Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
It was a romantic full moon when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu.
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
ALMOST Christmas - YEEEEEEEEEEH!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Inside the card I stamped a sentiment which is also embossed and added the same circle flower to compliment the front of the card. Some ribbon detail makes is feel really lavish (....that's if a card can feel lavish :)
The ribbon design paper lends itself naturally to paper weaving.......but I wanted it to really shine (literally;). To create the blossom effect I added a Heidi Swapp mask over the weaving and sprayed Latte Glimmer Mist over the mask. Clever, really clever BUT it ended up barely visible - then for the A-HA moment - a fine tip marker to outline the mask design and this enables the eye to complete the picture and see the complete masked image in the busy weaved pattern.
Another problem creeped up as the letters also faded into the vanilla cardstock - same solution! - use a fine liner all around and inside the letters to accentuate the letter stickers. The corner design was cut from some left-over paper to balance the LO and a journal block completes the picture. A few pearls as blossom centres and VOILA - another one bites the dust!
Isn't it amazing how similar the Penny Royale is to my Ouma's dress!! .....and look at that frizzy permed hair - Cool I say:):):)
Watch this space for an awesome calender idea!
Happy weavin' :)
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friday, October 30, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
WOW, at last I had time to finish all the layouts from our Spier day! Have you ever had a week where you thought it would be peaceful and quiet and you'll get LOTS done - well....... needless to say it NEVER turns out the way you thought it would!!
The Kaisercrafters were sooooo abundant with their product, I finished the double layout, off-the-page project, two single layouts and a card and I still have half the embellishments and even some full sheets of paper left over!! I loooove the fact their ranges come with rub-ons, stickers, letters, die-cuts, embroidered badges and paper - all perfect for each other. It helps taking the thinking out of planning when you really have only a few minutes to spare or are rushing to a crop with friends (you met in the Spar and decided - yeah, let's crop 'till the wee hours of the morning :) and need to grab something on the run!
On my Zz.. layout I really enjoyed the straightness of the "skewy" lines - I saw a similar style in a mag and thought it a nice variation to the normal horizontal lined LO's. Hope it inspires you to be a little left wing low on your next LO's :)
I'm now looking forward to Christmas (yes, already!!). I love everything about Christmastime - the crowded shopping malls (I really do!!!), the Christmas tunes playing over and over until you know each and every single one by heart, the looking, finding, sorting, googling, e-baying for the perfect gift, the shiny wrapping and quirky gift tags (since most people chuck it with the paper a selected few will get the handmade scrapped version!!) but most of all the feeling of contentment, pure happiness and really truly knowing... An ALMIGHTY King was born this day - my Saviour!!
............and off course the three Christmas ranges I already bought for those awesome Christmas layouts :)
9 weeks to Christmas ladies - better get cracking!!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The overseas designers definitely work on a different budget than us. The black background is actually a printed sheet of paper - if I had any cardstock I would definitely have replaced it with a cardstock sheet!! .... but as the saying goes - when you're in Rome do as the Romans do :)
The frame was traced and cut from a template and we "inked" the edges with paint dabbers!!! I honestly thought - agh, why not just use inks?!? - I was impressed! You can see the definite black edging on the very busy paper - for me, this actually softens the busy paper a bit and draws the eye to the frame.
Although I thought "SJOE!!!" when I saw the paper I really love the finished LO! I even bought more paper in the range to play with!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Myself and two friends stayed over from the Friday night at the Spier Hotel - amazing! This is such a tranquil and beautiful environment, we felt totally relaxed. I had so many laughs I still smile when I think about all we did and the fun we had. Great friends make the weekend SOOO much more memorable!! To be able to share laughs (and be laughed at!!) and laugh at yourself is certainly what makes it all worth wile.
I will post some of the completed projects as they are actually completed :) - still recuperating from a hectic week!
To sum it up it was a perfect weekend:
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Ahoy mateys.... have a scrappin stunning time!!