Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rock and Roll All Nite

So this was my day!

(A slight wardrobe malfunction in this one!)

Today at school we held the STARMAKER Grandfinals! A showcase of our fantastic students and their incredible talents from singing and drama to piano, gym and dance. 
So not to be outdone by the students this year, four brave staff members took to the stage in true Kiss style, lipsyncing in style to Rock and Roll All Nite!!! (Just call me Gene!!)
Lots of laughs and a hit with the students! 
Now what to do next year?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Art Appreciation

The  Pashion for Fashion challenge at Scrapboutique this week was to scrap the DRAMATIC fashion style with the extra criteria of using a movie quote on the layout. I focused on a variety of different elements of the fashion style to come up with this layout of Joe.
Black a favourite colour of this fashion style
Contrasting colours - used the yellow as a contrast to the black
Silver - letters, tag and mesh
Severe, sharp, asymmetrical lines - the pattern paper in the background and the sharp, strong lines of the stitching
See through - the black mesh and the silver mesh behind the photo
Textures trendy - misting is very trendy at the moment so went for that in the background 
and besides all that
Life with this 16year old can be very DRAMATIC!!! (In a great way Joe!!!)
The quote is from Monty Python 'And now for something completely different' which described our trip to the art gallery to perfection! 
A few close ups:

Thanks for visiting. Pop over to Scrapboutique and have a look, it is a wonderful shop and has a great forum filled with lovely ladies! Take care xxx

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fabulous Colours at CCG

I love the new palette at CCG. The colours were so easy to work with and perfect for male pages! This week we had to use a single subject photos for the designers challenge, not too hard!
Here is the palette:
And my layout:

I used gesso, mist and a Crafter's Workshop stentcil for the background and black hat mesh, with rubons and stickers for the detail on the edges. 
Hope you can find the time to join us!
Thanks for visiting and for any comments you may leave. They always make me smile!
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Passion for Fashion

Do you have a passion for fashion?? If so take a look at this fantastic competition being run at SCRAPBOUTIQUE.

The challenge this week: 
Haute Couture (or high fashion)- This category includes the very chic, one-of-a-kind, the custom-made and designer's collections.
Colours - Unusual and rare. 
Lines - Unusually layered, fitted to suit, very specific individual taste. 
Textures - Unusual and rare materials. 
Effect - One-of-a-kind, very unique, tres chic 
Needs of customer - Custom-made, designer's originals, very expensive.
Favourite Accessory - Coordinated, matching and custom made pieces.
Note: Notice the unusual layers, unique and one-of-a-kind designs. 

Here is my layout.

And my interpretation of the brief:
 I have focused more on the description of the fashion style rather than the fashion itself. 
Unusual materials - white mesh plasterers tape in the background and raffia to represent the grass 
Coordinated, matching and custom made pieces - yellow pearls and flowers to go with the yellow background and handmade rolled flowers
Layers - Plenty of those
A close up of some details.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Never Enough - CCG #208

Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try to fit everything into your week there is simply never enough time to get everything done?
I have this feeling on a weekly basis and find that the balance between work, home and taking care of me is a delicate juggling act which often I don't get right!
So that was the topic for my layout for the new palette at Color Combos Galore. The colours are soft and pretty (right out of my comfort zone) and the designer challenge is to use pearls on your page.

My journalling is in the pocket tucked behind the photos.
Hop over and take a look at what the Design Team created, very talented ladies!
Thanks for dropping by!