Saturday 28 May 2011

Let's get shabby childhood memory

My sister and I were at a fancy dress parade at the local church.This dress of my sisters was sewn from white crepe paper and cellophane.I can still recall it squeaking as she sat in the car.
I've used several embellishments alluding to Alice in wonderland.

Banana custard at Lollipop ladies

Here is a little wooden box that I bought at the op shop for $1.

I pasted yellow/cream/white patterned paper on to it.I then surrounded it with crochet lace and added embellishments such as scrapmatts chipboard,Karen Foster Macaroni brads,a clock,a chipboard circle covered with a face from Gaphic45 paper and a metallic sewing machine.I also stamped an image of the Eiffel Tower on the lid.I intend to keep little travel momentos in it.

Thursday 26 May 2011

A Parisian layout for fun.

I used a paper I bought at Lincraft called European windows and went from there. I used Graphics 45 papers,scrapmatts chipboard,hero arts flowers and my cuttlebug to emboss the bronze paper.The lettering is October Afternoon and the journalling frame is from kaisercraft.

We saw this house whilst cruising along the Seine.

Scrapbooking from scratch

Annabelle is preoccupied with hair fashions in this photo.She had several clips in her hair,most of them were butterflies.The layout is based on a sketch on Scrapbooking from scratch.I've used scrapmatts butterflies.The paper is from Australian scrapbooking ideas and features,what else,butterflies!

Monday 23 May 2011

Black with 2

My daughter's 21st was a dress up theme.Her father came as a magician,complete with cape,top hat and a rabbit (toy). Her dress was black and red so this photo is ideal for the challenge. The alphas are recycled in the sense that I used the majority on another layput and had to think of a title using the leftovers.Hence the r instead of are.

Sunday 22 May 2011

Things my mother taught me...genetics

My scanner is refusing to co-operate' so I photographed this layout.It is part 3 of Things my mother taught me,called Genetics.And the tag line is "You're just like your father!". In this case it is true.Christopher looks like and behaves like Nathan did.

I used Graphic45 Coney Island paper plus scrapmatts nested hearts which I inked in a colour called "Old paper"

Monday 16 May 2011

Aussie scrapjacked Vicki

my effort for scrapjacked this month features Christopher who at age 7 knows everything.I used art stamps paper which was double-sided allowing the cogs and the rocket ships to be utilized.I inked the strip of corrugated card to match his T shirt and used ribbon saying you're a star instead of string.The bulldog clip replaced the one Vicki used with the fold down arms but otherwise it is pretty true to the original.

Saturday 14 May 2011

Scrap the girls entry

I don't always find time to do this challenge but this month I happened to have the criteria ready.

I've wriiten the following"Sometimes I look at you,my adult daughter,and remember the tiny baby you once were.It seems so long ago.Sometimes I wish those times would come back but I know they can't.Always I am so proud of the woman you have become".

I think the vine is Twiddlybits.I hand drew the leaves on the chips.

A2Z scraplets entry

My entry for A2Zscraplets features the chipboard sign saying "scrap retreat".I inked it using purple then embossed ..I used 3 doiley circles,brads, plus flowers and ribbons to underline the photo.The misting below the photo was added to with rub-ons.This was at Bendigo at the first purplescraps retreat 4 years ago.I'm still friends with these ladies.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Graphic 45 joke.

I've decided to do a set of layouts based around a humorous joke I have, about stupid things parents say.
Here's the first one named Foresight...and the little sentence in the frame says "Wear clean underwear in case you get run over!"These Graphic 45 papers were ideal.(I wasn't going to use a photo of my underwear.)I used some of my huge stock of flowers including a lace one that I made.

Monday 9 May 2011

Artastic and orange (erk!)

If there's one colour I don't like it is orange.But I forced myself to do this challenge for Artastic because I liked the criteria.

I used my new cuttlebug to do 2 of the background papers.The spotted one is scenic route.Melody's dress was pinky orange and I happened to find this lace scrap at Vinnies which matches exactly.

When it came to stitching the layout on my scanner,George's face was blurry despite me trying several times.They are a good looking family.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Kraft it up

This month's Kraft it up called for non patterned paper.I started with the large envelope and a packet of rubons.They suited these 2 photos.

I've recently bought a cuttlebug so used it to make the background paper then found some dictionary pages and monopoly money,which again suited the photos.I finished with scrapmatts signpost(inked with pinecone and distress ink called old paper).The big ric-rac added the horizontal line to bind it all together.

My parents met at Patonga where there were several houses of young people congregated for a long weekend.Patonga had no theatre,dance hall or pub so they made their own fun.Invariably, a keg of beer was involved.They weren't drinking to excess!

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Lollipop ladies-Ribbon

This is a layout I did quite a while ago but features my use of ribbons.There are 3 flowers made from ribbons plus a whole row of ribbon tags down the side.It took ages but was great fun to do.

Black with two

Black with two for this fortnight required multiple photos and metallic gold.I immediately thought of my wedding proofs which were just the right size for this scrapmatts filmstrip.

I used patchwork with gold patterned paper sloping it slightly to counterbalance the filmstrip chipboard.I added gold ribbon,heart shaped brads ,a quote and subtle heading of thickers.

White with one

This is my entry for White with one this month.I cut most of my papers on my scalloped edge trimmer then added some orange gauze,3 handmade flowers and 2 sizes of pompon braid.These 3 kids are always happy when I see them.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Steampunk number 2

We saw this amazing stained glass window in the museum of decorative arts in Paris.This layout started with the cogs.I masked then misted them.After that I used several cogs of varying sizes to represent machinery in action.At this point I started to think Steampunk, so downloaded pictures of the hot air balloon,found the lock and key stamp and the Kaisercraft clockpaper.I added the rub on title and stamp using an old postcard, which I inked with distress ink(Black soot)Then added the hinge and brads and the journalling words.I'm pleased with this took quite a few days to assemble.All chipboard is scrapmatts