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Sunday, 14 September 2014

1968-GDT post for Scrap Africa

Good afternoon!
Today it is my pleasure to finally show you guys my GDT post at Scrap Africa
The current challenge over at this amazing blog is Vintage! What an awesome theme to work with! 
I would like to thank Scrap Africa for having me as a GD! 

So click HERE to view Scrap Africa's current challenge!

Please feel free to leave any comments below!
-Rachael xo

Friday, 12 September 2014


well, not for me....that means start of the work week for me! But if you have a weekend without work, enjoy! So today I'm sharing a layout that I made a few days ago. I was extremely excited to join Off The Rails Scrapbooking  September Mood palette challenge, gold at the moment is my absolute favorite color to work with! Mixed with blues and purples makes it magical, so this challenge was a MUST for me! 

The end result:

The mood palette at Off The Rails Scrapbooking:
The Kaisercraft wooden frames I've used, i was original going to keep them raw, however last minute decided to coat them in a few sprays of Heidi Swapp's Gold Color shine, and I'm glad I did as the end result made it more classier, in my opinion. You can't really notice it in the photos, but it definitely stands out when you view the frames in person.

To achieve this result with the background, I wasn't happy with the amount of green tones so I used a few blue distress inks and one purple distress ink, applied the ink in sections with the foam applicator tool and in a circular motion, started around the border and mixing the colors together gradually to achieve the end result. Once happy with the inking, i sprayed my whole page in Heidi Swapp's gold color shine spray, and sprayed the center of the page with more coats than the rest of the page to create a richer, deeper look and then tilted the page to create runs.

Can you tell I  had an obsession with the gold color shine on this layout?! I love love love how the color shine went with the whipped Spackle. Once i applied the whipped Spackle through Kaisercrafts Diamonds stencil, I dried it with my heat gun. I then sprayed the gold color shine onto some baking paper and with a wet paintbrush, i painted the color shine over the diamonds, i love how it creates a nice slight shine over the diamond, but most of all i love how it just sits around the diamond and create a 'glow' effect.

 I FINALLY got my hands on Faber Castell's Whipped Spackle, and my goodness is it amazing! Absolutely loved working with it, the thickness of the paste is incredible, yet it is so light and therefore to easy to work with!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any comments, please feel free to leave them below!

-Rachael xo

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Love you, Always

Good Morning!!! Finally a decent day here in Melbourne, first couple days of spring were dreadful as it was cold and it just kept raining! however, this enabled me to fit some time in to create this page!! Today I've created a layout of me and my beautiful younger sister. I'm entering this page into Scraps N Pieces competition this month. It's all about creating a feminine layout. Now, if anyone goes through my album, you will quickly realize I have a thing for pink in my pages, because this was a feminine layout competition, I wanted to step away from that security of mine of creating a stereotypical pink page. I wanted to keep it simple yet effective to the eye!

Rachael x

 For the background, I have used watercolor to create stokes of color (Blue, Peach and Yellow). I have also used a triangle stamp by Kaisercraft for stamping and have added some Heidi Swapp embellishments.

 I have added some ink splatters with Heidi Swapp color shine (seafoam, mustard, pink) and Dylusions black Ink.
 Wooden Veneers are one of my absolute favorite embellishments at the moment, since this page was all about females, I thought these people embellishments by Studio Calico would be perfect to represent a big female (me being a big sister) and a little female to represent my little sister. (shes 14 now, but she will always be my LITTLE sister!)
 I have used a collage of papers from Best of American Crafts Paper Pad-Meilleur D

Please feel free to leave comments! I hope you come back to my blog soon and also have a look around at the other layouts I've created!

Monday, 1 September 2014

Thank you!

Wow!!! 500+ blog views!!

I just wanted to write a quick post to thank everyone that has stopped by my blog to have a look at my work. I have only had this blog for 3 months and am therefore overwhelmed with how it's all going! Originally when making my blog I always thought, 'Who will honestly be interested in viewing my work?!' but there are people out there interested, this includes people from all around the world all the way back to my closest family and friends. So, truly from the bottom of my heart, I would just like to say thank you for all your support, comments and views over the past 3 months. It has certainly given me more confidence in myself and has made me want to strive even more in this wonderful hobby of mine!!!

With much love,
Rachael x