Thursday, May 20, 2010

Timeless, Laugh Loud and Happiness

What in incredible week and a half it has been. I'm completely snowed under with my full time job, my clients are driving me crazy but in saying that they also make me laugh, which makes each and everyday so truly unique. Since my last post one of my best friends celebrated her birthday and my god-daughter had her 18th...Hugs to you both "H" & "E". Last Wednesday night I had the pleasure of meeting 7Gypsies Designers Paula & Deb, and  using their new range "Avignon" nervously taught a layout while they watched on. I will be sharing the layout with you all in my next post as I have just got the layout back from the store. Also I had a layout of mine published in Scrapbook Creations, a feature on Mastering the Art of Blading (I wasn't even aware of it until Sue from Scraploot showed me)....So after all that chaos, a wonderful relaxing weekend away down the South Coast.

As I usually post on a Sunday night ...and obviously I ran out of are three layouts ...Hope you enjoy them.

Whenever I finish a layout for a class I often wish I could share it here straight away...but from the time of designing, scheduling for classes, teaching and posting two months have flown by. I fell in love with the new goodies from Prima ( I have another two layouts still to come)...The richness of the colours are amazing. This layout was for Mothers Day, so here is my Mum with her grandchildren (its going to be placed in a lovely wooden shadow box for her home). Using co-ordinating material I frayed the edges placed it behind the photo then pleated the RHS using lace ties to hold it in place. The left over strips were also frayed then gathered to make  flowers. The chipboard title was painted a soft green, tipped in places with burgundy ink then covered in glossy accents. To finish the layout a gorgeous flower spray also from Prima. 
A Few Close-Up Photos.

Here I have used "Vintage Valentine" from Bo Bunny. I saw the strip idea on a lovely layout on the Prima blog, and just had to incorporate it on this layout. Lots of little elements here, layered stamping, punched flowers, metal embellishment, crystals, felt ribbon  and a poise of tiny flowers. My Gorgeous little niece on her new scooter.
A Few Close-Up Pictures

Love Love Love Websters Papers....Soft tones, unique elements and just simply candy for the eyes. The photo of the layout doesn't really show the depth of the layers of papers, but yes alot of magic mount (adhesive foam) was used here, as well as glossy accents to highlight the flowers and butterflies. Little "A" and myself down by the water at my brothers home.
A Few Close-Up Pictures

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day and a Few Layouts

What a Fabulous jam packed weekend...Lots of laughs watching 5 years olds playing soccer, a Birthday celebration for my dear Friend "R", a Mothers Day Dinner  and a day trip to the Blue Mountains . My mum had a blast throughout the weekend, but  her highlight was definately revisiting some memories of her past. During her early twenties she worked at The Carrington Hotel situated in Katoomba (the heart of the Blue Mountains)...after 35 years she stepped through the doors of this majestic historical hotel again, and watching her face as she walked was wonderful. I hope You had a Fantastic Day Mum...Love You Lots.

A Few Layouts from Classes this week.
My Nephew and I down by the water after playing in the backyard...the latest silly face is the one with the tongue poking out.Here I have used one of Kaisers newest ranges "Gypsy Sisters" papers and rubons. 
A Few Close-up Photos

When I saw this super cute range of papers from "Best Creations" I knew exactly which photo a wanted to use...The difficulty was what to do with the papers...they were all so beautiful. The title was painted white and then I applied White German Glass Glitter...which is a stunning product to use and the result ... just perfect.
A Few Close-Up Pictures

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Gift for Mum

The week has been hectic and also alittle gorgeous dog Mishka, who most of you know is now very old and blind, got entangled in some wire that had fallen onto the ground....A quick dash to the vets, an overnight stay and 15 stitches later....the little man is back home happy and healthy. The cut was from his ear down to his neck....with the area around his entire neck shaved he now looks like a miniture lion ( he is a very furry dog)....But the man thing is his OK....but what a scare it was.

With Mothers Day next weekend...I thought I would share these two Off the Page Projects that I have made for my Mother...I taught the Wooden Book as a class yesterday and all the ladies did so well. Also both of these projects were part of my submission for the Graphic 45 Design team submission (I made the first round and was thrilled to be apart of the Top 10 Internationals).

Whenever I complete an O.T.P project, I always sit back with a sigh of relief....mainly because they take me forever to complete, as I love paying attention to all the little details. With this project I wanted to add alot of elegant softness, from intricate laces, to a cream tassel, tiny little seed pearls and the velvety softness of the rose. 
I've put together alot more photos this time to show close-ups of not only the outside but the inside of the book as well. 

Along with the  above Wooden book I've put together a Mini Book with pictures of my Mother throughout the years, us kids and her beloved grandchildren....this actually sits within the above project. Again I have used Graphic 45 Papers and lots of varied embellishments. 

A Few Close-Up pictures  of the pages within the Book.