Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lets Get Shabby Challenge #44 and "A Holiday"

Hello. Challenge #44 is up at Lets Get Shabby and it's an Easter List........well, 3 lists really. A list for 'subject', a list for 'embellishment', and a list for 'technique'. You need to work with one or more things from each list. Check out all the details HERE, we would love you to play along.

I have made an Easter Tin from one of those cute little pot plant holders from Ikea. I have covered it with paper, decorated it, made 3 tags and decoupaged some foam eggs with napkins and 7gypsies Tissue Paper. Of course you could fill it with real chocolate eggs or any other Easter treats.

While we are on the subject of "holidays," here is one you may like to go on. My friend Lucy Muraca organizes "scrapbooking holidays"...............does it get any better..........scrapbooking AND a holiday !!
Anyway, this time the very experienced and talented, Angella Peardon is going along as teacher, and they are going to Vietnam........AMAZING!! I would love to be going.
If you are interested, here are all the details.
Wishing you all a safe, peaceful and happy Easter.
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Friday, March 22, 2013

Hi ya. I played along with the Prima BAP last month. Never done that be honest I never even knew what a "BAP" was. It stands for Build A Page: so, you use the sketch provided and build a page using Prima products, of which I had plenty.
Any way I was surprised and felt very privileged to be one of the featured pages along with some other lovely and very talented ladies. Yah !!

 I've used Prima papers, leaves, letters and bling. The flowers I made myself and played with lots of mixed media techniques.

Another Friday already ! The weeks are going way too fast. Make the most of your weekend, before you know it, Monday will be here. Have a great one and thanks for dropping by. 
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Peek At Paris

Hello. I know, it's been a while, but those of you who follow me on Instagram would know I'v been in Melbourne for my daughter's graduation. Oh, how I love that city, almost as much as Paris.
No words needed really. These photos were taken walking to and around the Louvre.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great week.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Meg's Garden & A Morning With The Master

Sharing a page done a couple of months ago as a DT page for Meg's Garden, who was the featured sponsor for the challenge blog Once Upon A Sketch. The paper I've used is called "Summer Beauty" and is from the latest paper release called "Ode To A Summers Day" collection. I really love the gorgeous deep colours in this collection and I've combined this paper with some stamping, embossing, water colour and distress stains.

Those of you who are scrapbookers or mixed media artists will know immediately from these images who I spent the morning with. These are pictures of my page created in a class with the amazing Anna Dabrowska or Finnabair as she is probably more widely known.  We all know what a brilliant artist and creative person she is, but she is also a wonderful, wonderful teacher. Her absolute joy, enthusiasm and excitement for what she does is entirely infectious. Her demonstrations and explanations of techniques is both captivating and clear. Every lady left her class with a piece of 'art', Finnabair in 'style' but yet unique and personal. She is also a very warm, genuine and fun person to be with.
Thanks Finn, thanks Ray and thanks Seriously Scrapbooking.

Thanks for visiting. Hope your week so far has been a great one, and may the 'creative force' be with you.
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