Wednesday 26 October 2011

Another mysterious parcel arrives

I have received today a parcel of scrapbooking goodies from Michelle Hernandez of Brooklyn New York! If you read this Michelle can you explain what I won or if any one else knows what site she is on, please tell me. There was no note enclosed saying what the prize is for. However I much appreciate all those lovely goodies.

Sunday 23 October 2011

A2Z scraplets

My layout for A2Z scraplets features a frame which has a pine tree and 2009.This was the year we went to Europe and I immediately remembered this ride through a forest in Killarney,Ireland.It was so much fun!
I've used a bella paper,inked the frame white and embossed the tree after inking it green.I've added all the required elements in colours to match the photos.The tag on top left was Kraft that has been misted with red and the journalling strips are flocked.A very tactile layout!

Thursday 20 October 2011

Purple people together at bird is the word

Bird is the word requested the word "Together". I made this layout using a template and pink misting.Then I added rub-ons to look like Graffiti on the wall.The chipboard was made specially for our purplescraps retreat by 'scrapbooking'n'craft .I added the word together because we only get together for a retreat every 2 years.There were 4 of us this time, in Broken Hill.

Wednesday 19 October 2011

Aussie scrapjacked

I made this layout to emulate mandy's ballet one. I used pompons instead of roses and made my middle ribbon different to the other two. Otherwise everything is the same.The big heart button is actually bright orange..silly scanner!

Saturday 15 October 2011

Stuck Sketches Oct 15th

On my recent trip to Broken Hill we visited Marios and saw the Palace hotel murals featured in "Priscilla,queen of the desert" movie.I took several photos which will no doubt appear in my future layouts but these 2 murals suited this stuck sketch.I've cut the doorway(which was plain brown) out of the top photo to let the tree on the patterned paper shine through.The aboriginal painting was on the underside of the stairs.I didn't use too much embellishment as these photos feature a very busy detail.The title was rather long so it stretches across the top of the page as well.

Friday 14 October 2011

Black with 2

Here's a photo of my grandparents,Mum and my sister and I in 1958.Marilyn Monroe was just becoming famous at this point in time so I used a picture of her from a birthday card I had.Also I used frilly lace,another remnant of the 1950s and tape measure ribbon as Mum was a dressmaker and kept up with the latest trends.The embellies on the right hand side allude to her dressmaking during that era as well.

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Stuck?! sketch and others

This first layout is for Stuck?! sketches. It features 2 photos of hot air balloons seen over the lake in Canberra one Sunday morning.I cut the 2nd photo to make 2 small squares just with the balloons.I sewed the circles using the machine and added ribbons,a scalloped edge and Kaisercraft brads.The chipboard balloons are from scrapmatts and the small lettering is from jenni bowlin studio.
This second layout is one I did during the month of September for SFS.I've used a scrapmatts dress mannequin around which i've woven lace and flowers.Love the colours in this one.

Monday 10 October 2011

Artastic's spooky houses

These 2 houses we saw in Broken Hill are real "Handyman specials".In fact the bottom one needs demolition.They both had a creepy feel to me..if you imagine who might live in them.I used black and purple to evoke a spooky effect.The purple BG paper is called Eerie.There is a chipboard tree so I've answered the criteria.

Distressed love at Scrap the girls

Scrap the Girls required the word Love and distressing.
I used some Kraft over which I glued dress pattern paper with mod podge. Then I let this dry and painted it with white acrylic.I followed this by using a spot stencil with bright pink paint,slightly worn off.This gave me the distressed background.I added crochet lace,buttons,tags and brads that all co-ordinate with the background.Finally the lettering is thickers Lullaby in pale pink.My top right photo is straight although the Eiffel tower looks "distressed"(leaning).I took this photo from a moving bus.Erica is at the bottom of the tower in the other photo.

Saturday 8 October 2011

cheeky parrots at mystical

I've just created this layout for mystical scrapbooks spring challenge cybercrop.These noisy rainbow lorikeets sit in the tree outside my window and chatter.
I used pink paislee "Spring fling" collection,plus D-lish scraps flower and ribbon and string. Chipboard doves are from Scrapmatts and come in that colour(off white) ie raw. I have not coloured them in any way.Lettering is from Emagination sticker letters.

Scrap the boys and lose the bookmarks

I've just updated to Google chrome. I can now see who my followers are (hello all!) but have lost my bookmarked favourites.(Or if they're there I can't find them)
I've spent this morning re-looking for a lot of sites.Luckily I write down the challenge sites I visit.
This is my layout for scrap the boys this month where the embellishments had to be handmade.I made a library pocket from scratch from a template i had. I lined it with different paper to the outside then added other bits like buttons and brads.I also cut out the 2 hearts from "Rusty pickle" scraps.This will pick up the red in the photo.The title is cut from an Urban Lily scrap I have had for years.My last addition was some kaisercraft droplets.

Friday 7 October 2011

Mystical's cybercrop this weekend

Mystical is where you start this weekend's cybercrop.Check in tonight to see what the challenges are! I am.

Frankenstein at FS2S

FS2S has a rather difficult(for me) challenge this month based on the movie Psycho.Whilst I have photos of the psycho house in universal studios,I couldn't work out what to do.I remembered we had seen the Mary Shelley house in Edinburgh which now has a Frankenstein museum.With its gothic architecture it is definitely spooky. I downloaded this colouring in picture of Frankenstein(From then traced over it to get my sillouhette.I've added a bit of detail with my white marker to give him a face.Then I added some skull and crossbobnes painted white that I bought from Scrapbook'n'craft and some other trimmings.The screw shaped brads were just the shot to finish it off!

Wednesday 5 October 2011

look what arrived today!

This wonderful parcel of scrap goodies arrived this morning. I know it is from Antonella Ryan ,but no idea which site/what I did to win it. I'm very appreciative for it and strangely enough ,I was going to Spotlight today to stock up. Looks like I won't have to now.Thank you whoever you are. Can you please solve this mystery,I've hunted my regular haunts.????

Monday 3 October 2011

Kraft it up and rust

This gorgeous background Kraft paper has been sprayed with red glimmer mist.The overall effect was a rust colour.I went with this theme and used offcuts of the same tone to add trimming to the photo ,2 francheville brads, plus scrapmatts filmstrip and the surrounds from October Afternoon mini alphabets.

This monument is on top of the hill in Broken Hill and can be seen from all over town.The restaurant (with the pointy roof in the foreground) is also there.

White with one-paint splodges and creepy

Whilst on my trip to Broken Hill we visited Silverton.It is now a ghost town and the cemetery certainly echoes that.This creepy grave made a great photo.The headstone is rusty metal!

I used a stencil to create the paint splodges,then added a cluster of items.The stamped flower is also using paint.American crafts lettering suited the title and a plain journalling box at the top.I thought the clock and spades were significantly related to the theme.Hope I've achieved the grungy/creepy effect.

Sunday 2 October 2011

2 wins,no not twins!

On Twiddlybits, where I was using up my last chippy from them ,so I can concentrate on scrapmatts!
Lisa's birthday challenge: Congratulations Wendy Woodhead and Julene Matthews!! It was a tie!!
And on FS2S I won a random draw for my layout, toontown