Thursday, November 24, 2011
I'm trying to get back to more scrapping by entering some challenges and saw this challenge at StampAmemory for a double layout. As that is mostly what I do I've chosen some photo's I took at Seaworld in the middle of this year. Like the weather on the Gold Coast when we were there it was a bit overcast when I took the photo's. The cardstock is white Bazzill, the paper is retired Stampin Up Petals and Paisleys. It was perfect as it has the sea colours I was after and also a pop of yellow to pick up the bear's toy. I've used Kaisercraft flowers layered with pearl centres. I've also used some vellum with a lovely glitter spot on it, adhered it to cardstock and cut the edges to resemble snow. I've then used some glitzy Flower Soft on the edges. To make the embellishment I stamped the SU polar bear (from a current set-Zoo Review) onto Whisper White card and then using Heat and Stick powder added some superfine glitter. I learnt this technique from Kay (see link at right) and it gave me just the look I wanted. I've also used Kaisercraft Droplets to mimic water splashes. On the background I've stamped the snowflake/star from the SU Season of Joy stamp set.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I love sketches for scrapbooking and have a number of favourite sites. One of the blogs I have recently discovered is Once-Upon-a-Sketch and they have a wonderful promotion at the moment. As well as challenges using some great sketches (and journalling prompts) they are having a draw for the above Melissa Frances goodies. I hope to have a layout for their latest challenge up by the deadline-fingers crossed as I have a busy week coming up!
Our most recent atc challenge was to make an atc-all about me. I chose to use a photo of myself at 2 y.o. I printed it on SU white cardstock-coloured it with markers and then fussy cut. Fairy wings were punched from the Blossoms Petal Punch (SU) and then glitzed. The background paper and stamp are Stampin Up. I used paint to age the background and distressed it. The dress pattern paper was from a Kaisercraft "Vintage" pad. Martha Stewart border punch and flowers from my stash were added. The lady bird was from Papermania Hanoverian collection. Each of the items has a special memory for me growing up and it was all layerd on cream cardstock.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I was fortunate recently to attend a workshop by Prima educator Ingvild Bolme. While this layout has been done by many of us at her workshops each one will have the individual touch of their maker on it. Here is my version and the photo is of me at 6 weeks. It was great fun to do and I picked up lots of technical hints along the way and I'm sure these will influence my future scrapbooking. Everything on the layout except for the photo of course is by Prima. Lots of fussy cutting which I don't do much of normally but I love the effect and will try and incorporate it more.