Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Letter holder

I had created this Kaisercraft letter holder a little while ago now, but just haven't got around to sharing...

I've used Bo Bunny Little Miss collection. It's a very soft and pretty collection.
The sides of the letter holder are longer than 12" so it's takes some creative joining of papers to get the right look.

The little bird on the top is made from air-dry clay using one of the moulds from Mould's by Mel. Go have a look at them as she has some awesome moulds! I'm going to start trying some beeswax in them... just have to find a little glass jug first!

The letter holder wasn't the easiest thing to photograph well, but it does look good on the wall at any rate!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Little Princess

I had actually made this mini album a little while ago, but never had the photos for it.
So when I needed a mini album for the show, this was the perfect choice and I even had the photos for it after our niece's wedding in April.
I used the photos of Tara's little girl Natalia...

 There's a CD case on the front cover that opens up with a poem on the inside, but more photos can be added if I like.

It's a pretty little album with lots of little details.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Paper Shadowbox

This was my final project for the Show that I had to create.
I came across these Flowersoft frames in the shop the other day, and decided to have a play. They're fiddly to fold, especially if you cover it in paper, but it really was worth the effort.
I really do love the way this came out....

I've used a fair bit of chipboard, resins and wood embellishments to get the true 3 dimensional feel. Even though I've used flowers it's not really girly and I think it matches the photo beautifully!

I still have 2 of the frames left (there's 3 in a packet) so I look forward to having some more fun with them!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Lest We Forget

When I was trying to come up with some off-the-page projects for the show, I decided to make up one of the Kaisercraft frames...
I was going to use photos of the boys, but then I decided to work with a chipboard 'Rising Sun' I had picked up in Hyden in March, and decided to work with these photos in my Grandmother's collection taken in Albany on Anzac Day in about 1966. I'm sure my father will correct me when he see's it as it is for him for Christmas.

I painted the frame black, then used some Twiddlybitz Rusting Powder to get the worn look. And yes, I did get the rusting powder absolutely everywhere!!!

I used Bo Bunny Et-cetera papers for the background. The photos were all printed on white bazzil and the edges sanded.

I found it very hard to get the colours right on the 'Rising Sun' especially as the detail is so fine. Even though it is not a bronze colour I'm happy with the way it turned out.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Show layouts

Of course with the show last weekend I managed to get quite a few layouts done.
Yes I put the entry form in, then had to go and create most of the projects in 4 days!!! Don't say it...

So here we go....

Some of the singles...

and I have to say this one is a favourite....
It took me a full day to do, but it was well worth the effort!

 And the doubles...

 And this one would be my favourite though for some reason the photo of the layout doesn't come out very well....
It had been in the planning for quite a while before I actually got around to scrapping it. It's very simple, being mainly photos, but it's the full sequence of the photos that makes it work!

It's not bad when you consider most of these layouts were created last weekend. I think it was only 2 of the singles that I had created a couple of weeks ago...just goes to show what a tight deadline can do... lol!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Poor neglected blog...

I have been mean haven't I not updating you... Should I make up for it???

Well here's the first post of a few I think... I have lots of project to share I've been working on.
It's been a case of lots of doing and not time to update between work and being on holidays.

But this weekend is a cybercrop, so I've just spent the last hour editing photos of projects I've done, especially the cybercrop ones, so here is the first share... the Chookscraps Cybercrop challenges.

As normal, they're cybercrops are based on a celebrity who's birthday falls in that month.
This month's celebrity happens to be Sting, so we got a few good challenges out of him...

So, challenge 1: 4 words in the title, 3 techniques, metal and tickets....

And challenge 2: Paper rolling, leaves, crossed lines and something hanging....

And challenge 3 was a word challenge and here's my layout...

This is just the first of several posts... with the show this weekend I have lots of projects to share, and also a week in Albany so I have lots of photos... so stay tuned!!!!