Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Life is splendid

Splendid indeed! Hi everybody!!! This weekend I was fortunate enough to have Jamie Dougherty, the artist behind the Bloom Girls collection.  What an amazing and inspiring weekend we had at her workshop!
Since I was working all the behind the scenes involved in making a workshop happen I was absent from blogland.  But in the back of my brain were a couple of my favorite challenges I needed to tackle before the month finished.
Best way to do both was to combine them and here's what I came up with using Scrap Around the World mood board and Keren's sketch over at Prima BAP!

 I used the subtle background of Bella Rouge and I used the Bloom Spark stencil to follow the lines of Keren's sketch.  The mood board had some dreamy greens that I achieved using the new Prima watercolor The Basics, pencil #44.  Since there was an ethereal quality in the moodboard I decided to use vellum to stamp my Bloom Florals using white embossing powder and more of the green watercolor pencil again.  I only attached them in the center and stamped some more petals floating away.  For my title I used Anneli's sentiment ,also a Bloom Girl stamp ♥♥♥ and the new splatter stamp including the packaging which I used as my photo mat ;) love to recycle!!!
 I was also inspired by the braid on the photo so I braided some jute to frame my pic! and the rusty colors on the boat
 my sweet ethereal petals...
I loved that sweet Bloom metal clip, so I used it to grab my pic!

here's the beautiful and dreamy moodboard
And the fab BAP
February-sketch-2 Thanks for stopping by!!! Milagros

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

CSI 154 No Shave November

Hi everybody , sorry for the MIA I'm a bit behind on things here at work... A new Major Case is up for investigation and you have plenty of time to play!
I decided to use the photo wall as inspiration for my page.  A very masculine take on a challenge my son gave to my husband during the month of November

We thank this group of wonderful sponsors!!!
We're so excited to welcome back 2Crafty Chipboard as our main sponsor.

 2 Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International craft market. 2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 1000 designs, every area has been covered.
2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006, and although her background was Human Resources and payroll, her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities, and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.

2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market, and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated several times a week with projects created from its talented international Design Team.
The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a bird's eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers. Make sure you check out the stockist list, and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.
As always, we're grateful to have our generous permanent sponsor, Flying Unicorn...it’s about One of a Kind. ...it’s about One of a Kind. They offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

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And we are so happy to have Scrapbook Fantasies as another permanent sponsor. Scrapbook Fantasies is donating a prize of beautiful embellishments each week to our Star Witness.  Scrapbook Fantasies is a Scrapbooking, Papercrafts and Mixed Media business opened in November 2002 in Gladstone, Queensland.  The well stocked store receives new stock daily, and supports a boutique style online store here.  The owner Alicia Redshaw runs Weekly Challenges and many other competitions giving away over $250 dollars in store vouchers every month.  The Gallery  hosts thousands of customer creations, and is available for viewing without login. Parcels are posted within Australia at a flat $6.50 or the actual postage rate (whichever is the lesser), or FREE for orders over $100.  International parcels are posted at the actual postage rate. 
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So as you can see there's a lot of goodies that you can win!!!!