Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Be Inspired @ Lets Get Shabby............

Don't you love the image of this dining room 

Does it inspire you to create a layout, a card, or some beautiful off the page project ? But, there is more to this challenge than just being inspired by this gorgeous photo ( we can't make it that easy ) Hop on over to Lets Get Shabby to find out all the details for this challenge.

Here is one I prepared pink is a bit bright ( I love bold colour and it is always a challenge for me to tone my colours down )

I loved some of the elements in the photo, like the pillar and the jugs ( I have used an urn ) so painted these pieces of Dusty Attic chipboard and then applied Ranger crackle paint.

If you hop on over to the Lets Get Shabby blog you can also meet our 3 new Design Team girls.......Christiane from France, Anja from Norway and Jan from England and see their beautiful creations for this challenge.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch........September 15 Challenge

The journalling criteria for the September 15 challenge at     Once  Upon A Sketch was to write at least 2 lines directly onto your photograph. I have stamped my journalling on with StazOn ink. There was also this sketch to follow.

We all have dad days, but teenage girls more than most, or may be they just haven't learnt strategies for coping with them yet. Any way,  life can be tough for young people, especially if you are having a bad hair day, a bad skin day and a "I have absolutely nothing to wear day" all on the SAME day!! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Little House..............

I've had these Tim Holtz configurations boxes for a while, not quite sure what I was going to do with them. So, started playing. When in doubt or I need some thinking time I paint ( you can go over it or cover it with paper if it's not right ). Mixed my favourite colour and painted all the edges. I also had lots of "architectural" bits of chip board, so collected them along with lots of Websters Pages scraps. As I started putting these elements together, this pretty little "house' was built. The idea was to hang it on a wall by the muslin ribbon which is attached at each side, but I had no where to do this where it photographed well, so the muslin is just tied around the top for now.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, and are doing some playing and lots of creating too. xx

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Home Again............

Don't have much to share at the moment; have been in Melbourne again for the past week so have not done any 'creating' and have a lot if catching up to do now.Thought I would just show some more fantastic Melbourne 'street art'. So many alley and lane ways in the city are "galleries" for some of the best graffiti I've seen. They don't actually call it graffiti, it's called "street art" and it is encouraged and can even go on specially organised "street art" guided tours. It's really a wonderful part of the Melbourne "vibe".

Thank you so much to every one too who left such lovely, lovely comments on my last OUAS post....and to those girls who voted for me, it was a great honour to be featured.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch Challenge........

This is for the September 1st. challenge at Once Upon A Sketch. The journalling criteria had to be  'a memorable year'. For me, this year has been memorable....both my young daughters have gone off to study and are no longer at home and I have lost my part time job ( temporarily I hope ) so for the first time in my life my time is my own.

Thought these colours matched up pretty well with the Color Room this week so I have popped it over there as well.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Art Journal..............Experimenting

Am really enjoying creating textures and layers with out solely using just paper.

Thanks for dropping by. Have a great weekend every one. xx

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Color Room Challenge #74...............

Loved the new palette at the Color Room this week. I even tried to follow the sketch.Got very inky and messy with this one.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

This weeks Scavenger Hunt Sunday photos................






Friday, September 2, 2011

Guest Designer at Manor House Creations.............

I have been busy working on some projects for a new scrapbook company. Excitement mixed with fear took over when I was asked by Manor House Creations to be their very first Guest Designer. I said yes, of course, ( love a challenge ), and next thing I know a very generous package of papers and beautiful flowers arrived for me to work with. They asked for 2 LO's and 1 OTP creation.

The first LO has been done using The Scrap Cakes' Little Monsters range of papers. These papers were definitely not my style ( not a flower or flourish in sight ) but they were very cute, great colours and little love hearts every where. The beautiful flowers are from Manor House Creations, plus some hand made tissue paper ones.

This second LO has been done using the very delicate,soft colours from The Scrap Cakes' Spring Awakening range. The beautiful flowers of course are from Manor House Creations and the chipboard frame is from Imaginarium Design.

The OTP project is a little 'thank you' box. My friend works for a hearing aid company and every time a client comes in and has a new hearing aid fitted they never want to keep the box, so, she passes them on to me. They are quite sturdy and just the right size for keeping 6x4 photos in, jewellery or small treasures or for filling up with chocolates, sweets or home-made biscuits. I have used paper from The Scrap Cake Spring Awakening range, the flower is from Manor House Creations and the chipboard is from Imaginarium Design.

I have loved doing my Guest Designer challenge and am very thankful to Nerrida for giving me the opportunity. It was great fun and an honour to work with the beautiful Manor House products.
 Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Looking, Looking, Looking........

 If you love things vintage, soft, pretty and a little rough around the edges, and you love to create with paper, paint or mixed media, then maybe this is for you. The Lets Get Shabby Challenge blog is searching for 3 new Design Team members. Hop on over to their blog here to find out all the details.

Photographs are from Pod norweskim niebem