Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lets Get Shabby...New Challenge #23

The challenge this month at Lets Get Shabby is to create a page using the colours aqua and pink AND include some spots as well. Why these colours ?............because they are the site colours of this months generous sponsor Scrap Therapy. Please hop on over to the Lets Get Shabby blog for inspiration from the other DT girls and all the details you need to play along.

We would love you to join in at Lets Get Shabby this month using these gorgeous colours.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Whimsical Egg.............

Whimsical:-    of an odd, quaint or fanciful notion.

I played with:-    a "cotton" egg,  7gypsies paper,  pinkpaislee ephemera,  prima flowers, gesso, modge-podge, paint, and Glimmermist.
I thought I would add my "egg" to the challenge at Our Vintage Affair, where you had to create an Easter decoration
Wishing every one a fun, safe and happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tea On Tuesday..........Green Apples

So much green lately ! Two recent projects were all about olive green and lime green and today I'm talking about apple green ! We have this old Granny Smith apple tree in our front yard, and this year with all the beautiful winter rain it has been loaded with big, green, juicy, " sour " apples. It does have the whitest,crispest flesh tho, and once picked lasts for ages and is fantastic for cooking with. This variety of apple was planted just by chance as a single seedling in 1860 by Maria Ann Smith in New South Wales. It is very common and popular in Australia, but most foreigners are wary of it, having serious doubts about eating a "not ripe" green apple.
So for tea today I have made a rum, raisin,walnut,apple cake..........dense, moist and delicious; and what am I drinking with it.........green tea of course, with Jasmine petals.

The other thing I wanted to share today was my warm glow of gratitude and appreciation
 I experienced yesterday. Don't you love it when someone surprises you with something special and thoughtful, some little unexpected thing. I purchased a small bundle of beautiful hand-dyed seam binding from an on line store called Tattered Inspirations, and it arrived in the post in the usual bubble envelope.......but !..........it was what was inside that was special. It was a brown paper package tied up with string, decorated beautifully with a doily, gorgeous vintage tags, pretty fabric flowers and soft pink seam binding................thank you so much Carol. xx 

So todays post has been a bit reminiscent of that Sound of Music song "My Favourite Things".........."brown paper packages tied up with string", and "crisp apple strudel"......only I had "moist apple cake".lol. Have a great day and if you would like to join us for Tea on Tuesday visit Art in Red Wagons.  

Sunday, April 17, 2011

April 123 challenge

My page for this months 123 Challenge, it's always fun.
                                         Colour = Lime Green
                                          Word = Really
                                          Technique / Product = Fabric

I used some hand - dyed fabric in the banner and the flowers.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch....challenge #1

I tried to follow the sketch, I have used it vertically instead of horizontally, and the other part of the challenge was that the journalling had to be hand written.

This was a great challenge for me..........I rarely if ever journal on my pages, not sure why,maybe because I  am so involved with the art/design process, and I know the story so well in my head, I don't feel anything needs to be written: but of course it does, it's so important for the future. "Expression" can take on many forms, and when you have images as well as words, the story is much more complete. Enough of my psycho-analysing guff........This is quite a simple page for me. I have used minimal elements,and minimal colour : I loved this photo, deliberately washed out, the pastel colours and the black. Once Upon A Sketch is a new challenge site; its simple, has a great DT, its different and it has made me think more about what makes up a "meaningful" scrapbook page, so thanks girls.

Friday, April 8, 2011

WW1 April Challenge

                                                  White + Olive Green + Twine.
Oh my goodness: I have only just posted my March WW1 challenge ( it was pretty late tho)  and here I am posting Aprils ! I love these challenges, and especially this one. I wouldn't say olive green is the "prettiest" of colours, but I do like its subtle earthiness, especially combined with twine; what a great idea. I had no white cardstock when I started this LO, (the down-side of living in a rural community, not a lot of scrapbooking suppliers nearby) but I was so keen to get started. Anyway I hope I have enough "white bits" on my page for it to be "legal."