Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fancy that

Good morning, how is your August going?
My son turns 15 tomorrow! Amazing how they grow up so fast! 
This one is all about the girls though which uses this sketch, mood board and female subject. 

 Let me say I really loved this sketch and have never placed a extra photo down in the corner so it was nice to do something different. I liked the results, once again using my older range of pattern papers.

For the background I used texture paste through a diamond stencil and added water colour paint in blue and gold sprinkles using Heidi color Shine. 

Let's get inspired and create something you love, we can't wait to see them all. Here is the link to the challenge at Let's Get Sketchy.

Love Michelle xx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Remember this moment

Good morning, How are you?
Here is a layout of my older son I completed a few years ago and thought I would share. It was a bit different from what I was scrapping at the time. I liked how I could add the larger instagram photo.

It's a good idea to use up your older stash, I must be good at hoarding because I have so much. So much potential just waiting on my shelves! 
This year I'm planning to scrapbook a lot of my collections.

Here are some close ups. I love that metal charm of the clocks and cogs.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Love Michelle xx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Love this girl

Good Morning, how are you? I have created and put into draft layouts I completed just because, a few years ago. So I have decided to just share them. These were my mixed media layouts I was learning from. 

I used texture paste and a stencil to cover the whole background and then used Gelatos to add the colour. Some close ups:

Thanks for stopping by.
Love Michelle xx

Friday, 4 August 2017


Hi there, how are you? 
This is an older layout I created a few years ago and it's bright! I love how the black embellishments add to the drama and still is seen with all the colours.

I used a stencil Flowers by Donna Downey and black paint for the background flowers
Washi tape border and chalkboard tags.

Close ups.

I painted the wood veeners black.

Thanks for stopping by.
Love Michelle xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Handsome and charming

Hi there, how are you? Ready for a new challenge!
 This one has a twist just to keep our creative minds active. It's a sketch/ mood board challenge with a twist. Using this sketch, mood board and our photo will be of a male subject. 

 Here is the great sketch and below the mood board to be inspired from. My inspiration was from some of the colours and the transport wall stickers.

 I had a lot of fun again going through my oldie but goodie stash of papers. My subject is my adorable nephew. I like the photo as it also shows in the background my children with their cousins.

Who knew the wood veneer paper airplanes from Rainbow Splendour I added to this layout would match this paper so many years after I brought it. Perfect match!

Come and join in with Let's Get Sketchy, we can't wait to see what you create!!

Love Michelle xx

Monday, 17 July 2017


Hello how are you?
School holidays are wrapping up quickly now and it's been nice to stay home and slow down. I have been creating in my pjs which is perfect for these winter days.

Let's get sketchy has a fabulous sketch that I decided to flip sideways, mainly to include these awesome clipboard bamboo and towers from The Dusty Attic. I have been hoarding these as I have plans to scrapbook my travels to South Korea. Which was over 18 years ago now!!
In this photo we were staying at a traditional 100 year old home in the country. The bamboo plantation and Persimmon trees were beautiful at the back of the house. I loved learning about the culture.
I'm planning to continue to work on my photos from Korea now that I have begun with this one.
The gorgeous paper range is called Hanami Garden by Kaisercraft.

We can't wait to see your layouts using the Second sketch. Don't forget there are two sketches for July, one on the first and then on the 15th. Thanks for joining in with Let's Get Sketchy. Use this link to see all the other inspiring DT layouts here
Happy creating!

Love Michelle xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Bring on the Sunshine

Hello, How are you?
 It's well into the windy Winter weather here! I know in other parts of the world it's Summer time right now. These photos were taken on a classic hot day last Summer and my girls decided to make their own water fun. No need for a pool when you can fill a bucket with cold water!
 I decided to create a double layout for Let's Get Sketchy July 1st challenge. It gave me a chance to document the whole series of photos. Such a fun afternoon.

My inspiration I took from the mood board was the blue and grey colours. The pop of yellow came from the bucket in the photos.

We would love to see what you will create using the latest sketch and mood board. Come join us at Let's get Sketchy for a change to win a prize! We can't wait to see your layouts.
Have a great creative week.
Love Michelle xx