Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Around the world in 80 days

The competition is now in full swing.........we are almost up to round 4!!

I was away for the first round but here are my example layouts for rounds 2 and 3

Challenge 2 - Paris

We had to choose art from impressionist painter for our inspiration for our layout.

Mine is Monets Garden of Giverny

Technique - sewing, hand or machine, none of the fake variety!


Paint, mists or inks


Hot air balloon

The girls were also required to choose a stamp and this stamp has to be used on every layout throughout the competition. Mine is the script stamp used on the background using a emboss resist technique with distress inks to colour. The butterfly is my canvas element.

Challenge 3 - Istanbul

The girls had to chose in advance a chippie shape to use in a repeatitive pattern on their layout.

Technique - embossing the stamped variety - which was a bugger seeing as I used it on my previous layout!! LOL!!

Use your choose chippie shape in a tesselated type pattern

5 different colours in your patterned paper and black and white if you need.

and of course your chosen stamp!

I have stamped and heat embossed my chippie diamonds and formed them into a funky kinda flower

Darn kids all I wanted was a nice pic of them, but alas not on this day!

Thanks for poping in!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Amazing Chook Race Update

I was told by me mate Em that I was slack and need to update my blog! As if she can talk!! It's been 3 weeks since she has updated hers.....LOL!!
And she is right, I do......I have plenty to share so I will try and play catch ups over the next week or so.

Today I will share my final two layouts for The Race.
Mostly red and yellow and we had to follow a sketch

I had just gotten back from Tassie and had 2 days to complete this layout and for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to embellish I didnt!

Which brings me to the last round......back on home soil - Australia

We had to used scallops, something that had been exposed to heat, take inspiration from an Aussie song or poem and it had to be a white space layout.

Well not quite white space............ but I got carried away with the inking, it looks really pretty!!

The Race is now over but I had such a great time joining in on the competition. It was a very close race with some very talented scrappers and I was totally floored to find that I had won!!A big THANK YOU to all the DT and forum girls for making me feel welcome...................mmmmwah!

Thanks for stopping by!


PS Whats with blogger and all the really big spacing?

Anyone got any idea on how to resolve that??

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Cybercrop and Blog Hop

Alrighty ladies my criteria is 'sanding'

This will be one interesting layout!!