Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Psalm 23

I won some card blanks a few years back and I really had no idea what to do with them.  They were not the conventional folded cards I am used to - they were single sheets with apertures.  I was stumped.  In the end I decided to ink them all up and make them in to a book.  I joined them with washi tape and I choose Psalm 23 as the subject, as I have been studying it lately.
Have a look...  There are Loads of photos!!  Click to go bigger...

I added a few pages - vellum and tissue to add to the texture of the book.
And a few more with some details highlighted...


I'm not sure how I'm going to use it yet.  I've meditated through it a few times but I want to use it for something good... I guess the rightful owner will show themselves when the time is right :) 
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Hello and Happy WOYWW!!

I have new goodies on my desk this week.  I ordered from A Sprinkle of Imagination's flash sale.  I love how their orders come - perfectly wrapped, hand written note, little packet of sweets!

There was something for both of us - Bill loves to shred tissue paper...
And I love to play with new goodies!!  :)

They are all from Glitz, a new-to-me company, although how I've missed them I'm not sure!  So today I will be mostly desk hopping and Glitz-ing up a layout or two!!

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Run Ducky Run!

On my summer holiday I totally fell in love with these ducks.  They were Indian Runners.  (Random fact - so was Jemima Puddleduck.)  I spent most of my time next to the window and they would keep me entertained by running past.  Of course, I needed to scrap them...

I used my dymo.  Stuck on a sprinkling of sequins.

Used a duck paperclip - I think paperclips are my new obsession!

I decided the best way to show how they ran in a line was several photos cut and put together.  It was impossible to get all the ducks in one photo and you couldn't use the panoramic setting as they were running too fast!!

And a close up of the painty-texturey goodness I used as a photo mat.

Love them.  I now want a garden big enough to have some ducks of my own!  :)

I'd like to share this at:
Crazy Challenge - summer - my summer holiday

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Monday, 29 July 2013

heart pennant

My turn over at the Crafty Ribbons Inspirations today.  Here is what I shared...
I picked this up at a market in Henley with the intention of giving it a make over...
I took the pieces off the string and gave them a few coats of paint, swapped the wooden bead for some nice glass beads and changed the string for ribbon.  I added an extra little bow with a brad in the centre too.

You can find the ribbons I used here and here.

Entering at Creative Inspiration Paints AG challenge

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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Birthday Ice Cream

Today I would like to share my birthday layout.  What better way to celebrate a birthday on a nice sunny day than with ice cream...

I made a little vellum pocket to keep the ice cream 'spoons' in, and we kept the tub lids too...

And I used my arrow and splat brads that I've been hoarding!

And here's how it turned out...

I'd like to enter this at Simon Says Summer Food challenge

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

My Sob Story...

Hmm... I started a recent post with I bet loads of you think I'm daft with the things I scrap book.  Well, continuing that theme...

I bring you a layout detailing the end of an era...
about My Vans.  Read the story...

It needed to be told!  I loved my vans but when I slid across the carpet by accident I knew it was time for them to go.  Still I got my moneys worth as they were 12 years old!

A few details...

I used matte medium and a stencil, a shoelace, washi tap and pink staples. 
I then decided to try and make my own enamel dots with paint and glossy accents.  Not brilliant but I'm glad I tried. 
The alphas are Heidi Swapp.
That's it I think.

I'd like to enter this at:

challenges4everybody - anything goes
brown sugar challenge - anything goes
Crafts and me challenges - anything goes
avenue 613 - anything goes

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Monday, 22 July 2013

My Slots Haul

I had a play over the weekend and came up with this layout for the Stuck Sketch challenge...

Again a bit of a daft thing to scrap but I had fun and wanted to remember it.  I was out of 's' stickers so I cut a '3' in half and fashioned an extra 's'... and chopped a 'q' to make an 'a'!

I used some of the goodies I 'won' in the arcade and neon papers and thread to convey the bright happy atmosphere of the arcade. 

The pink postcard was paint that was left over from another project - I couldn't bear to waste it so I painted a postcard and put it in my 'to use' box knowing it would be perfect for something some when.

I felt the layout needed some blue near the end of the making process so I covered up the photo and splattered some neon blue paint.  And it's me, so I had to fit some ribbon in too :)

Here it is in full:

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Starry Vest

Good Morning!

I want to share with you a vest that I altered...

using a water soluble pen, needle, thread and...

round buttons and star buttons.  You can find the buttons I used here, here, and here

I had just been watching Gardeners World and Monty Don had been 'broadcasting' some wild flower seeds.  I picked up the buttons I wanted to use and 'broadcast' them - read threw them in vauguely the right direction.  The idea was to get a truly random scattering of buttons.

Under each button I made a little mark with my water soluble fabric pen - an x, a 1, a 2, and a dot to identify which type of button was to go where.  Then I stitched them in to place.  It did take a while but I'm pleased with the result...

(Please excuse the body... it's the only one I have! And I apologise for the lack of head on said body... I'm unable to have a photo taken without pulling silly faces!!)
The good news is I've worn it a few times and none of the buttons have fallen off!!  ;D
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