Sunday, 19 October 2014

Autumn Scrapping

I have a number of kits by Lynne Anzelc Designs that I bought when Lynne designed under the name Aria Designs, and a few of her recent ones too! I've dusted them off and I'm having a play and I'm loving it :)

I created this layout and the gap left in the middle was just perfect for a poem!!! It didn't take me long to find myself writing the last verse :)

Autum Poem
Autumn Poem by Natasha Forder © 2014
Created with the following beautiful kits by Lynne Anzelc Designs (when designing as Aria Designs): A Walk in the Woods, A Scrap of Art, Earthly Delights, Together, Yellow.

How to...
A layout with a central space is perfect for adding the written word to. This could be some journaling or as in this page a poem.

  • I wanted to create a woodland effect so I started off with a paper that had trees blended into the background. This created the perfect base to begin layering on to.
  • Around this I created a frame using two overlays. From this outer edge I've added the log, birds and leaves which add more depth to this.
  • I positioned a bare branch and a leafy branch to "hold" the Autumn wording in place, which also turned out to be the title of my poem, and finished off by embellishing with the bird and butterfly.
  • Next I wrote the poem, well it had to be a poem, didn't it!
  • Finally I added the falling leaves to give more of that autumn feel, and to fill in any empty spaces.

I love how both the page and poem turned out and I have a couple of other projects with Lynne's kits underway :)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Fashion and Flowers Birthday Card

Hi :)

I'm sure that Becki, my sister, won't mind me sharing with you the birthday card that I made for her this week. I created the card digitally 8x8 inch, printed off and mounted on a card base. To finish it off I added lots of gems. As the light was so bad I don't have a photo of the final card, so I am sharing the digital file instead. It actually printed out lovely and I think looked great with the sparkly additions.

Becki's Birthday Card
I created the card with a number of kits by Crafty Button Designs:

  • Fashionistas
  • Retro Momma
  • White Wedding
  • Metamorphosis Butterflies
  • Time Flies
  • Time Flies Confetti
  • Grey Grunge Papers

Everyone thought it was great and it matched up to all the non digital hand crafted cards too that she received :)

Real Life Scrapped RSO October 18th


Catch up with my latest real standouts post at Real Life Scrapped. Today's post is a mix of autumn, places and pets layouts. Great pages and lots of ideas :)

Real Standouts

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

MyScrapbookDiary October 2014

Hi :)

My latest Scrapbook Diary post for the E-scape and Scrap blog was posted this weekend! This month it is Poetic Licence! -October.Writing a poem is something that is on my Adventure Wish List for this year and finally I've had the inspiration to write two :) The lovely kits that I used to create these pages are by BH Designs and details can be found on the E-scape and Scrap blog post.

On a beautiful day
On a beautiful day by Natasha Forder © 2014
Down the lane I walked
Down the lane I walked by Natasha Forder © 2014
More MyScrapbookDiary pages

Monday, 13 October 2014

Real Life Scrapped, Designer Focus with Lynne Anzelc Designs


I'm quite excited today as I've just posted my first Designer Focus post at Real Life Scrapped. In this weeks post we meet Lynne of Lynne Anzelc Designs who creates beautiful kits :) She has a gorgeous freebie too, so don't forget to hop over to RLS, read the post and grab her kit, create something using it and post it in the RLS Gallery!

Image this, digital that... with Lynne Anzelc Designs

I also love Lynne's Flickr, loads of amazing photos :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

GSO at DigiShopTalk

Hi, I had a lovely surprise today. My scrapbook page, The 'Usual Suspects' at The Brambles got a GSO at DigiShopTalk :) and a lovely comment from Murmur who chose it: ""Woooow!!Gorgeous page!Love your ideas :-)" Thank you :)

The 'Usual Suspects' at The Brambles
I created this page as the start of my new log book style, of logging the happenings in my garden, The Brambles.

I used a number of lovely kits by Dawn Inskip, including Roots and Autumn Collection to create the page.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

30 Day Scrap With Apps Challenge

Hello :) Julie and Roxi at E-scape and Scrap are currently running a challenge on the E-scape and Scrap blog: 30 Day Mobile Scrap With Apps.

To catch up with what I have been photographing head over to my post on The-forget-me-not blog, where I cover my photography :)

Real Life Scrapped RSO October 11th

It's Saturday again and my latest Real Standouts post is up on RLS. Lots of great layouts; today's selection: October 11th.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Halloween is almost here...

Hello :) There is this great new kit out at E-scape and Scrap by Julie Mead and Plum Fairy Designs, All Hope is not Lost. It is also free with a $10 purchase for this month. I had real fun creating the layouts below with it. Really off topic for me, a good challenge and I loved it!

I knew that I wanted to create three totally different layouts with the kit. This first layout uses the window element as a middle layer and I think it works brilliantly. On the outside are plants, birds and insects. On the window itself a mix of "potion" items, and who knows what will be cooked up in this place! Finally on the inside the cobwebs and cat. I really enjoyed layering this up.

The Black Cat
The courtyard is much less sinister, which was planned! I loved these chicken elements and I felt that they would be most at home outside. The colourful foreground elements are offset by the monochrome of the background and I was pleased with how this turned out.

The Courtyard
The first element onto this layout was the arch and then I positioned the moons. From there with the space on the right I wanted to bring the outside in. The blue hues on the left are the inside and the pinks the outside. I mirrored the elements too, not exactly but I wanted to give that opposites feel to the page.

Three Moons
The kit has that Halloween feel to it but it is incredibly versatile and I'm looking forward to creating some more layouts with it in the future.

Real Life Scrapped RSO October 4th

It's that time of the week again for my Saturday RSO post. So much great stuff in the gallery. And check out the post to see which layouts made it into this weeks post: Real Standouts.