Friday, 29 July 2011
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Monday, 25 July 2011
My entry for this week's colour room is a flashback to my childhood...in the 1960s.The biggest show on TV for kids to watch was Skippy .Dad took us to Waratah Park to visit Skippy and the other native animals.
I've used an alpha set that I won at a retreat plus a scrapmatts door.The brown background was lightly misted with candy apple by tattered angels then put through the cuttlebug for texture.I've cut DCMV paper to form a rustic frame around the photo.The pale pink spotted paper is 3 bugs in a rug and the bright pink is a textured paper. I dyed the old doiley offcut overnight with some red fabric to achieve the pale pink colouring.My flower is velvety.
Sunday, 24 July 2011
I've been mucking about with scraps of paper resulting in a mosaic page.I used green square letters as my title then punched butterflies a ribbon rosette and celtic chipboard(Twiddlybits) as it went with the theme.That tiny speck on the hill is me!
Saturday, 23 July 2011
At the recent SFS retreat Peta's daughter offered hand massages to help raise money for Red nose day.It was very relaxing to soothe your hands just before bed after a long day of scrapping.
I chose apricot shades to match the hands on this layout and neutral coloured crochet flowers.I finished it with a felt branch.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
It is based on Shannon Noll's song "Shine". I used lots of leftovers on this.The black grid is from the mini lettering after using the letters,the buttons are from an old dressing gown,the chipboard tree was using up left over paint and the photos are offcuts too.It traces Eica from ages 17 to 21-a time of blossoming into adulthood.
Sunday, 17 July 2011
THe "Duomo viewing" I've made for inspired blueprints but I'm unable to upload on there thanks to blogger being a pain in the trousers!
They are all photos I took in Florence.
As soon as I saw the new sketch on Stuck?! sketches I was inspired to do this layout.I've had the flower transparency for quite a while and knew it would suit this.I had fun with various ppunches creating the butterflies and flowers from co-ordinating scraps.The photo was taken of Erica as we approached Capri..aaah the memories this evokes.
Saturday, 16 July 2011
"How to Park in Paris" was made using two papers from DCWV from Big W.I've also added an altered card I received in a swap about 4 years ago from Rebecca on ascrappersgarden.blogspot.au .As well, the scrapmatts corset went with Paris and the word squeez shows my wacky sense of humour.It doesn't show up very well but the striped ribbon was pleated first.
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
This deer was so cautious it took me a long while to convince it to eat from my hand, but my patience paid off.They're gorgeous animals!
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
This was my great grandmother who I knew until I was 8 as Louisa was 96 when she died.I used scrapmatts floral branch and the word life on this layout as well as the Belle Fleur carnations that I won on Artastic last month...they're gorgeous.I had great fun creating this and moving around the layers until it looked just right.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Here's my entry for this month's Artastic challenge.I was inspired by one of the sayings on the Cosmo cricket matting paper.It became my title.The challenge required a black and white photo but I considered this one fairly neutral,plus I saw that some of the design team have used coloured photos.I've stippled the zigzag trims at the side of the mat with red paint and used glimmer mist on the canvas flowers.The twiddlybits chipboard has been painted with gesso to give an uneven finish and the hat and gloves were hand drawn.The crochet circles were also made by me.This layout has taken a bit of time but it is worth it I think.