Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Peacock - Guest Designer at Keeping The Best

I had lots of fun creating this layout as a Guest Designer at Keeping The Best this week. Because I had just received a sweet parcel in the post from this gorgeous girl I couldn't wait to rip into it and have some colourful creative fun. I've used Louise's Peacock Feather MaskA to create the feather texture with impasto and then coloured the background to coordinate with my photos. I have also used a tiny peacock feather chip from Imaginarium Designs which I have coloured white to stand out against it's busy background.

 I wanted to keep the layout relatively simple to allow the beauty of the colours and textures to shine through. 

Here is the sketch:

I would also like to take the time to say thank you to each and every one of you who has taken the time to visit me and especially to those who leave me such lovely comments and give me such great support over and over. Without you guys this blog would not exist, so thank you. 

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a happy and safe New Year. 


Friday, December 21, 2012

A Christmas Bauble and Two Layouts Green Tara Style

My goodness, Christmas is now only a few days away - where did the year go? I have to admit I am probably at my most disorganised this year but I did manage to get some creative time in with the season in mind.

My first project to share this month is a very festive Christmas Tree bauble, Green Tara style! This truly is one of those WOW items - it has amazing impact with all those gorgeous White Green Tara flowers and it was so very simple and fast to create. All you need are a bundle of Green Tara flowers and trim, a styrofoam ball and some strong adhesive! It really is that easy.

This layout was created using a photograph of my daughter as the "mirror" on this chipboard dresser along with a variety of Green Tara flowers, leaves and lace. I wanted to create something a little different to the usual scrapbooking page and I think it works well to showcase the beauty of the Green Tara products perfectly. I really like the overall triangular design.

And lastly here is a layout I created a little earlier this month in a more classic style, using Green Tara lace as part of my background adding gorgeous vintage style texture. I have used a photograph of my wedding dress along with my great great grandmother's cameo brooch (it was accidentally dropped in the street and run over by a horse drawn cart and still has the original crack in it!) which has been handed down to me and I wore it on my wedding day, my grandmothers wedding and engagement rings and my mother's wedding and engagement rings.

More detail on the Green Tara blog, including a full products list.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

You Are My Happy

As you can probably tell I had a bit of fun with the new sketch for The Studio. I shrank the image right down and turned the rectangle into a jeans pocket - which is also a photograph. I've used papers and elements from Echo Park For The Record 2 as well as a gorgeous little chipboard crown element embossed in Rouge Zing! for that finishing touch. This turned out to be such a playful page featuring my husband and I really love it! 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Scrap The Girls Blog Hop Winner!

Firstly, I'd really like to say thank you so much for all the love and wonderful comments you guys leave on my posts. Without you my blog would not exist and you make this space such a happy place for me to be. So thank you, lovely people. 

And now here are the entries in order of appearance on my blog - 

1.  DebiJ
2.  Raquel
3.  Jasmine S
4.  Judith
5.  Romy
6.  Lisette
7.  Helen Tilbury
8.  CraftyViolet
9.  Julene Matthews
10. Cloe
11. Me-Ma Kim
12. Kylie Smith
13. Kristal
14. JansArtyJunk
15. Toni Herron 

And the winner is.. number 14. JansArtyJunk! 

Jan if you could drop me an email at kpr80773@bigpond.net.au with your full name and postal address I will send this out to you!

Don't forget to keep hopping - there are lots more prizes to be won!

Kim Price - Inkognito   -- You are here already!
Leonie Neal-Dawson - Leonie's Life
Fiona Johnstone - Pieces Of Me
Donna White - My Therapy Room
Jodie Armitage - Eclectic Chaos

Check back on Tuesday 11th December 2012 and visit these girls for more chances to win a prize:

Charmain Koch - Charms Creations 
Chiqui Gutierrez - Snapshots Of My Life
Karen Hansson - My Scrappin Sanity
Marisa Page - The Joy Of A Page
Marelize Frisby - My Creative Footprints


Sweet 17 - The Scrapbook Store

Today I wanted to share my third layout using Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection and Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze. I really like the structure of this layout - it's almost like I subconsciously drew a line diagonally down the page from corner to corner and restricted myself to embellishing the bottom half. I didn't do this on purpose, the layout just evolved that way. 

