Sunday, June 26, 2011

Lets Get Shabby 2nd Birthday Challenge

This page was made for Lets Get Shabby in celebration of their Second Birthday. This is the inspiration photo.........
and the brief was to create something that had to have the #2 in it and use 2 of the following........
                             book/music page
You can use other things on your page but only 2 from this list. I chose to use chipboard and ribbon.
Before I was a scrapbooker I was a quilter, so I drew on my quilting background for some inspiration............... 
I completely indulged myself and made a '9 patch' square, shabby collage, just like a 9 patch or 6 patch applique block you would use to make a fabric quilt.
I also drew inspiration from Christine Middlecamp and her beautiful embellished doilies where she uses layer apon layer of prettiness atop a Martha Stewart doily. No Martha doilies here, just little ones I made using the Spellbinders in the Cuttlebug.
This was soooo much fun. 

Hop over to Lets Get Shabby and have a look at the beautiful work the other DT girls have done and join in the challenge.
              HAPPY BIRTHDAY LGS !

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Altered Book....some more

Remember this...............the altered book? I have done some more.

I have finished the cover..........

 and a little peek at something helped me find my 'mojo',will show all next week and thanks for all your supportive words when I was being grumpy and winey re/ my lost creative drive last week.XOX

Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend every one. xx

Sunday, June 19, 2011

WW1 June Challenge

Hi all. I have been away in Melbourne this week  catching up with my daughter.... no computer, no blog. I feel like my creative "mojo" is under the weather. I have been searching for inspiration, but so far I am still left wanting. I did this page before I left for the June WW1 challenge:-------white + red + circles / polka dots. It was fun, I used my usual mists and paint and of course stamps; can't seem to do any page any more without stamps being included some where. Did some embossing and added some textural bits and pieces including twine .

Thanks for dropping by, hope every one has had a great week end and I apologise to all my usual wonderful visitors that leave such kind and sincere comments for being such a slack blogger friend and not  calling by to say hi this past week .

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scrap For Help

Scrap For Help is an innovative approach to connecting the world which can have positive consequences for all . Tania Martyns asked me to use my "up-cycled" page to show how re cycling can be used in scrapbook pages. 

This page is made up of re-cycled material, not normally used  on scrapbook pages.......muslin bandaging......half of a brown paper shopping bag.......cardboard packaging.........crochet cotton.........old lace remnant........white cord that was attached to a dress label and a serviette.

Please drop by Scrap For Help and read what they are all's all good.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Color Room..........# 61

This weeks color room palette again I found challenging. They seem to come around so quickly and I feel like I am not prepared. I feel like I have to choose my coloured elements from my stash and they are close in colour but never exact. Oh well, sometimes close enough has to be good enough and the colour often changes again after I have photographed it any way.

Thanks so much for dropping by......hope the week has been kind to you and two more days to the weekend  (depending on which side of the world you live)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tea On Tuesday.......Biscuits & Politics.

Yes, they are pink and red and they're called Iced Vo Vo's. Another "classic" Australian biscuit made by Arnotts. It was first made in 1906 and is still going strong. Our previous Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, mentioned them in his 2007 election victory speech, jokingly urging his team to "have a strong cup of tea with an iced Vo Vo before getting to work". This biscuit consists of a relatively soft biscuit base that is topped with fairly thick, pink fondant icing, with a strip of raspberry jam down the middle, which actually contains raspberries. It is then liberally dusted with dessicated coconut.One biscuit connoisseur has said: "they are a fussy biscuit, with too much going on.....the coconut, the jam, the icing all fight for supremacy on the palette, whilst the rather soft base lacks any backbone to give texture". 
   For me, they are just a very sweet and rather girly and pretty biscuit ( even tho my husband loves them ) and go beautifully with Jasmine tea. Wishing you all a sweet Tuesday.
If you would like to join us for tea visit Art In Red Wagons here

Friday, June 3, 2011

A Guest Spot AT Our Vintage Affair..............

I am a guest at Our Vintage Affair this month. The girls there asked me to do a LO based on their sketch and with the theme of Grandparents. The page I have done shows a photo of my daughter with her "papa". They are both wearing very "daggy" beanies and the photo is not great quality but I think it expresses the lovely bond of love, trust, and wonder that is shared between small children and their grandparents. Hop on over to Our Vintage Affair if you would like to play along with this months challenge, and thanks again Polly for inviting me to create with you and the talented DT girls this month.

Thanks so much for dropping by,I hope you all have a really wonderful weekend.I am looking forward to mine as I am doing a class with the very clever and fun Steph Devlin on Saturday. xx

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Color Room.....#60 XOX

Hi all. I have made a LO for The Color Room this week, even tho it's a bit late. These colours really appealed to me; unfortunately my grey background looks more brown than grey in the photo. I painted some Tim Holtz metal bits with Gesso then pink paint; painted and distressed some letters; embossed and painted the heart; added some stitching and a little bit of stamping. I did not use one rub on which is probably a first for me. The photo is my sweet daughter blowing me a kiss.  

Thanks for visiting. Hope you have all had a great week. xx