Monday, 20 April 2009

3 Cs challenge time

It was my turn to set the challenge on 3Cs forum this time. I wanted us to do something different, something we hadn't done before and something that would challenge us. I decided on a boho style card with lots of layers, textures and all sorts of embellishments. Then for the second challenge to create a LO using serendipity as a feature, fibres or ribbon, stamping and at least 2 embellishments.

Here is my LO.
Papers used are Urban Prairie from BG. I used 3 different papers to create the collage for the serendipity effect and then out of that cut letters for the title, made a scalloped mat for the little photo and also a mat for the skull and crossbones.
The title has a shadow lettering out of pink Bazill Bling. I stamped vrious flourishes around the LO and highlighted bits of them with a little s/a bling gems. The skull and crossbones and the little arrow are grungeboard painted with pink acrylic paint. I also added a C/S sticker and threaded some fibre through the holes at each end.
The photo is of my DD1 when she took part in the fashion rocks show at school last term, her year 7. Not sure I am liking that attitude on her face there. Hmmm! Might have to stamp that out.
The clothes for the show were old school shirts and bits that the kids decorated in creative design. She had a ball working with all sorts of mediums including angelina fibres, felt, block and screen printing and added all sorts of feathers and ribbons etc. Is this a fashion designer in the making????

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Easter time again

Well I have been a busy bee making yet another baby album for a niece. Amelie Olivia was born just about a month ago now and is gorgeous. She is a cousin for Neve so within the space of 4 months my eldest sister went from being Nan to 1 grandson to having 2 grandaughters too.

Amelie's Mum is a scrapbooker so I made her a 12" x 12" album (not her normal size choice for scrapping) using her fave paper, Basic Grey and I chose Sugared collection. I used sketches for the LOs and have made up a sheet to show her how she needs to finish off the LOs.

I find it hard to make things for other people when you haven't got hte photos to make the full LO, but this way at least if she want's to change things, she can lol.

I've taken photos but I need to get them off the camera so I can't show any yet. If you want to see then you'll have to pop back. : 0)

Wow !!!! just look at this blog candy that is being given away on a fab new blog that has just started up. Charmed Delectable Stamps is the new baby for Karen and Lou and is very exciting. Stamps of gorgeous characters as you will sson see. The sneeky peeks are fab already. Can't wait for the stamps to be shown and pre ordering to begin. BTW the stamps aren't available just yet but it won't be long.