Friday, February 8, 2013

SIWAS February

Hello again!

Just a quick post today to show you the page I have made for the first "Scrap It With A Song" February Challenge.

The first song of the month is Justin Beiber's "As Long as You Love Me".  I will admit, I found this awfully difficult because I am definately not a Beiber fan, so scouring through the lyrics of the song I found the line in the Big Sean Bridge "ask me what's my best side" and immediately thought of some pictures I took of my beautiful baby Indian Ringneck Parrot, Zephyr.  Here's the finished product...

I apologise for the darkness of the photos, its quite overcast here today and this is the best I could do! lol!

Products used:
Papers - DCWV cardstock; Kaisercraft "Lush" Collection papers.
Embelishments - Kaisercraft wood flowers and rhinestones; buttons; WRMK string.

I have rediscovered my cuttlebug lately and cut the title with one of my alpha dies and used dimensional magic to make them glossy.

You can see all the layers and inking a little better in this second picture.

Why not give the challenge a go?  Head over to the Scrap it With a Song blog by clicking here and check out the songs being used for inspiration this month and challenge yourself!

I hope you like my page and until next time,

Happy Crafting!

Carmel xxoo

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rejoining the fold

Hi everyone!

Its been a busy few months and I have only just realised that it has been 6 months since I last posted on my blog!  So, as my title suggests, I am rejoining the Blog fold this week!  YAY!

I have been checking in on all the lovely blogs I follow regularly, but have had little or no scrapbooking mojo for a few months.  With this in mind, and the fact I am attending a retreat next month, what better way to kick start again, than with a challenge?!

I created this page for the A2Z Scraplets February Sketch Challenge.  To find out all the details, or even have a go yourself, check out their blog here.

I am actually really happy with how this turned out.  The sketch was so easy to work with and interpret into my page.

I didn't really have a plan, I just started pulling out papers and ribbons and flowers and eventually came up with this.  I must mention that my scrapbooking room does now look like a huge gust of wind came through and knocked all my papers out and all over the place! HAHA!

I don't usually scrapbook like this.  I am the kind of person who makes lists and likes processes, so I usually have a plan in place for my page before I start cutting and distressing and sticking and inking. 

Products used:
Papers - Bella, Websters Pages, My Minds Eye, Cardstock
Embelishments - A2Z Scraplets Phrase;  Dusty Attic Shell chipboard; Kaisercraft flowers, ribbons and pearls; Green Taraflowers, leaves and cobweb fabric; Versa colour ink; Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Zing embossing powder; shells.

I like distressing and inking my papers, I think it helps to bring them all in and work together.  I used my versamark and embossing powders in the title, but over heated it just a little to make it a bit "crazed" or "clumpy" in places, to add to the beach/rustic feel, but still keeping it "pretty".  On the shell chipboard I inked it with White Versa Colour and then, using a paint brush, swiped on a little blue ink.

I hope you like my page and now I have my creative mojo kickstarting, I hope to have more for you soon :-)

Until then, happy crafting!

Carmel xxoo