Thursday, November 4, 2010

I've been creating and it feels good. This is a layout I completed based on a Becky Fleck Pagemap Sketch that I saw online on the Aussie Scrap Source Blog. It is the first time I have done a layout based on a sketch. I knew I wanted to use the butterfly and the layout came together slowly from there. (I don't know why I can't get the photo of the layout to upload in the right direction!!!).

Winning is by voting so please vote for me:

I have put in the photo of the detail as the photo on their website doesn't show the detail: sparkly spritz on the butterfly (took me a few hours to unclog the head on the spritz bottle though before I could use it), the glittery cardstock (pale blue), the stamping and glass finish on the lettering or the faux cracked glass effect I created on the green cardstock matts (under butterfly and square stickers). The lettering was actually pale blue to start with but I spritzed them with the mist (managing to get some on my favourite designer jeans in the process!), then I added some script stamping as I wasn't happy with the overall effect and lastly added a coat of glass finish. I added the glass finish in a hurry before work (challenge deadline was looming) and it managed to overflow and spread on the background. Solution: found dog's tiny syringe and used it to mop up as much as I could then I had to use cotton buds to wipe away the excess. Even though I used Stazon ink it still bled with the movement of the glass finish.

I am really happy with the final product - been a while since you've heard me say that right? So, VOTE FOR ME!

The options are on the left-hand side of the web page. Mine is under the second section - single page layouts. Click the one that matches the layout here (It's the first one I think and the right way around!) and then click - Cast Your Vote on the button under my section - thanks!

Southern Girls Challenge: Challenge #5 - TRANSPORT

Southern Girls Challenge: Challenge #5 - TRANSPORT: "Up to our 5th challenge already. The weeks are really flying! Our challenge this week is to use something related to travel on your project...."

Southern Girl's Challenge - New Photos Added

This is a paperbag book I made of a road trip in NZ with good friends. It is filled with random items from our trip (funny roadsigns, things we did, photos, ticket stubs). I am putting it here for the Southern Girl's Challenge website for their weekly challenge: Use a travel item on a creation.

Here' the link to the Challenge website - give it a go yourself!

I hope I have done it right - still trying to get my head around online challenges and all the technical skills that go with it.
Inside pages now added. I made the tags and took them with me and got the girls to fill them in with memories during our trip. None of them were scrapbookers and the one who did the tags under sufferance did a brilliant job and really got into adding stamps and bling. There are lift up flaps on each page with extra quotes and pictures. Enjoy!