Monday, 21 April 2014

Meg's Garden DT: A wedding day

I mistakenly ordered some flowers but thought I would use them with Meg's Garden's new paper collection: Damask Garden. Using the Blue Belle Jardiniere P6380 and some old music script paper I had in my paper draw I put together this. 

The frame is a Silhouette cut file which I ended up misting with Vintage photo ink and a bit on bronze over the top to give it that aged look. The Fairy Viola Pink flowers came as a sprig, one of which I pulled apart to frame the photo a bit more of my paternal grandmother on her wedding day. I really love the blue grey and pink. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Meg's Garden DT: Damask Butterflies

Meg's Garden has released a new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects.

This has to be one of my favorite cards so far this year.

for my patterned paper and cut out the one of the pretty labels on the one paper in the collection. I also incorporated a piece of  French Writing Ephemera 3377 and More Butterflies Tr004 in the card.

I painted one of the Butterfly oval laser frame fr003 cream and inked the edges to age the frame a little bit. I also cut a pretty frame design o my Silhouette Cameo to put behind the frame.

Small Latte Paper Roses latte roses are a basic addition to the composition but I highlighted the with the Green paper leaves - sm gr leaves sm and added those very pretty Vintaj Woodland Leaf Charm p275 for a little bit of exquisite. 

I added the Coffee Burlap/Jute 38mm burco to break up with intense green in the background.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Family Album: School days

This is an old photo of my father and his younger brother in their school uniforms. I did this layout mostly to keep busy and to add pages to my father's memory file as it was a little on the thin side. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Family Album: Capture life's moments

Lately I have been playing with mixed media a little bit. This is one I am pretty happy with so far. I recall the moment well. It was June, we were down at Walpole where my mother and brother lived and it was COLD!

I used a lot of different elements but they all work well together. 
Another page for the family album finished.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Heidi Swapp Spotlight Craft Month

Last November saw a return of Heidi Swapp who did a national tour for Make Pretty Stuff Down Under. I had the opportunity to see Heidi again yesterday as she does her very brief appearance here in Australia again for the release of her Hello Today collection in Spotlight stores.

We did a small make and take that she signed for us. I was rather surprised she actually remembered me, and was happy to see I wasn't using a walking stick either. I threw this little layout together after I got home to make sure I didn't loose that make and take as well as to archive the two photos I got, one with Kim Jeffress and the other with Heidi.  I still had a few bits and pieces left over from the kit I got in November so I added them too. 

I even won a prize in the name draw! More Colour shine!!!!! At least it wasn't Teal, I have 2 of those.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Meg's Garden DT: Butterflies

Meg's Garden has released a new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects. 

To see the entire project head over to Meg's Garden Blog Here

Brother & Sister

Another photo of my brother but this time with me. I used the G45 Steampunk Debutante paper again and added some washi take just to break up with background. Imaginarium Designs chippies are so great and as I mentioned before I love their titles. Had to play around with the colour  of the chippies a bit because it was too light to begin with. the brick wall chippie was from Scrapbooking N Craft. The piece comes as a 12 x 12 chippies which I cut a portion out of. I also found some fantastic metal charms at Seriously Scrapbooking the other day which works in perfectly.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Moments In Time

With my brothers recent visit I made sure I got as many photos are I could while he was here. The last photos if seems I took of him were over 5 years ago.

The two weeks he spent here were great, adding to this was the bond Danial and Rod established. They were as thick and thieves by the time Danial departed. It was like dealing with two 13 year old boys the entire time but it was a blast.

I got to use more of those lovely Imaginarium chippies. They are just SO versatile and take anything you throw at them. I love the designs too, great title pieces and gears. Trying to figure out that paper to use was the killer really, but I eventually settled on G45 Steampunk Debutante's ledger page. I loved the colour but it needed something to break it up which was why I did the burnt orange clock piece with my Silhouette Cameo. 

The rest all just came together in the end. I had to do a little bit of fiddling with the gears to get them sitting in the right place and the final touch of adding the clock hands just consolidated the layout.

This will be added to my file in my family tree file boxes that I haven't been working on for months now. I plan on getting back in to that project and completing it soon.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Meg's Garden DT: Back in time

Meg's Garden has released a new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects.  

To see the entire project head to Meg's Garden Blog here

Monday, 17 March 2014

Photo Journal #1

At the end of semester last year I decided to start a photo journal for my school holidays, to make sure I didn't sit around doing nothing with my time. I am an instagram user and although I thought it great to take digital photos and post them on line, I liked having a thing to hold and flip through.

As a result of learning how to do Coptic stitch (the youtube tutorial I used it at the end of this post) and binding my own books I decided to go through my vast paper collection and make a photo journal, some thing similar to a smash book but with out the need to by the manufactured products.

I am not lucky enough to own a zink printer (although I wish I could afford one), I created a photoshop A4 template and would add my instagram pics to this then print it out and cut out each photo with my trimmer.


The book ended up so large that it needed a closure, which ended up being a nice little buckle I have in my collection.

I really enjoyed doing this process, mostly because I am a visual person and having a visual representation of what I was doing was so much nicer than just journaling my day. As this book became full I make another book and bound it with Coptic Stitch and have started adding things too it.