Thursday, 20 February 2014

We Are Family

Welcome to my blog as always. I hope that all those who 
live in Victoria have been enjoying the cooler weather. I 
know that I have. I will be posting a few LO tonight that
I have done over the last couple of weeks. I have been 
spending as much time at the scrap desk as I can. It helps 
to keep my mind busy with all that has been happening
with my Mum. 

This LO I have created for the challenge at Berry71bleu  
and I had so much fun doing it. Mixed media, an area I 
have just started to dabble in and find it a lot of fun. I still
like my other work so much, but to do mixed media as well
is exciting to do.

I also combined it with the challenge at Scrap Friends
Challenge #22 is a color one and it also went perfect with
what I had planed for the photo of my girlfriend Mel's two 
children Jack and Meghan.

This is my take of the two challenges. I hope you like it.

I have done the journal on the back of the LO. The chippies are
all from Scraptopia. It is also my DT layout for Kylie at Scraptopia.
Title, lighthouse, anchor, shells, seagull, sea animals, they are all 
from Kylie.

Due to all the different things that I have used on the LO and how 
I have mixed them them together I thought it might be easier if I 
just list them all.The patterned paper (which is the plain blue) is by
American Crafters.

Stencil - TCW Mini Tile
Modelling Paste
Impasto Gel Medium
Copic Pens
Blue Flakes
Mica Flakes
Cotton Twine

American Crafters - POP Micro-beads (Wave and white)
Weipa Calcined Bauxite
Lang Lang 3mm Sand
Netting Strips

Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Frayed Burlap
                                      Peeled Paint
                                            Aged Mahogany
                                     Walnut Stain
                                   Fired Brick

I hope you like my LO and please let me know what you think.
All your comments mean so much to me. If you get a chance hop
over to Berry71bleu and also Scrap Friends and join in the fun 
like I did. Both are great challenges whether you combine them 
or do them individually.


  1. Great mixed media layout Brenda! Love all the chipboard and textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry 71Bleu!!

  2. awesome! loving all the texture and the definition to the shells is stunning

  3. Awesome details and I'm in Love with this LO!
    Sue Ann :)

  4. A wonderful layout. Love all your beach/sea themed details and those mica flakes look fabulous! Wonderful texture and layers..and what a tender photo! Thank you for joining us at ScrapFriends.

  5. Such a gorgeous page! The photo is beautiful and your page has many gorgeous textures and details! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71bleu!!

  6. You have created wonderful extension of the photo at the background! Thank you for playing with us at Berry71Bleu.

  7. What great beach theme! Love the texture!Thank you for sharing with us at berry71bleu!

  8. Stunning page Brenda and love the little beach scene that you created! Gorgeous textures! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)