Jan 31, 2012
To create the frame for the page I stamped and embossed onto purple cardstock and then mounted it onto some plain black – I told you I am hooked on framing my pages like this at the moment!
The photo was converted into black and white so that it didn’t clash with the colour scheme.
Its almost time for the Sketch & Scrap team reveal and Im pleased to report that my LO is all done and photographed ready for uploading. Wow! I cant believe it is the 1st of February tomorrow and that Spring is just around the corner.
Jan 28, 2012
So here are my photo’s for weeks 3 & 4. Taken on the same day (Thursday January 26th 2012)
From inside the church I managed to get these fab shots through the windows which are perfect for the week 4 prompt – Framed :
I took some from the larger windows too but preferred to use the one from the smaller window for my 52 Walks Album as I like the scenery with the sheep better. This was the view from the larger window:
I think I will have to go back and re-take these photo’s on a better day when we have a blue sky.
Bring on week 5!
Jan 27, 2012
My beautiful Whisker Biscuit is the subject of this weeks Friday Photo. I was taking photo’s of some of the cats whilst they were playing in the sunroom and snapped this one just by chance as Whiskers popped her head out from behind the blinds.
Have a Great Weekend!
Jan 25, 2012
My kids think nothing to having a camera pointed at them 24 /7 which is great but then we end up with lots of ‘posed’ photo’s and silly shots (which are fun but not always what I want). I love those photo’s you get when no-one knows you are taking their photo. I snapped this one of Tony at a rest stop during our hike through the Glenveagh National Park back in 2009. He was so tired when he sat down on the tree stump and the look on his face says to me ‘relief’. Then he saw the camera! So now came the silly, fun, posing shots.
I used this sketch from Sketchabilities which I really liked:
I didn’t change much about the LO sticking pretty much to the original sketch as I liked everything about it. I wanted the branches and leaves on the page to compliment the forest feel of the photo’s without too much emphasis on flowers so I toned mine down a bit.
Im still getting to grips with all these layers on a LO – which I love and want to do more of. I like the look and feel you get with so many layers.
In between scrapping I have also been doing a self-paced coure on Photoshop Elements and couldn’t resist the chance to practice my latest achievement of adding different border effects to my photo’s – what do you think ? I quite like this fuzzy edge border.
Jan 24, 2012
At the Frozen North crop a couple of weeks ago I started this LO using some of the Websters Pages Winters Fairy Tale that I got in my My Creative Scrapbook LE kit this month.
When I started out with it I didn’t have much of an idea of what I wanted to do – I just cut out the flowers, butterflies and fairies and placed them around the photography. Well, needless to say it all went a bit pear shaped! I had originally drawn a border around the photography in pink pen which then smudged. The LO was doomed. Ordinarily I would have ‘binned it’ and started over, but all the lush elements were just too precious to throw away. So here we have it – the resurrected LO. The framing around the photograph was placed to hide the pink pen disaster and I know its a little wonky! It doesn’t look too bad in real life but once I photographed it it became more apparent. Oh well, after everything else that went wrong with this it just adds to ‘the story’ . . lol
The original LO was going to be on plain white cardstock but that got creased and battered in my crop bag so I cut it down to about 10 inches squared and framed it using some more of the papers from the Winters Fairy Tale range. I’ve come to realise that I really like framing my LO in this way and it may well become a habit!
I loved these little fairies that were on one of the sheets – I coloured them in with watercolours to co-ordinate with the pinks and greens of the LO and added some stickles to their wings.
Lots of lessons were learnt during the making of this LO – one of which is I seriously need to work on my sewing skills!
So here is Week 2 and the theme for the week was Blue -
These lorries were parked in a row at the back of the yard so I had to use my zoom lens to get the photo and do it quick too in case I was spotted lurking around the locked gates with my camera.
Jan 21, 2012
As the background colour of the photo is that lovely shade of pinky purple I chose to use that colour for my LO. Matching the cardstock was pretty easy but I didnt have any papers that were just the right shade so I created my background using paint and masks.
Jan 20, 2012
I chose this one:
Bruno, Mia Pinkerton & Jackson all squished up trying to get the best view from the back of the van! Not necessarily the ‘best’ photo I’ve taken this week but its my favourite by far.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Jan 18, 2012
So back to my finished LO:
This is Amy with one of our kittens Miley Moonbeam. I really love this photo – I took it whilst practicing some of the class elements from a recent Elisha Snow course.
Im working at rectifying a mistake / mess I made of one of the LO’s from the crop in the hope that I can salvage it – if not its going in the bin and I’ll have to start over!
Jan 16, 2012
The Week 1. prompt is ‘Out of Context’. Well I didn’t have far to walk to get this photo, just out of the driveway to be exact!
After the hurricane force winds we had last week this sheet of black plastic got caught up on the telephone cables. When it blows in the wind it looks just like a Dementor from the Harry Potter films.
The theme for Week 2. is ‘Blue’ . . . . watch this space!
The photo is of Tony with his gorgeous blue eyes and freckles. The journaling on the bottom reads – “freckles run in the family, we all have them but Tony’s are by far the cutest freckles of them all x”
Jan 6, 2012
This cute little man is our Tony aged 4½. Whenever we said ‘smile’ to take a photo we always got a thumb’s up to go with it and as a consequence I have tons of photo’s with thumb’s up on them . . lol.
OK, the MOJO is flowing now . . . . . . I have the urge to scrap!
After a 3 month long contest on the My Creative Sketches Blog we are being given another chance to win a very generous prize. To qualify for the draw you had to have completed a LO for each of the 3 sketches over the last 3 months – these are my LO’s:
Sketch 1 – A Natural Beauty
Sketch 2 – Country Life
Sketch 3 – Happy Faces
Its a random drawing to win the big prize so to win it you have to be in it! My fingers are firmly crossed x
Jan 2, 2012
And this is my take on it:
The papers are a mix from my ‘old’ stash and are mainly Sassafrass.