Scrapshots - Archive for February 2015

Scrap Africa Challenge 45: Die-Cuts Delight

Our current challenge at Scrap Africa is to use die-cuts and show off how creative we can get with them.

I created a layout featuring my gorgeous cousin in a photograph I took of her as a bridesmaid at her sister's wedding.


The steampunk frame (cut in half and used on opposite corners of the photo) is from Creative Embellishments. I started off with 2 base coats of white dabber, followed by Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and ended off with a layer of Distress Crackle in Tarnished Brass.


The wings, also from Creative Embellishments, also received 2 base coats of white dabber, followed by white spray paint and white opal Liquid Pearls. The tips were treated with Finnabair's Glass Glitter in Sterling.


The hexagon in the upper left corner was cut out from a 12“ x 12” sheet by Celebr8. I coated it with 2 layers of gesso, followed by several layers of Lindy's Stamp Gang mist in various colours.


Some more close-ups.



Come on, show us how creative you can be with your die-cuts. They can be store bought or cut with your favourite die cutting machine.


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Scrap Africa Sketch #44: Forever

Oh how I loved playing with this sketch! Denise van Deventer has really outdone herself with this one!


I used papers and elements from the Kaisercraft Key to My Heart collection and enjoyed combining the romantic look with some grungy stamps.



The heart was drawn with a Sew Stamper.


I realised afterwards that the barbed wire stamp around the title might be a bit creepy. I love you forever... (and ever and ever and will do anything and everything to keep you from ever leaving me...)
Lol! But my sense of humour has always been slightly evil so I guess it suits me.


This little cluster contains a brooch that used to belong to my mom. She is always passing on little trinkets for me to use in scrapbooking.


And finally, the gorgeous sketch.


Please join our challenge and check out the rest of the amazing DT's work here.

Happy creating!


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