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Happy Scrapping from Susan.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

older layouts

Here are a couple of older layouts that I have done. The first is extending on a photo with sketching. It's good to have something with obvious lines to follow. eg. fences, timber planks etc. Do the sketch in pencil first then go over it with a fine black marker pen. I added a partial coloured border so the layout didn't look so stark.

I had the paper for this layout & was just waiting for the right photos! I can't resist some of the gorgeous papers that are out. If I don't have an existing photo I wait for the right photo oppotunity to come along! I used ready made co-ordinating embellishments that matched the paper to make this a quick layout of my DH.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

A couple of days late with my Valentines greeting (computer problems!) but here is a photo of my minature red roses in bloom just in time for Valentines Day!
Here are a couple of untraditional love colour schemes but made with love all the same! This first layout is of my husband & myself when we were first going out about 34 years ago. I sometimes can't believe we have been married 30 years this October! The colours are more muted in these papers but it matches well with the photos. The big flowers were handcut from patterned paper. The border piece was made using Martha Stewart punches.
This layout was a quick one using bits & pieces. I sprayed a paper doilley with Glimmer mist & coloured the journal tag with smooch paints. The verse is "How Do I Love Thee". I used ready made tags, flowers & used Sizzix dies to cut the bird & the word love.

So in this month of Love, SMILE.....it makes people think what you've been up to!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Catching Up

I have had some free time to finish off some of the layouts I started last year. A couple of them have been quick & easy & some others started that way then I got carried away with what went on them! This first layout started out that way. I ended up inking white doillies & punching small ones with the Martha Stewart punch. I couldn't resist the flowers & butterflies and what girly layout wouldn't be complete without pearl bling & glitter letters! This layout is the furtherest from girly bling-it is my husband stuffing his face with cheese rings. They taste like pulped cardboard with flavour to me...yuk! But he loves them. I used a 12x12 mask & glimmer mist on a white background. The corner circles were stamped in black ink. The title "Rings" were painted with Tim Holtz distress paint then rubbed over with metallic cream. It is all quite yellow-just like the cheese rings!
I can't believe January is finished & we are in the second month of the year already. There is another cyclone on its way to north Queensland and it is shaping up to be a bad one. I hope & pray that everyone will be alright. Possessions can be replaced but not people's lives.