25 September 2011

Passion 4 Fashion...week 3

It's week three already in the Passion 4 Fashion competition and this is the criteria...

CONSERVATIVE (feminine/demure)- This category includes traditional old fashioned, but should not be misunderstood as classic because of its girlish features.

Colours - Pastel, soft blends, muted rainbows. 
Lines - Simple flows, rounded curves and semi- fitted. 
Textures - Light, flowing, lace,usually old-fashioned small print. 
Effects - Fragile, soft, charming, innocent and very feminine. 
Favourite Accessory - Very simple accessories, sometimes diamond accessories.
Note: Notice the simple accessories, its pastel colours and rounded lines. 

Now this criteria seemed to be right up my alley but I actually fussed around quite a lot. I have used my favourite colour combo of pink, cream and mocha. I started with a base of Prima paper and added some pretty papers from and older Making Memories range. I tried to keep the design and embellishments simple and used the Prima resist canvas shape, mirror and Prima pearl swirls to represent the simple flows. The chandelier has been painted and covered in 3D kindy glitz which I think gives it a fragile look. The photo of Mikala taken at age 3 months covers the effects criteria...soft, charming, innocent and feminine. I have added lace and pearls to represent the old fashioned/traditional. 

Now for a close up...

I loved playing with the Prima resist canvas and the new mirrors are just gorgeous! I have included a bottle top and Pin from Tattered Inspirations and a few flowers and Prima stickers.

It is ScrapBoutique CC time this weekend and I host the speed scrap on Friday night. 

This was the sketch I borrowed from Creative Scrappers...

and my page...

using some older Basic Grey papers. It's a simple page but I still managed to finish last, lol.

There is still time to play along...Amanda and Christine have posted some great Spring challenges and you have until midnight Monday 26 September to get your pages in the gallery.

In other news, I have just signed up for this...

I'm so excited as I have been interested in mixed media but considered myself not arty enough to give it a go...that is until Chelsea from ScrapBoutique signed up and convinced me I should join too :-) I am looking forward to learning so many new techniques, many using products I already have and in some cases never even opened! You can check out the workshop here.

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating.

Leanne xox

18 September 2011

Soul Scrappers

I'm back with another share.....
It's been months since I have completed a layout for a challenge site but when I saw Deb's challenges on her blog I decided to have a go at her lovely sketch.

I have been playing with the new Crate Paper Farmhouse collection...I love the orange colours in this range and thought it would look good with a photo of our kitty Ginger who we lost a few months ago.

She was such a cheeky little thing, lying in my favourite rug!

Once again...thanks for stopping by and I will visit all your lovely blogs as soon as I can...life is very busy for me at the moment.
Leanne xox

Passion For Fashion...week 2

Well it's week of the ScrapBoutique Passion For Fashion competition and this week is all about:

DRAMATIC (or Theatrical)-
 This style creates a glamorous and glitzy impact. 

Colour- Strong, vivid, and contrasting (black is a favorite color). 
Lines - Severe, sharp and usually asymmetrical. Bold and often overwhelmingly fitted with open slits. 
Textures - Rare and trendy. 
Effects - Confident, chic, sexy and catchy. 
Needs of Customer - makes a statement, garments made or altered to fit. 
Favourite Accessory - Bold statement usually metallic (gold, silver, bronzes, etc). 
Note: Notice the fit, its impact and its open slits. Sometimes open back design or see-through materials are used. You'll know when you see one.

EXTRA CRITERIA - Please include a quote from any MOVIE on your page.

I had so much fun with this page!! 

I had so many ideas for things that I wanted to include on this page and somehow I managed to get them all on there... I hope I have achieved a dramatic looking page!

I have used a gorgeous sheet of Cosmo Cricket Upcycle paper for the background and layered some Webster's Pages netting with gold tread so the wonderful pink and gold colours would still show through. The chipboard frame has been inked gold and then covered in sequins. I tucked some hot pink feathers in behind the photo to add an extra touch of theatrical. I had some fun dressing up the Pink Paislee mannequin, changing the colour to gold and embellishing her with lace, beads and a feather. 
My quote is from the 1968 movie Funny Girl starring Barbara Streisand and the photo of DD was taken by Trish O'Brien of Jetty Images in Coffs Harbour.

Thanks for stopping by.
Leanne xox

11 September 2011

Passion 4 Fashion...week 1

Good morning...hope your weekend is going well!

Well the Passion 4 Fashion competition has started at ScrapBoutique and first up is Haute Couture. 

The idea is that each week you interpret the style of fashion into your scrapbooking layout.

Haute Couture (or high fashion)- This category includes the very chic, one-of-a-kind, the custom-made and designer's collections.
Colours - Unusual and rare. 
Lines - Unusually layered, fitted to suit, very specific individual taste. 
Textures - Unusual and rare materials. 
Effect - One-of-a-kind, very unique, tres chic 
Needs of customer - Custom-made, designer's originals, very expensive.
Favourite Accessory - Coordinated, matching and custom made pieces.
Note: Notice the unusual layers, unique and one-of-a-kind designs. 

And this is what I came up with:

I wanted to create lots of different layers so layered black and kraft cardstock with dressmaking pattern paper then went crazy with some gesso and glimmermist. I then stamped the butterflies and hand painted them with shimmerz. I left creases in the dressmaking paper to resemble the folds in fabric.  The papers are from the first MME Lost and Found collection.

A close up of the background and stamping...

I embellished with items that you would find on a haute couture design like feathers, sheer fabric, sequins and pearls and have included a flower handmade from dressmaking pattern paper to add a one-of-a-kind touch.

To sum up the page...I think I have achieved a layout that shows unusual layers with one-of-a-kind elements, that is unique and has a custom made look.

Thanks for stopping by.
Leanne xox

04 September 2011

MME Lost and Found II

The ScrapBoutique stylists have each been playing with one of the new collections from My Minds Eye Lost and Found II. Chelsea sent me the Blush range...mmm what a gorgeous glittery range this is and these colours are so me :)
I have scrapped an older photo of my two taken by Sergio Spagnolo Photography. How cute were they back in 2004!!

Don't forget the Passion 4 Fashion competition is starting at ScrapBoutique tomorrow and there is still time to register...check it out here.

CC pages to share

We had a great cc over at ScrapBoutique last weekend and these are the pages I completed for the challenges.

Speed scrap with Christine...using October Afternoon Rocket Age papers.

Chelsea's inspiration challenge...again using OA Rocket Age papers and miscellany.

and Amanda's Roast...which I didn't get completed on time :( I have scrapped an older photo of my Mum taken on her 60th birthday back in 1997 using some older Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking papers.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Leanne xx