Scrap the Girls – April 2017 – Forever Fun

Hello and welcome to my take on the Scrap the Girls Moodboard Challenge for April.  I couldn’t resist doing this challenge as the teal colour family is my favourite of all the colour families, and the many beautiful textures in the Moodboard were inspiring too.  

I have used the colours represented in the Moodboard, including the peach and cream in two of the images.  The additional colours helped my layout to become more dynamic and gave a depth to the layers – without it everything seemed the same and flat.

I have included flowers, a watery background and hearts to represent some of the elements in the Moodboard.  I have also included a bird as a substitute for the car – both are always going somewhere and represent Freedom and Travel.  The photograph is of our beautiful daughter, Naomi-Jon who just happens to be learning to drive and exploring her own Freedom.

The textures in the Moodboard evoke a sense of layered beauty, which I tried to convey with the many and varied layers in my finished layout.

You have a few days to go if you are going to enter the Scrap the Girls Moodboard Challenge for April – plenty of time…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge – April – Always Happy

Hello and welcome to my post about the Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge for April, and my take on the challenge.  The photographs are of Amelia-Ann doing her usual chewing on something that doesn’t necessarily belong to her.

The challenge was to follow the Sketch and use stash items for each letter in the word “Flower”, and I used:

  • F – Felt Flowers, Flowers
  • L – Lace
  • O – Opalescent Orange Sequins, Orange Lettering
  • W – Wooden Words, White Word Sticker
  • E – Epoxy/Enamel Dots
  • R – Resin Roses, Resin Heart

I flipped the sketch horizontally to accommodate the orientation of my photographs and the direction Amelia-Ann was looking in.  I have used the Wild at Heart collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and some other embellishments in my Cocoa Vanilla Studio stash.

I have used light orange Liquid Pearls on the Wooden Words to give them a pearly, glossy and textural finish.

You have just a few days to go if you are going to enter the Scrap Our Stash Sketch Challenge for April – plenty of time…..

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Cocoa Vanilla Studio – Endless Summer – Best Love Ever

Hello again, and welcome to another layout share – which is a simple layout using the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Endless Summer collection.  I love the soft colours and the clean designs in the collection, as well as the abundance of awesome embellishments to complement the papers.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Watercolour Stars Layout

I have created this layout using a photograph of Noah and some of my favourite Cocoa Vanilla Studio products.  The stars in the background were created with a Kaisercraft Stencil, a black multi-liner and Watercolour pencils from Prima.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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My Classes Reveal

My classes for this week at Scrapbook Fantasies are some of my favourites for the year…..

Cardmaking Class

My Cardmaking Class this week is a pair of pretty cards using the new Endless Summer collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, and the Hibiscus die off a recently released magazine. The class is on Tuesday 6 December at 10am and Saturday 10 December at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer and score-pal.

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Scrapbooking Class

This week I have created a lovely layout that would be perfect for many themes, including Heritage and Family.  We are using the new Ooh La La collection from Ultimate Crafts and the Anna Griffin Mixed Media collection of pigments, pastes and stencils. The class is on Wednesday 7 December at 11am and 6.30pm and Saturday 10 December at 10am, and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and a trimmer and pinecone/brown inkpad if you have them.

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Copic Colouring Class

Please bring along any Copic Markers you own, pen/pencil, notebook and samples of your colouring if you have any. This class is suitable for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Copic Artists. The class is on Friday 9 December at 4pm – and costs just $15 which includes all materials, use of my Copic Markers and everyone who attends will receive a FREE Copic Ciao Marker of their choice. We will be working on general colouring and those burning Copic Colouring Questions!

Art Journaling Class

This weeks Art Journaling Class will be on Saturday 10 December at 1pm. In this Art Journaling class I will be teaching image transfer along with textures and layering. The cost of the class is $17 which includes tuition and use of my paints and mediums – this cost covers the design of an A5 (or smaller) double or A4 single page journal spread. Please bring along an Art Journal, paintbrushes, palette knife, old gift card, background/texture stamps, white gesso, baby wipes, washi tape, water spritzer, acrylic paints and journal wax if you have them.

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Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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My Classes Reveal

My classes for this week at Scrapbook Fantasies are fun and multi-layered if I say so myself, and hopefully you do too.

Cardmaking Class

The Cardmaking Class this week is a fun set of Birthday themed cards that involve lots of layering, some stamping, a new mixed media product, a bit of die-cutting and matching insides. The class is on Tuesday 29 November at 10am and Saturday 3 December at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer and score-pal.

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Scrapbooking Class

This week I have created a soft girly layout using the new Cocoa Vanilla Studio Endless Summer Collection. The class is on Wednesday 30 November at 11am and 6.30pm and Saturday 3 December at 10am, and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and a trimmer if you have one.

