Wednesday 30 November 2011

All About Me Sketch - Page 2 - New Shoes!

This is a scrapbook page I put together for the 'All about me' group I belong to and it features yours truly aged three. The sketch idea came from Gill at 'Scrappin' Creations' and I have tried to be as faithful to the layout as possible with just a few deviations.

The black and white photo was taken at a photographer's studio (which was all the rage back then) and I'm sure as I unearth more images of myself,  we will see those floor tiles and maybe that table turn up in later presentations. And get a load of those shoes! They don't make them like that any more and 'Thank Crunchie for that', I hear you say! I don't think 'FASHION' had been invented yet, and if it was, the news hadn't reach us at the time. LOL

The photo, which is a print of an emailed photo, is a bit grainy and dictated the colour scheme. Brighter colours seems too harsh up against the black and white.  All of the elements came from my stash. Blue background, ribbon, diamante and heart are from various kits and I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and the frame for the photo. The 30x30 page is from a paper-pack from my local craft shop in Germany.

She's such a cutie, don't you think?

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Angela xx

Monday 21 November 2011

It's Decoupage Jim, but not as we know it!

Like the title of today's post says, it's Decoupage, but maybe not how you are used to seeing it!

Here are a couple of cards I've made for my son's birthday. A huge Star Wars and Comic book fan, the theme for this year's birthday was obvious.

The Captain America card was made using a 'free' image from one of the many sites on the web. I usually work with six layers and try to build up each layer to create a '3D' ish effect. Each layer is popped up with sticky fixers (I always feel like I'm in blue Peter when I say 'sticky fixers') This effect was enhanced with the red cardstock, torn and distressed with StazOn black ink to make Captin America appear to burst through the card. Later I added a black and white frame to really push the image out. Using the strong primary colours that are familiar in comic books, I hope I recreated the right feel for this card.

 The Millenium Falcon was, again, made with another free image.  The six layers were easier with this image as the cutting lines where more defined.  Again the layers are built up with sticky fixers and the final image mounted onto black cardstock.  The 'stars' are some dots of Diamond Stickles and I created the starship's exhaust with some Color Box chalk ink in light blue.

I resisted adding any sentiments to the front of the cards simply because I didn't want to spoil the look.  I won't give his age away, but  just say ' Happy Birthday'  for today Ian.  Hope you like your cards.

Thanks again for stopping by and reading my blog. Your time and comments are appreciated.

Angela x

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Can you believe it?

 I can't!

I just got news today that my 'Blue Wedding' card is to appear in the next issue of Making Cards magazine!!! It's out on the 8th December and I can't wait to get my copy.  I had submitted the card in the summer and was pleased to hear that Making Cards wanted to hold on to it for a 'future' issue.  I had no idea that it would be this soon. 
Seriously motivated now.  'scuse me while I go make some more cards

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Wednesday 2 November 2011

Just had to share this!

Hi All,

like the title says, I just had to share the news that this card and the accompanying letter was selected for the 'The letter we love most' in issue 93 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine. This is a first for me and such a boost. Seeing my card published was so great. To say I'm thrilled would be a HUGE understatement!

The chosen letter receives a really decent prize but this never entered my head.. This is a big 'THANK YOU' to Papercraft Inspirations magazine. You've made this particular crafter very happy.

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P.S. Normal service will be resumed as soon as I stop grinning :-)