Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fairy tale CJ

I've joined a new CJ (Circle Journal - for those who don't know, it's a scrapbooking "round robin" - each person sends round  a book on a particular theme and everyone adds a page or two to it).  I blogged my own book and my own LO in it a while back - here .  I spent part of this afternoon creating my contribution to the next person's book ...

...  the theme is Fairy Tales, and she has asked that we don't use the Disney versions as she prefers the more "dark" original versions of most fairy tales.  I chose to do a LO about Sleeping Beauty and used some of my new Tim Holtz stamps and inks to create an aged and vegetation-covered look to suggest the castle as it is covered with vegetation as the princess sleeps for 100 years.  I had great fun and got very inky fingers ...

The paper started off as plain white computer paper - I printed off some extracts from the story then cut and crumpled and inked the paper before adding some stamped images on both the paper and the cardstock.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Photo shoot

We had a professional photo session a couple of months ago.  As well as some copies of some of the best photos, we paid for a CD with some of the photos on, copyright free, so we can use them however we want ... perfect for using for scrapbooking, or for making photo birthday cards, like this one for my Mum -


Saturday, July 02, 2011

I know it's a little early ...

... but I made my first christmas cards of the year today!  No, I'm not super-organised, or totally mad, I just wanted to use some of my new stash ;-)

Vicki, who has taught some classes at my local crop, has just opened her fabulous new online shop so I just had to order some new stash, it would have been rude not to, wouldn't it???  I chose a few bits and pieces, including a perfect pearls mist spray which I thought would look great on christmas cards/snowy scenes.  I was keen to use it so thought I'd make a couple of christmas cards with it ... here's one of them -

The snowflake is a Maya Road chipboard die cut covered with acrylic paint, glitter and glossy accents.  The papers are from a set I bought a couple of years ago (Dovecraft) and the whole thing is finished off with a light spritz of the perfect pearls mist - it doesn't show very well in the photo but adds a lovely shimmery sheen - you can see it a little better in this angled close-up

I've got some lovely snowy photos from last December/January that need to be scrapped soon, so I think I'll be using this mist spray quite a bit :-)