Saturday, June 21, 2008

One of my favs..

This is one of my current favourite LOs. It is my wee nephew having fun at the Gold Coast in Queensland. The little flags are made from ribbon and the journalling is actually cut from an old picture book. The little bucket and spade comes from the same picture book. I just like the whimsical feel to this LO-and of course the lovely pictures of Noah. It's the summer solstice over here- and bucketing down just now. I just hope the rain is washing away the pollen that has been giving me grief for the past week! I've finished some LOs for Scrapbook Sisters this week, and that's me finished scrapping for a while, until our holiday is over..
I was lucky enough to do a workshop with Lance Armstrong from Rusty Pickle this week. It was so fast though-and I'm a very slow scrapper it has to be said. It was an album designed by Linda Burniston, with hidden tags. I think I'm going to take it apart though and redo it cause it's a bit rough around the edges, becasue I was rushing. Nice class though. I also bought another kit, and was given two free kits. Lance was very generous!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just a quick post. I am so busy just now, getting ready to go on holiday, working, DT work, gardening- life really! so just thought I'd post this LO I did a few weeks back. Hopefully I'll get some time later in the week to blog a bit more.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

and more...

...from my quotes book. This is just stamping and rub ons. The flower and clocks were stamped with embossing ink, and then dusted with mica powders-it gives a lovely subtle image. The woman is stamped and embossed.
This one is 2 image transfers-the barbed wire and my eyes,over printed with the quote, and attached to the back of one of the acrylic pages which can be seen as a frame.
Image transfers again,and a bit of lace and stamped embossed dragonfly.
This is a closeup of the image transfer. This one worked beautifully but I can't remember how I did it!-either PVA or gel medium. I love how it looks as though the sheet music is the top layer, when in fact it is the picture of Emily! The image has been well sanded and is very smooth and glossy to the touch.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


..of my quote book.
This one has the photo printed onto patterned paper. The background is distress inks and glimmer mists. Photo adhered, then rub ons applied. I quite like this one.
This one has a background of glimmer mists. I printed a photo of my hands on ordinary paper and adhered, then used a dry brush and various acrylic paints to make the glow effect. The swirl is texture paste applied through a stencil.
Now this one I'm not at all happy with-It's much too harsh, and I don't like my writing here either. The left side is transparency,with alcohol inks, underneath are glimmer mists. The picture in an image transfer onto patterened paper, with glimmer mist sprayed around.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

something different

Lately I have been experimenting with all sorts of different techniques and materials- stamping, inks, image transfers-well all sorts really. I decided to collect some quotes or sayings that appealed to me and to make little 5"X 7" art works. When I have made quite a few I'll bind them together to make a little album. Here are some I've made so far:

The COVER. This is chipboard that has been coloured with distress inks, then various stamps applied. The title is diecut and embossed and is very textural IRL.


The inside COVER-a mixture of book paper, distress inks, stencilling, water colour pencils and image transfer.

This page is thin acrylic. It has been stamped with the music, and then image transfers using acrylic paint has been applied. I am struggling with this technique, but enjoying experimenting. This is too washed out and the acrylic paint is a bit harsh. I've also used alcohol inks to colour the transparent acrylic.I've also applied some images cut from napkins.
I've done a few more pages which I'll upload another time.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

More scrapping

Just a quick post tonight with a couple more LOs I did for ATDML using Scenic Route papers. The first one is -or was a 8.5"x 11" page but it didn't look right. So then I stamped some cardstock and used it as a background. It made the LO look a bit better, but it's still not one I like. It's Emily as a baby-we used to call her Petite Sumo-she was very chubby, and not at all girly!

This next LO is also Emily-She is tall and slim now! I like this LO-you can't go wrong with black, white and one other colour. That black enbellishment on the left is part of a banner I bought at Paperchase in the sale. There was about 2 metres of it, and it is also great used as a mask. I've had that smile sign for yonks-Don't ya just love it when you get to use up old stash?