Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family - Swirlydoos Round Robin April

I made this LO for the round robin challenge over at Swirlydoos. This is the second lift of this LO. Mandy made the original, then it was lifted by Rae, and this is my take. I used one of Tim's new paperpacks - Shabby Chic. Photo of DH's grandparents (sitting); DH's father is the second from the right standing. Just love these old pictures.

Thanks for visiting and see you next time!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Bird Card

A card I made using some scraps and one of Tim's new dies. TFL

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Paper Tiles

Inspired by the art of Jenny Jones and Julie van Oosten I lifted their paper tiles idea and made my version of it. First I cut a piece of cardboard into 2 x 2 inch squares. Then I glued some scraps of paper on them and distressed them. I embellished the squares with some ideaology and other stuff from my stash. For the background I used a very inexpensive mirror from Ikea, which I painted with Gesso, paint dabber and distress ink. Thanks for looking


Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet as Candy

For yet another challenge over @ Swirlydoos, I made this LO. The photo is mini-me with a bag of candies.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Daddy Cool

I made this LO for the grunge challenge over at Swirlydoos. This is a photo of my father in his young years, I guess even before he and my mom got married. I think he looks pretty cool, hence the title. I used the new TH Retro Grunge papers and his new Gadget Gears die. I cut the gears from the plastic packaging of the dies, embossed them and colored them with metallic alcohol ink and distress ink. Behind the photo I used one of the new TSS kabuka molds. TFL

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Canvas Album

You know I love to try new things and materials. So last month I bought an album kit from Carol Wingert. I met her last year in Phoenix at Creative Escape, and she makes the most amazing mini albums. (there is a link to her blog on the right column of this page). This is an canvas album and most of the embellishments are from vintage fabrics, laces and ribbons. It all so gorgeous and I had a blast putting this album together and truly enjoyed working with fabrics and learning new techniques. I still need to do two more pages, but it requires a sewing machine to finish them. Hopefully DH gives me one for my B-day. I already dropped a hint or two (LOL).

I didn't fill the album with photos yet, because it is all so pretty, and I don't want to spoil it with my photos. Just love to touch it and feel all the different textures. TFL


This LO I made while back, but forgot to upload. It was for the March round robin challenge over at Swirlydoos. It is a lift from Meg's LO "V", and we hade to scrap something we never scrapped before. So this is the first time I scrapped ropes. TFL

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Swirlydoos April kit - Park Avenue - Reveal!!!

I'm late posting the Swirlydoos Park Avenue projects I did this month, but here they are.

You just gotta love all the yummie goodies in this kit. I used lots of Shiummerz paint on this LO. So much fun to play with! Photo of my nephew's girlfriend Emma.

Here I used the beautiful Webster Pages vellum paper as the background. I also made the little roses of vellum paper. Photo of the daughter of my friends picking flowers in the field.

This LO is based on Beggahuna's sketch provided with the kit. The photo is of my stepson and his girlfriend.

This is a photo of my aunt and uncle. I used a metal leaf which I colored with alcohol ink, and some bronze flowers and leaves which I antiqued with acrylic paint.

Picture of Nike and me on my wedding day. The roses are handmade and the oval in the right bottom corner is a fragment with metal behind it.

This is an absolute copy job. I saw this on the Websters website. It is a design of Toni Crane. But it so happened that I just had bought the little suitcase and had the exact same papers from the kit, so I just HAD to make it. Too cute!!!

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