Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
At the moonlight on Friday night, I made proto-type 1 (which may end up being 'the one' who knows) It is a bit of an 'evening' theme dress. The upper skirt is made with bonsai wire which I have twisted to keep get a 3-D effect. I cant wait to give up 10 of my 11 to receive 10 different ones back!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Today I finished the Cards for my class of which I promised a sneak peak.... so here goes. Each of them are Acetate cards so thought needs to be given to hiding evidence of glue and double sided tape!
This card includes some distressing and embossing with pearls and UTE powder. We will also be doing some layering with paper for a more dimensional effect.
On this card we will be using the cuttlebug to add texture to the paper and eyelets for some embellishment without all the 'frills'
On this card we will be doing some stamping and embossing with pearls, and embossing on aluminum sheet. There is also a really beautiful poem contained in the card
On this card we will be exploring some more embossing techniques and how versatile stamping and embossing can be. We will also be doing some embossing with UTE powder which adds a great deal more dimension as well as colour.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Anyway, thought I would share with you some of my not so recent cards.
For this card, I used my knife to cut out parts of what was a really detailed paper, it gave a really nice effect. The back of it looked a bit like lace before I stuck it down!
For this card I used glossy accents to bring out the flowers a little more.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
A couple of weeks ago I got this collections pack to make a mini frame, it didnt come with instructions, but I did have a picture to work from. It is now finished, so I thought I would share. You can get some nice dimension out of the collections flowers and butterflies if you bend them around a little. This frame is only 6x6 so it is a nice piece to hang on a small wall or place on a piece of furniture.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
You can often change a little of a design or the materials used to get a different looking card. I liked the design of the card I made with the challenge pack, and so decided to make another using acetate as the base of the card. I really like the effect it has with the metallic paper behind it.
This weekend I got to teach my mum how to make some 2D houses. She really enjoyed it and said that she learnt SO much in the little time we got to spend scrapping together during my visit. I think that she did a fantastic job (Mum's is the one on the left), and I left her with some supplies to make more. We made them into magnets, and they are now proudly displayed on her fridge. Can't wait to see a Village when I visit next!
Here are some of the Collections 3D houses. I have made these for Tomorrow's Memories and are now displayed in the store. I really enjoy making them as it is fun trying to come up with something different for each house. Hopefully the village is finished soon!
The tote also came full of all these goodies...... I LOVE EMBELLISHMENTS!!!
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The first of my thank-you cards for a while will go to my parents for always giving my husband and I a place to stay and a car to drive around when we are in Melboune, even if it is at short notice.
Thanks Mum and Dad!
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This layout is of one of my dogs Kujo that I did for the April Scrap Challenge. It was funny working with this paper because it was quite busy (EVEN FOR ME!) and to get dimension in it (which I love) I raised some of the dots. I really enjoyed doing this challenge as it was paper I would not have ordinarily picked, but absolutely loved in the end.
Challenges are a great way to make you step out of your comfort zone which I love. They really make you try to do something different or work with colours or paper you otherwise may never have chosen. Sonya does a wonderful job a putting together the challenge packs each month, and always chooses some interesting papers and embellishments!
I was so excited upon entering as they had SO many SNOWMEN which I have a bit of a collection going of..... Here is the latest addition to my collection.
Isn't he cute!!