Tuesday, 22 November 2016

ARTastic November Challenge

I needed to get some more scrapping done, I really wanted to finish the layouts for my daughter before baby Squirtle arrived but after this one I still have 8 to go so I have packed 1 bag of supplies to take with me in case I get a chance to scrap.
I gave myself a few 20 minutes on Sunday and 30 on Monday to finish this layout for ARTastic November Challenge.  Using the second baby bump photo.

I started by pulling out embellishments that they artwork had me drawn to, including vintage white and blue lace from my Mum's sewing stash, a piece of vintage doily that reminds me of leaves, these cute Apricot flowers and sky blue crocheted heart from D-lish Scraps, this cute heart from Charms Creations, some vintage metal buttons, Kaisercraft white mini roses, blue mini roses from the cheap shop and this cute blue paper flower that I got at the Destash Market (it is the only one like it in the entire pack of flowers and it is perfect for this layout).
I used a TCW stencil designed by Gabrielle Pollacco and Mister Huey's Color Mist in Warm Calico as the artwork has a tree trunk in the top left corner so I decided to add something brown as I don't have any tree trunk stencils or stamps I used a leafy vine.
I wanted to Gesso the page after doing this so I could experiment with that effect, I applied the Gesso in a thin layer over the section of the stenciling I wanted to show and thicker elsewhere in random strokes.
I then used Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass and Mister Huey's Color Mist in Powder Blue with water to get the rest of the colour I needed.

The Charms Creations heart and D-lish Scraps heart work wo well together.
I love the vintage lace from Mum's stash.   I am really loving including Mum's sewing supplies in my scrapbooking.
This piece of doily is just so lovely.
The flower has a lovely blending of blues in the centre.
I love this cute vintage button.  I have only 1 left now.
I like how the leaves on teh vine turned out.
Papers used include scraps from My Mind's Eye Collectable "Unforgettable" 6x6 paper pad that Heike gave me for my Birthday.  Thank you Heike I am getting so much use out of this wonderful paper pad.
I have also used a scrap from a background I did for a layout in April that I was unable to share the finished layout online, I did share a close up of the background  on my Facebook and Instagram.
I am really happy with the results of this layout and can't wait to give this album to my daughter.
Are you participating in any challenges this month?


  1. Beautiful page! Great background and layering :)
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  2. Love it! I think you've done a fabulous job using our ARTastic challenge for your inspiration - especially combining that bg work with the vintage bits and bobs you chose...brilliant, all round, I Reckon!! Thanks for sharing with us & so glad you got this one finished!!!

  3. Gorgeous page. I love the colours and the hearts are just beautiful, I love the texture they add to your page. What a special gift you are creating for your daughter. Thank you for using ARTastic as one of your inspirations, and joining in our challenge.

  4. Really gorgeous , love your background work and those hearts are lovely. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic this month

  5. Beautiful page and great take on the challenge. I love how you've shared your process. Thanks for playing along with the ARTastic challenge this month.

  6. Cute photo and love the mixed media touches and gorgeous colors.
    Thanks for joining us on ARTastic!

    1. Thank you Maria.
      This Bump photo took a fair bit of persuading but once she had one she loved recording her bump so I have had many cute bump photos to scrap during this journey.

  7. Fantastic use of vintage elements with a mixed media twist. Thank you for joining in at ARTastic this month.

  8. Gorgeous!! Love this! And so many vintage elements! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  9. Absolutely love this background. Thank you so much for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  10. Beautiful page- its fantastic how you hair in the photo adds the pop of red to the mostly blue layout. Thanks for creating with us at ARTastic!

    1. Thank you Angelika.
      I should have mentioned the photo is of my daughter, her second baby bump photo :)

  11. Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining us at ARTastic!