Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kaisercraft Sketch

I was browsing the web and discovered that on the Kaisercraft blog they have a sketch each Saturday based on some of the designs from the ideas magazine. This is my adaptation of the sketch #4. The original layout was a very pretty "girly" one and I have made it more natural looking using the Hunt and Gather papers to suit my photo of a close encounter in the Flinders Ranges last week. All the papers used are from the Hunt and Gather range,the 2 background pieces, side strips, (love how the piece you would normally throw away now has a pattern on the back that makes great strips,) and the blue mat which has been corner rounded. The concertina flowers have been cut from the same range using the Tim Holtz die. The lace and paper flowers are also from Kaisercraft. Swirls and leaves cut with Magnolia dies. The title is cut from one of the Hunt and Gather sheets and reads,
"Discoveries are often made by going off the main road." I've cut up part of the quote and inked the pieces before sticking down. I've tucked a tag in behind the photo to add some journalling on later about how the big red and I came to be eye to eye! I've crimped and sanded some cardstock in place of the scallops etc in the original layout. These pieces remind me of the wonderful colours in the landscape up there and the corrugated iron tanks and buildings.
(Unfortunately it seems the camera wasn't very straight which makes the photo look a bit wonky on the edges but it is quite square IRL.)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

New Challenge-Distress your Edges

Hi, I am posting my final challenge as a temproary design team member at Creatalicious. It has been a fun and interesting 6 months. Keep an eye out on the site for a DT call soon. This month we are asked to distress our edges which wasn't hard for me as I love to tear, sand and ink edges in scrapbooking anyway. I've used the pretty Kaisercraft papers "Bonjour" 6x6 pad, cardstock was Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, and the stamps are Mini Magnolias coloured with Copics. All the paper edges were distressed and inked and I've used a scrap under a torn opening at the top. The butterflies are fussy cut from the paper and the tiny butterfly on the window is from a Martha Stewart punch. Leaves (MS punch) are from a scrap of the green spotty paper.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Reborn Jeremiah

I have taken up reborning dolls again. While my earlier ones are "for keeps" I love doing this so much I have decided to make dolls for sale. "Jeremiah" is from a kit by Adrie Stoete and he has a lovely peaches and cream complexion with soulful blue eyes and wispy white blonde hair. He will be listed on ebay in about 10 days time after I return from a break in the Flinders Ranges.