Sunday, 29 June 2008

g inspired CJ

I have joined this group of ladies from all over the world who share a common interest and that is Gloria Froese! What a talented lady! Anyway, we are embarking on a worldwide CJ with a bit of a difference. The journals don't get posted...just the pages. We all decided on a theme and a size beforehand so then the pages can be done at leisure and posted around the world! Awesome challenge. Here are my first four

Alice in Wonderland for Monique

Whose at the bottom of your garden for Sue

String for Lisa

And Vintage Bathing Belles for Severine

Thoroughly enjoyed doing these...only 8 more to go!

BTW - that little heart on the Vintage bather...was made during Michelle Wards in which we made paper casts...lovely to see my own embellishment on the page!

Monday, 23 June 2008

Little Boxes - all done

Finally finished the rest of my little boxes for Sarah's swap

Thoroughly enjoyed doing them and learnt loads by trying different techniques.

Thanks Sarah :)

GPP Street Team Crusade No 21

So Michelles crusades have come around again and this time we are doing wax rubbings and painting over them so that the wax resists the paint. I have actually done quite a few of these but many of them havn't photographed so well as the colours I used were just too light. That said I am particularly fond of my car tyre which I struggled to get to but you can just about get the idea from thisThis one was anaglypta wall paperAnd this one...the good old fashioned house brick! Rubbing done in a purple colour and the paint was metallic platinum ...just love the iridescence.
Of course what better place to put my rubbing of a house brick than on my little houses for the little boxes swap?

I quite enjoyed doing these rubbings and of course this is only limited by your imagination...and your crayons...mine were cheapies and I think a better effect could have been achieved with better tools...not that I am blaming them!

Friday, 20 June 2008

I won!!

With the layout below...I won! I am so chuffed...see here

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Using your stash!

This is something I am very into at the moment so thought I would have a go at this challenge. I used the remains of a whole pack of stickers on this layout (inked them first) and managed to scrap some not very good photos of my son taken 16 years ago!!!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Little Boxes Swap

I have made a good start on these now with various themes. I just love the little beach huts...I cut up lolly sticks and painted them to try and give an authentic feel. The others were just messing around with various techniques but have enjoyed doint them immensely.

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Summer Workshop at Bad Girls

Just completed Gloria's class over at the Summer workshop at Bad Girls and look at this little album...isn't the cutest? I love it! I didn't use the latest kit but dug out my 7 gypsies papers. I just loved the stitching on this class. Although Gloria used her machine I used some large stitches and twine...really love the effect.

Another class I did was this one using cardboard, paint and other bits of arty stuff. The idea being that you complete your layout with things you find around the house. I must admit I wasn't sure how this would turn out but I actually think I like getting messy and the end result is awesome!