Thursday, June 22, 2017

Awesome

I was delighted to be asked to be the 15th June guest designer for Stuck!? Sketches. This was a sketch challenge. I love this photo of my daughter and grand-daughter after an afternoon swimming at Lake Hume. 
Awesome
I hope you have enjoyed my version of the challenge.
 Cheers and happy scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

123 Challenge June.

This month the challenge for 123 Challenge blog is White, Love and bling. I have created a page using the Scrapberries, Cherished Jewels Collection and then added the white accents and bling. I think that this is my new favourite page. Pop over to their blog and check out how the other design team members interpreted the challenge and then Try the challenge yourself.
Love
Cheers and Happy scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Kaisercraft May Challenge

I was browsing through the Kaisercraft blog when I found their challenge for May. The challenge was a Kaiser Bingo. Choose the letter and match with something that to use on the page. I used P for paper, D for die and F for flower. In my stash I had the Kaisercraft paper range Cottage Rose which suited a pretty photo that I had of Chloe eating a cupcake that she had helped make and decorate. I spritzed  the backgound after I had flicked the page with water. This created a water mark effect. Then I used a Kaisercraft script stamp and over stamped the spritzing. Just a simple background but enough to give  a nice segue for the papers from the Cottage Rose collection that I had distressed and inked. The Kaiser die...lattice gave an interesting feature  to blend in with the photo and papers. A flag banner and some bling and flowers completed the page.
Kaisercraft April Challenge
And just a feature of a section of the page.  
Kaisercraft April Challenge
I hope you have enjoyed my page. Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Enjoy the Little Things

  I just loved the colour pallette and the sketch this month at D-lish Scraps. I have had this photo for a while and I have been waiting for something special to do with it.  This challenge was perfect and I love the way it has turned out.    
Enjoy The Little Things.
 
Thank you for taking the time to look at my page.
Cheers and Happy Scrapping. Heather Bensley
 

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.