Thursday, 30 October 2014

October Sketch at Rainbow Splendour! Take #2

So I took Chloe's awesome sketch.... and rotated it 90 degrees.... like this:

This simple rotation allowed me to create a whole new page design.... This is such an easy way to make one sketch be used over and over! flip, rotate, reverse... easy!

Here is my page and some close ups!

I gesso'd and gelato'd and stamped the background.... It does have a yellow paper at the base, which is really hard to photograph - I need a lesson! But I really like sticking my messy white backgrounds onto another piece of paper or cardstock - firstly because it is a nice frame for the page, but also because it helps the page lay flat, rather than warping from the paint and water.

I used one of the new Rainbow Splendour layered triangles, and a go-to-Rainbow Splendour leaf!

Thanks for looking....!!!



Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Rainbow Splendour on my page for ONCE UPON A SKETCH

I liked this month's sketch and prompt at Once Upon a Sketch...

The challenge also asked you to journal about the "girl" in your life.... I took a different tack - choosing to address myself as a girl! I found this old photo of myself looking so happy and decided it was a perfect time to remind myself to embrace happiness!


 Gesso background with stamping to create texture. Mist plus water for washed effect. More stamping and mist splatters to finish the background.

Journalling: Message to myself!
And the red chevron Rainbow Splendour bow was a perfect match to the colours on this page.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, 27 October 2014

October Sketch at Rainbow Splendour! Take #1

Hi everyone,

Well we were all a bit excited when Chloe designed us this sketch this month:

A wonderful sketch to inspire and of course, showcase Rainbow Splendour goodies!

Here is my page and some close ups!

Gorgeous photo of my dear dog Lulu, getting big hugs from my 2 rowdy cuddly youngest daughters!

Love the Rainbow Splendour pretty pins, nestled amongst Rainbow Splendour feathers and leaves.

The foam and sequins came from one of the BOY sprinkle packs in last months RS sale (plus I have HEAPS more left!).... and good news - Chloe has made more for our next sale! yay!
Thanks for looking today and supporting Rainbow Splendour. Hope the sketch and our pages inspire you to sit at your desk and create today!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Rainbow Splendour on my SUYS page this month!

Hi again,

There is a fab challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff this month... Do go and check it out as I am on the Design Team with some super awesome creative gals!

This month Chloe designed us this sketch:
(plus you need to ADD a handmade item {OF COURSE, I added Rainbow Splendour!!})

And here is the page I came up with...:

I used a stamp and Prima ink to create the bottom triangle, along with some splats and random pink inking used Tim Holtz Distress Stain.

Layers of paper, tags and transparency behind the photo.
Finished with a few bits, including my Handmade items: Rainbow Splendour felt heart and pretty pin AND A Piece of Cake Design flairs.

It's not too late to join the sketch challenge at SUYS this month!


Saturday, 25 October 2014

Last Months Catch up for Rainbow Splendour

Hi Rikki here with just a little catch up, its something I like to do from time to time. So I have something nice and bright for you today, this was created for last months Top 50 Cyber crop name challenge. 

  Dont be afraid of pattern why dont you add the mixed fabric Rainbow Splendour Bow?

So thats a wrap for me this month, now to wait for the sale to top up my stash of Rainbow Splendour embellishments, cant wait to see what there will be.

Till net time have a creative day.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Love is ......

Hi Rikki here today with another little share, and showing you another take on the gorgeous sketch created by Chloe for the team, and if your inspired by this why dont your share your creations with us either in the comments or on the Rainbow Splendour Facebook page.

I love the Rainbow Splendour Pinwheels especially the two tone ones, the size is so perfect for your page.

And dont forget to team it with what else of course, a Rainbow Splendour bow, we will be having a sale soon so make sure you add these to your list.

Till next time, have a creative day.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Mojo Creating with Rainbow Splendour

Wow how the time flies..... running out of the month fast... Have you ever felt like that? Rikki here with a fabulous time saving mojo creating sketch that the design team have been using to get us through the month and to help create with time against us. So this month you will see us use this sketch in different ways.

Love the hot ink Rainbow Splendour bows at the moment, it works so well with a pop of gold.

Dont forget to grab a RBS Pretty Pins on the next sale, its a prefect little thing for your page and works great with Project life cards.

Till next share have a Creative Day. 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

BOWS and more BOWS!

Bows! I love bows!  And they seem quite popular each sale, so maybe there's some other people out there who love them too :D

As many of you might already know, I'm on the Flourish With A Bling DT.  This month, we have a CELEBRATION challenge theme!  Pop over HERE to find out the details.

This is my sample page using lots of FWAB and of course, a Rainbow Splendour blue stripy BOW!

Love the stripes ... gives the page a fun look!  I popped a birthday flair on top of the button ...

Then, another page for another DT I'm a part of.  This time for Scrapbooking Top 50 which is a challenge site.   This month, we have a Mood Board challenge ... check it out HERE ...

this is my sample page:

I've used a fabric/felt bow here ....

Isn't it cute!?! 

I'm currently creating NEW products so hope to have a sale SOON!  Stay tuned :)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Vellum bows - by Chloe

Have you seen the October Show Us Your Stuff challenge?  It's a sketch this month (designed by me!  yay!)

Here is my sample page ...

I loved trying a different type of sketch ... although you'll notice I couldn't get the title to work on the diagonal!   Ooops!! LOL ... who put it there anyway?!?! :P

I've used some RAINBOW SPLENDOUR on my page as one of my handmade items ...

Close-up of the Rainbow Splendour VELLUM BOW (available next sale!!)  .... better hurry up and make some!!! LOL

 Hope you can play along this month at SUYS and maybe use your Rainbow Splendour stash!!  make sure you share if you do!!

Monday, 6 October 2014

More inspiration from our Guest Designer


Our Sept/Oct Guest Designer is Judith Armstrong and she has another gorgeous page to share with us.  She has gone with a boy theme this time and doesn't it just look fabulous!!


She has used a photo corner, heart clip ...

and a Rainbow Splendour fabric/felt pinwheel from our last sale ...

A massive thank you, Judith!  Your style is perfect for our Rainbow Splendour goodies and we've loved having your inspiration :) :)

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Bright page alert!!!!!

So a mad flurry of blog posts from me this week... I have been creating up a storm! Helped by the fact that I went to the Scrapbook Delights retreat in Tahmoor a couple of weeks ago. Loads of inspiration and fun and creating!

I was incredibly lucky to do a class with the super-fabulous Lisa Oxley...
Came home inspired and this is my first layout with some new super-bright techniques up my sleeve.
And truth is, my daughters got out on the front lawn spraying these colours and water on the backgrounds we did - they loved it!

And the layout was finished with RS glitter leaves and a pretty pin! Love it!
So bright and beautiful!!!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014


Oooooo... love NEW things.... Can't wait until Chloe has these available in the next sale (cos I want to buy more!)

Check out these divine VELLUM bows!

They are amazing, right?
I know we are all looking forward to the next RS sale!