Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Nearly forgot

Its me age you know (querulous voice)

I planned to blog again with some layouts and it is almost Friday again when it would have been too late!
Life is still busy but the sun has been shining and I have a glimpse of the sea a few times a day to keep my equilibrium up. Who needs green pastures? It is being with the Lord by green seas that restores my soul. It really is more of a green than blue round here. And so clear. I've almost been tempted to swim. But not yet!

So here are the layouts I have made and not shown
With a slight qualifier.
The only downside with having a lovely teal coloured bedroom is that it is soooooo hard to take a photo without the colours being all blue toned. I might have to give up with these and replace them with better ones if I can find somewhere good in the house to take photos!
The worst is this one
It is a soft grey with pastel peach and turquoise - really lovely and I can't get the tone right on the 'puter (sad face). It is the tale of the horses that followed us on our walk. The papers are all Basic Grey Paper Cottage and I did a lot of cutting out and round. Two of the papers were identical except one was just the grey tones and the other had coloured doilies so I combined some of them, cut the frames out of another paper in the collection and added lots of Liquid Pearls (really loving them at the mo' as you will see) Added a couple of freebie buttons from my cousin Inga which are lovely - thanks! and American Crafts alphabet stamps. Yes that does look pretty neat considering I stamped all those letters!

And yes it does take quite a long time to add that many pearly dots to a layout!

Moving on...

I bought these Ruby Rockit papers specifically with this photo in mind. It is just awesome! Pam from the choir brought the house down by playing Britannia at our final Kingsley Choral Group concert and I had to record the moment. I added some background to the paper by inking through two masks with Distress Inks and adding some extra stamping as well - some British bits like the Union Jack and newsprint. The houndstooth print is a Hambly screenprint backed onto card and the ribbon is Papertrey Ink. The photo frame is Websters and the crown is Grungeboard. Some of the stickers are Jenni Bowlin and others Ruby Rockit. And some gold Stickles both in little blobs and smeared around the edges. And red gems. And, and, and - gold peel offs! I know!
(for my non crafty friends that don't just skip through the descriptions, crafters like me don't usually use gold peel off stickers any more. Bring 'em back, that's what I say. In small doses)
Couple of close ups ahoy

and finally...
a tribute to my home from home in Upminster - Imagine That
Yup it is quite bright and cheerful - like Emma and the shop really!
I started with some Basic Grey Basics paper and did some inking, masking, spraying around the place a bit. Then using a MME 6x6 pad I cut and punched strips and shapes and inked their edges before sticking them down. I also used two of Emma's brand new sets of stamps - not on the website yet! They are perfect for giving a lift to a scrap page or to Project Life if you do that (so not me! But I love what others do with it) or Smash Books - or anything really. More Stickles and the most divine new Liquid Pearls in an olive colour

Here is a close up of that hard to read journalling
which is still pretty hard to read. Ha!

Look at the time, promised myself an early night. Failed again! Nos da pob hywl


SueH said...

What a shame that you’re finding it hard to photograph your Lo’s in your new room Lythan. Do you have one of those little portable photo studio things with the lights at either side? You might find that using one of those helps.
Beautiful LO’s as always, I especially love the second one. I can see why you saved the papers for it because they go perfectly with the photo.

Happy Crafting!

Ruth said...

Nos da . cariad bach.

Can't phil rig you up a whizzy light boxy white thing?

Still look great to me!