Monday, 31 March 2014

Colour me Scrappy April 1st

Hi everyone....we are having a last blast of Summer before Autumn stets in,
And I have to say it is a bit of a shock to the system!
But here is the new challenge...beautiful colours

I found this one SO much easier than the last challenge....thank goodness!
Another layout of my newest Grand Child...Kerris....and what a gorgeous little devil he is!

I am always looking for my pegs and the trail goes all over the backyard and inside ! LOL
This weekend we are looking after Kerris and his big sister, Glacia for the whole I am feeling exhausted already !

Lots of the old scalloped circle punch out

Washi tape , resin flowers from the Trinket Track, frames are from a thickers element sheet ( I think)...which I have changed to brown

I have taken a few shots to give you the idea of dimension

Great colours to work with...hope to see you there!
Check out all the inspiration here

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Friday, 28 March 2014

Orange Paperie March last post for March and it is to join in the challenge at Orange Paperie & Co
Now this one is to scrap a vintage photo ....but not in traditional vintage colours
I have chosen a pic of my two eldest sisters, taking the kittens for a walk...and the dog
I love these old prams....wished we still had them!

The colours look wrong...but I am heading out into the garden and I haven't got time to fiddle with them!
I have made a border with modelling paste and then run a gelato over it

I have scrunched up the paper for a vintage feel, but you can't really see it here
I have added a bit of gesso around my alphas

I love these little flowers

Because the butterflies are so chunky, I tried to make the rest of the elements chunky too

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful Autumn is the best time of the year!

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Purple Pumpkin March challenge

Hi everyone...when I first saw the Purple pumpkin sketch this month.... I thought...nah too hard...but now a few weeks later...I thought I would break it down and keep it simple and I quite like what I came up with!
Here is the sketch...

And this is my interpretation....

Can't believe it's purple AGAIN!!....wonder what Lizzy will say?
Beautiful black arrow by Charms Creations...thank you
Stars from The Trinket Track
Butterflies are Little Birdie...which were kraft but I splashed a bit of yellow paint on to tie in with the yellow title

A strip of washi tape

I am so disappointed that I smudged my journaling...I thought it was dry when I rubbed the lines out...
"Jack and Gemma , your relationship as brother and sister is one in a million. The way you play together, your love for each other...blows this Nanna away!"

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Friday, 21 March 2014

OUAS March

This is my first time participating in a challenge at Once upon a sketch
Really enjoyed doing this...the quote for journaling inspiration and the sketch are fabulous!

 I have used a photo of my daughter with her family...a's such a fun photo and shows their happiness and strength to overcome lots of health issues...I am so proud of them and love them to bits!

Background made with gelatos and stamping

Finally got around to using my A2Z Scraplets film strip

The gelatos worked rather well on these Foam thickers and the stamp is from Hero Arts

This lovely flower is from the Trinket Track, which I have plopped in the middle of some cheesecloth
and then used gelatos on a few pieces

I have added a few rub ons

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Monday, 17 March 2014

Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge March 15th

Time for a sketch at Another Scrappy Freaking Challenge

I always freak out when I see circles on sketches...and I haven't used patterned paper for quite a while this is a bit different for me......

 This is our eldest Grand Child Jack...he has just turned 9 and this was our first Birthday present from us. I had bought this paper and brads with a voucher I had won and have dying to use it, but I must admit I hadn't planned to use it this way!

He is still a blondie with beautiful dark eyes!

I thought the background might be too overpowering, but in real life it looks just fine

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Color Me Scrappy March 15th

Time for the next challenge at Color me pretty

Strangely enough I struggled with this one....

I think I started off with my brick template and then  drew around the bricks and added gelatos and paint and done some stamping and.......couldn't get it right!

I thought this made a cool butterfly!

Thanks Mary Bennets for the Always sentiment from years ago at The Boxx

Glacia loves my little garden ornaments...especially the little birds...but now likes this worm, which she gave to me that day for a Xmas present

 Thanks for popping by 
Leanne xxx

Scrap the girls March

I haven't played along with Scrap the girls for awhile and this month's challenge is to add either a heart or doily or both...I thought why not!

I found this beautiful photo of my Grand Daughter.....(I was actually looking for another photo) and decided this would be it. I was going to put a doily on, but then I forgot ....

Little green heart and photo corner is from the Trinket Track

A2Z Scraplets chipboard and painted twigs from the garden

Side view

Thanks for popping by
Leanne xxx

Friday, 14 March 2014

ARTastic March challenge

Hi...time for the mid month DTreveal at ARTastic
And it's a ripper!

When I first saw this I loved it.....BLUE is my favourite clour and with the white it reminded me of my bedroom.....but I also got that wonderful feeling of freedom!
And I thought of my chooks...I know a bit strange, but I have just lately been letting them out to roam around through the garden and they LOVE it!!
I thought my dogs would harass them but they don't .....after all these years!
Only thing is they make a terrible mess scratching through the pea straw and I have to keep raking it up...but they are so happy and so much more friendly!

Enough rambling....back to the layout!!

Tons of different textures on this page!!
Gesso and blue gelatos and bits of tissue paper for the sky

Straw from the garden

Some flower stickers that I layered... had for years...brightened up with gelatos
The leaves are NOT from the garden...although they look like dried leaves
I have even put a couple of tiny flat rocks from the gravel

And of course I had to add a bird...a Trinket Track cork bird

So there you have it...something very different from me...but I really had fun doing this...and that is what it is all about!!!

Thanks for popping by 
Leanne xxx

Monday, 3 March 2014

WW1 March challenge

Hi...time for another White with 1 challenge!

I wasn't too sure how I would go with this one...but I am quite happy how it turned out.

This is a photo of my Grand Daughter playing with some stuffed toys...this is a duck and it quacks when you squeeze it. I have a basket full of all different stuffed teddies and animals and she lines them up and talks to each one and plays for ages.... I love listening to her.....all her little is so cute!

I have had these teddies for awhile...I won them ....but I can't remember from where...I know they are Green Tara...added some eyes, nose and a ribbon!

A few splatters of paint....and some rolled up cardstock, which has been distrssed

A Kaisercraft flourish and resin flowers...

Now these Prima flowers I have had for ages....I have used all the other colours

I actually really enjoyed doing this one!

Thanks for stopping by 
Leanne xxx