Imaginarium Designs & White With....Sand!

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans!

This month over at Imaginarium Designs we've been shining the spotlight on one of our fave sponsored challenge sites, 

White..with 1

This month the 'one' colour is sand - or 'raw' chipboard if you like ;)

Here is my take on this fabulous challenge....

"Beautiful" layout

I know... How awesome is raw chipboard?!!! 
I am totally LOVING my peeled paint background....
Lots of Kaisercraft Blue Bay love on this page!  Kaisercraft epoxy stickers & resin flowers too!
But that incredible Imaginarium Designs chipboard really is the star!
Let's take a closer look.....

Fancy flourishes, birds on twigs, hearts & a cute script title.....
Buy them HERE

I had so much fun playing along with WW1 - I might even join them next month too!
Love to see your takes on this challenge!

Thanks for looking (& I love to read your comments :) )

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: #Besties

Hi everyone!
Time for some more Cocoa Vanilla Studio yumminess!
Today I am sharing another gorgeously girly page created from the fabulous Sugar & Spice collection;
# Besties
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I know, how cute are these two?!! & they truly are partners in crime - real BFFs!
As they are such wonderfully, happy girls the Sugar & Spice collection was perfect for scrapping them!
Bright, joyous colours and pretty patterned papers are just what we need for our gorgeous daughters, nieces and friends!
And don't forget about divine embellishments.......
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How stunning are those cork hearts, wooden veneers & floral stickers?!!! Sooooooo pretty!
I love the printing on the wood veneers too - just adds that extra touch that creates a more finished look!
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Absolutely love this embellie cluster! Such a beautiful adornment to my photo!
The doily & alphas are from my stash, but everything else featured in this layout is pure Cocoa Vanilla Studio goodness!
Those vibrant, pretty papers, the cork hearts & yes, even that way too cool flair button!
Might I add, that flair button inspired my whole page - I just had to use it with my photo of my girls!
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Just divine!
"Sugar & Spice, and all things nice, that's what pretty girls are made of" Absolutely!
If you are lucky enough to have a gorgeous gal or two in your life you NEED Sugar & Spice to memory keep them!
Maybe you've already started scrapping them? If so, please do share your Sugar & Spice layouts with on the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Facebook page!
Thanks for visiting today,
Please leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my #Besties layout,
til next time,

Kaisercraft: Oh So Lovely!

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans, 
Welcome back for more Kaisercraft beauties!
The title of the new collection,

Oh So Lovely

really says it all!
I can't begin to tell you how incredibly pretty this new range is!!!!
Let's allow my creations do the talking.....

Cocoa Vanilla Studio: Come Fly With Me!

Hi everyone!
Welcome back for more Cocoa Vanilla Studio deliciousness!
Today I am sharing a super fun boy page created with the Flying High collection;
Come Fly With Me
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Yep, that's my boy alright!!!
He is both the cutest and happiest lil guy in the whole world!
I love how playful Flying High is - it's a great match for my lil man (& for all cool lil guys)!
The airplanes and clouds sing fun, fun, FUN!
& let's be honest, Mister A really is up to hillariousness...
"Cheese Me" he said when I took this pic of him, not shy of the camera at all! LOL!
I selected the fun geometric patterned paper: aptly titled 'Little Man' for my background paper.
I also kept to a fairly blue feel for most of page. To break it up just a little, I added a kraft cardstock matte base & then balanced the blue paper and journal cards with those cute bright stickers!  The wood veneers link with kraft cardstock and bring it all together perfectly!
Let's take a closer look.......
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Yep, too cool! I love those wood veneers! They are just so much fun!
I do love a lil mixed media too....
So, to add to the playful feel of this page I used a geometric triangle mask, texture paste and a few drips of paint to create more interest. I also used staples to hold the journal cards in place, which combined with the painty backdrop neutralised some of the over cuteness of the airplanes!
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Just how good are those stickers?!! They really are a joy to use - peel and press easily & look awesome!
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The journal cards form my title on this layout & they are just the coolest!
Just like my lil man - the super coolest kid around town, lol!
Well, there you have it, more Flying High awesomeness & inspiration,
Thankyou for visiting and leaving a comment,

Scrap Fest at Spotlight ♡

Hi there, Happy Arty Days Fans! 

