Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A new canvas

Because we have been doing canvas classes this week at the shop, it has seriously put me into canvas mood, I printed this photo because I had extra room on the canvas paper when printing a customers photo (waste not!!). And as my beautiful friend Leonie is letting me stay with her in April to attend Creative Block at Print Blocks, I made her a little thank you.
This is Leonie and Ethan on New Years Eve.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Scrapping the Music #122

Just a quick post today, I am in a bit of a hurry, I finally finished this simple wedding layout today for Scrapping the Music Challenge #122 "I could not ask for more" I am happy I am finally getting more of my wedding photos scrapped, it's only been 3 years this time next week!
Oh and I must say a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my friend Sam for today, I hope you have a fantasic day!! I found you the sweetest most you present this morning, you will have to come have a cuppa with me when you get home!!!!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Week 8 ATC Diary

Our prompt for week 8 at the ATC Diary was 'favorite technique/s', wow what fun I have had! I started with and alcohol ink/glossy paper background with tattered edges. I would be lost without my Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser!
I have then made my branch for my owl to sit on. Yes the branch is hand made - save yourself money and make them, they are super easy.
To make a branch you will need -
Brown paper bag
Inks - I have used all types, and usually use a few different colours.
Modge Podge (or watered down PVA will work)
How to -
*Take your bag and cut it into strips. Play with different widths.
*Crumble the strips into balls, then un-crumple them.
*Take your ink pad and swipe it over the strip. Do this as much or little as you like to gain the effect you like.
*Paint modge podge onto the non-inked side, then roll and twist them.
*That's it, just cut to the length you want, add more modge podge to twist 'branches' together.
EASY!!!! But messy and sticky!!
The owl is a Collections chipboard, which I have inked with Tim Holtz distress inks, frayed burlap and antique lace, if I remember correctly! I have then taken a flourish stamp, and stamped it randomly over the body to give it texture with a darker distress ink (walnut stain I think)
The flowers are simple again. And a huge money saver. They are just plain daisy type flowers (I have used other kinds, play with different types, they all turn out differently.) These ones are Prima, but I usually use Green Tara, but they were too big.
To make flowers you need -
Glue - I love tombow mono.
How to -
Take your flowers, put a dob of glue in the middle. Pinch and twist to create the flower, again this is until you are happy.
I usually get them looking like this. (Sorry for the blurry photos)
Get another flower, put the glue in the centre, then put the first one in the centre, and pinch and twist the two together. You can cut the bottoms of, so they sit flat, but I don't worry. You can add as many layers as you like. I usually do three or four flower layers.
They end up looking like this.
If you are having trouble I can help you, just leave a comment.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Out of the Hat February Challenge

I created this page for Out of the hat challenge blog.
I have used...
Cream leather grain c/s, Creative Imaginations Rock baby papers, pink c/s, Heidi Swap butterfly accent, worn lipstick distress ink, buttons, bows, rub ons.

Challenge #121 at Scrapping the Music

Here is my entry for Scrapping the music challenge #121. The song was All Star from one of my kids favorite movies Shrek. I have taken this opportunity to scrap some photos from our holiday to Queensland's Australia Zoo in 2007. I am so happy to be getting all this scrapping done lately!

Week 7 @ ATC Diary

Here is my ATC for week 7 at the ATC Diary the theme this week was 'It must be love', I had to admit I agree with Liz, I am a little over 'love/romance/valentine's day'.
I have used...
White leather grain c/s, Tim Holtz script stamp, glitter embossing powder, pink ribbon, Prima flower, stickles (which is still wet in the photo!), a Heidi grace heart, creative imaginations rub on, brad and my Tim Holtz hammer.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Passion and Fear

These ATC's were swapped as part of our ATCS 4U Yahoo Group Passion and fear Swap. The idea was create 2 ATC's one with your passion and 1 with your fear. The top set are the 'passion' cards. They were made by...
Top left to right - Me, Linda Foster, Tammy
Bottom left to right - Chris, De white, Elizabeth White
These are the 'fear' cards. They are in the same order as the passion ones. I just adore them, usually ATC are fun/happy/fluffy, these are dark and horrible (I love it!!!!)

ATC's 4U Yahoo Group Swap

These lovely ATC's were received from the ATC's 4U Yahoo Group, monochromatic red swap. Each month we have a different monochromatic colour scheme, this month is orange and you still have time to join our little group and join the swap!
The ATC's were created by...
Top row left to right - Me, Samantha Nicholson, Sharon Drew
Middle row left to right - Marla, De White, Elizabeth White
Bottom row - Nicky Amber

Darkroom Door ATC Swap

I have been so busy at work this week, that there has been little personal creativity! I am working on March/April Class samples, and will have class lists available Monday. In the mean time I have received lots of wonderful ATC's that I can now share.
These were recieved from the Darkroom Door Essentials 4 swap.
Top row left to right - Mine, Michelle Loffler, Carol Lee
Middle row left to right - Shirley Henry, Damaris M, Helen Cleary
Bottom row left to right - Helen Skerry, Judith Beathie, Robyn Wood
Thank you ladies they are wonderful!
The current swap theme at Darkroom Door is Red, Black and White using any DRD products. Head over to Rachel's blog and have a look!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Kraft It Up! New Challenge Site

This is my entry for Kraft It Up! February is their first monthly challenge, and it was to use Kraft and Distressing. I have used Websters Pages Home for the Holidays - Santa's Village and Oh Christmas Tree papers, Pinecone ink, Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser, Kraft Cardstock, Metallic Cardstock and a Scrap FX Chipboard word. Which I have altered, as I didn't want the Santa picture on the words and I separated them.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Weekly ATC Diary Week 6

Here is my ATC for week 6 at the Weekly ATC challenge. This week we had to use a page maps sketch to work with.
I have used Pink and White Cardstock, GCD papers, Twinkling H2O's, Hero Arts Stamp, Pearls, Creative Imaginations rub on, Chatterbox Button, Green Tara bow and assorted brads.
I can just picture a pretty princess kissing this frog!

Scrapping The Music Challenge #120 Disneyland

Scrapping The Music this week was "Disneyland" unfortunately I have never been and will most likely never get to go, but I did like the challenge this caused. I have had these pirate photos of Imogen for like over 2 years and never known what to do with them.
I have used Black cardstock, Creative Imaginations paper and skull brad, Green Tara bow and mesh, black grosgrain, Making Memories heart, Kut it out Pink Acrylic skull, chipboard hearts, brads, and my Slice Machine to cut the title and journal box.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Little Boy is off to grade 1

Monday was Ethan's first day of Grade 1. I can not believe preps went so fast. He was so ready for returning to school (and so was Mum!)

He is in a class with a few of his friends again, which made him happy, and he has a lovely teacher Mrs. Spokes.