Scrapshots - Archive for June 2013

Life Book 2013: Week 10

I had sooo much fun with Tam's lesson on Celebrating Heart Connections.

The background is made up of layers, one of which is written notes in different types and colours pens and markers. I wrote notes about my 10 heart connections. Loved it!


The heart is deliciously 3D as it is made up of little rolled up thank you notes to my heart connections. Gaps are filled up with decoupage and some more inks, sprays and stamps on top.


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Scrap Around the World: Family Photos

Another awesome sketch from Scrap Around the World this month!

I struggled working with these dark colours but think I pulled it off in the end. I used rubons underneath the photo for some textural layering.


The top banner and bottom embellies were replaced with filmstrips.


Some more close-ups:



The camera was fussy cut and sticky-dotted on top of a similar rubon.


The photo was taken on a family camp. I was standing a few meters away and thought it looked so cool, the 3 photographers shooting scenery.


And finally, the sketch and mood board from Scrap Around the World. You can find the challenge here.


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Life: Photographed

That moment when...

You reach the side of the pool, feeling good about yourself, and then...

You wonder where everybody else is...


Did they get out of the pool already?


And then you realise...


You can't see them because... they're so far behind!


Yeah baby!


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I took this photo of the moon hiding behind some clouds with my cell phone a few evenings ago. All eerie and mysterious...


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Mixed media happiness

My friend Allison came over for a lesson in mixed media. She painted one of the famous bread bins.


While Allison was making her bread bin she gave me a quick tutorial in mosaic. I made a tray for our coffee/tea/sugar jars. Still needs grouting but I will show once it's finished.

Allison being creative:


JOY!! Inky fingers...


Her name is Vanessa

I wanted to try out this beautiful rubber stamp I purchased from Paperbag Studios. They really do have the most gorgeous range of stamps. Just a pity I only realised after I ordered that they also have the same stamps in the unmounted stamps section for about half the price.

I played with some Ranger Puffs embossing powder and their Emboss It dabber. The dabber makes it super easy to apply. I love it!

Anyway, not the prettiest page of all... I'm not too happy with the messiness around the stamp (due to my home made anti static bag not functioning so well) and, as I also realised too late, the Puffs embossing powder (or maybe the stamped part underneath, or the combo) takes a bit longer to dry and I ended up with a silly little hole in her hair when my over eager fingers couldn't wait to test the yummy texture. BUT it was just a play page, so that's okay.

Here she is... her name is Vanessa. No, really, that's the name of the stamp. I don't actually name my projects


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Sketchabilities: Top 3

Just a quick layout to express how proud I am of my amazing, wonderful little princess. So far she has been in the top 3 in her class every term. Yep, this is one proud mommy!


I used the latest sketch by Sketchabilities.


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