Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Oh the weather outside is...

...I am not sure what it is doing!?! That's because I have been in here scrap, scrap, scrapping. It is JYC time again and this year I am using the KISS principle. Yes, I am keeping it SIMPLE!

So here is the mess I am in...

 
But it was all worth it...
Front Cover and bookmark/tag

 
 
 
Back cover with back of bookmark/tag



 
Front Inside cover

 
Back  inside cover
 
Inside pages are plain white, and can be used with mixed medias....so we shall see what happens!!!
 
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Harvesting The Memories

As scrapbook season is in full swing now, it is such an exciting time to take in the season's crops. Last week-end was the Midway Crop at Cocoa Daisy. And this week-end was Harvesting The Memories Crop at The Scraproom.

I am feeling pretty invigorated with all the new techniques I've been trying. I am really happy to see that templates are making a comeback (Which is great because I have about 30 that are collecting dust). With all the mediums out there, I am pretty excited to see what creations will come to life. Here is an example of one of my latest, template-inspired layouts "Life Moments":


I took the tree template (recently purchased at Scrapbooking At Shelley's...even though I had 30, I needed one more) and taped it down with painters tape. I then covered half of the template with butterscotch paint (ranger dabber). Once the paint dried, I then spritzed on tattered angels glimmer mist (chocolate covered cherries). I was super pleased with the results as it kind of came out looking like real bark. I entered this into the sketch challenge at TSR this week-end.

Next up Celebrate Scrap-i-ness:

 
 
Ok, no big fancy technique or template. Just the plain white ranger dabber, run around the centre of this paper in a big circle. This page I entered in the Celebration Challenge at TSR. It includes...a picture of a celebration (ok scrapping is a celebration), 5 buttons, machine stitching, hand stitching and baker's twine.
 
Both of these crops the past two week-ends were inspiring. I would still like to finish another at challenge at TSR, but time pending.
 
I also only have 12 more sleeps til my next crop with Scrapbooking At Shelley's. This requires me to pack for a few blocks away.
 
Happy Scrapping!Thanks for looking!
 
Gilly