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be a guest teacher at Spotlight: Melrose Park 
as part off Scrap Fest & OMGoodness did we have fun! !! 

Sharing a few quick pics from the day, 
& a lil look at a few of the mini albums created with

Isn't this mini just Awesome?!!! Love the gold foil chevron - so on trend!
& it has a bit of a memory planner feel to it; so cool!
(Creator was 9yrs old! What a scrapping champion!)
Here's a quick peak inside it.....

Such a cute lil mini!
Here's another peak....

Love the 3 x 4" cards that she used to create a hidden concertina mini within her album!
All it needs now is some happy snaps! Looks amazing!

More alum loveliness!

And another cutie one by a junior paper artist!
Didn't she do well? ;)

To everyone who came & joined in on the fun - THANKYOU!
I truly enjoyed creating & meeting you all!

I hope these quick and easy albums inspire you to do a lil more than just pocket pages with your Kaisercraft Capture Cards - they really are the most versatile product!

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

Imaginarium Designs: April Layouts

Hi my chippie lovelies!

Welcome back for more Imaginarium Designs awesomeness!
Today I am sharing two very bright and colourful layouts that not only reflect my style but also the subjects in the pages created.

My first page is all about my gorgeous daughter, the lovely Miss M.......

"Lovely, Sweet, Beautiful"

Yep, there's no denying my Miss is nothing short of lovely, sweet & beautiful!
She is an amazing young lady - with so many intricate layers to her!
She is colour & plenty of it!
 But, there's a softness to her (the powdery ombre shades on the chipboard)
She is elegance - roses and blooms,
but she's grounded (the rusted birdcages, staples and unfinished sewn edge)
She is a serious soul (just take a look at that pic!) but she's playful too (the sequins and gemstones)
And lastly, she is a song as sweet as any bird
& has a golden touch (or two)!

Let's take a look at the chipboard which compliments my darling.....

I love this! 
I've combined the two feathers, intricate doily & small birdcage to create an almost dream catcher embellishment  - another characteristic of my daughter (Big Dreamer).
I've also used softened chalk ink in similar shades to create an ombre look on the chipboard.
Here's another look at it.... 

It really is a gorgeous adornment to the layout!
And the gemstone in the centre just completes the femininity of it all!
To contrast all that girly prettiness, I'ved used a vintage rust ink on my birdcages & titles.

I coated the larger Kate Doily chipboard in Glitzin Glamour: Crystallina just to add a lil more attention the photo too.
SO  pretty!

So now you've met my lovely daughter - she truly lights up my world - and is the reason I got started scrapping in the first place!

Time to meet my handsome lil man now....drumroll, please!
Introducing Master A for Awesome!

"2 Awesome"

Um, yep - Totally Awesome!!! 
He's two and has got it all going on!
This little guy is just the funniest, most adorable person you'll ever meet!
He's such a charismatic, bright, happy lil fellow & has so much joy to share.
So naturally, a vibrant and cool palette for a very cool lil man!
I chose the geometric pattern of triangles (3 sided shape) for this page because apart from Master A being really into learning his shapes right now, he'll also be 3 in July.
Those fantastic patterned papers & stickers are from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, 
and the triangles template and texture stamp are from Kaisercraft. Both worked perfectly with those awesome Imaginarium Designs chipboard triangles!

Let's take a closer look.........

I know, this is so cool! 
The chippie triangles are 3 shades of a powdered aqua ink, and just look incredible!
Lots of messy, splatter fun in varying shades of blue paint too - because he is messy, fun and just beginning to reveal his depth of character.
To highlight the 'here & now' I added Glossy Accents to the marker & number 2. 

The script words are in a dark brown ink and describe my lovely boy.
Except for the feature title, "awesome" 
which I have inked in cool red and coated in Glossy Accents.
The result is a fresh, contemporary, bright, bold page that screams FUN!
That's my boy!

Thanks for viewing my creations!
They hopefully give a little more insight into my style;
 fun, colourful but also very thoughtful and reflective memory keeping.

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo