Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Decoupage isn't just for girls! This card was also made using one of these great value 99p sheets. I've used a larger card blank (A5) and some more masculine backing papers. I've even restrained myself from using glitter this time - instead, I've inked the edges of my paper with my favourite Versamark in Jumbo Java. This baby is my go-to colour whenever I want a dark edging that isn't too heavy, but gives definition.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I spent the last weekend in May discovering that Mindy and I are both museum junkies....we spent many happy hours exploring the delights of Oxford, and the Ashmolean was a big highlight for me. Everything was beautifully displayed (and well lit - take note, Pitt Rivers museum) and I was allowed to take photos to my heart's content. I will definitely be taking inspiration from these in the weeks to come.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Last year was somewhat 'scrapbook interruptus' for various reasons, mostly health-related. Which means that over the last few months I have had plenty of photos to work on, and it's been lovely to re-live some fantastic moments from 2009. It was a busy, fun-filled year and I have the photos to prove it.
Further proof, if any were needed, of my glitter obsession:
Friday, June 11, 2010
Another quick card...this one I have left blank, just waiting for a sentiment to be added to the middle. Sometimes I make a load of cards that all say 'happy birthday' and then need something for another occasion - so I like to have a few cards like this sitting in my stash that can be adapted to suit.
Use a simple patterned background and then punch your butterfly out of contrasting papers. I've used some stickles glue to highlight the edges. I know, I love my glitter!
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Friday, June 04, 2010
Would you believe that one sheet of double-sided scrapbook paper was enough to do 2 pages, a card and a tag?
I kid you not. So I had fun experimenting with some different styles.
These photos were taken exactly a year ago....life has changed so much since then. I have to say, though - short hair is so much easier to look after ;)
This flower is part of the paper - just use a craft knife to cut around the petals and bend them slightly before you stick it to the page.
I didn't even need to add any extra sparkle to this one - all glitter is included!
Tuesday, June 01, 2010