Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Well, I entered the UKScrappers monthly house challenge, the sketchabilities sketch no. 59 and the Once Upon a Sketch November 15th challenge with pretty much the same page.
Now, for the UKS one I did it last minute and could not get a good photo and I also wasn't completely sure I was happy with it but you can find it HERE. I like the basic structure but it didn't feel quite finished.
So, I had a little play with it, rearranged stuff, did a bit more outlining and here it is for the lovely people at OUAS. I did play a little fast and loose with the sketch and I'm still not sure of the blue felt butterflies, but I had some fun doing it.
The focus was about being a woman, and for me the greatest part is being a mother. It's a rollercoaster ride emotionally, but one I never want to get off!
Finally I stumbled upon the sketchabilities sketch HERE and the small photos/white space and the sketch pretty much fitted in with what I had just done so, what the hey, it's up there too.
This is the first time I've done a hybrid layout - the doodling elements came from everydaymomideas from a free digikit which can be found HERE so thanks to her for that.
Thanks for looking.
Friday, November 18, 2011
And thank you to all the lovely and caring people who took the time to comment. They all made me cry (not difficult at the moment) but they are all appreciated very much.
Finally, they are doing a giveaway at the moment so what better time to head over if you've never checked it out. It's one of my favourite inspiration sites. I love the fact that it has a focus on the importance of telling a story and not just creating a beautiful looking page. My layouts don't always work but they mean something to me and that's what matters.
The giveaway is HERE if you want to check it out. It's a gorgeous looking Melissa Frances kit (see below).
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
It follows the sketch pretty closely (it was a lovely sketch) and it does have journalling on it, but in Braille. The subject of he page was about when and why you started scrapping. Well, it was because of my dearly beloved youngest daughter. She was an incredible girl who lost both her sight and eventually her life to an optic glioma. For those who don't know Braille the journalling reads "Why do I scrap. It started when I found out you were blind as a way to make photos interesting for you. Now it allows me to spend time with the photos and memories I have of you Isabelle." The photo of her hands is her reading.
The page has lots of texture - there are embossed bits, scrunched ribbon, fabric flowers, buttons, intricately cut chipboard, glossy accents - everything but the kitchen sink. I still always add lots of tactile things to my pages and when I do scrap it always reminds me of her and how she loved to play with mummy's scrappy pages.
Thanks for looking.
Monday, November 7, 2011
I made a clock using SCAL, used some MME and October Afternoon papers, some old Anna Griffin stickers and Bazzill edges. When you turn the hour hand of the clock it reveals a little pic of my eldest at that age, There are a couple more views here but there are 12 photos altogether on the page. I think the most I've ever used before is 4 so really piling in the photos on this one!
Thanks for looking, and happy scrapping.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
So instead I did a Halloween mini book for the October week 3 challenge over on UKScrappers.co.uk. The challenge was to use Halloween colours, an unused stamp and one photo of a non standard size. A mini book with one photo was a challenge so I filled the pages with a poem and a load of Jolees stickers. I used WRMK papers, some metal charms, American Crafts ribbons and the base was a Clearscraps acrylic house album. Now, I was going to leave part of this clear but after an unfortunate incident involving some alcohol inks I was left with a sickly brown acrylic shape (and table and fingernails) so I ended up covering it all up with paper, but I think it looks okay.
Here is the rest of the album.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
Happy scrapping to you all.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
First, here is a piccie of some of the papers I chose.
Hopefully you can see the bits and pieces that had already been cut out of them by my dear daughter (and used to decorate her dolls' house!). Well, I chopped what was left into strips and just went for laying the strips out to echo the grass skirt my other dear daughter (and her horse) is wearing in the photo. The picture is terrible quality - couldn't find my good photo paper at first, and now it's run out of ink so I can't reprint. It's of a competition at my daughter's old riding school where you had to dress up your pony. She and her pony wore matching grass skirts and leis and she won first prize, even beating the pony painted to look like a zebra which I thought was pretty neat. Oh, and if you ever need a grass skirt to fit a pony, believe it or not I have one!
Off to go and drool over the next prompt.
Happy scrapping everyone.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
So here's my entry - the journalling is pants as I'm not sure when or where the photos were taken (must ask the inlaws). The wonderful ferris wheel came from Monica's Creative Room - she has some wonderful cut files and is a very talented lady - much more than I am!