Sunday, March 2, 2014

March challenges and another announcement!

Hi everyone!
Can you believe it is March already?!  February always flies past way too quickly!
So, the start of a new month means a plethora of new scrappy challenges to check out.  Here are the ones I'm lucky enough to be part of bringing you each month:
Being March, we've gone with all things green in honour of St Patrick's Day, and we've come up with a mood board chock-a-block with lots of bits and pieces to inspire you:
inspo board
I took inspiration from the colours and the paint brush and crayons.  I wanted to create a really arty, textured background and did that using Impasto and Gelatos and Glimmermists.  I also used up some odd alphabet stickers that I can't use to create words with anymore to add a little more dimension.  My handmade embellies are the flat paper flowers; I stamped some with Staz On, and coloured the others with Gelatos.  I also coloured the flourishes with Gelatos, as they were raw.
Can't wait to see how this board inspires YOU!
At AFSC this month, our first challenge for you is a prompt challenge:

Scrap or art journal about a favourite song in from your teens.  You can scrap some of the lyrics, or the title, or a photo of the band …
One of my favourite songs in my teens was "Always" by Bon Jovi.  I don't know what it is about the song, but I still love to listen to it and sing along to it these days :)
So I found a nice photo of JBJ and used that to create this layout:

I created a grungy background using Gelatos and a stencil, plus Glimmermist and stamping and journaled some of the lyrics around the outside edge of the page.
I look forward to seeing a range of pages and songs in the gallery over the next few weeks :)
And finally, I can announce, I am fortunate to be on the Autumn Design Team at D-Lish Scraps!  I'm blessed to be working with a wonderful team of talented ladies.  Click on the link above to check out who they are ;)
Our Tropical Twist mood board this month is bright and cheery and so much fun:
So many different elements to consider!!
Here is my sample page and some close ups:

The chipboard stars and birds, jewelled flower, tassle, chevron flair and resin rose are all from the D-lish Scraps store.  Go and check it out - I know Amanda has busily been stocking up with some gorgeous new products!!
I hope to see you join in with the challenges this month - there is so much to be inspired by and get you scrapping your precious memories!
Thanks for looking. Warmest wishes, Catie xo


  1. Gosh all beautiful layouts. Got to love Bon Jovi :)

    1. Thanks Mary :) Yes, Bon Jovi were certainly it and a bit back then ;)

  2. These look wonderful, and well done on your DT for delish.. have fun!

  3. Gosh, where to start...all gorgeous layouts & huge congrats on joining the D-lish team. Such a gorgeous mood board & I love your take on it. Bon Jovi was simply delish ;) loved him & his songs too.


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