Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sweet 16 ~ OUAS May challenge ~

Theme: Numbers!!!

This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you. 

I opted to use these photos of me and my Paternal Grandmother, Oma Agnes Schillings from the Bosse Netherlands...both at age of 16. There is such a strong resemblance between the two of us, and although I only knew her for a very short time before her passing, I know that I also have many of her character qualities, and her length...or rather lack there off !



I used the following Pion Design papers...
Fairytale of Spring: Violet
             Studio of Memories: Small Leaves
        For Father: Flowers for Father
              Handsome



My chipboard pieces are all from Imaginarium Designs. I cut the frame to create two corner pieces. All the chippies were primed with gesso, inked and misted with Lindys Stampgang Sprays.



The alphas and numerals are from ID, inked with Mixed Media Inx. I used the Damask mask from The Crafters Workshop and modelling Paste on the green background paper.  





These flowers are from Prima, Ceylon White Wedding, sprayed with LSS Edelweiss Moss Green and Sea Grass Green. I loved how the petals curled up once I started drying them with my heat gun!



I had to add a little bicycle somewhere as it was part of the sketch, and fortunately I had this cute little one from ID !



The Prima Shabby Chic Treasure Window also got a misting of LSS mist...love the aged feel it has now... 

On the back of my LO I have journalled the following...

"Liefste Oma,

I did not have the pleasure of knowing you in my childhood years, as we immigrated to "Sunny South Africa" when I was only 5 years old...I am sure you missed me, your only Grand Daughter as much as I missed having you in my life! I would love to think that I would have been spoiled rotten by my Holland Oma...What I remember clearly was the day I did finally meet you...I was a young mother of 2 myself, 24 years of age...You came to visit Pappa from Holland with a friend of yours. You hid in one of the rooms and Tante Anna came to meet me, but there was no connection between us and I turned to my Dad and said...so were is my Oma? Oh...and then when you came out of the room...I remember us just looking at each other with tears running down our cheeks before hugging each other to death!  Fate then played us a nasty hand by giving us only about two years together before you passed away due to illness! But in that time I got to know and appreciate you, for who and what you were, and me becoming the person I am today because of you.."

This is the sketch to follow... I will also enter this LO for the Berry71bleu challenge were one has to use chipboard pieces on your LO...


If you still have Grand Parents...give them a Hug tonight...

Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while
 but our hearts forever.  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rue Cafee ~ My fun challenge with Heather Jacob ~

Good Morning on this Friday morning blog friends!

A while ago I saw a photo on Pinterest that both me and one of my biggest Scrapping Idols both liked and that set me thinking  how different would the two of us scrap the same photo....? After putting the challenge out to her, I am so delighted to have had Heather Jacob join me in scrapping this photo!!!

The photo gave me a feeling of a French side walk café, hence the title...I could have gone two ways with the design, soft and elegant looking but in the end opted for the rustic earthy colours and feel! We both used Kaisercraft's  Base Coat Collection. I tried to create a cobblestoned Café scene with my papers and modelling pastes. Hope you will enjoy a walk along my street....





I gave the Streetlamp from Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures a coating of brown and black inks. And some Distress stickles on the glass.





I glued a piece of the Bricks paper onto my background, which was lightly stamped, and then applied coarse Texture Gel and Modelling Paste around the edges. I inked the paste with some Vintage Photo re-inker. Interesting, I find that adding the re-inker gives the paste a cement like texture.



The pots are from a sheet of Flower Soft pots, also added some paste on them as well. The flowers are a sprig of Prima Engraver Flowers.





Don't know why, but ever since I got the Prima Wooden Door embellishment, I wanted to break one and have the distressed look of it...Think it adds to the antique, vintage feel I was aiming for with this LO.



I fuzzy cut some rocks and added paste to them as well...



Lol...on facebook this photo had my friends reaching for their dinner plates for they saw Steak and Bacon and Tjops and Biltong in it...even some Tea and Toast...!!! And I was actually aiming for the Brownies with Chocolate Sauce look...!

   

This then was my walk down a little French Village road...hope you enjoyed and will come back soon for another visit?

The only thing wrong with doing nothing
 is that you never know when you're finished.  

Friday, May 10, 2013

~ April Imaginarium Designs Projects ~


Hello everyone, Patrica Basson with you once again.

With winter digging it's heels into sunny South Africa, I have a Spring coloured canvas and a Trinket Box decorated with Imaginarium Designs chipboard to share with you...

