Thursday, May 31, 2012

CSI#21 - Sweet

CSI stands for Color - Stories - Inspirations.
I decided to take part in this week's challenge or case file as they called it.
Click below to go to the CSI NING site

You have to create a page with these 5 colors
  • Raspberry Fondant - A dark raspberry, taken from the front of the cake - 149.49.83
  • Fuchsia Fancy - A dark pink, taken from the top of the bottom tier of the cake - 203.99.136
  • Vanilla Frosting - A creamy white, taken from white thing behind the blinds - 255.255.245
  • Greenery - A green in between a kelly green and asparagus, taken curvy plate - 123.154.86
  • Grayceful - Light gray, taken from the front of the white cake - 207.203.194
then with 
  • doilies
  • ribbons
  • flowers
  • wavy border
  • lacy border
  • layers/tiers
  • stripes
  • add "icing" (interpret that any way you wish)
  • pins
  • fabric
  • Journal from two different perspectives (e.g., he said/she said).
  • Journal about a relationship.
  • Use two or 3 different size journaling spots.
  • Use a "two" approach to journaling--pros/cons, ups/downs, etc.
  • Tie ribbon onto your journaling spot.
  • Inspiration Words: sweet, fancy, celebrate -- Use these as a jumping off point for your journaling, not just as a title.

Here is my take on the challenge :)

SWEET  - created for CSI #21 Challenge
I have a thing for banners or bunting lately, I just love them at the moment.
I have chosen from the evidence list -  ribbons, flowers, lacy border, layers.
and from the Testimony list  ribbon onto my journalling tag, which is inside the little pocket, I love you so much.
The journalling tag describes how much I love my Darling Daughter. XX

Papers are from Meg's Garden & Glitz paper

Thanks for looking and enjoy the sun :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Mother - OUAS

I created with this sketch at "Once upon a sketch" challenge 
you have only a few days left to enter here is my take. 

The photo I have scrapped has a bit of history, it is a copy of a very old photo of my grandmother with 3 of her young children, the baby she is holding is of my Mother. 
Taken in 1940, my mother was only a few months old.
My grandfather took the original photo with him when he was fighting in WW2.
We don’t have many photographs of the family, so this is so special to all of us.  It is a bit damaged, and you can see the creases in the photo. I must take it to a place where they can retouch it and bring to back to its original details.


Journalling reads

“Mother’s hold their children’s
hands for a short while 
but their hearts forever”

With the flourish and tulip corners chipboard I painted with
Gesso and added glossy accents on it.
with the alphas I painted it with white paint,
then stamped a Prima script stamp with light grey ink
and inked the edges with vintage photo distress ink.

The layout is based on a Sketch from the talented
Nadia from the Imaginarium Design Team and also from
the challenge blog ‘Once upon a sketch”.

OUAS Blog site here   Once upon a sketch

Imaginarium Designs website

Imaginarium Designs chipboards used here are
Alpha capital letters  IDAUC0001A
Long swirly flourish (cut in half) IDFL0005
Small numbers sheet IDN0002
Tulip corners 4 per sheet  IDC0005

Other materials used
Prima flowers & leaves & wooden clock face
Meg’s Garden paper – Forget me not P6305
                                     Meg’s Garden paper - Butterflies & Blue FMN P6304
Paper doilies, Vintage lace, cardstock, tags,
ribbon, inks , vintage paper & music sheets.
Thanks for looking and have a good day :)
cheers Adriana XX

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


A very quick post to share, I have a very busy day today.
The Color Room #112 has been posted on their Ning site here is the link and 
check out the other layouts created by their design team.

and also at "Bird is the Word" their latest word is "SMILE" here is their link

you have a few days left to enter both challenges.
Here is my page.

SMILE - Say cheese
The moments we share are the moments we keep forever.
Love the colours in this palette.

Thanks for looking and commenting.
Have to go now. :)
Have a great day :)
Cheers Adriana XXX

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Meg's Garden DT projects - A Mother's LOVE

My next two DT projects for Meg's Garden have been posted on
the Meg's Garden BLOG check it out here and also leave a comment

Meg's Garden Website  
where you can buy these
gorgeous papers and embellishments.

My 1st project is a tribute to my Mother-in-law. I just loved this photo of her. I think it was taken around the late 40’s, at the end of the World War II.

Layout “Love” a tribute to all Mothers

all these gorgeous flowers are available form

Materials used from MEG”S GARDEN.

Forget me Not paper collection used
Shades of blue – P6302
Blue Forget me Not – P6298
Butterflies Blue Forget me Not – P6304
Flowers used
Champagne kisses da801
Green Leaves da810
Smoky blue da802
White paper gardenias
Velvet flowers –
Forget Me Not- garnet Fn125 & antique blue Fn105.
Small paper circle doily.
German scrap – French decorative border white.

Other materials
Distress inks, Burgundy ribbon, grey cardstock.
“Imaginarium Designs” chipboard Flourish & word “Love”.

flowers available from MEG"S GARDEN WEBSITE

The next project is a TRIO MINI CANVAS hanging. 
These canvases measure each 10 cm x 10 cm, 
and they look quite lovely attached together 
with ribbon and hanging on a wall.
I used the word LOVE & Forever.
Using the lovely image from the Meg's Garden - Elements paper collection 
and the gorgeous fabric flowers available from Meg’s Garden.

