Sunday, October 22, 2017

You Are 1...Scrapbooking Challenge

Another Challenge. It is lovely to have a free weekend to indulge in  some scrapbooking. This challenge for Scrapbookit. This challenge was a sketch and a menu. No 1 U or You.....tick. No 2.  Circles.......tick. No 3. Spray. ......tick. No 4,  Stencil or Template......tick ( used in conjunction with the circles).  No 5,  Favourite Product......tick. (At the moment my spritzer). That has covered all items. 
You Are 1
You Are 1
 Thank you for visiting my page. Cheers and happy scrapping. Heather Bensley

Beautiful...Perfect Day

My second challenge this month is White With One.  The colour for this month was Pink Whisper. I have had a sweet photo of Chloe for quite a while that I have been saving for something special. The Pink Whisper was perfect! The background has been made black and white which makes Chloe and Teddy and the subtle pink colour stand out. This photo was taken in Adelaide on the way to the Teddy Bears Picnic. We all took a teddy.......grandma, grandpa, mum and dad and we sang along and enjoyed ourselves. There is always the inner child in us. The latest kaisercraft range was perfect for this challenge. I love the finished page.
Beautiful......Perfect Day
Beautiful....Perfect Day
Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sparkle

This is a bit of a late start on challenges for the month, but better late than never. For my first challenge I have chosen the challenge at Archiscraps. The challenge was to use knots.I have only used one knot on my page but I rifled through my daughters patchwork supplies and chose a lovely piece of fabric and then tied a knot in it. I am a lover of yellow. So I had a lot of fun and enjoyment putting this page together. Firstly I embossed some white cardstock which for some reason only embossed on one side and faded out to the other side. It was perfect. I would like to think that I would be able to replicate this look some time but I am really not sure why it did this. But I loved it. This is one of the great things about scrapbooking. It is never a mistake, you can always work with it...or cover it. Layering different paper and cardstock I triple matted and distressed the foundation for the photo. The edges of the photo were softened with a bit of sanding along the edges. For the background I have firstly spritzed,  then stamped  and then embossed with texture paste. I then positioned the photo on the page and arranged the flowers, twine and bling.
Sparkle
 I hope you have enjoyed my page and thank you for visiting my blog. I would love for you to leave a message so that I know you have been. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Beautiful

October rolls around and we now adjust to daylight saving time. After a winter of colds and serious flu I am off to Port Douglas to get a bit of sun. My how the year has flown. This months challenge for the 123 Challenge blog is to use the sunny colours Yellow , Orange and Red. Good colours for the start of the warmer weather. Also to use the words Beautiful and You and to use the sketch challenge. I was so busy folowing the sketch and working with the colours I have missed using the words. Actually I didn't realize until I started to post that I had missed that detail. I may have just sqeezed in the word You. So anyhow moving along I chose this photo to bring in some of the red and then coloured and glossed  chipboard cutout also in red. Choosing the Kaisercraft gold colour paper as my main colour feature allowed the stronger colours to create an impact. Pop over to the 123 challenge blog and see what the other talented design team members have created and maybe give it a try yourself.
Beautiful.
 
Thanks for popping into my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment so that I know you have been. 
Happy scrapping. Heather B.
 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Love

This month I am doing a challenge for a new blog that I have come across called Archi-Scraps. The criteria for September was to use Lots of Something. I have a cute little daisy punch that I bought very early on in my scrapbook adventure. I have used and loved it for a long time but it has had a bit of a holiday in the drawer of late. So I dusted it off and went to work with it. What was I thinking! I punched and punched, different colours, punched some more and THEN I had to stick them on ....one by one. As I said, what was I thinking. Obvoiusly I wasn't because I then decided to put a diamente in the middle of each one.....one by one. But mother never bred a quitter so I persevered. It was worth it because I loved my page when I had finished. I hope you enjoy my page and my Lots of Something was Daisy Flowers.  
Love
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather B.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Together

Having a lazy Sunday I decided to try the September 15 Challenge for Let's Get Sketchy.  I loved the golden tones of this range of Kaisercraft papers and had a sweet photo that the colours complimented. To soften the background I added a light spritz and then layered papers and cut outs to bring out the design of the sketch. Then adding some embellishments gave it all some depth.
Together
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

By The Seaside. Stuck! Sketches.

  For the challenge for Stuck Sketches I have turned the sketch around to make it portrait orientation to suit my photo. I have tried to continue the beach and sand theme with the colours that I have used in the various papers.  
By The Seaside
Cheers and Happy Scrapping
Heather B.