Thursday, September 27, 2012

Beauty From The past

A cute page with Sassy Studio Image and childhood trinkets. I thought the juxtaposition of cute and sassy was sweet. I used laces from my collection as well as half pearls the spirals are painted chipboard. The image in bottom left is a digital download fromSassy Image Studios. I coloured it with Copics and coloured pencils.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mason Jar Card

I made this card after a friend gifted me with several canning jars to complete my preserves. I was getting weary of all the pickles so I took a break and crafted.

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Scrapbooking Design note book

Oops, here is the second part of the post.
I often get asked where do I get my ideas.  People wonder if I pull them out of thin air or do I follow some sort of rule book that no one else knows about.  The reality is that I get the ideas everywhere!  Inspiration is all around me, in my own life, what I see in movies, read in books, going shopping, at a Dr's appointment, waiting for my kids, the Internet, my garden, nature, and other people's works.
Then there are my notebooks, journals, idea files and bits of paper with nearly indecipherable writings!
I read a lot of magazines and books and most have at least one of those sticky papers sticking out the top. I mark the pages that inspire me with, well, anything.  What I read on my Ipad that is of interest gets noted usually on another sticky back paper and then goes into one of my notebooks.
Today I am posting about one of my scrapbooking notebooks.  I may start a new notebook for every full album project I have in mind, such as a vacation that we took hundreds of pictures for.  I also have other notebooks or sketch books for just layouts or single pages.  Here I am showing you a sketchbook that I am using for single and double page layouts in 12 x 12 format.  I  will quickly sketch an idea for a page having certain pictures in mind.  I will search through my stash for just the right combinations of papers and make notes of these choices in my sketch book.  I figure out which layers are which and how I want to cut each one. Ni make all these notes because often I don't have the time to scrapbook my page right there so having all these notes means I am ready for the next time I have available.  By the way all the supplies I have chosen get put into a clear pocket file  and is labeled with a reference to my notebook.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

All that Glitters 12x12 scrapbook layout

I made this sparkly page a while back as ii had come across the stamp "There can only be one Queen and I'm it" while shopping at Michaels.  I immediately thought of our cat, whom we serve every day. As she is very girly and sweet I chose to make a pretty pink and glittery layout.

Monday, September 3, 2012

My Scrapbooking Sketchbook

In the Garden. Mixed media

What can be done with basic white card stock and some mediums. I made this piece which measures 12 x 12 with some good Bazzill paper, Faber Castell Gelatos and Polychromos colouring pencils. Also I used the Faber-Castell Pitt artist pens, some tracing paper from Dollarama, a found basket charm, 3-D Decoupage glue, lots of dimensional adhesives, Gesso and Mat Gel Medium from Omer DeSerres. The stamps I used are from the G 45 collection, Stampendous, and my children's old stamp collection. I used Memento Dye tuxedo Black ink, Dylusions Ink sprays and Ditto Glimmer Spray.
A lot of time and planning went into this piece but a lot of love too. There was much fussy cutting after all the stamping, colouring and shading. I can relate to the woman in the picture who is hunched over her basket loaded with flowers, that was me a week ago but I wasn't in a pretty dress and I was hauling tomatoes. :)