Saturday, 25 June 2011

My Take on ATDML's Third class :)

Ok my Layout didn't quite follow ATDML's Third class, I started off trying to make my own kinda rays using Red Card Stock and that's where mine started to differ but I liked it and decided to mount on Black Card Stock.
I then found a photo of my Eldest in his Super Hero costume (which I now notice I have spelt the word hero wrong lol, will try and amend later ) I remembered I had some Comic type papers called Shazaam by Rusty Pickle that I had won along time a go and cut a super hero pic and a speech bubble I stuck everything down with 3D foam pads.

I then cut a square out of one of the Yellow sided papers and inked the edges and did the journalling using a Sukura Pen Black Glaze ( my favourite Pen to journal with :) )
I was really stuck with how to do my title and ended up using some chipboard letters and colouring each of them with a Yellow Promarker. Sorry about the photo it's not great due to the light.
That's it for this evening :) have a good night x

My Sketch Take :)

Hi Guys, Here's my take on Shimelle's Sketch of the Week 22nd June

I dug through my pizza box of Scrap papers to put this LO together, It turned out a little bit busier than the sketch but then I think that's due to my style lol

I used a lot of foam pads to give the layout dimension and I used card push out waste to :)
The foam butterflys looked a bit bare so I added little rhinestones to give a little bling.
The journalling is about how I ended up making the Bunnies in the photo :)
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, 20 June 2011

ATDML First Class Attempt :)

Evening everyone, What a really wet day were having here. Well other than the School Runs and my Driving lesson I have been indoors in the warm working on my Attempt at A Trip Down Memory Lane's first Class of their first Cyber Crop :)

The classes are all stunning and when I printed off the first class I was rather nervous of how my attempt would come out as I really don't like measuring lol.

I decided to use my Bella Blvd Mr Boy Collection for this LO and have to say it worked out well, I'm Quite pleased with the result.

I didn't want to cover all my background card stock up with patterned papers, So once I had stuck down the strips I cut some patterned paper squares out smaller than the box and inked the edges and stuck them down and placed Mr Boy Chipboard on top I did this for all four corners :)

For the middle I used more Mr Boy collection and another piece of plain card stock and covered in more patterned paper from the collection and used a brad and little tab thing (can't remember the name sorry)
The middle is made similar to how you make the box part of an Exploding Box :) And have to say it's rather effective, I wouldn't of come up with this LO on my own lol.

So that's the first LO of the twelve classes I'm hoping to work through having a go at. If you would like to have a go, then take yourself off here and have fun x

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thank you and attempt at sketch

Evening all, First before I show off my newest LO I would like to say a huge thank you to Everyone's kind comments, they mean a lot and give me enthusiasm to continue with my hobby so keep them coming I love reading them :)

So here is my latest LO, My take on Shimelle's June 15th Scrapbook Sketch of the Week :)

The photo is of Willow - My middle Son's Adopted Penguin at Weymouth Sea Life Centre. I used some scraps of papers left from Echo Park's Everyone Loves Christmas.

I bought a Scalloped Border Punch at the weekend which I was desperate to use and decided I wanted to give the a layout a bit of 3D look so I mounted some of the borders on to foam pads. I inked all the edges with black ink to make them look less flat once stuck down.
As I wanted the title to stand out and Willow's tag was red I decided to use some plain white chipboard letters for the Penguin's name and coloured each letter red with a Promarker :) and then for the journalling I used Echo Park's Everyone Loves Christmas letter stickers.
I decided the sides of the Penguin photo looked rather plain so mixed some Green Acrylic Paint and Silver glitter glue together and painted around the edges :)

Friday, 10 June 2011

Hi peeps, Today I have been having ago at Class One of Shimelle's 4 x 6 Photo Love :)
The photo is of my Youngest who decided for Halloween he didn't want to wear his Monster Costume I had made him but instead wanted to wear his Skeleton Costume and the Deeley Boppers I had bought to go with the Costume I made.

I decided I wanted some Dimension to the Layout so I had a go at making some flowers using a Flower Tutorial over at Scrapping Tonight. I haven't attempted really to make paper flowers before but I like how mine turned out and they are really simple and easy to make that I'm not sure why I put off having a go other than I don't do girly Layouts really lol
I used Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans range, I love the colours and cuteness of this range and when I first saw it come out I knew I had to get it :)

Friday, 3 June 2011

Wow a third post today for you all, that's a rarity for me lol. But I wanted to share with you all my boy's Canvas paintings they have done today.

First up is My Eldest Todd
He has gone for a Beach scene and he has painted Me and Daddy and himself :) I love the colours and I love the Beach :)

Next is my Middle son Oscar,

This painting reminds me of an Artist but I can't think who right now lol. When I asked Oscar what the painting was of he said they were lots of doors and Me and Him were at the bottom going through them all to try and get to the top. :)
And last of all my little man Connor,

He hasn't said his painting is of but it still looks cool to me :)

I have little budding artists in the making and it was really nice to see them being creative and having fun, I will be defiantly doing this activity with them again soon :)

The Canvas came from the £1 shop along with the Acrylic Paints included and I thought perfect when I saw them and I'm so glad I got them.
Here's my finished attempt at February's 4x6 Photo Love. I used Bella Blvd's Mr Boy kit. The photos were of my Middle Son wanting to be just like me when I used to carry my youngest in his Nubigo.

I thought my attempt looked rather flat and I have run out of my Black Sukura Pen, so couldn't do my fake stitching I had wanted to do, so decided to have a go at giving the layout some dimension by adding rolled up paper. Once I had done that they kept unrolling so I decided to add some ribbon but putting a slit at each end of the rolled paper and thread some reddish brown ribbon through and stick each of the ends on the back of the LO.
I wanted to use the Chipboard Heart from the kit but felt it didn't quite look right or stand out so added some yellow ribbon to it and stuck it on to the LO using 3d foam pads.

I feel I'm on a roll and inspired since joining in with the 4X6 Photo Love over on Two Peas In A Bucket, there are other free classes which I may attempt one day, but at the moment I don't want to make my hobby a chore with lots of to do and finish lists as I feel that may have been some reason I lost my Mojo for this craft.

Here is my March 4x6 Photo Love attempt :)

I used some Kaisercraft Topaz Rhinestones, some large green fabric flowers which I cut in to quaters and stuck in place.

I stuck a Blank Note Card on with 3d foam pads and used a black bird cut from card stock.

I used Heidi Swapp Care Free - School Stripe Card Stock for the background as I loved the swirls. To be honest I wasn't sure how to use this Card Stock so I gave it some glitz using Star Dust Stickles, which I added to the Flowers, to the Ribbon and the bird also :)
I added a strip of Ribbon down the Right hand side as I thought it looked a bit bare with out.
Hope to attempt another LO today, but will see how the day goes what with Half Term lol.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Wow were in to June already, this year is going fast. Well with the help of a page maps I created this LO, Simple but was desperate to create a LO using Bella BLVD's All Boy collection. I just love the bight colours and is perfect for those boy LO's and what with having three boys in my family I this kit is perfect and so versatile :)
Recently when looking at Shimelle Laine's Blog I came across her free 4x6 Photo Love with video walk through I thought this was perfect to get me scrapping again. This is my first ever Double LO and think it turned out rather well. I used Echo Park's Splash Kit, another kit I was desperate to get as I have quite a few beach photos and recently some photos of the boys playing with their water guns. :)

There are 3 classes up so far so I thought I'd join in and catch up :)