Thursday, 25 October 2012

Love This Girl - Black With Two October Challenge

No paint on a layout for a change!  But that's only because I just couldn't make it work this time. 
The Black With Two October challenge was to use shades of lime green and orange, as per the colour palette below. So I scraped together what I had, bought a little extra and voilĂ !  Well, it wasn't that easy, I spent ages arranging and rearranging, adding and subtracting.  Finding that end point can be so hard!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 19 October 2012

A very special Sophie - Skissedilla #180

I love the sketches and the amazing talent at Skissedilla.  I couldn't wait to try this one, something about those diamonds really appealed to me.  I made my diamond background by sticking down small paper squares and smearing gesso over it, a very cheap way to make a mask.  I always wonder how people get such cool effects with their paint or gesso.  Here I rolled a gessoed-up paint brush stick across the page, glad it turned out well.
I'm not usually a flowery person but I love these Prima cherry blossoms. The papers are from My Minds Eye "on the bright side", and the blue background is Basic Grey.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 8 October 2012

October 123 Challenge

Small font says "capture all the quirky little memories".

I had fun getting a bit messy with this one for the October 123 Challenge (Word: miss, Colour: school bus yellow, Technique: use paper strips).  I didn't have paper in the right shade of yellow so I mixed up some paint. It looks a bit pale in the thinly applied areas, but the intention was there!

Pictured above are my nieces enjoying a sweet and sour treat, sugared lemons. Makes my face scrunch-up at the thought of it!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

October - Scrap The Boys

Come on over to Scrap The Boys for a fun monthly challenge and a chance to win fantastic prizes! 


* This month your challenge is to create a layout that is about your childs favourite book or book series, if your child is too young to have a favourite book, what is your favourite book to read to him...

Here is my example:

It's my Alex, age 2, with his Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Yearbook.  Not sure whether you can call it a book, exactly. It's more like a catalogue/magazine my friend picked up at Myer for him, but at his age it's the pictures that matter and anything with trains gets his thumbs-up!