Jun 28, 2012

More ScrapBursts

Here are some more wonderful creations for our ScrapBurst Challenges.  Only a few more days to go, so make sure you get them in on time!
You Iz Makin Me by Sarie Los
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (Green & Black)
Well it's a little like "stacks on" really, can't expect to put a perfectly comfortable mattress on the ground and NOT expect them to test it out?? Yes, the furry family are loving that! Sarie does a great job on her layouts journalling her story. The photos are only half the story, and I can see Sarie is adept at putting it all together with her story tags. Nice use of the decorative edging, well done.
Playdate by Nicole McNamara
SB #2 Bunting and a Tree
This is such a fun layout Nicole, lots of birthday photos and lots of colour. The bunting blends in nicely, and the background papers fit the theme nicely. Well done.
Nicole has used a border punch to incorporate her tree/s. This is a great way to utilize your punches.
Isaac by Angie Wenke
SB #3 Handmade (Sunflower/s, Bird/House, Frame)
Angie has used corrugated cardboard to make a replica of Isaac's sunflower, adding a birdhouse and bird as well.  The layout has an outer frame, with the photo offset by two cutout frames on a backing of tissue paper.  Some more handmade PP flowers and a mix of buttons finish it off. Isaac will be proud!
Veery Sleepy by Sarie Los
SB #3 Handmade (Shoes, Bed, Chair)
They say it's a dogs life, and I'm seeing a picture here Sarie??  I think he's got it made, just quietly...  The handmade embellishments all compliment the photo with a little bed, shoes and a chair.  A clever way of tieing in the photos.  Some quilting for the Title and raffia for the frame finishes it off.  Well done.
My Eyes are On You by Angie Wenke
SB #4 Wordplay - Eye
What an exciting and fun boy layout, lots of scary faces and monsters.  The cutouts are great for adding dimension with a bit of foam mounting tape, and the film strip is a great way to add in those extra little scary photos.  And of course there's the wobble eyes!  This is great to see IRL.
I'm not sure if they are claw marks or bite marks, but I like them! Cutting into the photo with your black background works well, and a little doodling with the white gel pen gives your cardstock monster shape! Well done.
Hungry Eyes by Angie Wenke
SB #4 Wordplay - Eye
This layout is a Show & Tell, as the above one is Angie's Challenge. When you have a great photo you just have to scrap, well we still like to share them! Little monster cutouts, layering and some wobbly eyes help to set the theme of those Hungry Eyes about to dive into that yummy cake!  A little scary, but we've all been there.....
Apple of my Eye by Nicole McNamara
SB #4 Wordplay - Eye
With Chloe chomping on her very first apple, how appropriate is this Wordplay.  Lots of apple paper, cutouts and a bit of stamped paint and some splotches.  The check paper is so picnic, and I think the red title is perfect.  Well done.

There will be a few more challenges to enter yet, so keep an eye out for the pre-pumpkin post.


ScrapBursts - rolling into the last week

We are now on the count down for the ScrapBursts everyone, Pumpkin Time June 30th is when it all ends!  Keep them coming, you still have ............ a bit of Pumpkin Time left!  Now lets see what we to share with you all today.
Country Life by Anita Bownds (CT)
SB #2 Bunting & A Tree
I created a border around my cardstock with strips of patterned paper I cut a design from one of the patterned papers and distressed the edges
I found a chipboard tree in my stash and added some of Scrapville lovely MHC flowers to it. And the cute little butterflies were cut from a lovely piece of Scrapville's lace trim.
Then I matted my photo on patterned paper, distressed the edges and cut out a scalloped border to go beneath my photo. I added a strip of lace trim to the top of my bunting. I punched a border edge then added a little bit of purple ink.
You have made a scenic B&W photo look stunning with this layout Anita. I love how it has all come together, and the message is clear, Country Life really is beautiful. Well done.

