23 June 2008

22 June 2008

Scrapping London Style!!

Well I finally got round to playing with my London pictures from the trip Archi and I took to the Globe Theatre. You may guess from the double (er triple!) photos that I was rather taken with Southwark Bridge. Always been a bit of a grease monkey so I was very drawn to the early 20th Century Industrial style of the Bridge. Functional yet with a strong beauty to it. All those rivets!! Oh and on a girly note- pretty colours too!!

7gypsies Notting Hill Paper ( a perfect match!)
7gypsies tissue (a blast from the past)
Prima Tape (love it!)
QuicKutz Madamoiselle font (a prize!)

I spent last Saturday in Stratford in Avon at the Scrapaganza event with some great pals of mine. I had a hoot with Angela, cutnpaste, SarahK, LynM, Annnijo, izzy, Privateuni, Pauline and Lily and her wonderful Scrapshed!

We did some fabbo classes some of the techniques I crammed onto this layout!
Although I didn't take the class Karen Burniston's interactive LO's looked awesome!
Donna Downey had us painting up a frenzy with BIG chipboard so THAT went onto the LO too!!
Melodee Langworthy Family Favourites class was just beautiful. She has such a way with minibooks- quick yet so stylish. I loved the way she inserted double backed photos into the mini book as page.
Also had another class which wasn't quite as revealing as I'd hoped but I did get to play with Pearly Powders so that made me a happy bunny! I also learnt that a true artiste needs Baby Wipes- ahhh well maybe one day I'll aspire!!

So the LO- I had several piccies of an architectural nature from our London trip that needed to go together but I didn't want to cram them all together and lose the focus on each one. I decided to pinch a leaf from Karen Burniston's LO's (her samples at Stratford were fantastic) and use a lift up flap with a montage of photies in a Donna Downey stylee- mixing my designers here!! I also embellished the flap with LARGE chipboard, painted, crackle glazed and then a touch of gold Paint Dabber added to the Crackle Paint. I had real fun with this- getting painty and messy is such a joy!

Prima Paper
7gypsies Tissue
Prima Tape
Dymo Tape
Chipboard Scroll
Distress Inks (for edging papers)
Paint Dabber and Crackle Paint for Chipboard
QuicKutz Madamoiselle font (a prize!)

20 June 2008

Bouncing Boys & Beagles!!!

I think the nice weather is making everyone including Beagles feel EXTRA SPRINGY!!!! Beagle Dogfish!!!

The 'Boy with the Hair ' was in fine fettle too and having a Springtime Prance!!

8 June 2008

The Globe

Prima Paper
Kraft Cardstock
Prima Tape
QK vine and Eliza letters
MM Brads
Silver tape and StazOn Ink
Heidi Swapp clock
Tim H spinners

4 June 2008

Little Boxes...update....

....I has been having FUN with these !!!
So I started with a plan- in my head at least- one technique per 3-4 ATC's ROTFL well that went out the window the second I started!! I suffer from Art Tsunami in that I want to do everything all at the same time! But at least with 21 ATCs to d I had plenty of canvas to go to town on!!
Since I started I have used:- Distress Inks, Lumiere Paints, Crackle paint, Shrink Plastic, Stamping, Stamping on Acetate, Resist method, Collage, Layering, Grungeboard and Acrylic Paints to name a few!!
I have completed 20 out of the 21 ATCs now so I will be finishing off the final card and posting them to the Hostess with the Mostess this weekend!!

3 June 2008

A bit of Shakespeare!!

We went to London but not to visit the Queen! We went to the Globe to see A Midsummer Night's Dream. We had a good nose at St. Pancras Station on the way there

The Globe was amazing and really is the BEST way to see Shakespeare. The play was a fair romp especially Nick Bottom who was a riot!