Monday, 3 September 2012

August Winners & Video

At the August Scrapbookers Club we were all blown away by the amazing ‘handmade layouts!’ Everyone put in a lot of effort to either create or alter their embellishments.

There were a few absolute stand outs and I think everyone would have to agree that Sue Prades layout was just incredible and she is our winner for August

1. Sue Prade

2. Pauline Richardson

3. Faye Baldock

4. Linda Fitzgerald

5. Linda Bromley

Tracey showed everyone how to make templates to put over your photos to see how they can be cropped see the video here:

Next months theme is 'Lots of Photos' all you need to do is scrap a page using 2 or more photos!

See you all on September 28 @ 1:00pm (it's our Birthday Sale week, there will be a surprise too)

~ Tracey

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

August Challenge & July Winners

Well we all had fun with the June “Layered Labels” challenge. Once again you all blew my mind with your incredible talent and inspiration! Bit of a special mention to Faye for the stunning Melting Moments!!  WOW!

The Challenge for August brings with it memories of the good ol’ days before all these dang-fangled things like pre-made embellishments, flowers,  and miniature just about ANYTHING!!!  LOL!

Your challenge this month is to produce a layout celebrating the onset of spring making sure that EVERYTHING that goes onto your layout is completely handmade!  No breaking open a bunch of products and sticking them on – every aspect of every element must be completely created by you!

You can use punches, dies, tools and mediums and if your element does come pre made, then you need to somehow alter it to make it your own. You can ink it, emboss it, or paint it – whatever it takes to make it your individual “handmade” creation!

The theme is spring has sprung – so naturally Mandii will be making her own handmade flowers. After all – that’s what spring is all about!! 

The winners for this month’s Challenge (July – Layered Labels Title Element), chosen by the ever fabulous Tania Ridgwell are:

1. Cyndy Prettejohn

2. Sue Prade

3. Debby Williams 

4.Willemina Garrett

5. Donna Sims

We also have some pieces by the girls at Paper Flourish:

Please note: We've moved our August Scrapbookers Club a week ahead. It will now be on the 24th of August, so that Tracey is available to host.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Scrapbookers Club July Theme & Layered Title Element Technique

I am a huge fan of layering and I thought I would share my love with the group.  Basically, I took a range of coordinating papers and a piece of cardstock and cut several different shapes in different sizes with a selection of my favourite dies through the Big Shot. 

I then layered them on top of each other from largest on the bottom to smallest on the top with foam dots. I then added some flowers and a fussy cut element from the challenge piece of paper.  

If you don’t have a Big Shot or Cuttlebug machine – it isn’t a worry. You can simply trace around household items, use any stencils or masks to make shapes, or even just cut some on your trimmer. J
So all you need to do is add a couple of layers to your title.

Big Shot die cutting and layering

Have fun with the new challenge, see you all Friday 17 July @ 1:00pm if you can make it

June Winners

Hey Ladies,
We had an awesome time at Monthly Scrap Club on Friday.  Once again you all blew me away with your incredible talent and unique spin on the”Bold” and “All About Me” challenge. J

This month I had the privilege of hosting the group and I have the honour of following through with next month’s too.  My Challenge for you girls this month is a Layered Title Elements and the theme was thrown wide open for you girls to have the opportunity to scrap anything you like.
Congratulations to the following top 5 entries chosen by me! YAY!

1.       Tanya Gilliam
2.       Fay Balldock
3.       Pauline Richardson

4.       Heather Carter
5.       Joanne Rebbeck

Here are two layouts by the Paper Flourish girls:

Tania Ridgwell

Tracey Schulz

See you all next month – Friday 17 July @ 1:00pm

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

May Scrapbook Club Winners

The Scrapbookers Club for May was fantastic! The Yellow layouts were all amazing and very inspirational, not to mention the handmade embellishments. Tracey talked about colour and how to match your papers and embellishments using a colour wheel and Mandii explained ‘adhesives’ which we recorded in two You Tube Clips.