Grrrrr by Kylie gW
SB #3 Handmade (Flowers, Frames, Title R's..)
Something you will always find on Kylie's layouts is a bit of doodling.  As you can see she has used pens to cleverly decorate her photo frames and flowers.  A really great sequence of photos seems to tie it all together.  Well done Kylie.
Nostalgia by Debi Clark
SB #3 Handmade (Flowers: Tissue, Lace & Frame)
Debi has used the rustic tones in her patterned papers, mixed with corrugated card, tags, tissue paper and felt to bring her Nostalgic layout together.  Torn edges give it a rustic feel.
The handmade items are the tissue flowers, patterned paper flowers, lace flower, photo frame and journaling. Well done Debi.
My Cait by Delsie Mowbray
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (White & Pink)
Delsie has used a white background for her layout, with lots of pink and white flowers.  The gorgeous frame has been layered and mounted up, with the addition of  pearls for definition.
The flowers are adorned with punched out Kraft leaves, bling flowers and flower centres. The pink organza ribbon on the edge of the frame lends it to a girly softness, tieing in beautifully with the very girly page. A great take on the Kraft & 2 Deslie.
Across The Road by Sarie Los
SB #2 Bunting & A Tree
Sarie has used some punching, cutting and sketching to put her layout together. The layered leaves add dimension with their serrated edging and mix of colours. The title layered onto the bunting is creatively strung between the two trees, behind which is replicated the heritage building with fussy cutting and doodling. Well done Sarie.
In the EYE of the Beholder by Judy Laracy
SB #4 Wordplay - Eyes
I'm just loving this photo, how awesome is that? It needs very little else, and Judy has kept it simple with two more photos of the subject and his master. The colour tones are complimentary, and the mounted punchies and main title add dimension. Well done Judy.
Look into my Eyes by Sarie Los
SB #4 Wordplay - Eyes
Well they are a bit mesmerising aren't they? I'm just not sure which eyes to look into though! Great play on the challenge Sarie, love the photo and the eyes, and the painted spiral effect behind the photo.
Eye Sight by Debi Clark
SB #4 Wordplay - Eyes
Full Title: I Miss My Good EyeSight - My 20/20 Vision.
And people wonder why we walk around patting ourselves on the head - or is that just me?  I so agree Debi.  The spattering of misting on your background paper blends nicely with the flower cutouts.  Separating the petals on your big flower is a great idea, and works well with layering the flowers.  Your ruffle and pearl strip adds a nice tone to the colours.  Well done Debi.
A closer look at the fussy cutting, hand made tissue flower and altered petals.  Great colours.

Aren't we just seeing some great ScrapBursts?  I am so pleased with everyone's challenges.  I look forward to sharing the last of the challenges before the dreaded pumpkin strikes!


Jun 24, 2012

BoBunny Monthly Pack Creations

Kara by Anita Bownds (CT)
I've misted my cardstock and added a stamped edge around the border. Then I cutout octagons with my Cricut, adhered them to my cardstock. I then painted over my stamped border giving my layout a white washed look..
Some extra fussy cutting of the floral paper, the birdcages and flower frames and you have more to adorn your photo with.  The MHC flowers, lace trim and punched flowers with pearl centers add further softness to the layout. Well done Anita, just lovely.
choose to Shine by Deb Pulford (CT)
I have distressed all edges with the Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser, and tore back some nicked sections and added a backing paper. I have used a small butterfly punch to make numerous butterflies and have mounted them up for dimension. The AC alphas, lace, and doily I have sprayed with Mels Diner Glimmer Mist, and have wiped most of the colour off the alphas with a baby wipe. I have sprayed the picket fence with Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist also, and topped it with the lace trim.  Well done Deb, it has come together nicely.
Birthday Wishes Card by Sarie Los
Sarie has used some fussy cutting to make her card, utilising the picket fence, pearls for the dog's lead, lace trim and MHC flower.  The fence is very girly in the bright pink, with the little dog placed nicely in front.  Well done Sarie.

Pumpkin Time for the Montly Pack Challenges is closing in, so be sure to get them in soon.



Jun 22, 2012

More June ScrapBursts

Well we have plenty more to share with you all before the dreaded Pumpkin strikes!  We've had a fantastic response to the ScrapBursts, and it's really is great to see so many creative people out there being inspired and joining in.  Now, you don't have to do ALL the ScrapBursts, each has it's own challenge, so there's still time if you want to join in...
Out with the 2 Door by Debi Clark
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (Blue & White)
Great colours Debi, love how you've put it all together.  The scattering of blues has worked a treat.
In this photo you can see the mix of textures used, from ribbon, webbing, embossed papers, segmented flowers, buttons and layering. Nice job Debi.
Through The Photographer's Eyes by Zan Boyle
SB #4 Wordplay - Eyes
Get an eyeful of that photo! Awesome effort, though if you read the journalling Zan gives full credit to her talented niece. Such a perfect layout for the Wordplay ScrapBurst, with a bit of added fussycutting and mounting.  Well done Zan.
Wet n Wild by Deb Pulford (CT)
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (Blue & Yellow)
I have chosen yellow and blue as my 2 colours to go with the Kraft.  I created a collage of pics from Wet n Wild and heavily inked the edges Pinecone versacolor (my absolute favourite), as well as the edges of the Kraft cardstock. The chippie alphas were embossed with Yellow Spark embossing powder, and I have used Liquid Pearls and a Broken China Distressing glue for the 'dots' on the layout. I have also splatterd Glimmer Mist in Jazz Blue and Sunflower.
Well done Deb, very minimalistic and clean,  with the colours in your multi photo layout a bright contrast.

