It has been a creative dry spell here the past couple of weeks. I have been doing research into a new project,
so far so good! I can't wait to reveal what I have been hatching!
And just to make my life busier, I have also taken on a night fill job to bring in some extra money for me!
So things are pretty hectic here untill I get myself into a better routine!
Life has been otherwise good and the family are all good which makes me happy!
Here are a couple of recent layouts, the first one was done for the colour room a couple of weeks ago, but I haven't really had a chance to get back to my computer to upload this, so this one is overdue...
TCR #59 - Sublime Peace
This is Don and my Mum and our dog Tilly taking an early morning walk along the beach. Nothing beats an early morning walk taking photos of the sun rise over the ocean!!! It is my most favourite thing in the world!!
I had a play with this photo in photoshop!
Materials: I have missplaced my materials list for this one but from memory I have used:
Cardstock, White Paint, Hambly Decorative tape, Prima - Stamp, Prima Flowers, Basic Grey - Rub Ons, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Basic Grey Doiley, Websters Pin, Handmade crochet flowers, Paper Towel, Chalkboard - Glimmer Mist.
Scroll Border #1 - DA0219
Mini Dragonflies - DA0518
Mini Words - DA0476
Leafy Stems #2 - DA0566
The Dusty Attic pieces were painted white on this layout! To get the effect on the background I dry brushed some white paint on the background before spraying it with the chalkboard ink. The little pink flowers were made out of paper towel, I keep these when I use them to clean up paints and inks to make little flowers on them. When I can share the scrapping outback layout I will show you the flower tutorial!
This layout was just a fun layout for me to sit down and relax for a bit! It took a couple of weeks to finish this one by the time I got back to it!
I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat!
I found this birdcage at an op shop to put a plant in it and hang up! But before I did I could help but grab this photo opportunity with our cat Spiro! He was so little here, he definitely wouldn't fit in there now! LOL
Materials: Cardstock, Patterned papers - Basic Grey basics, Kaiser Craft, 7 Gypsies -gyspy market, Prima packaging, Basic Grey Doily, Prima Vine, Prima Flowers, Handmade babywipe flowers, Beads, Lace, Hessian, Muslin, Brads, Judi-kins Embossing Powder - Chocolate Twinkle, Perfect Pearls, Stickles - Platinum, Perfect Pearls Mist - perfect copper, American Crafts - Zing embossing powder - Green, Silver Versa Ink, kaiser craft bling, Adorn it letters - tiny black, feathers and natural grasses from our yard
Bird cage #1 - DA0082
Leafy Stems - DA0447
Song Birds - DA0332
Ferns - DA0507
Wings #2 - DA0500
I have used a variety of embossing powders on these dusty pieces, the bird cage was embossed with the chocolate judikins embossing powder then added some Platinum stickles over the top of the bird cage. The wire of the bird cage was inks with the silver versa cube.
The leave were embossed with the green zing then sprayed with different spray inks.
As this one was just for the sake of playing I didn't really keep a track of what I have done with each peace! Although the large bird was giving me grief, and after painting I dont know how layers of inks and perfect pearls I was just about finally happy with it when, plop!!! It fell into my coffee!!! After all the laughter died down and I fished him out, it seemed it was just the finishing touch I was after!!! LOL
I really enjoyed creating this layout for no particular reason!
Tip: When I create my clusters I add 3D foam tape to some of the elements, and when I poke sprays and bits and pieces into the clusters I either just add a bit of glue to the end and poke back in or lift up the petals of over lapping pieces and just squirt some glue in there to hold all the loose bits and pieces!
I hope this finds you all well, and you have managed to avoid the winter flu's that are going around in our side of the world!
Take care! & Stay Warm!