Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Show Us Your Stuff September Challenge

Good Morning! I am trying to get back on track with my creating and slowly I am getting there. I have had a mini break (mainly because of other activities taking up my time), and as much as I want to get crafty again I am still feeling in a bit of an exhausted rut. But I know once I get a few pages up my sleeves and things slow down a little it should turn around.

Having said that I did just complete my first September challenge! I decided to do the Show Us Your Stuff challenge which was simply:

I decided to run with a hot pink colour for my extra colour and I used a Charms Creations star for my handmade embellishment. This is the page I created:

We had a new little girl join our extended family in June and I decided that some pictures of my eldest (and also eldest cousin) holding the youngest would make a good page, and hot pink worked well this too! I used some gorgeous Amy Tangerine papers, they were in just the right colour and some picked raspberry distress ink (also the perfect pink) in the mix with the black and white.

How cute is the little skull button on the Charms star?! I know you don't automatically associate a skull with a baby page, but it is cute and I think it works! And there peeking out is one of my favourite scrapping items, the D-lish journal spot!

Lately I have been playing with brush script and decided to use my own writing to create the title. I have found that a size 1 round brush with water colour paint has worked well for me. Loving the look and I plan on experimenting a lot more with this.

I recently purchased some cool stencils from Flutterby Designs (along with some other goodies!) and this word stencil is one of those. I have used gesso through the stencil (quite thick) as it is a good resist medium. Can't wait to play some more, and I might just need some more of their stencils!

So, that is it for today, thanks for stopping by,

Katie x


Sandra said...

Katie, there is so much to look at here, and it all works beautifully. I love Charms star with skull - lol, (very brave move). I am in awe of your brush script title. The hot pink definitely was the right choice of colour to work with. Well done and thanks for joining us at SUYS.

Paula said...

Ohhh this is totally gorgeous! I love your background with the pink & texture paste & how gorgeous is your brush script, perfect! Thanks for joining us over @ SUYS this month...lovely that you started with us ;)

Lisette said...

Katie love all the elements, texture and paint on your background. Envious of your brush script.

Kylie said...

Wow love it love Pink of course gorgeous layout!

Alison said...

Love the hot pink and the skull star - fab LO Katie! Thanks for playing along with us at SUYS :)