Monday, 24 February 2014

Scrapfriends colour challenge

I just had to do a layout with this colour scheme at Scrapfriends ...BLUE is my favourite colour!

I painted my bedroom a darker blue with off white ceilings which comes down to meet a beautiful freeze. This photo is of my chair which I painted and I just love the effect against the walls and the floor boards....I just love my bedroom!

I have painted some bamboo skewers to match the wicker chair

Cork bird from the Trinket Track

And the layout...

 My Grand Daughter Glacia loves these teddies.....always puts them to bed!

This is a pic of the Fireplace ( a very old house...have 5 fireplaces plus a wood stove in the kitchen!)
I just love this print.....often just lay in bed and look at it!

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Sketchabilities #109

I love this sketch over at Sketchabilities ....but I am disappointed with my hasn't turned out exactly as I hoped...but you get that!
I used a  photo of the Grand kids helping Pop to blow out his candles ....I really only baked the cake for the kids! They love blowing out the candles and that is when you sing Happy Birthday!

I took this photo with the flash off I went with those colours.....but I am not sure.......BUT I LOVE the photo!

I have mainly used gelatos and washi tape 
Glacia has a head lamp on...she had just been out side to look at the chooks roosting!

Some more close ups

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Leanne xxx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Purple Pumpkin Feb challenge

Just quickly trying to upload this before going to Zumba...

I'm not too sure about many disasters can one have on a page?
Anyway it is the sketch over at Purple Pumpkin

Here are a few close ups

This is rice mixed with gesso and sprayed and dabbed with paint ....

Got carried away with the gesso...

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Leanne xxx

Another freaking scrappy challenge Feb

I came across this sketch at Another freaking scrappy challenge (saw this on Mary's blog) and I thought I would give it a go

I decided to use a photo of my DH playing his guitar at a band gig
And I should be in the good books....
Firstly it is a photo of him..
Secondly he is playing his loved guitar...
And thirdly I have used purple..his favourite colour!

Sorry about the shadow...but the white looks white!
I tried in slight shade...but the colours were just not right

The stars are from the Trinket Track
The chipboard is from A2Z Scraplets

My music notes aren't so good!

I have decided I like chipboard...and maybe even purple!

Thanks for stopping by
Leanne xxx

Friday, 14 February 2014

WW1 Feb challenge

I thought I would get the gelatos out again for this month's challenge at White with 1

Never thought I would scrap in purple....but I am sort of pleased with how it turned out
Hubby likes it...that's because purple is his favourite colour!
We have just been to A Day On The Green at Clare
It was so hot...45 degrees and no I was making a few trips to the misting tent
Wow that was so refreshing.....but only for a little while!

This is very different for me...never know really how to use the gelatos and 
then to arrange the flowers takes me ages!

The white flowers and the little butterflies are from Cheap as Chips, which I had bought that morning
and the beautiful purple flowers are from the Trinket Track

Flicked a bit of gesso over the purple here

Didn't know what to put here...and then I found this butterfly, which I darkened with the gelatos

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Leanne xxx

Colour Me Scrappy Feb 15th

Another fabulous challenge at Colour Me Scrappy

 Twist: use wood (paper, wood chips, twigs ... be creative

Glacia popped in to say hello on her first day of kindy.....didn't stop talking as usual!
I thought it was about time I used the chipboard I had won!

I found these cute little bats, that I fussy cut....they're so cute!

I have had this doily for op shops!

She was only meant to stay to lunch time, but when Mum came to pick her up way was she going home! So she stayed for the whole day. So much for worrying!!

Don't to forget to check out the challenge at ARTastic
Beautiful piece of art to inspire you ....along with the DT inspiration

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Leanne xxx

ARTastic Feb challenge

I hope you all had a nice Valentines Day.....we did RAINED!
I was hoping for 2 inches and yes we made it 57 happy
This month's inspiration piece at ARTastic is beautiful
I was inspired by the haphazard background and the splash of blue and red.
I couldn’t get my background to work and in my frustration, the paper tore and this is the result!

I thought I might as well tear the washi tape into strips too!

I have painted the bit of pizza box white and then inked the edges.
I also inked the flowers and alphas to get the right colour.
For that splash of bright red and blue, I popped the flowers and title against the black and white photo.


Ah yes my little boy is all boy! I have forgotten what it is like to have a boy in the house and wow it's different....But he has the biggest eyes....the biggest smile and loves his Nanna and even does mwah kisses now.....what more can I ask??

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Leanne xxx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sketchabilities Sketch #108

This sketch over at Sketchabilities caught my eye and as I had taken photos of my Grand Son the other day when he had a basket around his neck...(and sort of had a wee bit of trouble getting it off)....I knew this was the sketch!!

Have never been too sure about using the tiny pegs on my layouts....was amazed I had some..

I had originally had 3 sheets of old book paper for the background ...but it didn't look right , so I have torn them up and outlined with gelatos

He thought he was pretty smart....

until he tried to take it off...

this took a while and he wasn't happy....but he was all smiles before too
 long and off to get into some more mischief!

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Leanne xxx

Colour Me Scrappy Feb1st challenge

I just saw the weather forecast and it's going to be 45 degrees celsius was 44 ....and no rain! I am watering like crazy and am dreading the water bill, which is due very is going to be very high! I hope this is the last heat wave......and a nice thunderstorm with drenching rain would be fantastic....

Time to stop dreaming and get on with this fantastic colour palette and sketch at Colour me Scrappy

I have been wanting to scrap this photo for ages....James looks so nice and Pop
 did such a good job on his shirt

"RAZOR" is the name of DH's band

I am in a bit of a paper tearing mood at the moment!

.......CHECK THIS OUT.....
DESIGN TEAM CALL at Colour Me Scrappy 
with Feb 10th deadline

Also a fantastic new challenge at ARTastic with this as your inspiration....
my reveal is on the 15th
Keep cool everyone ...or warm...depending on where you are
Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx