Friday, 22 July 2016

Fur baby

I had admired chippies from Creative Embellishments for ages but had never purchased them before thinking the shipping would be too expensive from the U.S. Well....I was wrong. They have a great range and really reasonable prices that help offset the shipping costs anyway, but their flat rate for overseas shipping is $US8.50 which is very reasonable.

So when I received my little parcel I couldn't wait to use my new chippies and how fitting that my first layout they would appear on would be joining in with the July challenge over at Creative embellishments.

I was inspired by the colours in the image and also included stars in my layout, which was the challenge twist. The Life By The Sea Collection papers by Maja Road were perfect for this colour scheme.

I made a puddle by drawing a shape on some paper and adding some glossy accent polka dots before cutting it out. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Life is Short

This month the first challenge I am entering in is over at

And here is my layout:

The process:
The challenge was to use a Kraft background so that is what I started with. I added some patterned paper from my scraps to incorporate the music paper part of the challenge and also added some torn strips from some old music sheets I had lying around.

I found a quote that resonates with me and printed it on a photo of Cooper and me playing at The Honeysuckles on Victoria's beautiful 90mile beach.

The chipboard is from Dusty Attic. The pieces I used are Elegant Pearls and Mini Shells and I have altered them with paints, glitter, glitter flakes, mica and embossing powders and glossy accents.
I made lots of confetti and covered them with glossy accents and stencilled some butterflies. I also got out my Big Shot and cut out some leaves and a frame for my photo.