Sunday, 22 January 2017

Layout #3 ~ I can ride ~ Kraft + January challenge

Hi crafters,

I'm back with this months Kraft + challenge layout.  

The challenge this month was to use a bike in your layout somewhere, a photo, an embellishment, background paper - anything really.

You can check out the challenge for yourself here

This was perfect timing for me, as I had just taken some photos of Sam riding his 'big boy' bike with no training wheels, all by himself for the first time!

Here is my interpretation of the challenge

I used mostly embellishments from kits I had put together last year. I made up around 50, but still had a few I didn't use.  So I wanted to get them used up (or at least partially used).  Then I pulled the wood veneer bicycle from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Hello Summer collection.

The journal card is from an old Blinks of Life kit, which I added the 'current status' sticker to.  Then added my journalling and a couple of other little embellishments up the top.

Finally before I stuck all my layers down I added some white gesso with a palette knife to the background.  Then a few splatters of black and teal colour shine and called the layout done!

If you would like to see my accompanying video you can view it here:

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest work.
Morgyn xx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

D-lish Scraps January Challenge ~ Layout #2 ~ Relax

I'm back with another challenge layout for you, this time I am using the beautiful January kit 'Summer Squeeze' from D-lish Scraps (you can purchase the kit here).  I am also entering their monthly colour/sketch challenge which looks like this

You can enter the D-Lish scraps challenge here, go on you know you want to!

Here is my take on the sketch

I used the coloured garage doors as my main inspiration to create a watercolour background on the layout, I really like this effect and will be giving it a go again on another layout.

Here are a few close ups:

I absolutely loved this wood veneer word 'relax' from the kit this month and the photo of my son napping on New Years day totally fitted with this.

I used a few embellishments from the kit - the kick back flair and resin camera were perfect, I even used the twine that the package was tied together with on this layout.

All the paper layers were from my scraps box - I am on a mission to use up at least 50% of that box!!
I am in love the mesh fabric that came in the kit too - that colour is so me.

I use the happy memories journal tag with a big more of the time to create my journaling tag, which I hid under the photo layer.

You can watch my process video here


Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn   xx

Monday, 9 January 2017

Pocket Pages #38 ~ November Part 4

Hi Scrappers,

I sharing a Pocket Pages layout today (I haven't done that in a while).

There is also a YoutTube video to go along with this blog check it out here.

It feels a bit odd doing a Christmas layout in November, but as this event happened in November I thought it fitting to leave it there, rather than move it to my December section.

I actually did quite a bit on this layout, which is super rare for most of my Project Life layouts - which are normally rather simplistic.  Although I haven't used a lot of embellishments, I did make all the backing/filler cards myself from some stash supplies, which turned a regular 35-40 minute layout into one that took just over an hour.

Without further adieu here is the completed layout:

Photos from this layout were taken at a special 'breakfast with Santa' event held at 1 of our local shopping centres. He was given a adorable Elf hat and some yummy food to eat

Here are a few close ups of the layout:

We hung out after the meal while we were waiting for Santa to arrive with his Reindeer.

Being a adorable little Elf

Sam's kindy friend Hugh joined us at the centre to watch Santa arrive, the boys were soo excited to see him and couldn't wait to have their photo taken.  They even got to have a photo together on Santa's knee.

We all had the best day, I hope the centre puts it on again next year as it was so much fun!

Please check out my accompanying process video to see how I made it.

Supplies:6x6 paper pad from the Reject Shop
Stash embellishments
Digital files from The Lilly pad
Christmas stickers from kaisercraft

Thanks for stopping by,

Morgyn  xx

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Anna's craft cupboard ~ January Challenge ~ Feel the Love

Hi Scrappers,

I'm back for 2017 with a new layout challenge, this week I used the mood board colour challenge from Anna's craft cupboard.

I absolutely adore this colour palette!! I could see Navy on my computer but black on my phone, go figure, I chose to go with black as my base colour.

I had so much fun creating this layout and using up some supplies I hadn't even opened in over 6 months - oops!

If you would like to watch my process video for this layout you can view it here.

Here is my finished layout:

And a few close ups:

As you can see I had a totally adorable subject to work with in these photos - our new little kitten Olly.  He is 2.5 months old and just the cutest thing (I might be a tad biased).

I used some black cardstock as my background piece.  Then added layers of patterned paper, vellum, tissue paper and loads of embellishments to finish off the layout.

I stitched around the 4 corner squares with my sewing machine, which I felt gave each square a nice finish.

If you would like to enter the Anna's craft cupboard challenge you have until the end of January 2017 to get your entry in here his the link.

Don't forget to check out the process video for this layout here.

Supplies used:
Stampin' Up! Cardstock - black
Stampin' Up! Papers - Pop of pink
Stampin' Up! metallic twine - black
Crate paper embellishments - Hello Love
Crate paper stickers (words) - Hello Love
Misc embellishments from my stash

Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my latest work.

Morgyn  xx