Saturday, February 27, 2010

Honestly...

... I have been scrapping-rather a lot actually, but since it is DT stuff I can't show it for a while. I've also been doing some more work for The Scrapbook Magazine, and I can't show that either. But I can show this layout which I did for Angelcrafts, using gorgeous Prima. The prima paper is so easy to use. The design looks layered so really, one piece is all you need to make a layout that looks more complex than it is. The flowers were all cream or brown, but I changed some by giving them a squirt with some Glimmer mists. And the green mat under the photo is actually some of the Prima packaging-far too pretty to throw out. And isn't that gathering lace gorgeous? And so are you Maddie!!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

The Creative Type

The new prompt is up at The Creative Type. I love being on this design team because the prompts inspire me to try different styles and techniques. This is a good thing-BUT it also means taking risks-this is also a good thing-BUT taking risks means you don't always produce something you are happy with. This week's prompt has been like that. It's a great prompt, but I'm not happy with my page design. However it does tell a story, and I'm pleased with that aspect of it.

You should see the work of the other designers though-FAB!!!
Here's mine-Can you guess what the prompt is?

Somethings I'm lusting after at the moment are the Martha Stewart border punches-and some butterfly punches. So if I don't win the giveaway here, I think I might just treat myself..

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kaisercrafts Sketch Saturday

This is a layout I did for the Saturday Sketch at Kaisercrafts.
These pictures were taken at Woburn Safari Park on the way to France in 2008.
The photos are quite dark, and of course three of them are small, so I've kept the page quite plain so the photos are not overwhelmed. I also chose light, bright papers to lift the layout. The papers are from the Spirograph range.
Meanwhile a parcel arrived today full of Kaisercrafts goodies. I just adore the new Devonshire range. The colours are gorgeous, the papers are subtle and the embellishemnts are gorgeous-and so are the stamps!!
And today I did a layout using the La Di Da range-this is a bright fun range, great for layouts of your girls.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Creative Type...

the new challenge is up at THE CREATIVE TYPE-

Here's my take:
The background is one I made a while back using paint, and stamps, and napkins, but I wasn't happy with it, so I didn't use it. However I never throw anything out, particularly mixed media attempts because sometimes they get better with more layers added, but actually, it looks OK as is in this layout. Click on the image for a closer view and you can see some of the techniques I used.