Sunday, July 20, 2014

LifeBook 11 and 12

So anyway here are weeks 11 and 12 from Lifebook. I'm still keeping up with that each week, as well as the Documented Life Project which I joined late, in June, and of course still scrapping!
This is my week 11 lesson:
 And here is week 12. This was a class by Finnabair, and as you can see is heavily embellished, gessoed, painted and sprayed! good fun stuff!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Lifebook #8 #10


I really am going to catch up on blogging my Lifebook 2014 pages.

Week # 8 was an intuitive painting lesson by Alena Hennessy.  
I love this type of painting-just go with the flow and see what emerges-and this is what did:Week #8

Week #9 was an interview with Claudine Helmuth. there was no lesson as such, which gave people a chance to catch up if they were getting behind.

Week #10 was a lesson by Tamara Laporte involving painting over collage. Here is my effort:
Week 10

I am really going to try harder to update this blog regularly with all my various creations!!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

LifeBook 2014

It'sbeen a while since I blogged-I see from my last post that I was up to Week 6 in blogging my Lifebook pages, and yet here we are at Week 20! So I have a lot of catching up to do.

So without further ado, here's my next offering:
Life book Week #7Week 7 was a lesson by Jane Davenport. The focus was on drawing figures with movement, and creating a pop up.

The page is collaged, and has a wee door which, when opened, reveals the pop up:

So this is what the inside looks like:
  I was pretty happy with my leaping figure:

This was a fun class. I love the illustrative style of the leaping figure-it's quite far removed from anything I've done before.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LifeBook 2014 week 6

Week 6 of Lifebook was a lesson from Tamara Laporte-well two lessons really. The lesson was about using the rule of thirds for composition, and also the technique was about using spray inks.  Originally I had done some handwriting on this sample, which was really ugly, so I ended up cutting out a circle to cover up the horrid writing. i wanted to try some very subtle colours of ink for this sample piece.

The main lesson was drawing a face in profile-well almost profile-and again using spray inks. I was pretty happy with my attempt, particularly with the water spots. This was a fun lesson, and my favourite so far in Lifebook 2014.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

PaperArtsy #2

For my second project using the new PaperArtsy 12 x 12 Chatsworth papers I decided to do something a bit different. 
So this is what I came up with:

This is a little tri-fold wallet, with a woven front flap.
Inside there is space for some photos in the pocket. and a little envelope for a note, or maybe some gift vouchers.

Pop on over to the PaperArtsy Blog for a step by step tutorial on how to make this wallet.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Now Boarding...

Now Boarding is the Kaisercraft collection I've been working with for Merly Impressions. It is a fabulous travel themed collection, and of course is just made for travel photos. So this, teamed with pocket pages, is the perfect way to scrap holiday photos. If you are anything like me, you arrive back from holidays with a stack of photos, and it's such a shame if those photos languish on your computer unseen.
How easy is it to print off your favourites, pop them into a pocket, and add some journalling cards to record your memories of the holiday.

The Now Boarding papers...

....together with Diecut Collectables...

Collectables - Now Boarding Collection
... and the sticker sheet that's part of the collection...,
Sticker Sheet - Now Boarding Collection

...and the Captured Moments 6x4 and 3x4 cards make scrapping those many travel photos a breeze.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Paper Artsy #1

I did three PaperArtsy projects in March, all using their new 12 x 12 Chatsworth papers. These papers have a distressed vintage feel with subtle brown/green,/ochre colourways. For my first project I made a monotone layout, sticking to a green palette.

I customised all the embellishments to match the colour palette:

 For my step by step process, head on over to the PaperArtsy Blog.