Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Family Ties

Hello everyone I haven't done one of the challenges from CSI for a while so I had a bit of time on my hands this month so I completed this one for you all.

Here is CSI case file #199
Colour mood board and sketch

I have used all the five colours
- Carnation pink, pale pink, buttery yellow, bright white and charcoal grey
The Evidence I have used
 -  flowers, lace, pearls and a wooden swirl which I have covered with glass glitter
And the topic I have used is to tell a sory behind a vintage photo

And my journaling reads
My Great Grandparents, Grandma and Great Uncle.
So long ago, great memories

Products used
white and charcoal grey cadstock
Lost N Found Madison Avenue - cherish and happily ever after papers
lace from my stash
Prima flowers and leaves
Wooden swirls
White gesso
Dimensional magic
13 Arts glass glitter

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Sunday, 29 May 2016


Welcome everyone, today I have created a layout for
More Than Words
With this challenge you had to use clocks and an inspiration word Moment
This photo is of my daughter Tracy and she has just climbed Krombit tops.
 And looking back and taking a Moment to enjoy the scenery,
 and also to catch her breath as it is a far climb on a stony and rough walking track.

You know when you buy a collection of papers and they include that dreaded round piece.
I look at them and say to myself oh boy how am I going to use this.
They usually go into my mighty stash never to be seen again.
But today I decided to challenge myself and use it. 

Her is the creative challenge 
Products used

Kaiser craft Antique Bazaar Collection
- Bronze, Unearth, paper pad, collectibles
Prima flowers
String pearls 
Metal embellishments

More Than Words also run a mini challenge at the end of each month
so I decided to give this one a go to.
I have created a 6x6 inch easel card and I tried to create a card being dark and grungy but 
also a bit feminine.

And here is the Mini challenge

Product used

Kaisercraft Antique Bazaar
- paper pad, collectables
Clear gesso
Shimmerz Dazzelerz Licorice stick paste
Prima clock mask
Assorted lace and ribbon from my stash
Blue fern studio small roman clock
Prima flowers
Walnut stain ink
Luminart bronze dauber paint
string pearls
Metal embellishments Cogs 

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Live Today

Hello there today I have found a lovely company Funky Flair Studio
 they make gorgeous flair buttons and I thought I would give therir challenge a go. 
You had to use the colours Cornflower blue and Yellow.
I did the best I could with the blue not an easy colour to find.

Here is my layout

The colour challenge

Products used
Funky Flair Studio flair button
White cardstock
Paper Inklings - Awesome grafiti, flutterbuy
Paper doily
Texture paste and a small spotty mask
Lindy's - Bonjour butter and Merci bearcoup Mint sprays
Spray water bottle
Kaisercraft clear sticker - Life
Prima and Kaisercraft flowers
Metal pieces

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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Life Is A Journey

Hello everyone once again I have a quick tutorial for you using the lovely chipboard from
Memory Maze for my latest Design Team piece.
And yes a layout for you this month

I have started with some cog/gear chipboard and used some texture paste really heavily.
I had to leave this overnight to dry as I wanted a texture grungy look.

When this was dry I sprayed with Glimmer mist sprays
( dry completely after each coat) Until I got the colour I wanted.
 Then gently rubbed some rub n buff in gold over the top.

I then used some Distress Ink Walnut stain and rubbed gently over the top
to tone it down a little.

I then created my layout making sure that everything was glued down well.

Memory Maze products

Other products used

Cream card stock
Bo Bunny Country Collection
- Almanac, Garden Glimpse, Garden Charm
Texture paste, clear gesso
Glimmer mist - Junifer, Pinecone sprays
Spray water
Prima glass glitter - Midnight blue
Mini Prills - Heart of gold
Run n buff - gold leaf
Prima flowers and leaves
Tim Holtz distress ink - Walnut stain

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Candy Chelepy
2016 Memory Maze Design Team

Friday, 13 May 2016

Michael The Music Man

Hi everyone it is that time of the month again for another Team reveal with Off the Rails.
Today we have a very colourful mood board and a dance theme.

You know how we all have those dreaded back ground layouts that have never worked out and put away in a box. Well I have a few of those and today I decided to use one. The one I have chosen has some lovely texture in the background so I have covered it with some gesso. Thank goodness for gesso my best friend .....

Then I used some Lindy's shimmerz Coloringz - Mandarine mai tia, Valentino and No yoking.
Also some Vibez Abomedable Blue spray and water to wash the colour out and to spread as well. 
I used one of the lids to stamp around the layout to make circles on my page. Also black spots of ink and more around the edges.

I went to my mighty overflowing scrap box and used some random papers in matching colours and placed them under my photo. Grabbed a little black saz on and a music stamp and stamped to my hearts content. 

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Candy Chelepy
2016 Off the Rails DT

Off the Rails Team B blog hop

Hello everyone welcome to our blog hop. Have a look around and please feel free to comment. Don't forget you could win a prize....

Today Team B hosts the Off the Rails Design Team BLOG HOP. It runs Friday May 13 through Sunday May 15. Please visit each blog and leave a comment as your hopping along. 

Candy Start here please.
Luciana Warnowski!blog/c1rpo
Tanya F

At the end of the hop please come back here: and leave a comment for your ballot to random draw to win a great prize.

Here is my project for this very coulourful challenge

I have started with a white sheet of card stock and covered it well with white gesso. Let this dry then it is time to play with htis lovely colour scheme. I have sprayed my page using
Lindy's Shimmerz Coloringz - Lime da coconut, Mandarine mia tia,
 No yoking and Valintino sprays.

 Dry well then using a Tcw mask Cabbage rose and some Lindy's Shimmerz Dazzerlz- Tuttie fruttie, Dreansicle, Gummy berry blue, Lemon drop
and Jelly bean green and aslo some Texturez Brick wall.
I have placed the mask here and there over the page.

I have then used some black ink and splattered over the layout using a fan brush also adding around the edges. 
I have used a small photo a black and white one would work to.
 I put black around the edges and matted on white card stock then black around the edges as well.

I placed the photo on with foam tape. I kept this simple as there was a lot going on in the back ground.

Thank you for visiting 
Candy Chelepy
2016 Off the Rails DT