Wednesday, 7 March 2012

The Little Ones


My two little boys, in this photo they would have you believe that butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths.
For this page I have used a combination of mediums stencilling, stampin, dry embossing and even sewing around the edge of the page to add character.
I have a lot of my mother in me, she had a button box full of bibs and bobs and I collect just about anything that I can put on a scrapbook page, which in this page is evident.
From the thick piece of string from a clothing bag, pearls from a broken necklace, a ribbon bow from I don’t know where, combining that with hand made flowers, wooden leaves, canvas die cuts, crystal wire trees, brads, a glass button and a resin mushroom married together with scraps of paper and balsa wood.
I hope this gives you some ideas; boy pages don’t have to be boring.
                                                         Have a scrappy day

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Imagine - Hand Made Flowers

This page was inspired by my sister Susan who encouraged me to use a product called gesso primer,using Stampin' Up! punches and plain card stock I have created a very diffent layout.

The flowers are hand made using punched out rich razzleberry card stock,painted with gesso and then using a color spritzer tool and Stamp 'n Write markers in both rich razzleberry and elegant eggplant to create a misted effect and on the leaves I have used the same technique to create the colour on the leaves.

I'll be back with more later.

Sunshine, lolly pops and . . .

Sunshine- its all about me!
Generalyl in the past I have chosen to keep my face out of my scraping lay outs, but my sister in law took this photo at the beach one afternoon and I loved it, so of couse I had to scrap it.
I love texture in my work building layers upon layers.  I am not content to have just paper and a photo but instead use many different mediums, wood, metal, beads, ribbon and ink to add depth and design to plain card stock.
In this lay out I have used Stampin' Up! basic black, crumb cake, regal rose rich, razzleberry card stock
Stampin' Up! rose red seam binding ribbon, metal emblishments and beads from my mother's button box (an old tin box about half a shoe box in size filled with odds and ends that my mother collected over many years dress making and raising children).
I have crystal effected pre-cut wooden swirls and married it in with a swirled die cuts.

 Be back soon

Getting Started

When I first started scrapping  I didn't even realise there was a name for the art style I was using.  Being the consummate over achiever I didn't start on a small project, no as per usual I thought I would start with something I was passionate about. . .my wedding photos!  I incorporated photos, cards, flowers, leaves, twigs and anything else that I could get my hands on that married with the colour scheme, textures and tones of the entire event.  Yes the whole album weighs a literal ton but it genuinely speaks of the brilliant, colourful day that my partner and I celebrated.
It was only when I mentioned to my sister Susan what I had done that she told me that I was scrapping and that my creation was a scrap book!
So I am an eclectic scrapper and I have been hooked since then.  I scrap any photos and memento's of meaning to me and am proud to say that my scrap booking techniques have evolved dramatically in the past six years.
My approach to scrapping is to inspire people to take out their photos and memories and make them into something that they want to look at and show others; to create memories and beautiful artwork that anyone would be proud to call their own, to extend boundaries of what is acceptable and to challenge myself to highlight a photo artistically; and finally to share moments in time which can be recalled by a simple phrase, texture, image or shade and tone.
I welcome you to my page and hope that you will enjoy visiting me from time to time to check out my latest projects and to share the passion which is scrap booking mania.
Until next time