Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Meg's Garden: blossoming of spring

Hello all

I thought this month I would do something pretty. So this naturally required flowers, butterflies and bright flowery paper, the outcome of which evokes feeling and spring time glee.

I wanted to add a bit more dimension the the background paper, so I used a kaisercraft mask.
I covered the Large Oval laser frame fr006 with crackle paint and after it dried I applied some ink to age it a little bit. The lovely old photo of the two angels came from the 'Tis Christmas Time Collection (Christmas Angels P6366) as well as the background paper (Christmas Flowers P6362), which I like for the red and vintage white pallet. The flowers and leaves were just plain white ones that I misted with some crimson Glimmer Mist. Of course there had to be butterflies which you can get here, love the colors of them so much. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Adelaide Botanic Gardens: A walk through.

I decided to go to the Botanic Garden in Adelaide City yesterday, the need to get out of the house was too great! It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas crowds, the sales,  people yelling at your about how good their products are and that you MUST have them. I got through around 8:30am and I was in heaven. Nice weather, apart from a few drops of rain, and perfect lighting to take photos. 

There are more photos which you can see on my flickr site HERE.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Wood embellishments and Chippies

Today I thought I would do a showcase of projects I have done showing the use of wood embellishments or chippies. I use a lot of kaisercraft wood embellishments mostly because I wood at the Adelaide Outlet and bought a heap of them before I left. It isn't that I favor wood embellishments  just a matter of accessibility and convenience. I have seen some chippies I would LOVE to get my hands on and do some projects for, which is likely to happen at some point in the future. Some of my favorite projects are:

Some techniques used on these projects are simple painting, using embossing powder, and glassy accents to have a lovely varnished look. 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Meg's Garden: A touch of Christmas

I am a bit of a sucker for most things art nouveau, the colors, lovely flowing organic lines, it is just all very pretty. So when I was invited to join the design team at Meg's Garden, I came across the beautiful Christmas collection. Further more I found the 'Tis Christmas Time Collection has a divine paper with these lovely tag designs (Christmas Day P6367) which I knew I HAD to use. 

The paper flowers I colored with some paints and the lace I just inked a little 

Megs Garden products
Christmas Day
Christmas Angels
Christmas Cherries
Lace - 5cm white 
Mini Rosebuds
Small White paper Roses
wh paper
Round Silver Diamante Trim 

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Birthday Card for a family friend

I really LOVE how this one turned out in the end. I struggled for a while trying to get the layout to work, but in the end it just worked. 


Saturday, 23 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

Heidi Swapp: Make pretty stuff down under

On the 11 November 2013, Adelaide was graced with the presence of the inspirational scrapbooker Heidi Swapp and her Aussie Media Team member Kim Jeffress. Prior to her arrival we were given a photo_a_day challenge, which at first was a little daunting to begin with but I managed to get in to it in the end. The challenge was posted and followed on Instagram the photos of which I actually used in one of the projects from the workshops event.

I had, unfortunately, hurt my self 4 days before Heidi's workshops and the night before was rather concerned whether I should be going at all. After some encouragement from my house mate and some of the other attendees via Facebook I made the decision to go for as long as I could manage.  

The first project was a techniques class in using masks and sprays and resists. Tell you some really HANDY tips came out of that project!!! 

Then came Kim's Christmas Mini album with lots of bits and pieces. I did as much on this as i could, but by the end of this project I was really struggling with pain and tiredness. 

After a tea break the third and final project was to start, I grabbed my kit and instructions and headed home, where I set to working on the memory album after my exam.

The Photo_a_day challenge photos I ended up using in the memory along with photos I took on the day of the workshops. 

All up I had a great time, it was a nice distraction from the pain I was in as well as the stress of my impending exam. 

Heidi and Kim are both wonderful ladies, I am a very glad to have met them both.