Monday, January 23, 2017
A last challenge for the month. This one is for Scrap the Boys and the criteria was to use numerals. I chose a delightful photo of grandpa and Fletcher in a cute moment. The chipboard number 2 was in my stash just waiting to be used. I inked to match my background paper and then I glossed it. Some spritzing and stamping on the background gave the page depth .
Thursday, January 12, 2017
This blog challenge is a blog site that I haven't tried as yet but I loved their colour pallet and the sketch associated with it. This challenge was really great to work with. It is d-lishscraps. My inspiration was the corrugated doors and the colours. Also the white frame in the colour palette encouraged me to put a white frame around the photo. I turned the sketch sideways so that it worked with my portrait orientation of the photo.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
We had some beautifully refreshing rain yesterday and overnight. When I went for an early morning walk I could smell the lemon scented gums on the air. We then sat outside for breakfast and a cuppa. It's really hard this retirement thing but I think that if I try hard I may get the hang of it. So while I try to get the hang of it I have done a challenge for White With One which was to use the colour Princess Pink. I wanted a page that was pretty and delicate.I decided to border my page with a Kaisercraft pink spot from their Oh So Lovely Collection . Then a little spritzing and a script stamp prepared the background. The photo of my little fairy princess at her birthday was perfect for this challenge. Adding a collection of butterflies, flowers and bling and the page was "fabulous "
Hmmm. I think I have a little bit of shadow effect in the photo. Ho hum that is something for me to work on.
I hope you have enjoyed my page. Leave me a message if you would like to comment.
Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.
Monday, January 9, 2017
How can we already be into the second week for the year? I have had a relaxing time. I retired from work on Christmas Eve and have already read two books and have done three scrapbook pages. I had better slow down or I will be setting a standard that I won't be able to sustain. I guess the hot weather keeps you inside under the aircon also. I have quite a bucket list to work through. The first page is the challenge Jo has set for Scrapbookit. It was a great mood board with a lot to challenge you. I decided to go with the bright colours and the circles with just a dash of the black and white. Our number 2 grandchild, Noah, graduated from Kindergarten in 2016 and is very excited and looking forward to school in 2017. He is proudly holding his certificate and the photo is a great contrast to the bright colours that I chose to use.
I think one of the items that I should put on my bucket list is to learn how to photograph my pages to give an accurate image.
Anyhow I hope you enjoy my page.
Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.
Monday, January 2, 2017
Towards the end of last year I received an exciting email from Alicia from the 123 Challenge Blog. She asked me if I would like to be part of the Design Team for her blog. OMG I was extremely excited to accept her offer. This is my first page as a member of the design team for 123 Challenge Blog. The challenge was Blue, stars and the word Proud. Browsing through my photos I found the perfect one to go with the colours I wanted to work with. Using a Kaisercraft mist, antique gold, I spritzed the background first. Then I used a grunge stamp to add to the background. The star die that I have used was the first die that I bought and has been very well used over the years.