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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Sneak Peeks for Paperarts 10th Sept Class

Here is my latest sneak peek for my class on 10th Sept at Paperarts I think there is plenty of room at the moment, but I'd be quick, my last class sold out by the time I taught it....I really enjoyed doing this one - its a 'girly' one !!! Its actually become one of my favourite LO's of all the ones that I've done...I think its the new authentique papers, I think they were made just for me!!!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Sneak Peek Swindon 48hr Crop

This is the sneak peek for the Saturday Afternoon Crop, I was going to do it on the Sunday morning, but decided your cutting out fingers may be affected by the Saturday night hotel Party!!! Price for the class is £8.50 and if you'd like a kit please let Rachel know via FB...

I have also added this photo to show you which papers I chose and which Picture, perhaps it will help you choose a suitable photo ?

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

The Pits

This weeks http://colorcombosgalore.ning.com/ challenge has some very interesting colours in.
The added challenge was to show some weaving or mesh..
My take on the colours and challenge is here. The winding gears up at the Pits were the perfect colour, and luckily Miss A, had a blue top on (not quite the right blue, but reasonable). I had fun making the cogs with my Tim Holtz die and used a spellbinder leaf die too. The chicken wire stamp is from Studio Calico, and its getting better to use.
The tickets are another Tim Holtz die and stamps from creative expressions. Hope you have a go at the challenge too...it gets you out of your comfort zone !!!

Monday, 15 August 2011

In France

This one is for this weeks http://thecolorroom.ning.com/. The colours were a bit shocking, but I found this photo of Abs in France with some pink and blue in...I followed the sketch roughly and enjoyed inking, misting, stamping, tearing and distressing. Not my usual style, but I think you can still tell I did it? I like having these sketch/colour challenges, it brings a fresh perspective, and I love a challenge...
I used one of the Prima masks and 'candy pink' from Cosmic Shimmer for the background. I tore up some K & Co for the lines...stamped with a horizontal text stamp. The flags I made by just tearing the paper into shape and sticking on sticks....(very technical, I know). I stamped some seagulls direct and some onto cardstock and cut out. The flowers are from Petaloo, and the journalling I did on my old, old typewriter. The jute was just artistically stuck with the title over the top.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Amazing Memories

Another colour challenge at http://colorcombosgalore.ning.com/. I love this site, its very friendly and the challenges are always fun. This weeks is beach themed with translucent glass, go and check it out - its fun!!

I used lots of stamps, misting, inking, torn paper, torn corrugated card, ribbon and then some provocraft dies for the starfish, shells and sea horses. flowers are Prima and Petaloo

Monday, 8 August 2011

Me' Arties

A little LO of University life in the UK.....I think it mainly consists of parties, parties and more parties and occasionally a little work, although admittedly the 3rd Year does consist of a lot of work and few parties.... This particular party was a fancy dress themed occasion - pirates to be exact - so we went with the treasure map look and some skull and crossbones...
A little wave from some free pp's and a rolled up treasure map add to the scene and of course some 'arts - hope you enjoyed this fun page?

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Love 2 Travel

This is a page I started yonks ago, I cut out the die-cut shape, the circle and had the square doily inked and that was about all. Sue at http://www.paperarts.co.uk/ kindly made the dark purple doily for me with one of her Spellbinders (I think) dies...I love it, and hope that she will be stocking it again soon. I recently made the flowers from a tutorial from Lisa at Swirlydoos so decided to use them on this page, a bit of border punching and I used the spare bits from the template too. I used the McGill pine leaf punch for the leaves, picking up the blue from dd's headscarf here and there.

I used some old Basic Grey letters for the title, raising it up on foam dots.