Thursday, February 10, 2011

Embrace Imperfections

At last, I've found a teacher who tells me to "Embrace Imperfection". I am doing a *FREE* class at Big Picture Scrapbooking called "Embrace Imperfection" by Karen Grunberg - a lady after my own heart. I highly recommend it to any one who, like me, can't glue things down straight, occasionally end up with ink/pen marks where there shouldn't be any or spends hours 'flaffing' with the smallest details of a layout (I need the right embellishment of the right colour and the right placement of said embellishment). You've heard me say it before and I'll say it again - glue it down and call it 'done', then move on to the next project.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Better Photo

I managed to take a better photo of the close-up of the faux crackle on the layout for the Aussie Scrap Source competition in November - remember the one you all voted for :)

5-6 layers of Clear embossing powder ( I don't have UTEE but it would've made the process faster) then pop it in the freezer for 10-15 mins then bend it to crack it. Not my own technique - I saw it on a Stampin' Up! demonstrator's blog who got it from Split Coast Stampers. Tried it out straight away and love it. I think it will be popping up again in future layouts.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Less Talk, More Scrapping

Someone recently told me that I talk - a lot. (It's true) . Then I noticed that my blog is very wordy so here's going against convention and a short post. This layout is about one of my BFF's daughters and links to a much earlier post with the story of "U my fren ay? It is a very different style for me but I like the result. I wanted the photo, title and story (written around the edge) to be the focus (The blocks of orange cardstock just cover up personal details - not actually part of the design).

Just finished a double-sided layout with an acetate/OHT panel (hence the need to be double-sided). I love it but I'm not quite ready to show it to you yet.