Saturday, May 20, 2017

That's My Boy

This weekend I am at a wonderful scrapbook retreat in the gorgeous town of Bright in North East Victoria.Vibrant autumn colours, mist on the mountains and a nip in the air. What a wonderful ambience for scrapbooking. The team at Stuck!Sketches have challenged us with a great sketch for the May 15 challenge. I chose a lovely summery happy snap of Noah and used the Cocoa Vanilla You Rock collection.
That's My Boy
Thanks for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Together we are Awesome

This month the challenge at White With 1 is to use deepest black. I decided on the old addage ....less is more. So I chose a couple of Kaisercraft dies that were a bit interesting and used the Kaisercraft black glitter card stock. To soften the background I spritzed and then stamped over the top. That was the basis of my page. The with the addition of a flower, some berries and twine it all came together. I mounted the photo with a very fine blue border and then double mounted with the black glitter cardstock. I was happy with the result because the photo still remains the hero of the page.
Together we are Awesome
Happy scrapping and thank you for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers. Heather Bensley

Friday, May 12, 2017

I Am Still Writing My Story!

OMG! I am suffering through my first winter flu for the season. But the good side to it is that it should be done and dusted by the next weekend. Then I can kick up my heels at the Scrapbookit retreat in Bright. What a beautiful area in the Autumn. The colours of the foliage are splendid and a sight to behold. The Scrapbookit challenge for May is reflective of the season and is very colourful.The challenge was to include a photo of yourself.I would much rather be behind the camera than in front of it. Add little bit of mixed media ( which I am not good at) and some prompts. I chose the I am prompt and added to it.......I am not finished my story yet. For my mixed media I sprinkled my page with water and then spritzed it and added some stamping. I then added a lot of cut outs and words and as for the bike.....well I just thought it looked cute.
My Story
 Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and happy scrapping. Heather Bensley.  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Family

The challenge at 123 Challenge blog for May was the colour Teal,the word family and some stencilling. For this I chose a photo of Christie and Pete with Fletcher just before the arrival of Milla. The colour teal was easy to work with and I put just a touch of pink on the page for Milla. Pop over to the 123 challenge page to see how the rest of the design team interpreted the challlenge.
Family
Happy Scrapping and thank you for taking the time to look at my page.
Cheers. Heather Bensley
 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Us

 My one and only challenge this month is for the Stuck! Sketches challenge. I was taken by the sketch and chose some papers whose colour had really taken my eye. It is fabscraps tropical jungle and tropical flowers. The photo is Noah and Chloe gathering flowers to make a fairy circle on the lawn.(It must have worked because the fairies left them a lollypop each during the night!) Oh to be young and an innocent believer.  
Us
Happy Scrapping. HeatherBensley.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Busy Bee

What an inspiration it is to have a late night Scrapping session with a like minded friend. The challenge that I chose was Scrapbookit's March challenge All About Boys. When I started my Scrapbooking journey it was all about girls because for the first eight years There was no grandson on the horizon. It took me a while to learn how to use the boy side of my brain and to also build up a boy related stash. The photo's that I have used are of Noah in the garden. Anything to do with water or has wheels attached and he is a very busy little boy. These photo's incorporate both. I used as my starting point paper from the Bella Rosa Collection pack from Bo Bunny and then added bits and pieces to make it a bit busy like him.  
Busy Bee
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Fun

The challenge for this month for the 123 Challenge Blog was Brown, Borders and the word Fun. To create an interesting depth with the colour brown I have used four different shades  and then added just a hint of aqua. Using three different border punches I then layered them length ways on the page alternating all the different papers and borders that I had chosen.  Using the same papers I then triple matted the photo. The photo was a fun photo taken of Chloe and Noah tickling Lily as we were trying to set up a photo of the three. The two littlest thought that it was great fun. I then added some flowers and twine and some bling scattered around the photo. To finish the page I then randomly border punched a few spots and mounted the page on the brown cardstock. The word fun was a plywood cut out that I inked and then glossed.
Fun.
If you enjoyed my page take the time to pop over to the 123 Challenge Blog to see what the rest of the design team have created and maybe do the challenge yourself.
 
Cheers and Happy Scrapping 
Heather Bensley.