I started out with a vanilla cardstock base and added border strips to the top and bottom edges using the Die Cut Border Strips pack and some layered strips of Decorative Tape. I just adore the bright gold glittered borders in this pack - they add such an impact to your page. 

I've used the front and back of Music patterned paper layers behind my photo and added Decorative Tape around the edges for a little extra pop. All the chipboard including the numbers were taken from Chipboard Elements #1, the banner was created by separating the long strips of layered perforated tickets in Die Cut Borders and I have used elements from Sticker Sheet #1.

For that finishing touch I have cut several flowers with Die-Namics Flower Trio painting them up with Luminarte Silks.

Monday, December 17, 2012

At 16 - Guest Designer at Stuck?!

Today I am sharing my second layout as Guest Designer at Stuck?! for the month of December. As you can probably tell I had quite a bit of fun creating the background for this layout - using lots of ink in a few different shades. I didn't really have a plan in mind when I started out apart from I wanted something arty to use as the base for the sketch. Once the base was dry I began adding layers and finished the look with lots of coordinating washi. 

Here is the second sketch for December. I hope you enjoy playing along as much as I have :) 


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Smile! 'Cause You Know I'm Gonna Take The Photo Anyway

You know those days when you go to take the photo and you get that goofy face at the other end of the camera. Yep I get them all the time. This one however headed straight for my scrap table since it was taken on the night of Courtney's 18th birthday just a few weeks ago and I think it's a great photo of her to preserve. I just love this girl's sense of humour. 

Sadly, this is not the only occasion to be marked by this layout. My DT term is coming to an end at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge and so this is my final LO as a member of this wonderful team. Anne's challenges have been so much fun to play along with every couple of weeks. Sometimes I have found them easy, other times they have been thought provoking and even a bit difficult to do - BUT they have always been lots of fun and I have enjoyed every moment. So now I will look forward to just playing along :) 

Here is the December sketch:

It's a nice bright and happy sketch, don't you think?


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dear Santa - Once Upon A Sketch

Can I just say again how absolutely thrilled I am to be a part of this amazing team? 

The second DT reveal at Once Upon A ...Sketch is now up and there are some absolutely AMAZING creations on display including a gorgeous page by Guest Designer Rachael Funnell.

I can hear you saying...really? This layout is based on this sketch? Well it is, I just had a little play around with it because I'm a bit naughty that way sometimes. 

Is that better? Can you see it now? Yah, I turned it all upside down and pushed it up to the top of the page. For some reason unbeknown even to me I saw the fence as a banner as soon as I looked at the sketch, so this was my starting point and the rest of the layout just evolved from there using our December theme. 

I've used a pullout tag tucked in behind my photo cluster which reads "I always loved this time of year - especially when the girls were little. Their tiny faces would light up with excitement"

Thanks for calling in today. Can't wait to see your version of Nadia's sketch and don't forget the journalling. 


Friday, December 14, 2012

More Exciting News!

I always love to wake up to happy mail and this morning I was greeted with some exciting news in the form of an invitation for a Guest Spot at Keeping The Best challenge blog. I love this challenge blog and there is some insane talent over there so hop on over and check it out if you get the chance. 

Here is the layout that was chosen, you might recognise it. 

Just a quick post this morning, Christmas is looming and I am so disorganised this year! I hope you are more on top of things than I am :) 


Thursday, December 13, 2012


I created this layout featuring a photo of my daughter taken a few months ago when she was going through her 'red hair' phase. She's so lucky that she is able to wear her hair any colour she likes and has changed it suddenly a few times now. At the moment she is back to her usual blonde, but I'm not sure that will last ;)

The current challenge on the Sketchbook 365 blog is to use the current sketch as inspiration for your layout. 

I have substituted a banner for the baubles in the sketch and moved the title. 

Thanks for dropping by :) 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mixed Media Mini Canvas Using Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze

I created this tiny canvas measuring 9cm x 7cm or - 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches - using a combination of Luminarte Silk Acrylic Glaze and Glimmer Mist. The resin mask is one of three pieces taken from Prima Marketing Shabby Chic Resin Treasures Allure and I have also used Prima Marketing Fabric Alpha Stickers. I really enjoyed creating this from start to finish and it didn't take very long since it's so tiny! All you need is a good coat or two of gesso, some strong glue and lots of little bits and pieces from your stash. I've used all kinds of objects to create this one from lace and chipboard, ribbons and mesh to metal findings such as jump rings, screws and washers. 