I will have more to share with you soon, so keep posted!


Jun 21, 2012

Those of you keen to find out who has won the May/June Sketch Challenge can relax, the votes are in!  I would like to send a thank you to everyone who entered the challenge, near and far, and for sharing with us all your wonderful Creations.

Our Sketch Challenges were prepared by Janet & Anita, and we both hope that you enjoyed creating with them. The Creative Team have picked their favourites, and this month's Winner is:

Love Is.. Looking @ You by Nicole McNamara
Congratulations to Nicole, it's a gorgeous photo and great take on the Sketch.
Thank you to everyone who entered sharing their creations, we saw some wonderful takes on the Sketch and the girls had a hard time picking the winner.

The June/July Sketch has been held out a bit due to the overwhelming ScrapBurst Challenge entries. I will have the new one up this weekend, so please stay tuned!

Still more Bursts to share

Hello everyone, today I would like to share some more ScrapBursts with you.  Our challenges have created a lot of interest, sharing inspiration.  Please peruse the creations below, and  see what the girls have come up with.
Innocent Eyes by Claire Apostoloff (CT)
SB #4 - Wordplay "Eyes"
I've sprayed some red Glimmer Mist on the background, cut a strip of calendar from the Fancy Pants paper and used that as a background for my title. The letters have been inked around the edges to stand out.  I've also doodled around the edges of the layout and the red October Afternoon paper.
I've fussy cut the schoolhouse from the paper and stuck it on a journalling spot, added some faux stitching and highlighted the windows of the school bus and house with Dimensional Magic.  I've used a mix of Fancy Pants, October Afternoon & Crate Paper patterned papers. The journal spot is October Afternoon, schoolhouse and brad is Crate Paper and the letters and apple sticker are BasicGrey.
Yeux de Bleu by Deb Pulford (CT)
SB #4 - Wordplay "Eyes"

Very simple layout with the emphasis totally on Mitch's blue eyes - they really are this blue some days!! Simplistic, white space and very clean, well done Deb.
My Wonderful Loving Son by Debi Clark
SB #2 Bunting & A Tree
Debi had fun with inking, sewing, distressing, stamping with bubble wrap. The chippies were painted & I used the chip canopy from the tree for journaling.
I think that tree/cloud was a great idea Debi.  Great use of colours and love the bunting.
Debi has used cream twill binding to make a centre for her layered flower.  The strip of black flowers made from Ruffle & Tulle make a nice addition to the cluster.  Well done Debi.

Close-off is Pumpkin Time, June 30th, so make sure you have yours in by then!


Jun 20, 2012

June Blind CropVille

Hi Everyone, this month's BCV saw the girls madly distressing and banging away with their eyelet tools.  The outcome was a texture stamped background, some tearing and inking, some lacing, Dimensional Magic and journalling.  The girls had a slightly different take on the layout, but all in all they turned out great and we had fun.
Mini-golf Madness by Sally Clark (CT)
Honeymoon by Roz Langridge
Zoo Trip by Judith Young
Speedway by Max Rusk
Boys by Jennie Seal
 Play Time by Judy Laracy
In The Garden by Grannie
And I'll be adding another to this post a little later once it's returned to the store for show and tell!

Thanks for playing girls, and thanks to Sally for preparing the layout.


ScrapBurst Challenges

Hi Everyone, well the ScrapBurst challenges are still rolling in, and we are seeing plenty of different techniques and styles.  It's great to be challenged with something new, so if you haven't already started, why not give it a go?  There's a prize for each ScrapBurst, and if you happen to use a Scrapville ScrapBurst Kit, you will also win back your Kit Value.  How good is that?  And just to clarify, the Creative Team choose the winners, and HAVE NOT seen the Kits, just to make it fair on everyone.  So, if you're up for a Burst of Creativity - join in, we'd love to see what you come up with.
All Boy by Roz Langridge
SB #3 Handmade x3 (Flower, Tag, Book)
Great rustic colours and handmade elements.  The mini book is a great way to incorporate extra photos into the layout.
 This is how Roz's handmade book came together.
A closeup of the handmade tags and flower.
Sugar Skull by Roz Langridge
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (Pink & Green)
Eye Cannot See You by Roz Langridge
SB #4 - Wordplay "Eye"
 Norfolk Island by Roz Langridge
SB #2 Bunting & A Tree
Kinder by Judy Laracy
SB #1 Kraft & 2 (Blue & Orange)
Autumn by Judy Laracy
SB #2 Bunting & A Tree
Some great work girls, I'm loving what we're seeing at the moment with everyone's interpretation of the ScrapBursts.  Thanks for playing along, and I'm sure we're going to see lots more yet.