This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Live, Love The Good Life - OUAS March Challenge

Hello Everyone

Hey, hey it's Friday! I am so pleased that Friday has finally come and hopefully I can get a little chance at a breather.

I am managing to squeeeeeze in this page, just a few days before the deadline! ;-)

Journalling Theme: be inspired by this quote..

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Here is my take on it.

I chose to use this really cute picture of Joe, because it fits so perfectly with the theme.  There is a journalling card behind the photo, which says this, and is written in letter form to my son.

Dear Joe
"You only live Once, But if you do it right, Once is Enough"
"To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can" - Og Mandino
So jump my boy, jump!
Enjoy every moment of the journey and don't let opportunities pass you by!
This life is everything you make it!
Love Mommy xxxxx

I used Fancy Pants Designs the Good Life collection. These papers are just so super.

I really played with the background, gesso, inks, paints, stamps, watercolours....LOL...a good mix! ;-)

I really enjoyed creating this page and the result was cool.

I hope you get some scrappy time this weekend...
Have a super one!
Denise x

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

We found a Little Piece of France in Africa - BoBunny The Avenues - SWAT Drill #27

Hello Everyone

You may have thought I had disappeared, but I have just been really busy with some DT projects and stuff that I can't share right now, but will do in the near future.

I created a page using the fabulous The Avenues from BoBunny, which is really still one of my favourite collections. I am entering it for Drill #27 at SWAT, as it fitted perfectly with their mixed media challenge.

I love how this page turned out and is really one of my favourite pages, that I have made in the past while.

I used a Prima stencil and watercolour pencils for my background, along with some white paint and brown pigment ink.

I wanted to keep the look very French, and so there was a lot of distressing and ageing.

The title talk about Joe and my little getaway last September to Petit Provence at the coast. It really was such a beautiful and serene B&B and so very French in every way.  It is run by a South African Jacques and his French wife, Fanny.

The photo just tells of a French Affair! ;-)

Thanks so much for popping by!
I really do love and appreciate your visits!
Have a super evening!
Au revoir!
Denise x

Friday, 21 March 2014

Scrap365 Magazine

Hello Everyone

I got my new Scrap365 in the mail today! Yay! It is truly such an inspiring and gorgeous magazine.  If you haven't bought one, you really are missing out.  The new one is on sale and is awesome!

I also have a page in the magazine, so is another reason that I was so happy to receive it. I will share that layout with you in the months to come.

I had a page published in the last edition too and it was my first ever layout published in Scrap365.  I was really so thrilled. I can share it with you now, so here was my page.

As some of you may know, I am absolutely a shoes gal! I love my shoes and so every now and then, okay more often than "now and then" I spoil myself to a lovely pair of shoes!!!! ;-)

I used the beautiful BoBunny C'est La Vie collection, which is most certainly still one of my favourite collections ever.

The journalling tells you about this love of mine and is so true in every way! ;-)

Thanks for popping by...
Have a super weekend!
Denise x - Have a look see!

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Monday, 17 March 2014

Carmen is 13 Today - Canvas - Prima BAP March 2014

Hello Everyone

I hope that your Monday was a good one and that it was gentle on you! ;-)
I had quite a busy day today, but luckily at the end of it all, I have found some scrappy and posting time.

I have a canvas which I created for the Prima BAP for March.  Here is the sketch.

BAP March 2014 mani

Here is my take on it.

I used the All About Me collection, along with some other goodies from various collections.

This canvas is about my niece, who just  turned 13 a few weeks ago.  I wanted to keep it fresh and light, since this is now for a teenager!!! ;-)

I did lot of gesso and stencil work, watercolouring, stamping and spritsing!

I did stretch the interpretation of the sketch, but I think it will do! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a great evening!
Denise x

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Make a Wish, Right Here, Right Now - Scrap Around the World March Challange

Hello Everyone

I am so pleased to say that this day has started off with some brilliant sunshine, just the thing I need to get me going and feel energetic.  These last 2 weeks of rainy and overcast weather was really so unlike African weather and so unseasonal.

Anyways, I have a layout to share for the Scrap Around the World Challnge for March here. It's a pretty in pink mood board.

It is a really girlie and soft mood board and so that is what I wanted to bring to my page.

The paintbrush was also inspiration, as I did a lot of watercolour effects with a brush and gave a feathery, flicked look.

I used the gorgeous new collection from BoBunny - Primrose.  It has a wonderful, soft and beautiful colouring.

I did a gesso stencilled background, with lots of watercolouring, stamping and gel pen work, along with lost of fussy cutting.

The flower cluster was also once complete, coloured with some brown water colouring, to blend in with the rest of the page.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Saturday, 15 March 2014

You - Challenge no.27 Scrap Africa - Stars and Stitching

Hello Everyone

We have a new challenge up ate Scrap Africa and it's about Stars and Stitching.
We also have some super prizes up for grabs, so please pop along and have a look.

Here is my page for the challenge.

I used the fun and fabulous BoBunny collection Zip-A-Dee-Doodle Collection.

One Saturday afternoon Joe was playing in the front garden with Stella, our helper, and by the end of it, Joe and the dogs were soaked.  He came and sat down on the steps in the sun to dry off and I took this photo of him.  In that moment I was just thinking of where he might be in the future and where this cute boy might go. So this page was created...wishing him to Reach for the Stars - Do What you Love - Dream - Imagine and Create.

I did some sewing as well as hand stitching on this page.

I really love this page and how it turned out. Even the stars that are matt and shiny in some places, are perfect that way.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super, scrappy day!
Denise x