Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Well firstly I must say I had an ABSOLUTE BLAST at SIA. It was my first time and I felt like a kid in a candy store. It was SO wonderful to meet many of the people I chat to or work with face to face. It was also great to meet some of the more famous international artists that came.

It was a great opportunity to attend with Twiddleybitz, and meet some of my fellow design team members, as well as an opportunity to catch up with Andrew and Nicole again.

Here is the pieces I created to be displayed at this year's Twiddleybitz booth.

This first piece I did was using the Twiddleybitz floating frame. I created it using my favourite BoBunny papers, they just worked SO well with this photo and what I was trying to achieve. I even used REAL sand on the project to give the impression of waves crashing on the sand. I just love this photo of my little boy's first real encounter with sand showing how new some things are to a little one that we take for granted.

I have used 8 pieces on this one (if you count the AUSTIN letters as one) - can you find them all?
This next piece I created using the Twiddleybitz fantasy shadow box that I reduced the depth on by cutting the side pieces in half before putting it together. I have also used some lovely Graphic 45 papers that just suited this photo of a friend's little one just so well!

There are 5 pieces of Twiddleybitz on this one... can you find them all? One is really hard to see but the detail pics may give it away :)
This last one I created with one of my very own wedding photos... I just love this photo and it was a joy to finally put on a layout. Again there are a number of Twiddleybitz pieces on there 6 infact... can you see them all? I have used some of the lovely ebony chips on this one, they are just SO great cause you don't have to colour them at all and they have real impact.

I did learn a lesson with this one though. Don't put pins and needles on a layout that you are wanting to take on as hand luggage. I thought of this the night before I was to leave and although I would have been able to remove the pin, there was no removing the needle that I had left on there for an effect as the thread was stuck down! It had to go in my checked in luggage, but luckily survived the trip.
I hope you enjoy these new layouts, and if you have any questions regarding something I may have done on them, please don't hesitate to leave a comment :)

I will share my SIA competition entries real soon!



Teresa said...

Beck - I adore all of your pieces! Sheer genius I tell ya!

Debbie said...

JUST STUNNING....Your work is amazing Beck..Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see your comp entries...Did you win with any of them???
Take Care
Deb xo