Friday, 1 December 2017

CSi - Color Stories Inspiration #243

Hello all and a happy December 1st to you! 


I'm back with the first of the Decembers CSI- Color, Stories Inspiration case files for you to solve.

Here is the December 1st case File




Here is how I solved the case file




My evidence used:

* Christmas winter elements
* wood, silver - chipboard snowflakes & silver stickles, glitter, thread
* ribbon/ string - silver thread
* circular elements - background stencilling
* something fuzzy - white gauze material
* glitter - Stampendous Silver Halo glitter mix

My Testimony used:

* Tuck your story inside something -journaling is tucked away behind the photo on a tag.




Now for some details:




The background paper is two different papers from BoBunny Snowfall collection and Powder Mountain collection, 6" of one and 6" of another stuck on a 12x12 cardstock.
The background has texture paste through a stencil to create the circular elements.
I then swept some green paint over the papers and texture paste randomly with  brush.




The photos are layered up on corrugated blue card from Fancy Pants. I tore the oblongs to fit my photos with some card showing to keep the shabby feel to the elements. These layers are then popped up on some cardboard to lift off of the background paper. 



The Wycinanka laser cut chipboard snowflakes I left plain. These are quite white in their raw state so are perfect for snowy/ white themed pages. All I did was add some silver stickles glitter glue to parts of the to make them sparkle.




Behind the paper layers I pushed some of the white gauze material to give a soft flowing feel of snow to the layout. 




I cut some long lengths of silver embroidery thread and dropped and dangled it over the embellishments.




The beautiful Prima Marketing flowers were simply placed under and over the layers and then had a little silver glitter added to them




The finishing touches were the large white seed beads dropped around the flowers and embellishments and then the Silver Halo glitter scattered around to. This glitter is fabulous for mixed media because it has glitter pieces of different sizes in its mix with gives a wonderful effect when large amounts a left to drift across places on a layout.




Lastly a few Stickles glitter dots around the design and a little paint round the paper edges and its done!





                               We trust we've left enough clues for you to solve the case!
The deadline for completing this Case File is Sunday, December 31, 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. Follow the link below for the CSI Blog.

http://csichallenge.blogspot.co.uk/


Here are the amazing sponsors supporting our challenges this month! 
Wouldn't it be great to win a prize from one of these?




Thanks for stopping by today! 

Happy scrapping!

Ginny :)







1st December Let's Get Sketchy

It's December!

Welcome to the December sketch challenges for Let's Get Sketchy!

Here is my DT layout for your inspiration!



Here is the Dec 1st sketch....





I turned the sketch 90 degrees and used my torn paper layers vertically and my photo moved to be over the top of the layers.





I used Blue Fern Studio paper Collection Amber and Apricot for this layout. I used 3 different papers for the torn layers. 




I have used Prima Flowers from the Amber Moon collection with the Amber Moon Ephemera collection. I used 2 sets of chipboards, one from the Blue Fern Studio Amber and Apricot collection and one from the Prima Amber Moon collection. I used lace ribbon and some gold string tied up in the flower embellishments. 




I love the chipboard leaves from Amber Moon! The sequins are also in with the Prima ephemera set.




The bigger border and banner chipboard pieces are the BFS chipboards.







 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 December 31st, 2017 on the link below.

http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.co.uk/ 




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




Thanks for stopping by blog today, 


Ginny :)










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.





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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  :)