Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Colour Swatch Challenge

Hello everyone, Dolly here with a challenge for you.

It is a colour challenge with a lovely wintery swatch.

I love pinks in the winter as I think they work so beautifully with snow and so I was thrilled to have had the Bo Bunny Winter Wishes papers to work with this month.

The papers combine pinks and browns alongside naturals and I loved the combination.

So here is your challenge swatch

This is the page I made with it.

I can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge. Do post your pages in the facebook group so we can all see. There is a colour challenge album HERE for you to share your beautiful creations.

Sunday, 20 January 2019

January 2019 Virtual crop class 3 with Debs

Brrrrrr ... anyone else feel the chill today? This afternoon's class features papers from the Simple Stories Winter Wonderland collection.  I love that they have used colours usually associated with Autumn to celebrated snowy Winter days when creating this collection.

In this class we will be using elements from patterned papers as focus clusters around your photographs on your layouts. 

Instructions  can be found here.  We'd love to see what you've done with your kits on our Facebook page which can be found here

We do hope you have enjoyed this month's scrappy inspiration. Until next time, stay warm and keep scrapping.
MWAH xxx

January 2019 Virtual crop class 2 with Tricia

Good morning campers 

I hope you all are well and enjoyed the new year celebrations.

I've been using Graphic 45 'St Nicholas Collection' today.  This range is steeped in traditional Christmas styles with nods towards Victorian Christmas cards.  However, throughout the class, I have brought some modern touches.  

The first layout has elements of Christmas light displays to add sparkle and shine to the layers of traditional colours in the greens and gold.

Layout 2 - 25th of December takes you back to homemade paper garlands and rows of Christmas cards hanging on cardholders.

Finally, we have a bonus layout.  With 80's style, geometric designs and a shower of delicious peppermints for that candy cane feel. 

 Challenge yourself to use elements from your papers in new and unusual ways and let us see what you have created over on the Facebook page.

Thanks for playing along today and come back to join us at 2pm for our last class of the day with Debbie.

Have fun!

Jan 2019 Virtual Crop Class 1 with Karen

Good morning everyone and welcome to another virtual crop and I am really pleased to bring you the first class of the day. It uses the beautiful Rose Avenue Collection of papers from KaiserCraft.
The papers offer such a beautiful mix of soft pinks, blues and greens and it is the perfect antidote for the cold greyness of January.

I will show you how to get real bang for your buck and create three pages from the class instructions.
If you didn't manage to snag one of these beautiful kits you can still follow along and enjoy the class with other papers from your supplies.

I hope you enjoy playing along.

You can find all of the instructions here

Do head over to the ATDML # Create facebook page to share what you have been creating and let me know if you have any questions. Then pop back at midday to see Tricia's lovely class giving you an opportunity to scrap some of those festive photos you took last month.

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Virtual Crop Weekend Challenge - Album Covers Edition 1

Hello and welcome to my new series of challenges and inspiration for 2019.

This year on the Saturday before each months Virtual Crop we will post a new edition of The Album challenge. This will involve an image used on an album (or occassionally a single) cover which is then used as inspiration for a layout. It could be that the layout uses the colour palette, design or subject matter of the album artwork as it's starting point.

I will add the album artwork and my layout to the Album Challenge Gallery on the ATDML # Create Facebook page, if you join in and create a layout for this challenge do go ahead and add yours to the album aswell.

So our first album artwork comes from The Beach Boys 29th studio album "That's Why God Made The Radio" released in 2012 as part of their 50th anniversary!

Now obviously album covers don't always include the elements we might want on a scrapbook page and although I loved the rows of scallops reminiscent of the sea there is of course no photo on this artwork so I made a sketch to plan out where I would put my elements.

I found the perfect paper in my stash from Bo Bunny's Lemonade Stand and set to work cutting up the scallops to make the waves. Then backed my scalloped sections onto cream cardstock.

I took inspiration from the yellow and black title and of course the "Beach" element then used smaller letter stickers to add a subtitle. Of course I couldn't resist adding a couple of extra bits so the word stickers on the bottom left of the photo were added. Finally I trimmed the layout by 1/4" top and sides and mounted it all on kraft (sadly I have realise that this is not that clear from my photo!)

So a fairly simple layout to start us off on our Album challenge, I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

ATDML Alphabetical challenge B

Hello scrappers and welcome to the next letter in our series called the Alphabetical challenge. ff you didn't see the post for the letter A don't worry, I will explain the challenge again.  We will take a different letter of the alphabet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (skipping the more difficult letters) and giving you a list of up to five scrapping prompts beginning with that letter to inspire a layout. You'll then have two weeks to create a page based on the prompts and upload them to the gallery before we move on to the next letter. 

This week is the letter B and your prompts are:
Your pages can use any or all of the elements above and you can then share your page within the next two weeks in THIS ALBUM on Facebook. 

Here is my page using Bo Bunny Winter Wishes paper featuring Blue, Banners and Black (& white) photo.

Enjoy the challenge!

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Sketch Saturday with Dolly

Hello everyone - Dolly here and, as always, the second Saturday of the month is  Sketch Saturday.

I have a sketch for you today which has hidden secrets. I love hiding things on pages and this sketch hides both the main picture and the journalling.

This is the sketch.

It will be easier to explain it using the page I made from the sketch.

I used the beautiful Bo Bunny Winter Wishes foiled vellum, pink cardstock and also the Bo Bunny Winter Wishes Chill paper.

I cut down the paper to 11" and mounted it on the pink background. I love winter pages with pink - they just seem to work so well. Blue is a good winter colour but pink warms the page up whilst still keeping the winter feel.  

The lift up square hides the main photo and the journalling and in my case was a vellum square matted on more pink cardstock. It is easy to make a flap, just make small card hinges.

This is the flap lifted up revealing the journalling and the photo. The snowflake border on the flap and under the photo is another piece of vellum.

The page doesn't need a great deal of decoration, especially if, like I did, you use a patterned paper.

I hope that you do use the sketch and if you do, please share what you create on our facebook page.