Friday, August 17, 2012

There is still time... get your August entry in for the Stylist Challenge at Scrapboutique.

This month we are scrapping about memorable holidays inspired by the London Olympics. The extra criteria is to use your own handwriting and to journal at least 30 words.

Get you entry into the gallery by the end of the month to win a prize voucher to spend in the store!

Here is the layout I created.

Lots of gesso, mists and a little stitching in the background (seem to be my favourite three at the moment!). Hope you get a chance to join us!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Playing Along at CSI

I just love the case files created by Debbi each week for the challenges at CSI. They are a great starting point for colours and I find the inspiration for the journalling (testimony) always gives me the kick start I need to tell my stories.
If you haven't played along pop over to have a look at the current challenge, beautiful beachy colours!!
Here are my entries for the two most recent challenges.

I love this underwater photo of my gorgeous niece Amaka and it was perfect for the colours in Case File 30. One of the things I love about these challenges is being pushed to use colours I would not normally use!

I used another photo I have been wanting to scrap for quite some time for Case File 30. The little girl in the photo is me, taken in our backyard sometime in the late 60's.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving comments, I know everyone says it but comments really do make my day! I hope you get a chance to be inspired by the challenges at CSI.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Speed Scrapping

Speed and scrapping are not two words that I would normally put together!
I take days to finish a layout, I move bits around until I am happy and often come back the next day to change the position of papers ever so slightly or add another embellishment until I am happy and eventually glue it all down!
So having to run the Speed Scrap for the ScrapBoutique Cybercrop was a challenge for me to say the least!!
It was made a little easier having this wonderful sketch from PAGE DRAFTS as inspiration.

Anyway I managed to put this layout together and photograph and upload it in 1 and a half hours. A miracle for me and, apart from the heavy ink splotch caused by dropping the ink pad on the layout while I was rushing, I am reasonably pleased with how it turned out.

Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by!