June’s theme is ‘Bold and All about me’. I will upload a post explaining this one later in the week :)

Mandii &Tracey picked the top 5

  1.  Bec Byers - Enjoy

    2. Heather Carter - Sisters 

    3. Margaret Amphlet – Wall Hanging

    4.  Joanne Reebeck – Time for a Cuppa

    5. Sue Prade - Mum

We would also like to give an special mention to Linda Bromley for her hand made flowers! They were beautiful and shows you can make them look just like the bought ones :)

Monday, 30 April 2012

April winners & making your own embellishments

At the April Scrapbookers Club meeting, we talked about ‘making our own embellishments’. I showed some examples of how I use die cuts on my layouts and gave a demonstration on how you can use your Big Shot or Cuttlebug to cut some amazing shapes and use them for your scrapbooking :)

The girls that were able to come along had a go at using left over flowers, ribbon, bling and of course all our Spellbinders & Do Hickies to make their own embellishments, and I think they were surprised how quickly they were able to make something very effective.

The Fantasy & Fairytale layouts were fabulous, everyone did really well with this theme and most people enjoyed it :). Some, like myself, did find the concept of 'fantasy' hard to work out in our heads, however once we started it all come together!

This month we asked Paper Flourish teacher, Janine Koczwara, to have a look at the layouts and choose her top 5 using the theme as a guide and what appealed to her personal tastes. Our Winner for April is Joanne Rebeck with her layout Childhood Games. Congratulations Joanne, come on in and collect your prize :)

  1. Joanne Rebeck for Childhood Games
2. Margaret Amphlett
4. Donna Sims
5. Heather Carter
6. Linda Bromley
I am sure some of you are wondering why the very talented Sylvia Perry has again not featured in the top 5, Sylvia has asked to be excluded from the judging :)

The Paper Flourish Girls

Tracey Schulz

Tania Ridgwell 

Master Class Clip - Make your own embellishments


Thursday, 5 April 2012

Mixed Media Winners & March Club Meeting

Mixed Media Winners
We started the March Scrapbooker’s Club by defining ‘Art’ and who is an artist! We established we are all artists and we all started somewhere (I even got brave and shared my very first albums). We also learnt to not be so hard on ourselves and not compare our work to others, instead self-critique your work and learn from others.
The layouts and pieces of ART that were presented at the Scapbooker’s Club were outstanding and everyone did an amazing job. Peter was the lucky one to pick his favourite 5 this month.
So congratulations to….
Debby Williams - Winner for dreaming
You are the lucky winner of an American Crafts Prize Pack, come on in and collect your prize.

Cyndy Prettejohn

Joanne Rebbeck

Heather Carter
Linda Bromley

The Paper Flourish Girls
Tracey & Tania's Mixed Media 

Tracey Schulz

Tania Ridgwell

Aprils Theme
Fantasy or Fairy-tale
we meet on Friday 27th April @ 1:00pm, if you cant make it to the club meeting, drop your layout off or email tracey a photo :)

1.             Become observant
·         Identify what you like, then think about why
·         Adapt these techniques and principals into your own work
·         Get out of a rut by trying something new and different
·         Challenge yourself or come along to Scrapbooker’s Club and be challenged

2.            Remove the attachment from your work
·         Trust your instinct
·         Be picky
·         Don’t brush off minor errors
·         Pay attention to the detail
·         Ask a fellow crafter for their opinion
·         Don’t be discouraged

3.            Do I like it?
·         What parts do I like?
·         What feelings does this convey & why?
·         How would you make it better next time?
·         What would I change?
·         If you think something is wrong, it probably is
·         Sleep on it and it will probably be obvious in the morning

4.            You are a ‘Paper Artist’

Composition & Design
D – Design
·         Overall design
·         Rule of thirds

U – Unity
·         All the embellishments that make up your design
·         Does your eye panic?
·         Is there flow so your eye can see everything?

M- Movement
·         What catches your eye first?
·         Create a path for the eye to follow

B – Balance
·         Is there balance in the colour & pattern?
·         Is everything weighted well (you need a lot of light or weigh? out a little bit of dark)
·         Placement
·         Number of elements in 1, 3, 5 etc..

V – Variety

·         Add interest
·         Fine line between and the balance of the number of elements on your page