Sunday, 24 July 2011

Shimelle's Explore Class, I am playing along but slowly lol

Hi peeps I was lucky enough to win a place on Shimelle's new class Explore which you can sign up too on her Blog. The Class Started Monday last week so I'm currently playing catch up as it has been a rather emotional and stressful couple of weeks.

Part of the first Prompt was to make a Play Book so that has been what I have been focusing on today. Here are the photos I have chosen which I have taken when going Exploring round where I live :)

Second Part of the Prompt was to take a Self Portrait with our Camera in the shot. This was the hardest part as I don't take photos of myself and I don't really like photos of me either but I have to say these shots didn't turn out to bad, I had to do a bit of editing to make the photos lighter. The First photo of me is the one I chose for my Playbook.

Here is my Front cover and my photo of me for My Play book. :)
I am playing along but very slowly, had an issue with my Computer and nearly lost everything as I didn't even get a chance to back up. But thankfully hubby as rescued everything. Just need to sort out getting everything put back on to the computer.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Inspired by Shimelle's June 4x6 Photo Love :)

Hi Sorry for the blog neglect, it has been a rather hectic week and I have been feeling rather down in the dumps. :(
I have managed to complete this LO based on Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love June Class unfortunantly I had intended on making this a double LO but after starting on the First side I realised I didn't have the same colour Cardstock for the Backgroud.
Also I ventured off the sketch a bit as I did my borders using Mr Boy "Traffic Jam" (Green side) with circles on which I then punched holes in the middle of each one using my Crop-o-dile and then added Eyelets. I then wove ribbon in and out of the eyelets and stuck them on a wider piece of Mr Boy "Dinomite" Patterned Paper (Red side).
I used this Techneque for both the Top and Bottom borders and love how they turned out despite how fiddly and time consuming they were to do.
I used a Yellow Scolloped border sticker for the bottom of the layout too as it looked a bit to much of an empty space at the bottom with out it. For the blocks I used the Dinosaur part of the Mr Boy " Quadrants" paper.
I used Mr Boy Chipboard "I love you" and " I can sometimes resist temptation, but never mischief" as I felt this fitted my boys and would work better on a layout based on the three of them :)
I think this has got be another favourite layout for me and was nice to have a play with eyelets and my Crop-o-dile that don't really get to come out. :)

Thursday, 7 July 2011

My Sketch Take :)

Well I finnished my attempt at Shimelle's Sketch of the week 29th June 2011.

I wouldn't say this is my favourite Layout. I ran out of letters but came across a little Tutorial by Helen using Sticker waste to make titles.
I Inked all of the edges of the Cardstock and Papers I used in Black Ink and on the background piece of cardstock I used bubble wrap and printed Green Acrylic paint around the edges.
I distressed the Brown Card Stock to give it some dimension and Inked the edges with Black Ink, I painted the Green Paint round the edge to.

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Lily Chivers Digi Stamps and Promarkers

Evening peeps, Today I bit the bullet and printed off my first ever Digital Stamps and had a proper play with my New Promarkers. The photos aren't fantastic due to the light this evening but I'm impressed with the results.

So here are my Digi Stamps in all their glory, First up is Alice:
The Red Queen, I actually coloured the crown in too with gold promarker but did that after taking the photos.
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
The Cheshire Cat
The White Rabbit
And last of all The Mad Hatter

All Digi Stamps are by Lilly Chivers and can be found on her Etsy.
Watch this space as I now have to come up with a project using these images for my entry for Lily's Challenge Blog :)

Saturday, 2 July 2011

Sorry no Layouts too share though I have two to get on with so hope to post soon. But I wanted to share this Poster for a new Challenge Blog . I have only recently come across The Octopode Factory and have to say I'm in awe of Lily Chilvers Digi Stamps, some can be purchased as actual stamps. I have bought a couple of Digi Stamps from her Etsy and can't wait to have a play I just desperately want to get some Alcohol inks though because I love the effects and techniques I have seen using the inks and Stamps :)

The first challenge was posted yesterday so head on over and have some fun :)