Monday, May 28, 2018

ARTastic - Swinging Time

This month at ARTastic challenge blog, the inspired painting is by Cathy
McClelland called tap Dancer.

 and the criteria is to use FLOWERS

Here is my take on the challenge called 'Swinging Time'

with lots of added little flowers and flower buds. 
I even added my own 'tap dancer'

Here are two close ups!


Thanks Jane and the Artastic Design team for your wonderful inspiration this month,
I'm very pleased with my end result!

Shazza xx

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Archi-scraps - Awesome Foursome

The challenge this month at Archi-scraps is Chevrons and the colour Blue

Castello di Sammezzano
This castle looks sedate on the outside but on the inside? It’s an explosion of color and texture. The 16th century masterpiece of architecture and design sat abandoned in Tuscany, Italy, for decades.


Here is my interpretation of the challenge..

Awesome Foursome

and a close up

I added blue chevron felt behind the blue picture frames.

Thankyou for such a great challenge this month
Julene and all the Design Team gals!

Shazza xx

Monday, February 26, 2018

Artastic - Soul Girls

The February inspiration at 'Artastic Challenge Blog' is something a little different - this lovely ceramic piece by Jill Foster called Fringe Faces

The criteria is GIRLS only

 Here is my take on the challenge called....
'Soul Girls just wanna have FUN'


 Little girls always seem to have so much fun when they are together, 
so I thought adding our adult heads to little girls bodies would look awesome.

I really love how this turned out, I'm sure we would all be great friends if we ever got together as a group.

I love how Mary has put her arms around Lori and my

Soul girls are...Libby, Kaz, Cheryl, Lori, Mary and me (Shazza)

Thanks for a great challenge Jane and her Artastic team.

Shazza xx

Friday, January 19, 2018

Archi-scraps - Always Be Yourself

Hi Ladies!

The start of a new year and that means the start of new challenges!

Over at Arci-scraps the challenge this month is to 'Let your hair down', and use tassels.

This is my take on the challenge....

'Always Be Yourself'

and a close up!!

Some good advice for my daughter Jenna.

Thanks Julene and Design team girls for the inspiration!!



Thursday, January 18, 2018

ARTastic - Mystery Island Vanuatu

This month at ARTastic the inspirational photo comes from Arthur Streeton called 'Beach Scene' and the criteria is to use a vacation photo.

Here is my take on the challenge called
'Mystery Island Vanuatu'

This is a vacation photo from my scrapcruise in April 2017
Had such a fun day on Mystery Island with my friends and adopted family (the Berrymans)!! 

Thanks for the challenge Jane and ARTastic DT's


Sunday, February 26, 2017

ARTastic - Carousel Kiddie

Hi Ladies!

This month at Artastic the inspirational photo is by 
Karen Pierce called 'Carousel Delight'

 The CRITERIA - Butterflies

Here is my take on the challenge....

'Carousel Kiddie'

and a few close up!!

My Grandaughter 'Skyla' riding her flying pony :)

Thanks for the challenge Jane and Artastic DT's


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Archi-scraps - PAINT

Hi Ladies!

Put some colour in your life!!
here's your chance to use all those odd colours you might have in your stash.
Our challenge is to USE LOTS OF COLOURS

Here is my interpretation of the challenge...

I used lots of color, chalkboard paints, neon paints and glitter to make this gorgeous background.
I then added a paint quote, a photo of used paint brushes and a little yellow house to tie in with the inspirational photo.

 Lots of splatters and was fun bringing the background to life!

Thanks for a great challenge Julene and DT girls..... it was fun getting messy this month!

Shazza x


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Archi-scraps - BFF

Hi Ladies!

The new year brings new challenges and Januarys challenge at Archiscraps is to use lace!

Here is the inspirational pic.

This is a ceiling at the Alhambra in Spain. Don't you love that lacy pattern?

Here is my page called 'BFF'

I added blue edged lace to the bottom of my pic and the bottom of the title, as a border. This is my daughter 'Jenna' and her new bubba 'Skyla,'
it would be lovely if they were 'Best Friends Forever'

My page is from a class I did with Cindy Porter at 'A Scrappy Tiger' retreat. I just love the bright blues against the orange pp.

Here is a close up!

Thanks Julene and Archiscrap girls to get me motivated to finish off this page!


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ARTastic - Explore Melbourne

Hi Ladies!

