Thursday, May 20, 2010

New fave

Makeesha's latest challenge...

I've had this card in my head for a while now-but definately NOT these colours! To be honest I REALLY like the way it has turned out & I'm definately going to make some more...

Some lovely shiney crystal effects to make it even prettier...

I've used a layout from Clean&Simple Stamping

All Stampin' Up products except for the velvet ribbon (Basic Grey 'Black Tie' collection from my stash)

Thanks for challenging me to use apricot appeal Keesh!

As I said I really liked the end result & popped it in the mail to send some love to my mum x

Sunday, May 16, 2010

zindorf rocks!

I was playing with my new brayer that I bought after being super-inspired by the super talented Michelle Zindorf, boy can she brayer! Anyway-was inspired, bought a brayer, had a play & created this card (it's pretty much a total CASE from one of Michelle's but I'm still happy with it!) I liked it so much I decided I would do 6 of them for a swap that I'm doing over at ESAD for UnConvention : ) After I had made my cards, I saw the new challenge on the Just Add Ink blog, they are doing a technique blog hop-lots of talent to check out there too-one of the techniques they are blogging & hopping about is ...wait for it...brayering!! So long story short here's my entry to the JAI challenge...

I have brayered the scene on whisper white, matted on baja breeze & matted again on very vanilla. The roughed up strip of always artichoke kinda hangs out the side for a bit of texture. I have used Baja breeze & Pacific point inks for the sky & water and always artichoke for the stems (1st & 2nd generation stamping). The wording "it's good to dream" stands out a lot more in the real, I should have waited for better light in the morning, but I wanted to get the pic taken & uploaded so I can get my swaps sent off!

If you're in the ESAD swap & get one of these, act surprised, like you've never seen it before!!

Thanks for checking out my card, leave me a note so I can check out your stuff too ; )


Friday, May 14, 2010

tumble dried

Here is my second layout for the latest challenge over @ StampAmemory

I have used more photos of Will in the dryer but a different layout & different colours. Once again no editing done on the photos...

While I really like the single photo I used on the "ratbag" page (see previous entry) I like the way these 5 photos tell the story of 'Will in the dryer'! I have kept the journalling simple & included it in the title...such good fun until you get STUCK. I have handwritten the title & covered it with crystal effects.
Thanks for looking...don't report me to the authorities for taking photos instead of removing my child from the clothes dryer! hehe : ) *I am pleased to say he has never tried to get in there again & fair chance he would no longer fit. Lucky I grabbed the camera isn't it!!!

not so perfect photos

We've all got them & to be honest what do we do with them...they don't look so good in the ordinary photo album, but scrap them & they become great pieces that we look back on with great memories. Here's my not so perfect photos scrapped for Stamp A Memorys latest challenge.
This is my photo, I haven't altered it at all before scrapping it,

I have used pumpkin pie & tempting turquoise c/s & rolled it with Nursery Letters jumbo wheel & Versamark to create my own patterned paper. For the lettering I have used Big Deal alpha stamped in basic black & covered in crystal effects. I have followed a sketch from 'PageMaps' & used the colours & stripes in Will's t-shirt for inspiration - as he is in a clothes dryer there's not much else going on in the background!! Yes I will admit to running to get the camera when Will climbed into the dryer mumbling something about driving a car...what else does a scrapbooking mum do!!! Does that count for not so perfect photos or just not so perfect parenting???