Friday, 1 May 2015

South Africa memories

A new challenge starts today at Country View Crafts and the theme is 'Something Scenic'. I decided to use some photographs from my visit to South Africa earlier in the year to do a little scrapbooking. I am still a novice at this and I admit this page took me ages!

I started by dry brushing with gesso and adding texture paste to my page and splattering some paint around.  I added some framework die cuts which I coloured to match the other paint. I painted some cheesecloth to match the background page and added some Golden glass bead gel and some little odd shaped beads. The beads were red so I spent ages painting them white!

My 2015 lettering is made from air dry clay and then painted. I added some secret journalling on a tag ( as my handwriting is so dreadful, I didn't want it on show).

The photograph is of me and was taken by Kevin, my friend's son, who I went to see a wonderful sunset with one evening. I have another page to share later in the month. 
Thanks for stopping by today.


  1. Terrific idea to use the photographs and surround it with such beauty

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. What a beautiful creation, Nikki! Love all the details there! I am a big fan of your art!
    Branka xxx

  3. I think scrapbooking is hard but yours is brilliant Nikki. Love the blues and your photo is so dramatic,10 out of 10 ;)
    Have a fab weekend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Gorgeous Nikki! I love the dreamy beach colours and the cheesecloth adds great outdoorsie texture! Those little stone beads are so perfect for your theme, wonderful details!! hugs :)

  5. What a great idea to scrapbook the scene and make the photo part of the page - this is a beautiful page Nikki! I love beachy themes!!
    Georgie xx

  6. Wow Nikki, what a great page! Stunning background for that beautiful photo, - such a great way to preserve those memories!

  7. Hello Nikki,
    I love your design on the page, it is not too much that it takes away from your photo.

  8. A beautiful way to capture those memories. Jenny x

  9. A stunner of a page Nikki! I love all the wonderful textures and the fabulous turquoise background is just the perfect foil for the wonderful photograph. Jennie x

  10. This is fabulous! Your colour choice is perfect for the photo and I love the way you added those gorgeous textures! Chrisx

  11. love all the layers in your delicate piece x

  12. Beautiful scrapbook page Nikki showcasing that wonderful South African sunset. Love the addition of the cheesecloth and the beads and tucking the journaling tag behind the picture was a great idea!

  13. Oh, how lovely - the colours here are wonderful, and I love the beads and bead gel caught in the cheesecloth nets and adding a wonderful touch of shimmer.
    Alison xx


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