Sunday, November 30, 2014

Awww Moments - STB

Hey Hi Hello.
Ao its been a while since I was here. After a promising start to scrappy this month life got very VERY busy. So busy in fact,  that I finished and photographed this page over 2 weeks ago but am only just finding the time to post it.
The layout features an all time favourite snap of Brenden and Jayce taken on his first birthday. 

I finally scrapped this snap for the November challenge at Scrap The Boys which is about showing the 'soft side' of our male friends/loved ones.
They also have a snazzy new banner this month too.

The page uses almost entirely Heidi Swapp September skies. The main reason for pairing that collection with this photo is the 'So Chill' square. 
And a few close ups.

Thanks for popping by.
I am now going to frantically stick and glue on the page which has been almost complete on my scrap desk for over 2 weeks so that I can photo and post it by tonight.
Wish me luck.
XoXoX Nicole

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Neanie - OUAS & Words + Paintery

So I figured I was about due to create a page that is completely not my normal style, although I don't consider myself as having 'a style' there are definitely styles I do a lot less then others. Plus I stumbled across a brand new blog challenge that would do just that.
But first things firsts. The layout.

(Nanna) Neanie

This page is a happy snap of my two crazy kiddies with their equally crazy Neanie (my mother).
That new challenge blog I referred to is Words & Paintery. So new in fact, that this is their first ever challenge.

Now the blog was a little light on exact details, but the idea is to embrace mixed media scrapbooking (something I don't often do and you know I like a challenge to be just that, a challenge). You are provided with colours and a word, as yet I am not sure whether the word is a technique to be used or a topic to be scraped (if the latter, woops).

I have done a bunch of painting incorporating the three challenges colours, which I mixed myself from dyslusion inks blue yellow and white, using a Heidi Swapp heart stencil over and over. I also did some messy stamping with some Kaisercraft texture stamps.

Every now and then I feel the need to make a page with more meaning then a happy snap. When that happens I head start to the Once Upon A Sketch challenge blog, they provide a sketch and a topic/prompt for journalling.

Novembers challenge prompt is 'inspiration'.
I split the journalling over two spots. The top is the more general, my usual, words about the who and what. 

While the journalling lower down is more in depth words, although I still wrote them in a light-hearted humorous way, it talks about how my mum has inspired me as a mum.
The gorgeous fabric heart is from Charms Creations (who, btw, is having a sale on the facebook page atm) I think I also took some inspiration from the pages she creates with the washi tape, sting, and doily.

As much as I dislike flowers on my pages, this page really did need them (I fought really hard too!)
Well that was my field trip into the world of mixed media. Maybe I will be back again...
XoXoX Nicole

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Hello Selfie - WW1

I have finally completed a piece of scrappery after what is my usual start of the month lull. 
I am hoping to keep at it and create a large number of pages this month. Also my usual but it will happen this time... I hope...
Anyway. First up is a layout feature a new favourite photo of Jayce and myself.

This page was created along with the WW1 November challenge which is 'freesia' or yellow.

I created the background using paint swatch samples of varying yellows collected from Bunnings. Even managed to find ones with appropriate colour names which were underlined/circled before stitching them onto white cardstock.

I matted the photo with both black and white cardstock to make it pop. Behind that I chopped up two sentiments from a Elle's Studio Cameron paper and layered them vertically with a few punched star boarder bits.

Isn't that the cutest little square! The arrow points to Jayce btw.
I scattered a few of the punched stars around for some added interest.

When stitching the colour swatches, one was missed to create a pocket for the tag which pulls out and has the journalling on it.
I had planned on the 'a favorite photo of Jayce & Mummy' to be the title but felt it left a void in the middle of the polaroid frames, so added the another title too.

 Back to share again. Soon.
XoXoX Nicole