Monday, February 27, 2012

And a messy one

Now I am just not a messy person, as you all know.





Bwa ha ha ha...in scrapbooking that is!! (How I wish in housework as well!!). But one of the challenges for the Scrap Sanity cryber crop was just that - to use the sketch and get messy with spills, paint, mists etc etc. So I did! First I dripped some watered down brown paint, then misted with some charcoal and brown mist, then gessoed then stamped. I actually texture pasted an arrow in there too, but I didn't like it in the end so I covered it up! There is never a mistake that can't be fixed (or disguised, anyway). Here it is:



Don't you just love that photo of Lex? Taken at Warrnambool along the pier, a perfect spot for some snapshots with willing models, you may see some more of this spot soon.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

One perfect day...



Still playing along with the Scrap Sanity cybercrop, and have a new favourite layout based on this sketch:

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Even covered a few chipboard circles in amongst there!

Friday, February 24, 2012

A mojo buster!

So I haven't scrapbooked anything I have liked in a while...haven't scrapbooked ANYTHING at all in a while! What to do...what to do???

The first ever cybercrop is on over at Scrap Sanity which is a sketchy cc (yay!) and there is an earlybird sketch already up. It is a tricky sketch (I think) with lots of photos, a big flower cluster etc etc.  Hmmm. So I simply grabbed some photos of Kiara that were already printed out for other things and not used, some pink and blue papers and any embellishments that remotely matched (or not!) and threw it all down on there.

A good way to use up some of those things that may not match anything else, and since none of this matches it doesn't matter anyway! Where else would I use word stickers like "front porch", "burger & fries" or "hot fudge sundae"! Perhaps I am a little tired, as this layout is amusing me quite a bit!

Then when it came to the title everything just fell into place, as we often call Kiara "Ra".




The pics are not the greatest, as it is a very bright, sunshiney (and hot) day, but you get the idea. Thanks for looking, and I would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sketchabilities Number 65

It is reveal time over at the Sketchabilities blog for sketch number 65. There are lots of exciting things going on, with a Design Team call and a new sponsor for February.

Here is my layout:

Based on this sketch:

Once again, I simplified it right down and left out the fifth photo (I just couldn't fit it on there!). I love the vertical strips on this one, and isn't it always interesting to see all the different interpretations of the one sketch? You can see the other DT's examples (and link up YOUR layout) here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Some gorgeous handmade embellishments

Handmade embellishments are all the rage it seems at the moment in scrapbooking, and I was lucky enough to get to play with some gorgeous examples from Scrap Elegance Scrapbook Supplies. I received a very girly kit to use including some handmade embellies plus others - luckily I have ready access to lots of photos to suit!  I went back and printed out some photos of the newborn Alexa, awwww, just look at her! But you will have to be patient - the embellishments are not available until the February Handmade Embellishment Sales Event on Wednesday Feb 22nd at 7:00pm when you can purchase these and many more embellishments here.

The complete layout

The very sweet footprint button, and crochet layered flower (one of my favourites), and white mesh

Resin flowers and doily (more of my favourites)

Other half of the doily (a great way to get more out of your embellishments, and use it in two places on your layout)

Monday, February 6, 2012

Charm's Creations Feb/Mar Challenge

Can be found here and is to create a layout using at least one heart on your page (check: A Charm's Creations red and black heavenly heart); to use misting or paint (check: red paint on the border of the pp); and to use at least one Charm's Creations (check: the Heavenly Heart and also a Page Runner).

And here it is:

And the final Bo Bunny layout

From the Enchanted range I received in my DT kit from The Scrapbooking Haven is also one of the February sketch challenges found in the forum here.


In other news, school is back in for the year - the girls were both quite happy to be back (as was Mum!!).