Trio Mini canvas hanging “ LOVE Forever”

First I painted the canvases with slate colour paint, 
then decorated with papers from
 Meg’s garden – Mini Forget me Not collection.
Then decorated with all the beautiful blooms 

Materials used from MEG”S GARDEN.
Fringe with tassels and beads – antique green and gold ft36
Lace from Meg’s garden – sprayed with glimmermist.

Mini – Forget me Not paper collection.
Element 1 – forget me not 1083 for vintage image.
Champagne kisses da801
Green Leaves da810
Smoky blue da802
White paper gardenias
Velvet flowers –
Forget Me Not- garnet Fn125 & antique blue Fn105.
Duchess jewel pins
Small paper circle doily.
Candy gross grain stripe cream and white ribbon.
German scrap – black small corner g216
German scrap – French decorative border white.

Other materials
Distress inks, Gold ribbon,
“Imaginarium Designs”chipboard Frame & alphas.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day
Cheers Adriana XXXXX

Friday, May 25, 2012

Green Tara - Guest Designer- Rock around the Clock

Here is my last layout and tag I designed as a guest designer for Green Tara

Green Tara Blog is here

Green Tara Website here

I created this layout of my DD, the top she is wearing is one of her favourite tops, she always wants to wear it everywhere.  
When I received the inspirational & gorgeous goodies from Green Tara, - 
Black, White & Red theme goodies, 
I knew of the perfect photo to scrap.
Using Graphic 45 paper in red and vintage cream 
with a bit of Kraft cardstock,  the perfect combination of colours.
I cut out a clock face from the 
Graphic 45 papers and glued the frill and mini tassel 
from Green Tara around the edges, 
quite effective piece of embellishment for any page.

Rock around the Clock

Green Tara Material used for layout

Red Gardenia flowers FDV054R
Maple leaves white 4.5 cm LA7Wh
Poppy black flower 8 cm organza XF9212BL
Black Flower spray PFSTBL100
Black 3 cm roses FDR024BL
16cm pearl/silver butterflies spray XP0585
16cm silver/acrylic/pearl spray XP0617
Rubber black tree leaves RT15BL
White paper leaves LA13wh
Small white roses FDR003Wh
Red Roses 1.5 cm FDR003R
Cherry Blossoms Red/white FLC22RW
22mm Red Lace RB6740R
Stitched grosgrain Black/white 3mm   RB244BL/W
Satin single frill black 1 cm RB439BL
Satin Leaf Garland Black ribbon RB573ABL
Mini tassel Ribbon RB456BL

Other material used are
Imaginarium Designs chipboard alphas
G45 papers

Also created a tag using Mulberry papers.
I covered the whole tag with the black paper and made a tassel edge
on bottom of tag with the red papers. This is such an awesome
embellishment to put on a page or card :)

TAG  - Mulberry paper  & embellishments from Green Tara

Other Green Tara Material used are

Maple leaves white 4.5 cm LA7Wh
Red Roses 1.5 cm FDR003R
Cherry Blossoms Red/white FLC22RW
Mulberry paper pack – black/red/white
Red Flower spray PFSTRD100
White paper leaves LA13wh
Heirloom silk organza flower white XF9213Wh
Assorted Japanese Paper  1212AAJ
6mm Ribbon Satin Red RB6R
23cm Satin Edges Organza red ribbon RB16R

Other materials used are
Imaginarium Designs - Small  oval frame

I would like to Thank Green Tara for this awesome opportunity 
to play with such fabulous goodies, 
I have had a ball this month creating for you and for your many followers.
I hope I have inspired you all.
Cheers Adriana XXX

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

HOME SWEET HOME - ID design team project

HOME SWEET HOME  -  Vintage Quilt Hanger

Here is my next Design Team project for
"Imaginarium Designs"


When I received this “Emma Frame” IDTFR0012, it reminded of my days when I did quilting and stitching. With the small rectangles and squares with the gorgeous flourish on top and inside the frames. I decided to make a mini quilt hanging piece, and have called this project “Home Sweet Home”.
First I painted the Emma frame with brown paint, then embossed ink all over the frame, sprinkled Vintage photo distress embossing powder by Tim Holtz. Heated the frame with my heating gun. The finished effect is like a soft suede mat look to the frame.
Then I cut a piece of chipboard slightly bigger than the frame
covered with it paper, inked the edges then added lace & ribbon on bottom.  I then cut out pieces of paper, placed on the underside on each opening. Inked the Letters, flourishes and tinies. Arranged embellishments. Attached clips to hold the frame on top, tied with beautiful seam binding. Then attached the finished frame on to the covered chipboard square.


Emma Frame  IDFR0012
Flourish IDT0003
Bird cage IDT0019
Vine Flourish IDT0027
Embellishment IDS0015

Capital letters  ISAUG0001
Lower case letters IDSLC0001

Papers used are
Kaisercraft – 6” x 6” Paper pad – “These Days”.
Kaisercraft resins blossoms
Other materials used are
Various metal embellishments, clock face,
Inks, seam binding, ribbon, mini flowers.

please visit "Imaginarium Designs" website here
where you can purchase the chipboards.

Follow the Ning site here
Follow the Blog to check out the other 
design team members creations here
and if you leave a message on the "Imaginarium Designs" Blog
this week you could win some chipboards.

Thanks for looking and have a great week

Cheers Adriana XX