Friday, October 24, 2014

Yes, another challenge

Well hello there paper lovers!

Here today to share a layout I created for the October D'lish cybercrop.


This sketch was waaaayyyy out of my comfort zone and I knew I wasn't going to get to them all this weekend so I thought I'd give something different a try.  I've seen many a fabulous pie chart on a layout but had never given it a go, so here is my very first ever pie chart!



and here is the finished layout.  Circles are just not my thing (generally) so I did adjust the sketch to have more of a linear feel to it and of course added myself in a few extra layers :)


thanks for popping by today lovelies.
Gwen


Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Love this Gal - a layout just because..

Soo nice to do some more creating this week.  This photo was taken on a trip to Melbourne in February with my bestie Kim.  We had a blast that weekend, eating, shopping and more eating!





Now, you are not going to believe this, but this layout was inspired by this challenge below (although I did not end up entering it).  I was trying to select papers to match the colours and I just couldn't make it work with my style with the papers I had on hand... SO.. I changed the light blue for the Denim/dark blue,the orange became the shade of pink/melon and the green turned into a more blue green than a yellow green to match my dark blue.  I also did add the yellow but by that stage I realised it wasn't quite going to fit the criteria of the challenge and really liked how it popped!



So whilst I couldn't enter it in the challenge, I am really happy with how it turned out and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have put these papers together without it! 

Thanks for popping by today,
Gwen
xox



Saturday, September 27, 2014

Look Who's Turning 7

Well, almost 8 actually, so it's time I did the layout for last years birthday!

Hi everyone,

Here today to share a little layout I finished off over the weekend.  This one was for the Dlish scraps monthly challenge.


I just loved this colour palette so I ran with that and I did "loosely" follow the sketch too.  I did use their "Just add paper kit" for the month too (well most of it) which kept things simple :)





thanks for popping by today.
Gwen
xox




Monday, September 15, 2014

2 layouts in 1 week = Happy dance


Well hello there,

This is what I love about crops, in particular Cyber ones.  I can scrap in my space with all of my things AND with the challenges, I'm motivated to actually create!

This was the second challenge for the crop I've done - I usually use tags but I have so many I thought it might be a good idea to use up a couple.


 Here is my layout, I've used 2 in the background/paper layers and then I found these cute letter tags so I've used them too.  I love love love the photos in this one, Chris took them...  having a pro photographer in the family does come in very handy for a scrap booker!!


and some close ups to show all the little details...



I love these little Dlish bows... in the sweetest green and pink!



Thanks for popping by, its great you are here :)

Gwen

Friday, September 12, 2014

A new look for "About A Girl" and a challenge

Hi there everyone!

Well, notice anything different?  Yup, I have finally taken some time out to revamp my blog and I am super happy with its new clean look :)

Lots to share today starting with a couple of layouts I did at the My 2 Angels retreat recently.  It was so nice to get out of the house for a day and meet some of the lovely ladies I have been stalking online :)  All super sweet and oh so talented!!








I have also had some time today to create!  This is for a challenge over at the Scrap Suite for Dlish scraps cyber crop - what a wonderful bunch of ladies they have there, really, they are so fun!







I've used lots of Dlish goodies here, the sequin bow, the enamel dots and flair and those cute little kraft love hearts.  I have used the number 3 and lots of shapes, squares, rectangles, circles and hearts.

Hoping to get at least one more challenge done this weekend, just not sure which one to choose!

Hope you like the new digs - please let me know what you think :)

Until next time,
Gwen

Friday, July 11, 2014

Dlish Scraps 5th Birthday Cybercrop - Challenge No 7

Hello again crafty people,

Here today to share my last challenge entry, as soon as I saw Wendy's layout I knew I had to give this one a go.  Normally NOT my colours but I knew I had the perfect photo so jumped on in :)


and here is my take:



I've used another one of my new Dlish flair buttons here too, inside the sun.


thanks for popping by
Gwen


Dlish Scraps 5th Birthday Cybercrop - Challenge No 8

Well hello there,

I'm back with more entries for the Dlish Scraps Cybercrop.  This time it is for Challenge No 8:




I have never used this technique so I was keen to give it a try.  I wanted to see if I could use it in conjunction with the techniques I would normally use on a background and I must say I think it went super well!

Here is my take:


and no, I did not make the cake :)  I commissioned it though!


and here you can see my stamping - it's the turquoise colour.  Caitlin is now 7 and 1/2 so I have been wanting to scrap the photos of her 6th birthday for what seems like forever.  So glad to get a couple done this weekend - you will see the other one in the rainbow challenge.



more challenge entries to come!

Gwen

Dlish Scraps 5th Birthday Cybercrop - Challenge No 4

Hello again everyone,

Back again with another Dlish challenge - this time it's Agnus's mood board:



How we all love a mood board and this one - WOW how perfect for the pictures of Caitlin's 6th birthday "Rainbow, Unicorn, Disco" party - yup, she couldn't decided what theme and I said, sure, we can do them all - coz that's how I roll! :)

and here is my take:


I really wanted to have a play with the rainbow theme on this one keeping in mind that there will be several layouts for this event.  I created the drips with a selection of 13 arts mists and then once dried I've stenciled over with my Gelatos and a triangle Heidi Swapp mask.  I used one of my new D'Lish flair buttons too on this one, perfect for the center of my butterfly.


Lastly I added some colour coded sequins and kept the rest pretty simple.

Thanks for popping by
Gwen

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dlish Scraps 5th Birthday Cybercrop - Challenge No 3

Well hello there,

I'm back with more entries for the Dlish Scraps Cybercrop.  This time it is for Challenge No 3:


This challenge was a "no brainer" for me, really, you want me to use flowers?? and only 5 different types :)

Here is my take:



I am so so happy with the background for this one, even pulled out some super old Making Memories foam stamps to create the swirls in the gesso.


and here are my 5 types of flowers :)


more challenge entries to come!

Gwen

Dlish Scraps 5th Birthday Cybercrop - Challenge No 1

Hi there fellow crafty people!

Here today to share some projects created for the Dlish scraps 5th birthday Cybercrop!  What a fab weekend I had with the girls there, it was so fun, such a positive and friendly place to be with so many inspiring layouts shared!  I managed to play along with 5 of the challenges which for me is a lot of layouts in one weekend as it usually takes me FOREVER to stick stuff down! (So get ready for lots of posts over the next lil bit!!)

So, here is the first challenge and my take.


and this my layout:  I was inspired by the design of Tarrah's page.  I just loved her layers and the position of her title so I ran with those elements.



The title Bras Bas is the name of the ballet position her arms are in (pronounced Brah Bah)


My favourite Manor House flower - these are called Ballerina (so fitting for this layout - on all counts)


thanks for stopping by today
Gwen

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I can't believe it!

Well hello there fellow paper crafters,

Here today to share a challenge - yup, I actually had some time this month to do a layout - fancy that!! **Happy Dance**

So here it is, my take on the Once Upon A Sketch:





I had a fab time having a play with my Gelatos; building on some techniques I picked up at the craft show in June and my new 13 Arts mists - LOVE! (I am now the proud owner of 8 colours and have more on my wish list)

Oh yes, and the journalling, it's on the back... it's ALWAYS on the back - LOL!!  Note to self, maybe you should try putting something on the front one day... no wait, the back is fine, really it is.




It was so nice to play along this month!  

thanks for popping by lovelies
Gwen x