Sunday, April 10, 2016

Black & White

Black & White + Kraft, what a great combo for the latest challenge at Kraft Plus Challlenge.

I had the perfect pic of my gorgeous neice Clohe and used Kaiser Art is Life pp, stamping around the edges was inspired by Kraft Board #2 as was the use of the die cut doily shape thingys.

From my stash were the two cute little Melissa Francis resin frames and flowers.
Bakers twine, ribbon and black gems were from old embellie kits from My2angels scrapping shop.
Lindys Stamp Gang Spray in Frozen Jack Frost was perfect for the splatters..

Thanks for looking.
Love and Hugs

Saturday, October 31, 2015

October Challenge - ARTastic

I stumbled across this lovely challenge blog via my friend Kim Ewins and really like their October Challenge.

The challenges are based around a piece of artwork with other criteria and for this month the added was a vintage style.

This is the artwork for October a beautiful painting titled 'The Green Parasol" by E Phillips Fox

My take on the Challenge has these lovely old pictures of my brother and I taken 3rd February 1963.
I used as my inspiration the lovely shades of green in the painting as well as the pinks in the flowers.

To keep with the vintage style I used lots of inking
with Ranger Coffee Ink, lovely ribbons, small brown buttons, large owl button (how gorgeous is that) butterflies fussy cut from Collections, die cuts, prima stamp and wooden love from Craft Queen.
I used creamy brown thread for sewing and leftover thread was tucked under elements on the page.
The large green and slightly smaller pink flower I made and like the rest of the page inked with the coffee ink.

I really liked how this page turned out and having the two pics of my brother and I taken on the same day make it so much more special.

Even though it is too late enter their October on ARTastic Challenge pop over and see what they have for Novemeber.
I know I can't wait!!!!!
Hugs and love till next time

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Natures Splendour

I recently went for a lovely stroll around Orange Botanical Gardens with a dear friend Sharon. Of course I took my camera with me as spring is such a beautiful, and fav, time of the year here, with the amazing zoom I have on it I took this gorgeous pic of a honeyeater doing its thing.
Fast forward to the latest challenge at Kraft Plus Challenges which is Inspired by Nature and I knew that I had the perfect pic for it.

I used a couple of different stamps - Kaisercraft Arty and Prima Marketing, Lindys Stamp Gang Mist, Scrapmatts leaf, dyed muslin, die cut leaves and twig, black tiny twine, small prima green flower, lasercut chippy butterfly, larger handmade flower, brown leaves and for the nature element seed pods.

Loved this challenge so go and have a look at all the amazing ideas there already.

Hugs and love
Annette xo

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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Kraft + Challenge #2

Ok if anyone is still linked to or following this blog hold your socks cause I'm blowing out the cobwebs and I'm back baby.

Anyway enough frivolity I would like to share my take on the awesome challenge over at Kraft plus March Challenge which is all that glitters.

I decided to go the gold way and the perfect pic is this beautiful sunset photo from when I was in Fiji.

 I used lots of gold embossing, gold stamping and stencilling, gorgeous scrapmatts chippies (leaves and dragonflies), gold prima flowers and black alpha stickers, washi, cw stencil and gold material star from Craft Queen as well as strips of pp from Kaisercrafts All that glitters range and the word Magical is from Twiddlybitz. The larger chippie and little gold shelly type stars and hearts and silver boat wheel charm are from my stash as is the plasterers tape which I stamped with gold ink.

Just love how this all came together, and pretty quick as well.

Hugs and love till next time

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

CSI Case File 124

Hello again, would like to share with you all my take, as Special Investigator, on  Case File 124 at CSI. It is such a soft pretty palette and just perfect for this pic of one of my gorgeous neices, Shelby Jade.

I solved the case by using all the colours - 
  • Sunrise Shadows - grape color, taken from the background in the bottom left  - 142.54.92
  •  Petal Pink - pale pink, taken from the flower  - 250.226.224
  • Fairy Dust - white, taken from the petals -  255.255.255
  • Dawn Glow - light orange, taken from the background - 249.209.140
  • Morning Sun- pale yellow, taken from the highlights in her hair  - 249.240.197
From the Evidence -  I used butterflies, glitter (on the flowers and butterflies), flowers, rub-ons, stars and ruffle.

  • butterfly
  • glitter
  • flowers
  • rub-ons/stamps
  • ombre
  • wings
  • stars
  • check/plaid pattern
  • ruffle
  • watercolor
  • swirls
  • tiny brads
  • bokeh photo effect (you can do this free on PicMonkey)
For the Testimony I used the Inspiration word - Magic which is in my journalling on a card hidden behind the pic.

I hope that you will have a go at solving this Case File, it really can be used for just about anything.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Hugs and love till next time
Annette xo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CSI #122

Hi again would love to share with you all my latest page as Special Investigator at CSI. Loved the Case File for this one and as a bonus there is a sketch to help add to the creative process.

 The colour palette is so fresh and lovely definately not colours that I would normally chose to work with and I think that is so much of the appeal for this site.

  • Orange Sherbet - orange, taken from the flower in the middle  - 254.161.84
  • Guacamole - avocado green, taken from the sprig  - 152.161.106
  • Linen Napkin - white, taken from the highlights of the flower at the top -  255.255.255
  • Placecard - black, taken from the menu - 43.33.24
  • Herb Sprig - celadon green, taken from the sprig  - 210.219.16
I found the sketch challenging but once I found my pics the rest fell into place so easily.

And here is the end result of how I put it all together, the quote on the tag is one that I found online and tweaked a bit to make it suit the page.

Thanks for taking the time to have a look and I hope that you get the chance to have a play with this Case File.
Hugs and love till next time
Annette xo