Monday, May 31, 2010

With a piece of cardstock!

My daughter MacKenna went to a Birthday party in a 'total princess dress'
and within 10 minutes this is where I found her.....
in an old concrete drain surround having a bath and washing her hair!
So often layouts can cost a fortune but not this one-90cents on a piece of Bazzill cardstock.
On this layout I did some serious doodle drawing!
The hand cutting with a blade and hole punching was a bit exhausting though I must say.
I like the effect.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I love Chocolate!

One of my favourite colours to scrap with is chocolate and of course
eating it at the same time is just 'heaven'.

Add a splash of turquoise!
and a hint of green.....

Switch to orange for Autumn!

With rich Dark chocolate Satin and Burn't Red...

Pale pink, yellow, gold and red.........

and Chocolate satin upon a chipboard overlay
stay with the autumn colouring!

OH! But sometimes I like to get a little darker and use my true love......

I hope you like them.....
thanks for looking. G

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Scrapbooking Industry Australia


SIA is the Aussie version of CHA!- A Scrapbooking Trade show!

The theme this year by SIA was What if.......

I presented a number of layouts and items as a DT member for Scrapware and was given the theme Alice in Wonderland with the colour choice of Black-White and Red.

SIA had a What if.....competition consisting of 1 layout and 1 card

Here's my entries!

What if...... the garden is her wonderland.
What If....We all go mad in Wonderland!

I don't ever do cards so this was a challenge in itself.
I made it into the finalists and now these form part of the entry into the other 1/2 of the competition SIA had called the Diva competition -this will be announced late next month
by Magazine Scrapbook Creations - I'll keep hoping!

This is the 'Album-Journal-book' that I designed last year
and was released by Scrapware at SIA!
Please note that the pages are chipboard covered with Fabric.
'Remember fabric is my main medium'

Back of book - showing Jewelry I made. (it was a necklace but I converted it for the book)

Here's some pictures of a number of the pages inside
(too many to show all of them!)

All of the chipboard product used in the Album is Scrapware and was released at SIA!

The base here is chipboard with 4 equal cutouts
The pictures here have been placed in glass sliders and then I have poured Ice resin around them to give a clear window.

These are the large matchboxes that I made (2 back images)
and also the Alice Jewelry I made...lucky I have a daughter who
claimed them as soon as the show finished.
The cover again with the front of matchboxes.

Although I didn't get to go to the show I heard it was a great success
and there are some fabulous Aussie products coming soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Previously published layouts!

So many of us scrapbookers aspire to being published.
It's not so easy to get published it's all so hit and miss......
You just have to be lucky that for some reason the editor decides
they like what you have done (for a change)!!!!!!!
One Mag will say no while the other may say yes???
I just had a mag say YES! and that's the reason behind this post.
Remember this though, in the years to come you and your family
have those layouts to cherish
that's what's important!
Here's a few of my previous published layouts!

I was shortlisted for Scrapbooking Memories Masters and
this layout recieved an honourable Mention.

A marching we will go...! Acetate challenge.

Numbers challenge

Life is Beautiful
2009 Award for creativity-For keeps Magazine.

State of mind Purple challenge- F/Keeps

I wonder?
Quick grab- F/Keeps
Blowing some love your way!
Love and Red challenge.

So that's just a few and I will show some more published hopefully in the future!
TY. G.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A change in my colour Palette!

I recently joined a new Scrap challenge site called
'The color Room'
as I so needed a boost in the Colour Mojo department.
It's great to push out of comfort zones and achieve something
that's a little different from the norm.
Every week TCR provides a new colour palette, picture and sketch
for everyone to go by- no restrictions on the medium you choose either
which is great.
So here is a few of my layouts from the past few weeks.
Palette #6 (his room)?
I love these colours for a girls layout and I
had the peferct sheer fabric for the colours to use.
The stitching is a little shabbier than usuall but because I
decided to stitch the flower into layout I was running out of time
and incase your wondering 'she-MacKenna' is usually no Angel that's for sure.

Here I have added some Gl/mist, shimmerz and used a
watercolour pencil for highlights.

TCR #5(her room).

I was trying to get a vintage-retro feeling to the layout and a little more childish-playful.
The edge is a few layers of panel stitched fabric and hessian.

This is for the same TCR #5 palette.
The focus for this layout was not the photos but more the tags
and labels of my daughters clothing.
I wish I had more pictures of the clothes I wore when I was a child
but I mostly know what my mum tells me.
If only I had those visions to remember in my head or to see
- that's why I decided to do this layout for my daughter.

Loads of fabric, tulle, lace and all things girly!

Till tomorrow! Bye. G.

Catch up time!

O.K...... so I knew creating a blog meant investing alot of time
and it looks like I have a lot of Scrappping layouts to put on.
I was in a Graphic 45 mood when I did these two layouts
No Bathers required.
This is my daughter MacKenna and the photo just went perfect with the G45 vintage paper. The backing paper got a coat of dim/magic to go with the shine of the red Satin fabric. The stitching and beading is again by hand. And embroidering those chip flowers took what seemed forever.


G45. black Satin, Prima flowers, Scrapware chipboard, Shimmerz and Glimmer mist.

(when the gl/mist was still wet i rubbed some off to create different texture and tone on the vine branch)
The pictures are actually mounted onto different heights of chipboard adding more dimension

Hope you like these!