Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Mail Art

Hello everyone

Loving the opportunity to have a chat to you all again and yes, yes, I do need to make up for the time I've been away, so hoping you still enjoy reading my posts.

Today I'd like to share an altered pizza box, or mail-art, as they call it. I thought to quickly do it before work - yeah right, till I completely wreck it... So with a little gesso, (okay I lie, lots and lots of gesso) I managed to resurrect this little piece during my lunch hour.  So this was what I came up with, after the gesso ofcourse...



So ready to go and happy that I've been able to save the mornings whoopsie, I set off to the Post Office after work. Arrrgh, do they really have to put all those stickers on? I even asked them to put the express tape on the sides lol. And then just to make matters worse, I had a bit of a brain blur and added clear sticky tape, over the stickers, and all over my hard work. I wanted to make sure all stay on the box and the address or something does not fall off because I did not have time to gel it all in place. Mmmmm not so clever, Mail art gone wrong all over again. I  wrecked it... Oh well, I guess I'll have to spend a little more time on it next time  to do it properly.



See what I mean?

Enjoy whatever you have left of today, talk to you soon.


Monday, 13 October 2014

The lovers and me

Hello again everyone

I hope you all had a good weekend. I am pleased to share that I have actually completed a single page, so yeah, I think I may have my mojo back. Unfortunately I won't be sharing this one as yet, but stay tuned, it may be sooner than you think, or not... (teasing :) )

Today I'd like to share one of my layouts that appeared in the February issue of Scrapbooking Memories Magazine. I've participated in a feature for Bo Bunny and absolutely loved playing with the  Zip-a-dee-doodle range. So much so, I ordered more of this gorgeous paper and ended up doing 3 layouts instead of only one.

I think you will agree that this range, absolutely screams for happy, joyfull photos.


   The lovers and Me




       Detail of the 3rd member of our family and changed embellishment




       Stitched photo corner and shadow-box border I made from the negatives of a sticker-       sheet.





                                 Hidden journaling, In the the dog's words...



IDEAS/TIPS

• Refrain from cutting of the brand name strip on your patterned papers at the start 
   of your creative process and use it in conjunction with your paper scraps to punch 
   boarders/photo mats for your photos.

• Stamp a border around your photos with Stazon Ink or hand stich one with 
   bakers twine.

• Use the negative sections of your sticker mats to create custom made shadow 
   boxes for journaling and embellishments. You would be surprised how many 
   interesting cut out shapes you may find.

• Edit the embellishments you have to suit your theme by blocking some words by 
   other embellishments to create a title that suits your photos.

• Fussy cut flowers from your patterned paper and mount them with foam tape or 
   use them to create flowers for cheap embellishments. 

• Last but not least, allow the patterned paper to guide your choice of photos. This 
   paper range is screaming for silly, happy and fun photos. If the colours in them do 
   not fit, convert them to black and white.

Product List:
Stamps – BoBunny; Paper – BoBunny; Stickers and Embelishments – 
BoBunny; Cardstock – Sam & Lucy ; Distress Ink – Ranger; Ink – Stazon; Ink Sprays – 
Tattered Angels and Lindy’s Stamp gang; Dies – Tim Holtz Alterations; Punches – Martha 
Steward, Paper doilies; Sew Easy Twine; Glue-Helmar, Double sided tape, MS Word

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Lost

Hello all

Firstly, I'd like to apologise for my abscence of late. It's been a little bit hectic and although it seems that I have not done anything creative, I have in fact been scrapping up a storm. For 7 weeks I planned, played and scrapped non stop over weekends, evenings ect. So now that my entries for this year's Scrapbooking Master's Competition by Scrapbookng Memories Magazine, are well and truley done,  I can refocus my energy. I will admit it felt a bit like a,"marathon" and as such  I took a little break from scrapbooking. Instead I focused on cardmaking for a while and just did a few small, simple things.

Sadly, I am also a bit behind with  my Tim Tags, but  I do intend to catch up soon. - I've been missing creating these little guys.

So with this years entries in, I thought it would be a good idea to share another one of my entries from last year. I was very happy with the end result and thrilled when it received a honrable mention from Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.

This layout was inspired by the amazing Anna Dabrowska, aka Finnabair.

I think that we could all agree that life can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming, and this is exactly what I attempted to portray with this layout. I attempted to show that although daily life can sometimes inundate us with all it's pressures and to do lists, the key in finding solutions is to calm down, get quiet and allow rational thinking to flow, rather that running around franticly.



Lost  Scrapbooking Memories Vol 16 (6) (January 2014)

Hope you liked it, talk to you soon.
Cheers,
Product List
Canvas - Studio
Bubble wrap
Chipboard backing from album inserts
Chipboard –Scrap Matrix, Finnabair;
Gel Medium – Liquitex
Paint – Silk Acrylic Glaze, Studio Artist;
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels, Starburst Sprays
Alcohol Ink – Ranger
Viva Inka Gold
Rub a buff
Trinkets – Scrap Matrix, Finnabair, KASZAZZ; aluminium can
“junk pile” – Scrap Matrix Gesso –Ranger
Lace – Scrap Matrix
Flower - KASZAZZ
Glass Bottle - KASZAZZ
Hessian
Rope
Glue-Helmar
Rhine Stones – Kaiser Craft
Stencil used as an embellishment – Kaiser Craft