Saturday, 14 March 2015

Wedding canvas and pocket page Scrapbooking - Melinda Sweetman

Hi there!! Melinda here with you today sharing 3 different projects for the month! 2 PL style and the 3rd is a canvas I made as a gift :)

Here is my 1st layout for the month

As the "title" of the page suggests this is our final page for our 2014 Project Life album. Pretty simple but that was how we spent New Year's Eve and I thought a simple, yet effective "end" to the album fitted perfectly!

My little family and I headed away from home on the 27th December for a much needed mini holiday in the beautiful Margaret River, approx 4 hours from home. Wine, cheese, the beach and a beautiful little "home" for the 6 days we were away. We spent NYE in our little cabin. The boys went to bed around their normal bedtime and hubby and I enjoyed a local bottle of rose along with some local cheese and crackers. This photo was taken from our porch while we enjoyed the quiet and each others company.

A close up on the embellies on the title card - an arrow from Heart Arrows #1 and numbers from Mini Number Set that I have spritzed with pink and mustard colour shine by Heidi Swapp. After that was all dried I did a little bit of stamping with a watermelon colour inkpad. Somehow that "permanent" ink didn't stay where it was put when I applied the clear varish but I am happy with the effect it has given! I stuck those pieces down to the 6" x 4" transparency and added 3 sequins and voila, a closing page for our 2014 album!

Oh, and if you love the idea of big photos in your PL I highly recommend popping over here to see the tutorial that I used to learn how to crop my pics in PSE the quick and easy (and cheap!!) way!!  

Onto my 2nd project for the month!

This is an 8" x 10" canvas that I created for a family friend that I have known since childhood. After all we grew up next door to each other!!

As usual I used my copics to colour up this gorgeous stamp "You and Me" from Tiddly Inks. This is the 2nd time I have coloured up this cute couple and I had a heap of fun testing out all my "new found" colouring skills!

I have used the "no lines" technique here and the colours I used are as follows
Skin tones on both: E000, E00, E21, E11 and E04 R20 for blush
Hair: E21, E25 and E29
Dress: C0, C1, C3 and C5 Also I have used the clear wink of stellar marker all over the dress
Hair: E71, E73, E75 and E79
Suit: W1 W3, W5, W7, W9
Shoes: C3, C5, C7, C9 and a white molotow marker

A close up of the chippy I used. String of Hearts Frame Set and again the Mini ABC Set Uppercase. I originally had all the chippy sprayed with the seafoam colour shine spray but it all blended a bit too much together so I sprayed straight over the top of the alphas with the primrose colour. I was so impressed by how well the chippy pieces took the extra layer of colour and am very happy with how they turned out!

And just another close up!! I had so much fun stepping out of my comfort zone for this project and super happy how it turned out! Even better, the bride loved it!! Winning!!

Onto my last project for this month. Another spread in our PL album. Again this is still our 2014 album (yep, I did the end page before the album was completed!!) and I have used a "panoramic" page protector design in Design A which looks something like this. 

I have photographed my spread all the way open, both front and back but as you can see, the right side (when looking at the front!) folds back over so it fits perfectly into a standard 12" x 12" album!

That is both the front and back of the page. As you can probably work out I have documented the 2014 part of our mini holiday. We returned home on 2nd January 2015 and the few photos from those days are included in our 2015 album.

I used a disk from Word Disks #1 which I have coloured with citron colour shine spray and then coated with clear varnish. Which I have done with all the pieces on this spread.

On this card I have used the citron and teal colour shines together for an ombre greeny to teal colour. I have used Mini Words #1, again the Mini ABC Set and the Teeny Tiny ABC Set.

Here I have used the Mini Mason Jars which I painted white and coloured the lid silver with a silver sharpie marker. I then cut out the glass shape from vellum to give the "right" sort of look to the glass. Used my Copic multi liner to add in the lines, added the enamel heart sticker and stuck it to my card. No varnish here ;)

The cheeky from Word Pack #6 which again I have used both the citron and teal colour shines on.

One of my favourite things about PL is I can just run with the photos I have. Yep, my big little guy has his eyes closed but that is ok. That is how it happened. The lighting is pretty terrible but again, we were in a cave so yep, that's how it happened! I have used the word memories from the Mini Words #1 pack and again, citron and teal colour shined!

Here I have used an arrow from the Love This, Love That Arrows pack and yep, you guessed it teal and citron colour shine again.

A pebble from the Page Pebbles #8 set. Colour shine, yep! Then I again used my copic multi liner to trace the words again to make them pop and then varnish over the top of the whole thing.

Last but not least another word from the Mini Words #1 pack, colour shined and varnished!

Make sure you take a look at the challenge for this month using this gorgeous inspiration board - you could win a $100 Dusty Attic voucher !!

And, as always, thank you for stopping by and please drop by my blog and leave some love if you get the chance!! After all this post will be lucky 100!!



  1. your projects using Dusty Attic!! Must be so much fun to create using Dusty Attic!! Have a blessed weekend!!
    ~ Mary ~ Abbygirl ~

  2. What a fabulous range of work Melinda! I love that large pic divided up across the PL page!

  3. Your work is just gorgeous and you make a PL Album look so easy to do , I just love all those chippy bits x