31 July 2010

digital layout with scanned pics

Today I convinced Ian to let me have some project time. As usual he had to zip off to take care of some business (his charity work commitments) but by 11am I was free and got started on some scanning. The scanning project's been on hold, mainly due to our long weekend holiday at Port Elliot and just because, well, I choose to sleep in the evenings these days!

But I digress... I took the time to name some new files from scans I've had made of our old Darwin childhood slides. Of course I got a little distracted when I started looking closely at the photos (which I haven't seen for 20+ Years). Then I went looking for other photos...

and I decided to try a digital scrapbook page To Save Time. It didn't but I'm so excited about the result!
Digital scrapbooking elements: Katie Pertiet, Fonts: 321 Impact, Clementine Sketch, Kamera Dings, Cardstock: Bazzill

I then printed the layout on to some kraft cardstock I have and voila...

Can't wait to try this again :-)

21 July 2010

new scrapbook layouts - experimental vs. simple

This page started off as a white piece of 12"x12" paper. In future I think I'm going to use good Bazzill cardstock - paper gets so warped when you spray paint it! I experimented with masking (see the 'A') but I'm not so happy with that. Will try masking with swirls next.

Materials: Cardstock: Grant Archival , Bazzill; paper: Kaisercraft, K&C company; ribbon; stitching; Francheville brad; paint: Kaisercraft; stamp: Stampit; ink: Versacolor; journalling pens: Zig Writer; journalling: computer

Here are some details:

And this layout was inspired by many of the simple style I love so much that I see at Write Click Scrapbook:

Materials: American Crafts ribbon, acrylic packaging, black and white paper, stamples, title printed from computer.
I love using up the acrylic from packaging to make ghost shapes then stapling:

A good design and the colour combination goes a long way.
These two layouts are quite a contrast aren't they?

15 July 2010

new scrapbook layouts - old and new

Materials: cardstock: Fancy Pants Designs, date stamp, Staz On ink, computer printed title and jouranlling.

About a Girl:
This is one of my current favourites. I nearly always say that when I complete a new layout! I took this picture of Tas and I in December and it so perfectly explains her.

The journalling reads:
When you wake up in the morning (early, before 7am) you call out "Daddya" to pick you up. You ask us for "some-a-ya-break-far-st". You ask "I come too your door" when we want to get dressed. In the afternoon for naptime you ask "Where's my guys?" (moo-cow, Mousie, Iggle Piggle, Upsy Daisy and Lekka). You command "Stop Talking/sionging" when you want our attention.... followed by "Welcome my show" with a wide grin and flourish.

We have been keeping a journal since she was born. Whenever she says or does something interesting, it gets recorded. So it's all there for later when I'm ready to scrap the pages. Really takes the stress out of trying to remember.

I cut around the flowers to make them pop up.

And I love trying new computer fonts for titles - this one's a freebie called Taco Salad. The journalling is a free handwriting font called Pea Stacy which you can get from here.

Materials: cardstock: Fiskars, stamps: Sandylion, Fancy Pants Designs, ink: Splendor, Versacolor, paper: Graphic 45, flower embellishment: from acrylic stamp packaging, computer printed journalling.

Even Mummies Were Little Once:

This is a wonderful photo of myself (middle) with my sister (second from left), and cousins Kerry, Wendy and Karissa. It's very damaged as you can see but I've started to restore it on the computer. The tricky bit is fixing one of the faces where the damaged print on the paper has slashed it in half. I'll post it at a later date when I get it finished.

I added a little vintage child embellishment which is so perfect i think. Exactly my favourite kind of layout too!

The little flower embelly was cut out from on of my acrylic stamp collections - it wasn't really needed anymore since the stamps have all been properly stored in CD cases now. Love to recycle.

06 July 2010

Scanning project update

So I finished scanning in another album yesterday. Woo hoo! This is an usual one I put together for my Dad eight years ago, using the fabric from our old cane lounges in Darwin. Very very retro. The photos inside it are pretty random and not even in order. It seemed a bit arty at the time I guess. Here is one of my favourites: an old school photo of my sister and I. It's so daggy it's sweet.

And I should be doing more scanning but I really want to finish the first few layouts for Delilah's baby album!

Scrapbook layout plus fabric scrapbook album cover

I stayed up til 2am working on this layout about Angie and his dinosaur toys. It was a fun one to do, without agonising about layout or papers like I usually do.

I tried pink stitching with red gingham which I'm very happy with. And Sassafras Lass paper.

And the little details I keep coming back to: journalling strips on vintage notepaper and the date stamp. I also used my new oil pastel crayons to colour the edges. Perfect on a child's layout.

The title I printed using Word on the computer and doddling on the edges. Too easy!

And this is the calico cover I machine stitched for my new baby niece's album, with handstitching detail. I'm pretty happy with the result. Find the tutorial here. The only thing I would add is to leave a small allowance at the top and bottom edges so you can get the album cover into the pocket!

and here is a layout I completed a week or so ago. I experimented with my new water pen using watercolours for this. Great fun. I bought this paper (Making Memories) to match my sister's dress. The edges is coloured with oil pastel crayon.

05 July 2010

birthday card

Card for Mike's birthday.
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