Sunday, 31 January 2010
Anyway. These photos were taken in 2001 on a girly trip to Ibiza when we were still downing huge quantities of wine. Before the co-habitations, the weddings and the babies!
The latest Twisted twist was "numbers", so I've chosen to include them in my title. I'm not 100% convinced by this layout. I wanted to use these papers, but didn't have anything to really match them. So, I matched their name to the picture instead - Manhattan by American Leaves and used JFK alphas by American Crafts. See what I did there?!
I think the main problem seems to be taking photos of white backgrounds. They either come out far too bright or dark and grey.
Friday, 29 January 2010
I wasn't totally happy with it, so I got out my trusty toothbrush and spattered it with paint! Then I added extra doodling and and bling to the flowers.
The picture was taken during Summer School last year at Hundale Point.
And then a detail:
These pictures are very dark, but I didn't take them in natural light and they've turned rather pixelly. Must try and take them again.
This was actually for a card sketch challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays, but they did say that the sketch is for inspiration and you could do a layout if you prefered. So that's what I did!
The photo was taken in downtown Toronto outside the Mill Street Micro Brewery.
This one was for the current Weekly Challenge at UKS. Had to use ribbon, bling, journalling. To scrap a picture of something other than a person and use a sketch. I chose to use the latest Pencil Lines Sketch, #171. The photo is of our "preparation" table. It held all the overspill of food, napkins etc.
This next one has nothing to do with any challenge or any sketch, which is a bit rare for me as I love to work off a sketch. What I wanted to do was to use up the large die cut without cutting it up, but it looked a little odd set on a piece of 12x12 cardstock, so I cut the card to match the diecut.
Then I just threw layers at it until I came up with something I liked! So it's still a 12x12 and I even managed to gut the paper a bit so I have some scallop edges left over after all.
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
The photo has spent most of its life living in a clip frame with lots of my other pictures being shipped from place to place. I eventually decided that I was a bit too grown up for photo montages and since then it was just in a box. However, now I have scrapping to give those pictures a second life.
The main picture is our Third Class compartment before we were bumped up to First. See how how happy Melman is! Everyone should take a giraffe on their voyages.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Wednesday, 20 January 2010
If they're all going to be like this I doubt I'll be doing them.
Friday, 15 January 2010
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure I like this layout, but it did mean I finally scrapped this impossible picture of my father trading pins in Albuquerque.
I loved doing this one, dinosaurs are so cool. I randomly bought myself the Archaic stamps in a sale (not that I stamp much, but, as I say, dinosaurs are cool) and now I've actually used them!
Thursday, 14 January 2010
I've used some of the cream paper from the Cupcake collection for the backing paper and the buttons are also Basic Grey. The butterflies are chipboard and from my stash, the other paper is by Autumn Leaves, Manhattan collection.
(I'll take a proper picture of that) and had enough leftover to make
There are still some journalling blocks and large sentiment blocks
left over and they look rather like the base of a bunch of cards, so
we'll see. They're all autumnal so i'll save them until closer to the
time and see if I feel inspired to make seasonal cards.
Next batch of offcuts is Pink Paislee, Amber Road. Oh dear, I love
them even more than these papers. I want to see if I can get one very
minimal and rather "White spacey" layout from them before condeming
them to be just tags.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
The challenge was to scrap Forbidden Fruit (I really shoudn't be drinking beer) and to use ribbon and bling. All bases covered.
In order to jazz it up a bit I added some paint to the background, doodled on everything, stamped and hand cut the title and stitched round the circle. I had assumed, when I was planning it out, that it would be a speedy scrap, but it took me hours in the end.
Nerdy Note: The doodling on the title is the ornament used for cross stratification on a graphic log. One of the most dramatic parts of Zion are the cross bedded Navajo sandstones.
Obviously I wasn't thinking it through, and my Teamies were quick to point out that paint on a toothbrush would achieve the same spattered result. This layout features my first attempt to toothbrush spatter acrylic onto a layout - just don't tell John that I stole some of his posh gold acrylic to do it with (and to paint the snowflakes and some of the paper edges...), really should get some of my own!
It doesn't show up terribly well as I was a bit nervous about really going for it and coating my entire crafting space in gold speckles, but text time it'll be more dramatic.
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Friday, 8 January 2010
This one features a lot of plant life and will probably end up with my mother.
Have used the Colorful Christmas again, but this time on a non-Christmas layout. Trapped in stocks at Sherwood Forest. All those rotten tomatoes were awful until Robin Hood came along and saved me.
Thursday, 7 January 2010
pieces don't fit as well as they should. i had to adapt sone of them
as the sentiments weren't in keeping with birthdays.
Still, it has encouraged me to make more cards from scratch.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
I bought myself some Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. for the sole purpose of scrapping photos from Christmas 2009. The idea being that they'll all match in the album.
Have also decided to take some of my layout photos using John's painting easel. This at least keeps them flat when I'm taking their pictures, especially in the awful light that we're getting at the moment.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
I've not entered one of their challenges before, but I'm going to try and get more scrapping done this year and will therefore need all the challenges and mojo boosting blogs I can get hold of!
This challenge was to create a layout with plenty of white space, three photos and to scrap your fears. The journalling might not show up terribly well, but the basic gist is that I had such a happy childhood that I cam afraid I may never get to be a mother and therefore, have a second happy childhood. All the pictures are of me as a child and they're taken from scans of slides - hence the poor quality of the photos.
All the papers and embellies came from my Teamie Sue in our Secret Santa last year.
This week's UKS Challenge entry.
The challenge was to use the sketch, ribbon and a celebration theme. So I chose a photo of my Dad celebrating Christmas with some Leffe.
Monday, 4 January 2010
My Dad in the Valley of Fire State Park.
The tree is down for another year. Oh, hang on a sec. We're already in a New Year. We'll soon be out buying another tree. I suppose we'll have to start thinking about Xmyth and trees in about 10 months time. Just after Halloween is over. The year is only made up of Eggs. Pumpkins. Trees. That's about it.
I Can Haz Eester Eg Nao?
EDIT: Before the tree came down, John took this final picture of his favourite reindeer.
Sunday, 3 January 2010
Saturday, 2 January 2010
Went antique shopping at Risby Barns, which was beautifully covered in snow. John failed to find anything, but I scored very well on the books. None of the Oxenhams were new, but they were all in better condition than the ones I currently have, all with DJs. Besides, I have a policy where none are left behind. If you're an Oxenham you have to be in VERY bad nick for me to leave you behind. I also found a Chaundler and a Talbot. The second barn had some Famous Five that I was missing.
Really need to update the lists.