Saturday, June 18, 2011

Final SENZ Layout

Remember that box of goodies I showed you last month? Well, here's another layout that I whipped up with the contents. It sat on my desk for weeks and I couldn't seem to get it right but now it's done, I am more happy with it than I expected. The photo doesn't do it justice but it has a real deep richness to it and when the light hits all the bronzed and glittered bits, it glows. The photo corners and the flower got a dose of Zing Glitter Embossing powder to match the bronze trim from the box (German Scraps?). The Journal Spot (place for my own photo when I eventually get to Italy myself) and some of the cut-out embellishments were all popped up with foam dots. I got to play with the Tim Holtz resist kraft paper and spray inks. I even got to use some new Spellbinders dies to cut the trim (not that I am admitting to having bought more stuff ;) Keep an eye out for it at Fiona's stand at SENZ next weekend: Create.
PS the photos of Italy came from a free photo website:
That's the legal bits out of the way then!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Im Bored So You Get A Blog Post Today

It's really boring being home sick so I am filling in my time by blogging and catching up on my own blog-hopping. Lots of ideas make me want to scrap but not feeling up to it. I have had a layout sitting on my desk for weeks (no exaggeration). I just can't seem to get it 'just right'. Seems I have forgotten my 'just glue it down' philosophy but it is a design for someone else which will be on show at SENZ. Only one week to go till SENZ (I better be better by then!). Sadly I missed out on booking into the class I wanted to do but I will just have to console myself with shopping instead.
It was my Dad's birthday this month so here's the card he got. I meant to photograph the inside before I wrote the sentiment but I forgot. I am really happy with this card. I added clear OHT to the bottom of the trimmed card front so that it could still stand up on its own. The blue felt trim was a last minute addition and I was worried that it wouldn't work with the green but I think it turned out great! He liked it and that's the main thing.
I am submitting this card and post to the latest challenge at Southern Girls Challenge site:
The challenge was: anything goes! (Lucky for me, eh ;)