Sunday, March 4, 2018

Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On

Ponytails & Paper Fails Shine On
You know how when you buy new scrapbooking materials you just have to use them? Well that's pretty much how this page came about :) I purchased some gorgeous paper and embellishments from Cocoa Vanilla's More Than Words collection. However I also challenged myself to use an old piece of paper (the grey background) in my layout.  I used matte gel medium for the textured flowers, and arrows on the heart.  My favourite part of this page is the glittered circles - made using the bottom of a glue bottle, some mod podge and some fine Stampin Up glitter.  Most of the rest of the paper and embellishments are from Cocoa Vanilla's More Than Words collection.  The title I had pre-cut using the Cameo Silhouette.  The stars were stitched from my freehand drawings.  Happy crafting.

Rach xx

Thursday, February 22, 2018

February Jot Mood Board Entry

Ponytails and Paper Fails February Jot Mood Board Entry

Ponytails and Paper Fails February Jot Mood Board Entry
February Jot Mood Board

I just had to participate in the Jot Mood board this month with those gorgeous pinks and blues. My beautiful niece is turning 18 next month so I thought I would use it as inspiration for her card.  I kept being drawn to the large black and white photograph so had the idea to base the card around that and do a bi-fold card.   I wanted to bind the card together somehow but decided against it in the end as I didn't want anything interfering with the photo. If you have any brilliant ideas on how maybe it could have been done by all means let me know.  I lined the inside of the card with a gorgeous Maggie Holmes paper, and used a Charms Creation blue heart on the front.  Thanks again Jot for kicking my crafting butt into gear!

Rach xx

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

December Kraft Plus Challenge

Ponytails and Paper Fails, December Kraft Plus Challenge

Kraft Plus Challenge December Mood Board
Kraft Plus Challenge, December Mood Board

Yay I got one more page done before the end of 2017! This has been a productive year for scrapping for me and I look forward to more in 2018! I loved this month's mood board challenge.  I was immediately drawn to the teal, coral pink and yellow in the main picture. I also drew inspiration from all the lines.  For some reason I wanted to try out colour pencil on Kraft.  Of course, the final product is nothing close to what I had in my head, but I think it turned out OK.  Happy new year xx

Sunday, August 20, 2017

July/August Jot Mood Board

July-August Jot Mood Board Entry - Ponytails and Paper Fails
Bula! I really wanted to experiment with texture paste over watercolours with this one.  It simply didn't work out how I'd hoped, but it has inspired me to do some pocket page spreads of my honeymoon, where my hubby surprised me by taking me to Fiji, after a few days in Sydney.  It was so lovely, and it was such a beautiful place, we would go back in a heartbeat!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Kraft Plus Challenge

bamboo + almond trees Ponytails and Paper Fails
bamboo + almond trees

Once again Kraft Plus has taken me out of my comfort zone (though I must admit I do like playing with my watercolours). The August challenge is to use trees somehow on your page.  As I don't have a photo linked with this particular memory I decided to challenge myself not to use a photo on this page.  In hindsight I should have added white paint to my texture paste, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with the finished page.  Bring on spring!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Laugh Often

Laugh Often

This layout was a labour of love. First I cut the stencil using my Silhouette Cameo out of very heavy cardstock. Then I used that to stencil my background using texture paste coloured with a little pink/peach paint.  I then created the glassine pocket for my stencilling.  The layout was built around the mint coloured paper and that fabric flower.  It look longer to make than I'd hoped but I just love the texture of that background. And don't forget, laugh often, live well and love much :)