It's all about the shine, right? Can't wait to create another one!


Monday, December 10, 2012

A Daughter Is A Gift Of Love - The Scrapbook Store

This is my second layout created using Teresa Collins Vintage Finds collection from The Scrapbook Store. I started with the reverse side of the Black Damask patterned paper, adding a light coat of gesso. This helps to reduce background noise while still keeping the design of the patterned paper.

 Next I created my design using elements from the 12x12 Die Cut Sheet including a small bingo card, the fleur de lis, the black and cream polka dot border strip along with the arrows and pointing hand. I have also used two of the borders from the Die Cut Border Strips pack, the mustard coloured polka dot strip as well as the gold glittered scallop which I cut to surround my photo. I've added more detail with the coordinating Decorative Tape by creating a thin border around my photo and long strips along the bottom of the layout. Don't you just love washi, yes? 

Lastly I've added a few finishing touches - some die cut circles which have been painted using Luminarte Silks in Emperor's Gold, a title cut from Memory Box Co. Typewriter Lowercase Alpha and black cardstock and some gorgeous Green Tara roses in black, cream and yellow. 

Thank you for dropping by - I read all of the comments you leave for me and I feel so lucky to have such lovely blog friends :) 


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday Scrap The Girls Bloghop!

This month Scrap The Girls turns 4 and we are having a bloghop to celebrate! That's right, YOU get the gifts! I've raided my stash and put together a pretty bundle of flowers in some gorgeous girly shades of lemon, mint green, pink, red and gold. Aren't they just yummy! So what do I need to do I hear you ask? 

- Register your name in the comments section of the official blog hop post and become a follower on the Scrap The Girls blog

- Visit each of the creative team's blogs listed below, become a follower and leave a comment on each of their bloghop posts. Don't forget to make a note of their secret word in bold!

- The hop is split over two different days, so be sure to check back on Tuesday 11th December 2012 for the second round of clues and more chances to win! 

- Put the question together and place your answer on the post at Scrap The Girls by Friday 14th December 2012 and you will be in the running to win the major prize! 

Here is the list of blogs to visit today:

Kim Price - Inkognito   -- You are here already!
Leonie Neal-Dawson - Leonie's Life
Fiona Johnstone - Pieces Of Me
Donna White - My Therapy Room
Jodie Armitage - Eclectic Chaos

Check back on Tuesday 11th December 2012 and visit these girls for more chances to win a prize:

Charmain Koch - Charms Creations 
Chiqui Gutierrez - Snapshots Of My Life
Karen Hansson - My Scrappin Sanity
Marisa Page - The Joy Of A Page
Marelize Frisby - My Creative Footprints

Winners will be announced shortly after the closing date. Have fun and good luck!  


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Beautiful Sunflower - The Scrapbook Store

This month I am so happy to have been given the chance to play with the new Teresa Collins Designs collection - Vintage Finds. The colours are gorgeously neutral which make creating easy. I've used a sepia toned photo of my eldest daughter taken when she was three, and added an earthy shade of gold to the sunflowers to help coordinate and tie my photo in with the rest of the layout I had planned. 

I've used a sparce layer of gesso on the "Clocks" DSP along with a light spray of October Afternoon Sprinklers and allowed it all to dry off completely before I began adding my layers using "Bingo" DSP and a square cut from the gold side of "Music". Next I arranged 3 strips of die-cut borders from the Die Cut Border Strips, one of which is a brilliant gold glittered ribbon strip, under the base of my photo along with a clockface element taken from the 12x12 Die Cut Sheet and two cute as ever banner stickers from Sticker Sheet #1. My title was created using American Crafts DIY Thickers Ali and coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink

Lastly I made three sunflowers using MFT Die-namics Sunflower die, painting them up with Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold and Nutmeg. I just LOVE this stuff - it has such a beautiful shine and the sunflowers turned out AMAZING! Don't forget to add in some Green Tara leaves to complete the look. 

I seriously LOVE the way these look!

Wow right? Check out that shine. 

Thanks for calling in to visit! 


