Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New Color Room Palette.......

These are not my favourite colours but I did enjoy following the sketch.....sort of, and the photos of my daughter are a few years old, but I loved the "moodiness"of them and they were the exact colour in this weeks palette. I don't know how well I have pulled off the overall colour scheme, the pages always photograph differently, but I've had fun as always. I really admire those people who get the colour exactly as they appear in the inspiration photo, it's not that easy.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I am a very novice photographer, but I am keen to improve and the only way to do that is to practice, right? So I am being brave and have taken some photos for Scavenger Hunt Sunday, a photography challenge run by Ashley Sisk each week.I have no idea how to use Photoshop so apart from simple photo editing like 'crop' and 'straighten' these are pretty basic I guess, but I did have my camera on manual instead of auto. so that has to a step in the right direction, hey?

old and new

night photography




Friday, August 26, 2011

Lets Get Shabby #27..............New Challenge

The September challenge at Lets Get Shabby is to use inspiration from one of TallulahBelles beautiful Etsy product packs for your creation. This was a really fun challenge to do, so hop on over to Lets Get Shabby for all the details on how to play. I chose Woodland Whimsy Petite Pocketful of Whimsy.

Firstly I have to admit to a love of all things 'vintage',so all of the product packs that Kris makes for her Etsy Shop appealed to me.....it was really hard to choose. In the end I chose this pack as my inspiration because of the colours. The turquoise beads and the brown and white spot jumped out at me. Turquoise would have to be my favourite colour. Next it was the whimsical little deer with the bird sitting on it's back ( and I knew I had paper with a little deer on it ) and lastly the doilies, who doesn't love the vintage girly look of these pretties. I have used Martha Stewart ones, crochet ones and ones cut from the packaging of a Prima flower pack ( sadly they look a bit shiny in the photo ) 

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend every one. xx

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Colour Room Challenge...........

This weeks palette at the Color Room is just beautiful.........

Detail of texture paste used with a stencil and Glimmer Mist.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tea on Tuesday.........in Melbourne

Last week I was lucky enough to have 7 days in wonderful Melbourne catching up with my daughter.Melbourne has a fantastic cafe / food culture. Every place you go to is busy and the competition is fierce, so the coffee and food is always innovative, edgy and excellent quality. My morning ritual would be to go to the Hot Poppy Cafe for a freshly made juice; I pretty much always had the #6.

Then I would walk down the road to this old warehouse, Auction Rooms for my coffee. Beautiful coffee that they roast on site.

For more info and some great photos of the Melbourne cafe scene go visit What Katie Ate here.
Thanks for joining me today and hop on over to Kimmies blog to catch up with the other girls having tea.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

I've been away............

I have been away for the last 8 days...........

So much fun........

Can you guess where...........?

AND : I have just discovered that two challenge blogs have chosen my recent LOs as winners. I am amazed and of course very happy. Thank you to the DT members at Our Vintage Affair and Once Upon A Sketch for voting for me. It is a huge confidence boost to know that these very talented people see my work as worthy of their votes.

Our Vintage Affair                            Once Upon A Sketch