Sunday, February 13, 2011

SSQ#6 Winter Wonderland - CHILL OUT

Hi Ladies!

Here is my entry to Karen Findlays, Soul Scrap Quest # 6 called 'Winter Wonderland' at Soul Scrappers. you can get to Soul Scrappers from here.

The idea of the Quest is that you sign up to receive FREE stuff to follow a theme and  make your page and add it to the gallery. The fun is that you don't really know what you are going to receive. Some of the pages the ladies add to the gallery are awesome.

You should join up and have a go!!

Here is my entry for Karens winter wonderland Quest. Really enjoyed this project and loved all the bits and pieces, I think this is one of my first ’Snow’ projects!

Here's how I put it together and used the bits and pieces.....

Everyone is outside rugged up from the cold…..the snowman’s hat has blown way..........

We don’t get Snow in Melbourne unless we travel to the mountain snow field areas…so I have used the Boy and Dog stamp from the pure Innocence clear stamp from MFT (My Favourite things - The pastel colors matched so well I used them on my layout.
I made the snow patterned hills by white washing a newsprint page (October Afternoon –Tea Towel) in ‘Jo Sonya’s- Titanium white paint, I added ‘Ice Stickles’ – ‘Crystaline Ice’ to the edges of the snow hills.

I made a flag on a pole!

I paper pierced and stitched the snow swirls blowing the snowmans hat away!

I added extra ‘snowflakes’ by papermania.and I also machine stitched around my page in black thread.

1. a piece of pattern paper - used for 3 x scarves and around the hat
2. a snowman kit – used everything but enlarged the hat shape to make a top hat
3. glitter – covered small chipboard piece
4. a small chipboard – hanging with the word ‘OUT”
5. a circular windowsheet with snowflakes on it – used to cover the white snowman’s body
6. blue thread – found more blue thread DMC 598 – used to stitch the word ‘Chill” and around the cut out shape and also the tassles on the snowmans scarf.
7. large white snowflake – In R/H corner
8. kraft, top note cut out – used for title
9. small tag or metal swirl - unused
10. 4 small rhinestones – I actually got x 6 and used them in the centres of the snowflakes
11. for a Bonus point - saying-" happiness is a journey not a destination" – used for a flag next to the snowman.


Friday, February 4, 2011

From Screen 2 Scrap challenge for February

My Valentine

You can get to FS2S challenge site from here.

February's inspiration will come from the movie Poster 'Valentine's Day'
Added criteria for an extra 6 Bonus Points

 1) Black background = 1pt
 2) Use the word 'Valentine' on your layout = 2pts
3) A large heart shape  = 3pts

Here is my example:

and a close up

Entries for 'Valentine's Day' will close
Saturday 26th February at midnight.


ARTastic challenge for February

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall........

You can get to ARTastic challenge site from here

February's inspiration will come from the painting 
'Venus at her Toilet' by Pieter Paul Rubens

Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus points try and
work the following into your layout.
1. Layout must be about YOU! = 1pt
2. Add wings somewhere on your layout = 2pts
3. Use a mirror image or use the same
picture of YOU multiple times  = 3pts

Here is my submission:

and a close up!

Entries for 'Venus at her Toilet' will close
Saturday 26th February at midnight.
(February is a short month this year!)


Violence Against Women

Here is my About Me Challenge at Soul Scrappers for this fortnight. you can see the challenge at Soul Scrappers here. you have plenty of time to enter, my challenge closes on February 15th :)

Hi Ladies?

Here is my AMC29 challenge........maybe a provocative one!!!

What Cause Do You Support?

You challenge is to speak out and tell us what 'cause' you are passionate about.  There are so many causes like Cruelty to animals, Abortion, Freedom of Speech, AIDs prevention, environment, childrens rights....... I would love to know about your passionate cause!!

I know as women we all support or believe in something close to our hearts.

Mine passionate cause is 'Violence Against Women', whether it be here, in my own country Australia or in another country far far away. I feel very passionate about this topic and have spoken at my work place  especially on 'White Ribbon Day'

White Ribbon Day is a chance to say no to violence against women. Violence against women occurs in every society. Every culture around the world. But where it is tolerated less it is practiced less. Violence against women will not be tolerated here in Australia. We want that message to be unambiguous. We need to make it very, very clear to men, in particular. It is not permissible. Not even to a little extent. It is not fair. It is not right. And it is not excusable.

Violence against women can be prevented. How!!
Women to speak up!!
Endeavouring to get men to change attitudes and behaviours about violence against women.

Here is my example page:

 and a close up

Next, upload the photo of your page to the Soul Scrappers Gallery using the challenge tag
AMC29 in your photo tag. Submissions must be
uploaded and tagged by 7 pm
Eastern time Tuesday, 15th February 2011.
  A winner will be drawn at random and announced on the Wednesday morning and added to the top of this challenge thread.

You may enter as many submissions as you like for this challenge, but
please do not submit duplicate challenge submissions. We like to see
new submissions for each challenge.

Here is the gallery link to all pages entered with the AMC29

PRIZE - I will award a prize if I have 10 or more entries for this challenge :(