I always have a lot of bits and pieces from previous projects that I don't want to throw away just yet, lying around. I also had a very nice and sturdy box hidden in my cupboard, after some dressing up, I now have a nice and sturdy box to keep my bits and pieces in...!
I played around with some Stamping, inking and lots of spraying on the box and the chipboard pieces...




This is the top of the box.



On the front I used a piece of Circle border with a label pull, seeing the close up like this, it seems like a grumpy looking fellow, don't you think? The border was just embossed with some Stampendous Aged Taupe Enamel. 









The Honeycomb negative I treated with gold acrylic paint and Brown,Red and Black inks.



I used a Crafters Workshop Stencil: Mini Tile Texture with some gesso in the corners and used the following Lindys Spray's on the box...Landlubber Green Moonshadow Mist, Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabio and Gregarious Grey Starbust.




The papers used are from Tim Holtz's Crowded Attic Paper Stash.



I loved using these Branch and Leaves together with my flower sprig...I first painted some gesso on them and after some ink I used my heat gun, resulting in the gesso to bubble and add texture...



I cut the Tea Stain with my Cameo and used it as a mask for some stencilling, also did some stamping with a crackle texture stamp.







For the box I used the following Imaginarium Design Products...


Honeycomb: IDS 0054



Branch and Leaves: IDDN 0014



Circle Border: IDB 007


With Mothers day coming up next week, I made this canvas for my mother...I am still learning with Mixed Media and will one day reach the point of doing many great layers...I loved the Cross Hatch with centre Heart and think it is perfect to show my love for my mother.





The heart was also gesso'd, and painted with ink. I then embossed it with clear UTEE.



The hexagon's from the honeycomb were also gesso'd, inked and stamped with a script stamp and embossed with Lindys Stampgang 'Jade' embossing powder.



I inked and embossed the Silver Fern Leaf with Lindys Orbit olive Gold embossing powders, cut it and tucked the leaves with some flowers...Double clocking on my photos will give a good close up of all the yumminess of the textures and mists!



The Faerie and frame from Prima's Shabby Chic Treasures got a little rub of ink and a liberal spray with  Lindys Gregarious Grey Starbust Mist. The mist settled into all the nooks and crannies giving a beautiful aged look to the pieces. I fit an oval of mirror paper into the frame making it a little mirror!



I sprayed the background of the canvas with the following Lindys Starbust mists, drying between layers with my heat gun. Red Hot Poker Orange, Alpine Ice Rose, Grab a Guy Gold and Edelweiss Moss Green. I stamped texture images with clear UTEE  and sprayed some more! I love using UTEE for this technique for the UTEE does not melt when re-heated and it forms nooks and crannies for the inks to settle in...I finally stamped a script image randomly as well.


These are the chipboard pieces I used...



Honeycomb: IDS 0054



Silver Fern Leaf: IDFL 0015



Cross Hatch with centre Heart: IDDL 0009



Thank you once again for viewing my post...Do remember that by leaving a comment you could stand a chance to win a prize pack from Imaginarium Designs...Here is a link to the shop to see what beautiful pieces there are to work with.

Also feel free to visit my personal blog, Between the Sheets, were I share more of my work...
Till next time...stay warm and to my friends in the warmer parts...enjoy your sunshine!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

~Mihos~ Scrap Africa Sketch #17

Hello Blog friends...

Today I am sharing my take on the sketch over at Scrap Africa...

This little cutie is Balkie...he was such an intricate part of our family for 15 years and we still miss him tremendously after he went over the Rainbow Bridge last year...'Mihos' was a pet name that Chantelle had for him. It is a real 'Chantelle-in-ism' for it has no meaning other than it was just an endearing name for him...



I once again used Maja Design papers for this LO...From Walking in the Forest I used, When Leaves are Falling and and both sides from Flannel Shirt.



Used Prima's say it in Studs and some Tim Holtz trim that I have coloured with inks.



Some fun stitching...that took me almost 3 hours to do...! But I am very satisfied with the result...




This is the sketch to use...Please visit our site to view the amazing creations from our DT members and our guest Designers Debbi Tehrani and Cve.


And by entering you also stand a change to win this gift pack sponsored by Fabscraps....


Thank you for your visit and ... I leave you with this appropriate saying...


“Dogs are our link to paradise. 
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
 To sit with a dog on a hillside 
on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden,
 where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” 
― Milan Kundera
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