Sunday, August 22, 2010

Southern Girls Challenge Blog – DT Call

Southern Girls Challenge

Tracy and Louise have set up a blog to add a down-under feel to the www challenge realm (Click on their banner above to pop on over and check it out).

Yay for them! Even better – they have put out a call for applications to be on their Design Team.

This is something I would so love to be a part of! As they say “Gotta be in to Win”.

These are the projects that I am showcasing for the girls to look at.

A set of 4 cards using stamps, inks, vintage atlas paper, diecuts, vintage photo images, printed digital scrapbooking elements and journal spots, done in collage style.

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A collage of photos showing two of my off-the page projects. The mail-box and the bird houses were cut using my Silhouette, inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and decorated using a mix of Websters Pages (6 x 6) and various printed digital images. There is some additional stamping on the mail-box which closes with jump-rings and a Tim Holtz hitch fastener.

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It wasn’t the easiest job to photograph the 3-D objects and the weather has been dismal for so long that I jumped at the first opportunity to photograph them outside in natural light.

The mail-box measures approx 4” deep x 1.5” wide x 2.5” high.

The tallest of the birdhouses stands 5.25” , the middle sizes one at 4” and the smallest is a smidge under 3”. They are each about 2” deep (give or take) and 1.75” wide.

The edges of all the cut outs are inked too – you should have seem my fingers, lol! A bit fiddly but absolutely worth it!

You know – whether I make the design team or not – I loved doing these projects and I am so happy to share them with you.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My card has been shown on a blog

Yay!  How exciting to have one of my cards shown on someone else’s blog!!

I have used a Vintage Floral frame digital stamp  from Create with TLC, added a Longing Tilda from Magnolia Stamps and coloured the complete image with Distress Inks.  The sentiment is a rub-on from my stash.

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

I did it myself

Liam has been really enjoying the Technology Cycles at school – we used to call Manual in my day, LOL.

He started with Visual Arts, followed by Hard Materials (Woodworking) and Food Technology (Cooking).  At the moment Liam is about 2/3 they way through the Fabric Technology (Sewing) cycle and is loving it.

I sent a camera to school and his Teacher Aide took some great photos of Liam making his Wheat Bear in Solar System fabric.


The journalling is some word art that I had downloaded a long time ago, printed directly on to the cardstock (love have an A3 printer) and to follow through with the theme I took to all the elements with my own sewing machine.

The word art reads” A child is never more proud than when they can say – I Did It Myself”

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More SENZ creations

I took a really interesting class, tutored by Wilma Sharp. It was a Kaleidoscope technique class and included the Perspex templates (4 different sizes) and a hinged mirror to help you with placement of the template on your images. You need to have the image printed a number of times and the same number of images printed in reverse.

We were provided the images too and Wilma chose a generic photo of a tea cup and saucer. Each layout in the class came out quite different depending on where participants had placed their template.

This was my initial layout:



We completed it with enough time to have a second go (Bless You Wilma for providing so many extras) so I chose to do a different size (therefore using a different number of photos) and this is how it turned out:


Interesting Huh!