Saturday 27 November 2010

let's get shabby entry using scrapmatts

"Let's get shabby" this month wants you to scrap a favourite Christmas carol.I went for Frosty the snowman,a family favourite.
The Graphics 45 picture of a snowman with a small angel/boy/cupid is surrounded by a chipboard frame from scrapmatts.I lightly inked it with white.The doiley and fabric flower and dotty flourish, give it a touch of Christmas red and green.The lace is antique from my great grandmothers stash and the satin ribbon with birds is as old as me(56).I curled to top of the sheet music but it flattened in the scanner.

Friday 26 November 2010

Scrapmatts just happen to have...

Look what I've got from Scrapmatts. In view of the last post I made with accompanying photos,I feel a layout coming on.
Scrapmatts have lots of exciting chipboard for Christmas too.Go on over and check it out.I love the reindeers with curly antlers.

She's finished her course! And a Christmas card too.

I was inspired by something I saw in an old Kaisercraft magazine.This is a christmas card I made using a rhinestone tree.It is just right with the other tree I made and tiny bird.

In other news my daughter has completed her CIT course in garment construction and went before an interview panel from the fashion industry yesterday to assess her dressmaking skills. She received a distinction.Here is the dress she made.These are front and back views with the card in between.LOL

Monday 22 November 2010

Drumroll design team!

I am pleased to announce that I am now part of Scrapmatts design team.They are the makers of chipboard and i am in very good company.There are 16 on the design team,led by Angela Peardon.It promises to be a fun year!

Thursday 18 November 2010

Mystical bad taste night layout

The other November challenge at Mystical scrapbooks is to do a layout using ADVICE. My mother always told me to dress to suit the occasion.In the case of these photos we went totally overboard and wore everything that didn't match,winning a prize for the worst dressed couple.

I included an AST I made at the recent papercraft show because the word on it fitted....unique.

The quote rub-on also seemed to go with the advice..."seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth".I'm still friends with the other people in these photos.

Monday 15 November 2010

Purple pumpkin giveaway Check out this blog to win some cute buttons and flowers.I've applied but probably somebody else wiill win.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Mystical Titanic layout

mystical scrapbooking have a snap challenge which required more than 3 words in the title,cut out patterned paper,
so I did this layout.The transparency flourishes were sent to me from Amanda via my win on artastic.The cut out flowers are from Bella "Delightful life" papers.
I've gone a tad crazy on butterflies lately.In this case it represents Thena's efforts at flying.
Now I'm off to do my challenge for A2Z scraplets

stuck sketches honeymoon

Do not adjust your eyes,the backing paper is printed crooked! However,it suited the rest of the layout so I used it.The photo is of my ex husband and myself on our honeymoon in Norfolk Island in 1982.We were at a museum,called Bishop's court, where there was a musical evening.

I used a beautiful lace butterfly that I bought last weekend at the Papercraft festival.It is from a shop called Art Stamps where I used to work.The crochet lace flowers were dyed (see a previous post) by myself and match this salmon pink paper nicely.The rub ons featuring cupid's arrow also added to the mood of this layout as did the playing card.

Friday 12 November 2010

From Screen to scrap

Here's my entry for from screen to scrap this month.The movie was Casablanca and we needed to feature 2 people,an aeroplane and at least 2 colours in the title.
This was my friends from Greece's visit to Australia 2 years ago.We had a wonderful reunion after 32 years apart!
The chipboard aeroplanes which I inked in silver are from scrapbook'n'craft.

Thursday 11 November 2010

These are a few of my favourite

Here are Erica and I rowing at National Park at Audley.It was great fun! I made this during a lesson paper tearing and think that it looks like the boat is actually in the waves.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

let's get shabby

"Mum you have always had style" is the title.My mother was a dressmaker so always dressed perfectly for every occasion. Here she is at a wedding
in 1966.
I used maya Rd letters for the title but they aren't as clear on the scan as I'd like them.Because this was a vintage layout I used vintage patterned paper,a paper pattern,3 pins,a ricrac card,ric rac braid and crochet lace.

Cop an Eiffel (eye-full!)

For this layout I used My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" papers.I also used an Eiffel tower and lampost from scrapmatts. I vividly remember this day,it was freezing at the top of the tower but there were spectacular views all around Paris.I had bought a hot cuppa mainly to warm my hands.The chipboard tower is like a reverse silhouette of the photo of the tower.
These papers were sent to me by Treesa after I won her random draw.

Monday 8 November 2010

Out of the hat meets Mad Max

A friend recently went on an outback adventure and stopped at Silverton near Broken Hill.There she saw the car from Mad Max.
Out of the hat's challenge this month was to use corrugated cardboard,string and painted background.It seemed to be screaming"Male" photo.I thought this would be suitable. The paper is Pink Paislee "captivating" and I used a blend of burnt sienna and green Jo Sonja paints on the background and the cogs.The big flower is also made from corrugated cardboard and the string is across the top under the 3 smaller cogs.

Sunday 7 November 2010

White with one layout

White with one required white with yellow and journalling directly on to the background with no journalling blocks etc.

I used a photo from Ireland of a yellow door and window frame.There was a black spiral staircase and lampost in the foreground.It was taken from the coach window so is on an angle. I have measured and re-measured the photo with the edges of the white cardstock and IT IS STRAIGHT!I guess it is a slight optical illusion.I used scrapbook'n'craft chipboard corners,2 lace doileys,2 cut out butterflies,large rhinestones,a punched flower,a circular paper clip and 2 yellow shamrocks to add to the Irish theme. Lettering is from Kaisercraft.

I've also put a close up picture of the doiley/butterfly detail.

The doiley on the left was soaked overnight in a bucket with red water obtained by soaking one of my red jumpers.It has come out a shabby chic pale pink.I have used the technique in the past with purple dye to get mauve and blue/navy to get pale blue.A quick way to dye for scrapbooking without spending any money.

The "Lucky" picture on the left was done at the Papercraft festival as a make and take.First you place chipboard butterflies over card then spray mist them ,making a mask.Then flowers are punched from paper and scrunched.Several layers are added together with a brad.Lightly ink the branch shape with distressing ink and add a leaf and a backing sheet of paper.A photo will be added on to this,just tucking the corner under the flower

Saturday 6 November 2010

pApercrafts fair at penrith and all that stuff!

I've just returned from 2 days at the papercrafts fair at Penrith where I worked on Melinda and Chris's stall for scrapbook'n'craft.It was fun selling the chipboard but awfully hard on the back,especially today after 6 hours.Melinda declared a 50% off sale and we were inundated with customers.Here's a photo of us in action.

I also had a bit of a spending spree afterwards finding an MM edge distresser,more stamps and chipboard and meeting Tiffany at Twiddlybits,where I made a photo stand and did another make and take, an ATC(birdcage)see above.Then i found art stamps,where I used to teach scrapbooking and bought some filigree butterflies and some embossing powder. All in all a fun weekend.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Decorative edges at Kraft it up!

Our challenge this month on Kraft it up is to use decorative edges.This made me think of this photo where the arched bridge has criss cross metal and the old clock tower and street lamp contrast with the new skyscraper and bridge.
I used Sassafrass lass papers plus another piece of the floral fabric I bought at Vinnies.The lace doiley,painted edging strip and cotton eyelet lace add more decorative edges.The lace doiley echoes the curve of the bridge in the photo.