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Copic Colouring Class

Please bring along any Copic Markers you own, pen/pencil, notebook and samples of your colouring if you have any. This class is suitable for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Copic Artists. The class is on Friday 2 December at 4pm – and costs just $15 which includes all materials, use of my Copic Markers and everyone who attends will receive a FREE Copic Ciao Marker of their choice. We will be working on general colouring and those burning Copic Colouring Questions!

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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CSI (Color, Stories, Inspiration) #217 – Guest Detective

Scrapbook Fantasies is a major sponsor at CSI – Color Stories Inspiration this month and as a result some creative friends and I are Guest Detectives.

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The first challenge for the month is CSI File #217, which is perfect for boy layouts and open until 30 November.

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THE SCHEME: I have used all five colours in the provided Scheme

EVIDENCE: The Evidence items I have used are woodgrain/wood, triangles, heat embossing and penwork.

TESTIMONY: I have used the Inspiration Word – Cook, and written three important things about my photograph.

SKETCH: As this is the major challenge for November there is a sketch which I have flipped horizontally.

Now for some detail shots of my layout:

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And this is the CSI File #217 image with all of the details and clues – which you can view the post about it here:

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I would like to finish this post with a picture of the prize that Scrapbook Fantasies is donating this month at CSI – Color Stories Inspiration:

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Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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123 Challenge – Pretty Princess’

The challenge this month at the 123 Challenge Blog is perfect for Girly photographs, like the one I have used of my beautiful girls – Naomi-Jon and Amelia-Ann.  Yes, we love hyphens for girls and James as the middle name for boys – just two little traditions of our very own.

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I have used the gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studio Love Always Collection – which has to be my favourite from this awesome brand so far this year…..that revelation could change this month when I get my hands on the new Endless Summer Collection, as it looks pretty awesome.

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The Challenge is to use the colour Peach, the word Pretty and the technique of Pleats.  Which was pretty easy to accomplish with all of the lovely ranges around at the moment that either feature Peach or work very well combined with Peach.

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When you visit the 123 Challenge Blog you may just realise a bit of a secret…..as I am actually the Owner of the 123 Challenge Blog, and have been for over two years now.  It’s not that it is a secret, but it is something that I am careful with as I also own the main sponsor Scrapbook Fantasies (an arrangement in place long before I took over the site).  So now you know that Challenge Blog Owner is another one of the dozen or so hats I wear.

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The Bits& Pieces packs were a new product line to Cocoa Vanilla Studio this year, starting with the Love Always Collection.  This little pack of awesomeness is a must when I create as it includes lots of little bits of co-ordinated goodness that work so well with my layered style.  I also love the new adhesive Chipboard and Vellum Die-cuts too……just yum!

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Now it’s your turn to have a go at the challenge, and don’t forget to check out the awesome layouts created by the 123 Challenge Design Team —— here!

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Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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My Classes at Scrapbook Fantasies this Week

My classes for this week at Scrapbook Fantasies are Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Copic Colouring – and if you like this new post style please let me know in the comments as it could become my regular Class Reveal.

Cardmaking Class

My Cardmaking Class this week is a trio of blue, white and brown Christmas Cards. The class is on Tuesday 1 November at 10am and Saturday 5 November at 10am – and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and if you have them a trimmer, edge distresser, brown/pinecone edging ink and score-pal.

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Scrapbooking Class

This week I have created a Birthday layout for my class featuring some of my favourite papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio. The class is on Wednesday 2 November at 10am and 6.30pm, and Saturday 5 November at 10am, and costs just $17 which includes all materials and use of the my tools and mediums – the Birthday chipboard word is an additional $1.20 if you wish to purchase it. Please bring along basic tools and adhesives, and a trimmer if you have one.

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Copic Colouring Class

Please bring along any Copic Markers you own, pen/pencil, notebook and samples of your colouring if you have any. This class is suitable for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Copic Artists. The class is on Friday 4 November at 4pm – and costs just $15 which includes all materials, use of my Copic Markers and everyone who attends will receive a FREE Copic Ciao Marker of their choice. We will be working on general colouring and those burning Copic Colouring Questions!

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Scrapbooking Class Reveal

It is that time of the week again when I reveal the Scrapbook layout I will be teaching at my store (Scrapbook Fantasies) on Wednesday 21 September @ 10am & 6.30pm and Saturday 24 September @ 10am, a multi-layered girly layout using the new Cocoa Vanilla Make a Wish collection.

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The class is only $17, which includes a kit and use of my tools and mixed media supplies.  I do ask that you bring along basic tools and adhesives, including a trimmer if you have one.

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Don’t forget you can see all of my classes for 2015 and 2016 (as I teach them) in My Classes Gallery.

Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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