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Saturday, August 2, 2014

News Flash!!

Hello friends!

If you're a big fan of Lawn Fawn, Off the Rails Scrapbooking is hosting a Live Chat session with the owner Kelly in a couple of days. Don't miss this opportunity to find out more about your favourite products, as well as a chance to win some LF goodies!

Here are some details:


COMING SOON!!!




All chat will be at the Facebook site HERE



To be in the running for a giveaway before Saturday.

1. Share this post on your blog

2. Share this on Facebook or Instagram (if you have an account)

3. Like Lawn Fawn and Off the Rails Facebook pages

4. Leave a comment here to be running to win a little giveaway



Closes midnight EST  Friday 8th August 2014

winner announced at the live chat.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

An entry for SATW July

Hello friends, how was your mid-week?

I'm back in after my birthday celebration (read: eat and scrap) to share a layout I created for
Scrap Around the World's July challenge. It was rather last minute as I was quite busy with DT assignments and a sickly toddler, but seeing that my talented friends Priscilla and Fiona have submitted their entries, I was inspired by them to put up one as well. 

Here's the moodboard created by dear Tusia:


and this is my take on it:


Obviously you can see where the pink and teal came from. And this must have been the second dandelion photo I scrapped this month, the other is a DT project for 13@rts. The dandelion came from the picture on the bottom right, and I wanted to create a light airy feel to the page. I started with Susan's Dream from Blue Fern Studios' Ombre Dreams as background and begin to layer it with color from Ranger's, 13@rts and VersaColor.

I went in vertical strokes with my painting and vertical strips with acrylic modeling paste because the stripes on the lampshade told me to.... 


One of the clusters. Instead of using texture paste or acrylic modeling paste, I used gel medium over a stencil and sprinkled embossing powders over. My stamping done with the dragonfly stamp was deliberately incomplete for both halves of the page, and this was inspired by the room with the mirror. That both are an unequal reflection of each other and you don't always get the full picture unless you put the two images together (did that make any sense? LOL).

The picture of the plant in a bottle reminded me that I still had a layering stems die from Sizzix in my stash which I have not started using, despite me trying to design projects around it. So out it came and in it went into the floral cluster.


A title from one of the sheets from the lovely "Fly Away" collection from 13@rts. I would have liked to title the page "Let It Go" to sync with the theme of happy thoughts in the second photo from the moodboard, but thought it was a bit cheesy. And it reminded me too much of a certain song that my boys have been asking me to sing n times every night.... But the sentiment I chose did represent the flying dandelion seeds and theme quite well; our lives are defined by the wonderful moments that we capture in our art. 


This is a chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios (the name eludes me now) which I actually snipped into three pieces and colored with distress paint and 13@rts matte paint in turquoise, followed by some heat embossing. The flourishes were layered just under the photo while the circular frame was tucked under the rest of my flowers. 

Well that's all I have for now. Hope this has inspired you to make something pretty too. Also, don't forget that there's a birthday giveaway happening here, so don't miss out on a chance to win a pack of lovelies!
Until then, happy scrapping!

love,


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

a BIRTHDAY post and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm truly, really excited today!

You see, today I turn 36 years old. Almost at the midpoint of my life and I'm so glad that in a way, life has just started for me. So many things to do and explore, so many people to connect with and love, there's just so much in my life now I can't help but jump for joy.

Today I'm sharing a DT project I did for 13@rts. How apt to have a mixed media post up on my special day. And I decided to create something that is about "me".

"#shemakesstuff"



I know rainbows have been done to death, but I've never tried it before. I also took a "selfie" of some sort - those are my hands in the photo working on an art journal page. My title is written on the photo, and is a hashtag I use in some of my Instagram posts - "#shemakesstuff". 

Some close-ups:


lots of fun bits there with textures and colours


more fun stuff


and more colourful stuff :D


Color pencils I "borrowed" from my youngest since they are too short for him to hold. I have given them a new lease of life as embellishments. 

Here is a start-to-finish video tutorial for this layout:




And what is a birthday post without a birthday giveaway?! Here is what you stand to win - an entire kit from C'est Magnifique Kits and lots of extra embellishments and goodies, inclusive of both domestic or international shipping. 



To win this, just simply complete the following:

1) Follow me on the social media platforms listed
(it's ok if you don't have an account for all of them):
2) Share this giveaway on any one of the above
3) Leave a comment below to say you've done so

As simple as that! This giveaway runs for a week till Wednesday 4th August and I will draw a random winner on Thursday 5th August. So all the best to everyone. Art requires an audience, and I'm so thankful to all of you for always making a point to drop by and leave your love.

until then, happy creating!

love,