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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scrappy Sunday ....

I decided this morning that today would be a day just for me!! I put the whole day aside to scrap and although I didn't get done as much a I dreamed ... I did finish two layouts so am super happy with that!

This one is for Lets Get Shabby ... this month's theme is white and/or cream with a hint of one other colour. I created the rose trellis out of the left over "rails" from the Collections picket fence chipboard. I have painted it with distress paint and then weaved the pieces together. I then twisted the stems of the roses around the trellis to make it look like a rambling vine. As a finishing touch I added some leaves from the D-lish Scrap store. The papers are Pink Paislee and Crate Paper which have been distressed and machine stitched around the edges. The heart shaped paper doiley is also from the D-lish Scraps store. I have also added the tulle which I gathered at points with more leaves and roses and then stitched to the page. I finished it off with some punched out butterflies with kaiser pearls on them.

Not quite as shabby as I had first envisioned but this is where it told me to stop! hehehe

My second effort for the day is for the Artastic chalenge blog which is run by my friend Shazza. I took inspiration from the colour scheme and since it was a painting I figured that I had to use paint!!

Well that's the efforts from my "selfish" day ... tomorrow it is back to the DT stuff, class prep, kits and the like ..... humph!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Out of the Hat - September challenge

I just love September's criteria for Out of the Hat .... Black & White with 1 other colour, distressing and multi alpha title.

This is my sample layout for the challenge .... A mixture of all my fave things at the moment:

- great finds at the markets
- Websters Pages papers
- goodies from my online store ... D-lish Scraps

You will be seeing a lot more of my wedding photos scrapped in the future .... my love of all things girlie/vintage is seeing me fast run out of pics to scrap!! I have always wanted to scrap my wedding pics and did start an 8 x 8 album for them. But I just can't get my head around the size and my stupid idea of having them all in the same colour scheme gets boring really quickly!!

I know I have been a really bad blogger the last few months. It's not from lack of trying though .... it's just that most ot the work that I produce I can't share .... DT stuff and class samples etc. I really think it may be time to get back to some scrapping just for me again ....