




The embellishments are layered up to create a 3d effect, with a ribbon bow nestled in the cluster.




Here you can see the effect of the shaped tooth tool and the texture paste with the seed beads and the mist splats.








Thank you for stopping by today, 

Happy Scraping


Ginny  :)






Wednesday, 15 November 2017

CSI - Case File 242!

Hey folks!

Its time for another case file already!

 Here we are with CSI - Color Stories Inspiration Case File #242
So, are you ready for the new challenge? Grab you forensics kits, CSI players, and get ready for some serious sleuthing.


Here is how I solved the case!



Here is CASE FILE #242




All colours used from the colour scheme

My Evidence used was:

* test pattern  (text paper on background paper)
* texture paper (torn paper)
* leaves/ branches/flowers
* ruler/ tape measure (tape measure ribbon)
* Ribbon (brown organza ribbon)

My Testimony used was:

* Document something you love to do
* Inspirational words - thank, hello, think





Here are some close ups and details:





My layout is a selfie photo of me, my mum and my daughter, 3 generations all saying hello!
We were walking my dog, one of my favourite things I love doing. Its so colourful at the moment with all the autumn colours , and the crisp air of this time of year is another favourite.
My journaling is, as with many of my layouts, written on the back of the layout.




I used a Graphic 45 paper which was perfect for setting the seen of the leafy background behind us. It matched the photo colours really well and worked with the brown text background paper. I tore my edges for the textured look and because I hate straight edges! 




My chipboard pieces were simply coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink Stain to darken them. 
and then decorated with gems.




The loved the tape measure ribbon poking out from the flower clusters alongside the brown organizer ribbon for contrast. I have used some Prima Color Bloom mist Antique Gold splattered on the background.





SPONSORS We're so excited to have eight generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products.






We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Thursday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI blog, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country.


CSI BLOG HERE




Thank you for stopping by my blog today, 


Ginny




Let's Get Sketchy Nov 15th Challenge!

Hello!

Can you believe its the middle of November already!
Have you started thinking about Christmas yet?

I have been looking forward to doing some Christmas themed layouts! So there's no time like the present to start with a challenge from Lets Get Sketchy!


Here is my DT layout for the November 15th challenge.




Here is the sketch for this challenge.





Here are some close ups:


I used lots of layers on this and also lots of die cut pieces that I have actually recycled from candle and card decorations! Hope you like it! 









Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar on the Lets Get Sketchy blog by November 30, 2017. 


When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy



Thank you for stopping by today! 

Ginny  :)









Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November at CSI!

Hey! It's a new month at CSI - Color Stories Inspiration and here goes with another new case file!


Here is my DT inspiration layout for Major Case File #241





Here to show you is the case file and as its the first case file of the month it comes with a sketch!











All colours used


The Evidence

* trees/ leaves
* chevron arrows
* hearts


The Testimony used

* Document Autumn 
( My journaling a popped onto the back of one of the pumpkins )



Here are some close ups of my layout.













We're so excited to have eight generous sponsors this month! Our sponsors are among the best in the crafting industry, offering unique and trendy products. You could win a prize from one of them this month!







We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Thursday, November 30, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Be sure to link your layout using the link tool in the sidebar on the CSI BLOG, and mention the Evidence and Testimony clues you used. Also, please title your link with your name and country.




Thanks for joining me today!

Ginny  :)



 

A new challenge at Let's Get Sketchy!

Hello all, It's November 1st!

And so that means its time for a new challenge at Let's Get Sketchy!

Here is mt DT layout for the Nov 1st sketch




And here is the sketch!


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I turned the sketch and did my design the other way up!

Here are some close ups of my layout.








Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar on the Let's Get Sketchy blog by November 30, 2017. 


When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy


Thank you for playing along with us today, have a great week!



Ginny   :)







Sunday, 15 October 2017

A brand new sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.....

Good Morning everyone!

Here we are with the latest sketch from Let's Get Sketchy for the October 15th challenge!


Here is my DT inspiration for you based on the sketch. I turned the sketch around to best suit my the elements I wanted to use in the layout and my one photo. 




And here is the October 15th sketch.....





Now for some details on this layout.




For this layout I have used papers from various brands. My background paper I love! This Denim paper is from Kaisercraft Indigo Skies collection. 
My other favourite is the book paper, from Authentique. There are more details on products if you scroll further down the post.



I cut a section of the book paper out that I wanted to use and then separated all the books by cutting around them and then distressing the edges. I then glued them onto the layout placing them back together in the original order.




I layered onto a piece of Julie Nutting script paper and the whole main feature is layered onto a torn triangle from another Authentique paper to keep to the basic sketch design. 




My layers I have 'lifted' by using cardboard strips ( or foam tape) to give some dimension and also somewhere to push my embellishments under. These incluse some paper script book pages, dotty paper flowers and some journal cards.




I used some texture paste in the background with a couple The Crafters Workshop stencils.





And finished off with some gold druzy stones and some rustic jump rings to keep a bit off a masculine feel, together with the words from the Kaisercraft paper name strip. Lastly a pin and ticket from Tim Holtz to complement my flower - there had to be a flower!




Products on this layout;

Kaisercraft: Indigo Skies: Chambray
Authentique: Rugged: Rugged 3  ( book paper)
Authentique: Rugged: Rugged 2 ( torn triangle navy paper)
Julie Nutting: French Flea Market: Lettre D'Amour
Book Pages
Prima dotty paper flowers
Tim Holtz: pins and ticket
The Crafters Workshop: stencils: Mini The Story
The Crafters workshop: stencils: Mini Ledger 
Rustic jump rings
Druzy stones and blue crystal gems: The Craftbox (Sept)
Prima: All About Me: Journal Cards 
Petaloo: Brown/ purple flower






Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar on the Lets Get Sketchy blog by October 30, 2017. 


When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy


Thank you for playing along with us today, have a great week!


Ginny :)