Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Busy Doing Nothing

Well, cleaning, washing, tidying (done by all members of the family and even so don't look in the study or several bedrooms) eating choc (note to self - buy more mini eggs next year), playing games together, watching tv and oh yes crafting! By two members of the family. Carys is making clothes for Barbie dolls. She prefers the seams on the outside look of Sonia Rykiel and hand sews everything (I didn't know you had a machine Mummy).
I've been scrapbooking. I am so slow though. Its taken me 3 days to do four simple layouts. But never mind it is the creativity that counts not the speed. I'm still quietly hopeful of finishing the 2009 holiday album before the 2010 holiday!
It is interesting the change of perspective. In past hols I have hogged the camera and photos tend to be of people. Phil is now deeply into photography and prefers nature so this album will look quite different to the last few. I never intend them to be records of what we exactly got up to on holiday anyway. Just a chance to retain memories.

The first layout uses this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.
This statue is just so beautiful and imposing.
I used:
Papers: Pink Paislee; Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Chatterbox and Papermania; felt ribbon Paper and String; paper frill Doodlebug
Letters: Papermania
Inks: Distress inks Blue Jeans and Olive
Border punch: Apron by Fiskars

Here's a close up of the words to explain the statue.

Next layout is based on Got Sketch 99
Cardstock: Core'dinations stamped and embossed with clear powder and Banana Frog stamps
Papers and embellishments K and Co
apart from Prima pearls and Cosmo Cricket tiny letters and a Martha Stewart butterfly punched from Cosmo paper. And some gems from a local card shop.
Alos used EK Success border punch and Nesties
The beach is just utterly amazing. No photos or pages can do it justice when the sun is shining.

This one is from a Scrapbook Mag sketch
Allsorts on here!
Cardstock: Coredinations
Papers: Scenic Route; October Afternoon; Bella Boulevard; Teresa Collins
Embellishments: Bazzil, Chatterbox
Letters: Cosmo Cricket

finally - a layout based on a double page sketch I found but did not note (sorry) and made single instead
Cardstock: Kraft painted with Blue and Turquise irridescent paints
October Afternoon papers and letters; Martha Stewart punch; ribbon from stash; K and Co embellishments; Prima pearls, Bazzill template used for sewing. Ribbon from stash ruched by moi.
I have discovered that gold gel pen + painted surface = v. neat handwriting


Traceyr said...

Wonderful and dramatic layouts there Lythan very beautiful. :)

Stacy Kay Brais said...

Great layouts! They are all so fabulous! :)

Shannon Bogan said...

For your Sketchy Thursdays layout I love the bright colors with the black accents!

Thanks for playing along!
~Shannon, Sketchy Thursdays DT

Kaz said...

These are wonderful LO's. My fave has to be the Awesome one with the Kraft base and the painting xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! All of your lo's are AMAZING!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your handwriting too!!! thanks sooooooooooooooo much for playing along with sketchy thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

lisa said...

Hey Lythan, good to see you : )
Love your LO's as I always did.
Hope everyone is well xx