Friday, July 30, 2010

Who stole July?

I cannot believe that July is all but over! What happened there then?

There have been some domestic issues, that I won’t go into here, that have taken most of my time and energy this month but hopefully I am fighting my way through the haze now.

I have been crafting, although less than usual. I have submitted my ATC’s for the Scrapbook Dreams July Swap so I will post a photo of the full set when they arrive.

The other biggie for me this month was 4 days in Christchurch, rooming with Brenda and Elaine, attending SENZ and spending a day with Natasha.

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I took 5 classes at SENZ!

In this post I will show you what I came home with after the 3 in 1 class tutored by the very talented Trina McClune. What a lovely lady with a lovely smile! It was full on, trying to produce 3 layouts based on 1 sketch in two hours!



I am not happy with the execution of this unfinished layout! To be honest the photo looks way better than the real thing! I love the idea of this technique but I don’t think it’s my thing. I am more than happy to admire Trina’s work in this style.

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See what I mean? It is much more her thing aye?

Layout two was to use 5 small photo’s, all the same.


I love the layering and colours of this one. I’m really happy with it.

The third layout used a single large photo.


With my best girl living so far away now, I don’t get the same chances to scrap photo’s of her very often. This photo is a few years old now but she hasn’t changed at all – a beautiful girl, inside and out!

Brenda took this class as well and has posted some photo’s on her blog that you can visit here.

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  1. I know what you mean about July running away from us. I'm glad I met up with you at Senz and pleased you had a great time. Look after yourself

  2. My July has flown by too! Those pages are adorable. Great work.

  3. Wow good on you for completing the L/o's from Trina's Class. The pressure was on at the time, well for me anyway. I am happy with the results but admit to being totally stumped when asked to rip a hole in the centre of the paper!! Loving the one of Natasha, "Beautiful Girl". I can see why you are so proud of her.
    Life can be a bitch at times but you will survive, thinking of you with Big Hugs xxoo