Monday, 31 October 2016
Noordwijk was the birthplace of my father's grandfather.
When we went to The Netherlands I wanted to go there.
On arrival at the long beach on the North Sea we discovered it was the Red Bull air race day.
There were people everywhere and planes of all descriptions flying overhead, including WW2 spitfires.
How lucky were we!
Because of all that, this place has a special memory for me.
I've used an American craft's kit named Better together, which has a modern vibe.
It isn't at all beach-like,but I like the layout anyway.
Thursday, 27 October 2016
I've made another Christmas card using stamped trees, pearls and a washi tape border.
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
One of the things you may not know about me is that I love cats.
I have owned several in my life including my last one Tuppence
She died at the age of 17 in 2008. I haven't got another one since as I travel quite frequently.
(I will eventually)
The idea is to link up a layout that has been done of a cat.(Including lion,tiger etc)
This layout is about a scrap friend's cat named Lotus.
She was sitting on a chair watching us scrap so I came up with the title, "Lotus position"
I've put the photo on a skew to get the cat straight.(Hope you understand that).
This morning I also made a card featuring a round tag for Daring Cardmakers
Monday, 24 October 2016
While in Saltzberg we attended a performance of the Sound of Music tunes then went outside and had photos taken on the same hill as in the movie.
I added more fun by adding a flag and a hot air balloon.
Thank you for joining in this month and remember we always love to see what you can do.
Sunday, 23 October 2016
I had some small pieces of flamingo paper from kaisercraft,so I made 2 cards.
The bling on the left reminded me of a bird's tail (a lyrebird maybe) and the little pink bows on the right card reminded me of birds wings.
Friday, 21 October 2016
These 3 photos are of the religious artifacts at Melk Abbey plus an outside view.
We visited there while on our boat cruise.
I used a neutral background paper with brown for my matting.
The top strips of golden yellow match the exterior of the abbey.
I've used a wood veneer which has been gilded with inca gold.
Finally, a quote as my title.
There is one more layout to come in our blog hop on 24th.
Why not come back then.
Today's card is for Mojo Monday.
I've used apricot, orange and fawn.
My embellishments are silver.......an unusual combination, but it works.
Over at http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com.au/ the theme is Let's party.
I've made a birthday card using cupcakes (a necessary ingredient at Birthday parties)
To that I added a pink border strip and rosebuds as well as my stamped sentiment.
Thursday, 20 October 2016
I've made a smaller sized card which is landscape ,so opens on the right of this picture.
I used 2 co-ordinating papers and a sentiment.
I've made this card by fussy cutting around the roller skating boot image, including the feathers and swirls. I added a paper doiley and 3 silver enamel dots.
I particularly like the quote.
The card would be for a variety of purposes.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Tuesday, 18 October 2016
This is the most recent sketch at Feeling Sketchy.
I'm attending a 70th birthday celebration soon and know the man involved will appreciate the joke.
Monday, 17 October 2016
There's another Graphic45 image on this card.
The Wizard of Oz is an all time favourite.
I've used a bigger picture plus 2 smaller ones which are mounted on foam tape.
I'm sure a 5 year old would love it.
I've used a rust coloured cardstock then fussy cut a curiosity cupboard, featuring clocks, from a Graphic 45 paper.
Sunday, 16 October 2016
I've gone diagonally and chosen paint, wood veneer and Jumbo letters.
The flowers were delightful.
The paint is on the background flowers (see Forgeries on the Fourth post)
The wood veneer camera is bottom right.
Wednesday, 12 October 2016
In Germany I visited the Steiff shop and while there I bought a small Steiff animal for my daughter's 30th Birthday on 18th.
My friend took my photo outside the shop.
Inside it was a treasure trove of various animals in "scenes". One of them was woodland creatures.
My layout is about that visit.
My gallon is white, my quart is medium blue and my pint is dark blue.
I've used one of the papers I counterfeited.
Hidden under the mat behind those 2 photos is................the dinosaur!
I've also used a journaling card, brad and washi tape for the dark blue.
The lighter blue appears in the washi tape as well plus the paint on the background.
We visited Palais Lichtenstein for a musical concert which featured "The Blue Danube" waltz with two ballet dancers.
Here's a link to a website about the Palace
The main idea behind it is there can never be too much ornateness.The room where we were definitely featured it. That is what this layout is about.
I've used gold shimmery cardstock and created a pocket page. I'll put the program from the night in there. The yellow floral paper from my kit could be a wallpaper from one of the rooms. They had a penchant for yellow.
I've followed one of scrapbooking's main principles :"Less is best" Focus on the photos.
This is my signature technique.
So there are minimal embellishments. I'm so pleased to use the gold tassel on this though.
Monday, 10 October 2016
At Christmas Card challenges they want Christmas Decorations.
This large wooden shape was found last year in a clearance bin and I knew it would work on a card. Voila!
Sunday, 9 October 2016
I've chosen the line "darkness helps us all to shine" and I'm using the 2 first words.
I've used a paper from my Counterfeit Kit that I forged. I did the washi tapes and sprinkled water colour myself. Yes I know the washi is crooked, it is meant to be.
I've used layering behind my photo to add more skew angles. With all that going on the embellishments are minimal. I'm pleased to get a tassel on there.
This liberty bridge is famous in Budapest,
As we cruised down the Danube on our last night I took the photo.
Saturday, 8 October 2016
Thursday, 6 October 2016
I'm combining the two with this peacock card for a man.
The picture was cut from an old children's book I owned.
The background was done using Kaisercraft mist and mask. Sentiment is stamped.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
and at Lessology they ask us to use music,plus an upcycled item.
My card is made from a pantyhose packet with photocopied music (recycled) as my background paper.
It can be seen on the LHS.
I've chosen blues and greys mainly as I'm using it to congratulate a boy who has just done well in exams.
I inked around the edges and used fine black lines to define each chunk of paper.
I thoroughly enjoyed my morning swim at the famous Budapest Thermal Baths.
They are world famous for their healing properties but I must say, I didn't feel any different after leaving there.
For my layout I chose a busy navy paper with ornate patterns on it. After doing the border strips, I've added the tassels that I made. I thought they reminded me of beach towels.
The 3 rhinestone bling pieces remind me of water splashes.
I hope my layout has that gypsy and watery feel about it.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
These are the papers I have forged.
For the floral on the left I used 2 masks I own, one is a water lily the other is a daisy style flower cluster.
For the paper on the right I've used BLUE paint and reproduced the circles with a thick paintbrush.
I'm not including the one on the left.
For the lemon slice one I simply stamped the images using half a lemon.
I used a yellow wash afterwards to replicate the tinting.
For the yellow on the left, I used an October afternoon paper.
For the squares on the right I first washed blue over the paper then stamped over with a black verso square ink pad.
The one on the left was made using 3 washi tapes a little yellow paint and a watery splash with blue.
I splattered blue paint to create the paper on the right.
For the left one I've cut up 3 sheets of striped 8x8 paper then made a crazy quilt by gluing them on a background.
Look at my forgeries! They may not be as "professional" but they achieve the same ends.
Paired with the other papers I'm sure they will work out fine.