Sunday, 20 March 2011

Ltttle Sister and Great Big Smile

Hi again,

here are two scrapbook pages I put from some more favourite photos.
LITTLE SISTER is for Sheila.
I was attracted to this "studio" shot of Sheila  because, not only of the subject, but also the way the colour orange pops out from the dark background .Though I still need to add some journaling to the cream tag, I was happy with the blend of colours which compliments the photo.

GREAT BIG SMILE is for Sabrina.
The black and white photograph of Sabrina, taken on the ferry on the way to the Statue of Liberty with the Manhatten skyline in the background, has long been a favourite. That she was happy to be in New York and enjoying all the sights and sounds is plain to see.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

More Cards

 A few more cards made trying out some new techniques.

Black Tulip with "Glossy Accents" to add dimension.

This card has been made using the "Kissing" technique. Two stamps with different colours of ink are"kissed" to produce this image. The Flowers are then paper-pieced and added with dimensional adhesive to create the raised effect.

A little bit of "Decoupage" to create this Teddy Bear. I find that 6 layers create enough depth for each image. A steady hand and attention to the placement is important to get the desired effect.


As a spinoff from card-making, I started to try out scrapbooking. This is my first real attempt to put a page together using a favourite photo as the theme. I was pretty pleased with the result. Now I am trawling through all our "old" photos looking for likely candidates for scrapbooking!

An Ikea black frame with a passepatout of 29x29cm is ideal for showing off the 30x30 layout.

Hero Arts March Competition Entry

Here is my first Hero Arts entry for March 2011 for a layered background card!

I have used Ranger Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Forest Green and Pumice Stone to create the background and stamped over this with Versamark and White Embossing powder. The butterfly details is from some acrylic stamps I've had for a long time from Prima and hadn't gotten round to using yet. The whole thing is framed with an "antique" style stamp from the same Prima stampset using Ranger Pumice Stone.