Welcome to the start of a wonderful scrappy year! Hopefully one of many scrappy challenges throughout 2017!

I thought I would start my scrappy 2017 challenges and join in over at ARTastic this month. 

Their first inspiration for 2017 is this fantastic painting by Ken Done called Sydney Night.

CRITERIA is a CITY theme

Here is my interpretation of the Ken Done pic and criteria.......

Explore Melbourne

I took my inspiration from the city night scape and a few of the Sydney icons.
I made my own city scape and then added popular Melbourne site seeing places.

 ...and a few close ups!


 Thanks for the great challenge Jane and the ARTastic Design Team girls,
I really enjoyed putting this page together!



Monday, November 7, 2016

Archi-scraps - Mighty Monolith

Hi Ladies!

Over at Archi-scraps this month the challenge is to scrap something at an angle!

Here is the inspirational picture for this month. 
It was taken in Dubai.

Here is my take on the challenge

Mighty Monolith

and a close up!

My two boys (Adam and Jarred), travelled to 
Bada Valley, Sulawesi in Indonesia
in Feb 2016

They came across many monoliths on their travels and this is just one of them...on a bit of a slant.

Thanks for the challenge
Julene and DT girls!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Archi-scraps - The Girls

Hi Ladies!

Over at Archi-scraps this month the criteria is butteflies. You can get to the challenge site here.

Here is my interpretation of the challenge, 
using stamped butterflies and some butterfly embellishments.

.....and a close up!

With my scrappy buddies, Sam, Tanya and Tracey at Scrapalong retreat in March.

Thanks for a lovely challenge Julene and DT girls!


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

More Than Words - Imagine cleaning this MESS

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry for this months challenge at 

Word Inspiration - IMAGINE
Creative Challenge - GET MESSY
Here is my interpretation......
 I used chalk paints and glitter to 
get the streaky background look.

.....and a close up!

Thanks MTW ladies for a brilliant challenge this month, 
I really enjoyed getting messy!

Shazza xx

Sunday, May 29, 2016

More than Words - Those Footy Moments

Hi Ladies!

Here is my take on this months challenge at 'More Than Words' challenge Blog. 
You can get to the challenge Here. 

Word Inspiration - MOMENT

Creative Challenge - Use a CLOCK!

Here is my take on the challenge....

'Those Footy Moments'

I have used a metal and die cut clock on my 
page and my title uses the word moment/s 

 ....and a few close ups !!

Thankyou for another great challenge MTW ladies!


Sunday, May 15, 2016

ARTastic - Six Ladies Dancing

Hi Ladies!

There is a great challenge this month at ARTastic Challenge blog, you can get to the challenge here!

The Inspirational painting is 'Seven Girls Running' by John Maitland
The Criteria is Girls only!

 So, with that in mind I decided to get my paintbrushes 
and paints out and paint a canvas.

What I took from the artwork!
Girls spread out across the page,
the motled background,
and of course 'girls' only

Six Ladies Dancing

 I used brighter colors for my background and the stippling technique to blend colors.

I painted the dancing ladies in black, which raises them slightly off the page and gives the canvas more depth. 

I like how they are dancing across the canvas

Here is a close up

I used a technique where you repeat the feet (as shadows) and drag the brush slowly off the page so the feet seem to disappear 

Thanks for a lovely challenge, I'm really happy how my canvas turned out!

Shazza xx



Monday, April 18, 2016


Hi Ladies!

Here is my take on this months challenge at 'More Than Words' challenge Blog. 
You can get to the challenge Here.

Word Inspiration - ESCAPE
Creative Challenge - MOOD PHOTO
Here is my take on the challenge....
'Trying to ESCAPE the clutches of Depression'
If anyone has suffered depression you would know that its a delibitating experience and causes a lot of heartache for family, friends as well as yourself.
In October 2013 I found my partner deceased (unexpectantly), and so my battle with depression started. It's been two and a half years since that dreadful day but I'm starting to feel a little better about myself and my world!
I took my inspiration for my page from the lone tree, hence the loan person (you become). There is a small flock of birds on the mood photo, so I added black and grey birds to my page. I wanted to portray the experience of the world closing in on you and trying to squeeze you out! 

Sorry Ladies! This is not a rainbow page as depicted in the mood photo.

Depression is such a dark experience!

Thankyou for another great challenge MTW ladies!