Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Weekend Scrap Retreat

How I wish I lived in the Calgary area...It would be heaven to book into a retreat were one could scrap away to your hearts content! But alas...I can just dream about it...I will post the site,maybe some one else will be lucky enough to break away!!!Follow this link...http://www.calgaryscrappers.com/

I must also mention that Cathy is giving away her first blog candy filled with yummie Dusty Attic,Tim Holtz and various other products! Now don't you all go running...for that price has my name written on it!

April Challenge ~ Once Upon a Sketch



Here is my take on the first challenge from Once Upon a Sketch. The sketch was designed by Piradee Talvanna Of Thailand...Thank you Piradee it was a nice sketch to work from!
The biggest challenge for me was of course the journalling! I have never been good at it and it will surely take a few more challenges for me to be comfortable with it!
This is a photo of my youngest daughter Michelle a few years back.I used Prima Papers from the Botanical Collection.The Pink Paislee Elements were coloured using Adirondack Alcohol Inks.The heart chippies are from Enmarc.Thank you for looking!

Pink Paislee ~ Artisan Elements


I played with different techniques to see what the best medium is to colour the elements with.On the left I used Tim Holtz's new Distress Stain - Peeled Paint. Second is also Distress Stain - Vintage Photo. On the third one I used Adirndack Alkohol Inks...they worked,I just feel the effect was too harsh for the delicate look of the elements.The element on the right is in it's natural state. I personaly like the look that the Distress Stain gave me.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

~~~ Believe ~~~




For this Layout I used the Fence Chain from Dusty Attic and a Chandelier from a craft shop.They were painted,embossed,chalked and glimmer misted.The top piece of paper was embossed in a folder that I chalked before putting the paper through the machine.
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