Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden

Dear Bloggers - Hi,

I just love the Lost and Found Collection by MME.  The LO I posted last session came together so easily that I tried another one with the same papers.  The second LO definitely did not come together easily but with perseverance I created a page that I am very happy with.  I used the Pink Paisley ribbon to make a flower and I feel that the colour and texture work really well - I was thrilled to finally be able to use that beautiful silver grey ribbon to good advantage.  See what you think.
FYI I had the LO all but finished and as I was applying the final touches I realised that somehow I had purple ink on my hand and I merrily had smudged it over my work - AHHHHH!  Well after painting, sanding, tearing, resewing and some covering I hope that none of you can see those dreaded purple splotches.  I still have no idea where the purple ink came from!!!!  Oh the joys of working in a mess.

That's all for now - time to go to bed.
Sweet dreams

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Just a quick post

Hi Bloggers,
Here are 3 LOs I  have done.

I love the 7 Gypsies Paper and I put the photos into my Collections Chipboard frame.


 More of the same - this time using distressed corrugated cardboard as the background.  I just love the butterflies and birds in this range of papers.

Had a little play with the magnificent Lost and Found Papers and used the wonderful Dusty Attic Clock face.  This LO came together quickly (what a pleasant surprise) and I was pleased with it.

I love the glitter and the soft blue/green and beige colour scheme.

That's all for now TFL

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Back Home from a great holiday

Hi Bloggers,
Sorry for the break between posts.  We have been away in Canada skiing in beautiful Whistler for 2 weeks.  I have taken lots and lots of photos for lots and lots of LO and I am dying to put them together.  The last day that we skied was minus 15 degrees Celsius and now we are back in Aus in the midst of a record breaking heat wave with temperatures today threatening to spike at 42 degrees Celsius.  I hope you are all staying cool and scrapping in lovely air conditioned rooms.

The latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine arrived the other day and they were kind enough to publish a double layout that I created telling the tale of a lovely Summer holiday weekend on the river that we had last Summer.

I was playing around with some of the beautiful Echo Park papers in the series Summertime.  I felt the LO was going really well until I added some doodling which in my opinion was a complete disaster.  I tore the doodling off where I could and covered it with paper where it couldn't be torn.  I redid the LO with the remnants and then reattempted doodling.  Not sure what I think of the result given I know how nice the original was but I'll post it anyway.  The LO represents a creative journey if nothing else and I do love the photo of Tiff.

Don't melt in the heat and TFL
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