Pinks and plums and sage green, the colours of vineyards and rich soil and the state floral emblem, the Sturt Desert Pea. South Australia is a little feminine, a little earthy and can even be a little Christmas.
Stunning talent on today's post we have to thank Janine King, Dianna Sullivan, Kathie Link, Carole Janson, and Lee Woodside.
Cheryl mixed and matched the stripes and patterns of the South Australia range to create this cool layout about her boys rugby obsession. The very linear look is softened by the wildflowers and flourishes of the paper, and the curve of the cherryArte chipboard title leads the eye into the photos. And the 'footy fever' rubon from the Vic range was just too perfect not to use.
The Adelaide Zoo was the theme of this layout, and Steph used the gorgeous range of Adelaide Inspired Patterned Papers to showcase her photograph. Steph mainly hand cut the leaves and background of the piece and cut a scalloped edge from the 2nd side of one of the papers to add interest to the photograph.
Lee Woodside: This layout features paper from "SA stripe" and "Around Adelaide". Once again the edges of the layout, title and photos were drybrushed with white acrylic paint. Photos: Kate Mason
Lee Woodside: I loved the back of the "Around Adelaide" paper so much but after cutting it down to use the other side didn't quite have enough to make my layout. So I improvised and cut a strip from the other side that I had left over and featured more polka dots. Whilst this strip featured words across them you can't really see it in the layout as I have brushed white paint along the edges of the layout. A great way to use those off cuts. Photos: Kate Mason
Lee Woodside: I love to cut up patterned papers especially those that contain great design features. This layout features elements from the "Fine Wine" paper as well as the title from "SA Titles". The papers are backed onto Kraft cardstock a great foundation for these papers. I mixed together red and black paint to give a similar colour that features in these papers. I dry brushed around the edges of the layout, the title and throughout the layout as well.
Lee Woodside: This layout features papers from "Retail Therapy" and "Sturt Desert Pea". The words and pictures were just what I needed to feature a fun weekend away. I cut down the titles a bit and only featured some of the words. The edges of the layout have been sanded as well as the edges of the title piece.
Carole Janson: I used the SA Products for this layout (papers and rubons), and just had fun cutting out different parts of the papers and added and layering them to the layout, I also scalloped strips of pattern paper.
I also used dimensional magic for highlights the wine in the glass, and kindy-glitzed the flourishes to bring out the flourishes in the background patterned paper.
Dianna Sullivan: I enjoyed creating this layout using the South Australia range, even though the colours were not what I usually use. I loved that I could use the words that were on one of the pages as strips on my layout and they fitted completely in line with my recent holiday to Tahiti. The Tourist title was fun to make. I used one of the larger South Australia titles and covered the circular part with a journaling stamp and which went nicely with the overall theme I wanted to create.
Dianna Sullivan: Enjoyed doing this layout as the SA papers went beautifully with my photos and cardstock. I used some of the SA title papers and cut and placed behind the main patterned paper on my page. Used Heidi Swapp chipboard Alphas for the title and traced a cherryArte chipboard flower with the patterned paper and finished by using the flourish from the South Australia Been There Done That rubons as a stem for my flower.
Diana Sullivan: The title "nightlife" seemed to go so well with the story behind this photo. On a recent holiday to Tahiti my daughter Arwen got locked in the toilet on our very first night there and it took us more than two hours to get her out. She was so upset and it was NZtime about midnight, this photo was her sleeping after all that drama. I used the paper with the grape vine on because it reminded me of the gorgeous duvet covers that they had in Tahiti with the leaf designs on and I used some BasicGrey patterned paper to cut the leaf fronds around the layout.
Kathie Link: Since having Jamie I don't have the time to go jogging and I really miss it. Creating this layout is about as close as I'll get for the moment, although it didn't burn half as many calories!
Janine King: With school holidays approaching rapidly, I have got some fun activities for you to complete with your children. Other than your regular scrapping supplies, you may need to stop off at a craft shop to get a few extra goodies- goggle eyes, mini pom poms, glitter pipe cleaners and bells. A quick stop at the supermarket for candy canes and lollipops may also be needed.
(Note: If you would like to complete any of these projects, Janine has kindly provided templates. Leave a comment and we can email them to you.)
The peg reindeer is very cute and easy to put together. Simply pull three wooden pegs apart, re-glue and decorate as shown. Great gifts for the kids to make for the grandparents!
The candy cane mouse is a hit with my kids- again easy to make and great for little gifts for friends. Simply cut out (using the template) and assemble as shown. The candy cane becomes the mouse’s tail.
A little more work is involved with the bead footed reindeer. Cut out using the paper template and assemble. I have used ribbon from my stash as the reindeer’s legs however you could use raffia, string or wool. The beads could be replaced with bells if you wish. The holly I have used to decorate the reindeer with is simply torn from scrap paper.
The lollipop reindeer is a favourite with my girls. Use the template and cut out the paper. Use a punch or circle cutter to add the circle, add the lollipop and decorate. These would be great for an end-of-year school party.
This paper bauble is made with left over paper. I used decorative scissors to add interest. I have cut five 12” strips and formed a bauble shape. If you look closely inside I have added bells while adding the hanging thread.
Adults- your turn. J - Although kids could make these, I don’t recommend then drinking the wine- LOL!!! I made the wine glass name card using my circle cutter. I have cut one circle and then the other off centre. There is a slit at the back to allow the circle to be placed around the stem of the wine glass. I have decorated and added the required person’s name. This would be great to use as a table placement card as well as a wine glass identifier.
I have covered this pre bought wooden Christmas tree with the gorgeous ‘Been There, Done That’ papers and decorated. Really the kids could complete this project too, however they may need a little help covering the wooden pieces.
Chris created these stylish cards by combining the SA range of papers and rub-ons with Crate Paper sentiment rub-ons and a deluxe designs chipboard plaque.