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Love You Always - The Studio

Our challenge at The Studio this month is to use LAYERS on a page. This is already one of my very favourite things to do when I create a layout so I was pretty keen to get stuck in. I've used lots of goodies from Heidi Swapp Vintage Chic and Memory File System and layered them shamelessly, along with some always so gorgeous Green Tara flowersribbon and paper string

Hope you can join us this month for our LAYERS challenge! 

Enjoy your day, 


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Heirloom - AFSC

I created this layout representing four generations of women in my family. Pictured in this photo is the cameo brooch handed down to me and which I wore on my wedding day which belonged to my great great grandmother, and still has the original crack in it where it was dropped and run over by a horse and cart! My grandmother's wedding rings are also in the photo along with my mother's wedding and engagement rings and the dress in the picture is my wedding dress which was handmade by my mother and mother-in-law. 

Of course I have used some gorgeously vintage style flowers and laces from Green Tara on this project which look absolutely amazing and, many of which, are brand just released products.  

Here is a closer look:

These are, as you can imagine, my most treasured of possessions. 

The challenge for this month at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge blog is to create a layout about "generations". So show us your generation layout - maybe you have a wonderful 3 or 4 generation photo that you treasure?  If so, feature it.  Maybe a nice photo of your grandparents?  Then scrap it!! An object that belonged to them?  Scrap it or scrap a photo of it!

Thanks for dropping by!


Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Days - December Sketch Challenge at The Scrapbook Store

Another awesome sketch challenge is up at The Scrapbook Store gallery and another chance to win a $40.00 gift voucher from the storeCould there be any better reason to get involved? 

I've used a 12x12 chipboard base and painted it with gesso, allowed to dry and added some watercolour to create a pattern. I also cut some chipboard arrows from Studio Calico Wood Veneer Borders (the honeycomb border) again painting them with gesso. 

I've used Basic Grey "Clippings" collection as my papers, along with some washi tape strips, paper clip, a tin badge and some Green Tara roses.

Here is the gorgeous sketch Nadia created for us to play with

Hope you can play along with us! 


Sunday, December 2, 2012

Me - Scrap The Girls December

This layout was created as part of the new challenge at Scrap The Girls for December to "make a list"! So after much thought I decided on a layout about me and a list of things that represent me and who I am. I find it very difficult to scrap pages of myself, like many other scrappers, so this was a huge challenge and it took me probably twice as long to create than I would normally take. 

BUT I do think it's important to create layouts about ourselves in the hope that one day someone will want to know. 

I've used papers and embellishments from the Basic Grey "Clippings" collection on this page. 

Thanks for calling by! Enjoy your day :) 


I Wish You Would Get Rid Of The 'Stache!

I created this layout of my husband with his yearly "Movember" moustache to raise money for charity. Every year he does it, and every year he complains that it is itchy and annoying and that he won't do it again. But of course he does. So I like nothing better than to make fun of it all month long. But of course! So I have created this layout in celebration of my "wish" for him to get rid of his 'stache. 

Are you getting the idea yet? Yep, that's right. The theme for December on the Kraft It Up! blog is to scrap about what YOU want for Christmas. 

I've used papers from MME All Is Bright and some gorgeous new blooms from Green Tara to complete my Christmas theme. 

So, I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge. There were some absolutely AMAZING entries last month and I was totally blown away when I hopped around all the gorgeous blogs out there ☺


Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Very Vintage Christmas

This week we will be celebrating Christmas at Our Creative Corner by creating a project using a vintage style Santa image and a little extra pop of red somewhere. I have the most perfect ribbon in my stash for the job - a gorgeous red/cream vintage style chevron ribbon - from Green Tara of course! I've also added a touch of ric rac and some ivory coloured cord threaded through my button. I think it definately looks like it's from another era.

Thanks for calling in to see me :) 


Stuck?! Guest Designer for December

Really happy to have been invited to Guest Design over at Stuck?! sketches this month. There is so much talent on their CT and the sketches are always inspiring - two per month! For the first sketch I chose a Christmas theme because...well...it's December! Can you believe that? And how sweet is this MME collection too? 

So here is the new sketch:

I shrunk my photo to that in the sketch and added an extra layer or two but pretty much Stuck?! -ha!- to the sketch! Did you see what I did there LOL. 

Call in and take a look at the DT samples - they are AMAZING!