Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A Little Mixed Media

Hello awesome scrap people!!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a Gelli Plate printing workshop at Creative Hands.  My daughter was attending a week long scrap camp, so while I was waiting for her to work her magic, I embarked on a mixed media project.

It was heaps of fun and I enjoyed getting my fingers all messy and enjoying the process of locating all the random places paint had found to take residence on my body. (Yes, there was paint on my elbow and behind my upper arm????)

This was the result of a 2 mornings in store, playing with a huge range of products ranging from tissue paper to texture paste.

I had so much fun, I decided to dedicate wall space to more of these little beauties.  Below is the result of finding a small canvas in our craft cupboard....

Hopefully it won't be too long before I get my mess on and create more mini memories.

Happy Scrapping!!!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day Book - Singapore

Hello all you awesome scrapers!!  

This is the first time I'm blogging on my iPad, hence the images are a bit big for the page space.  I will figure out a fix...please bear with me for this post.

Today I'd like to share my Amy Tangerine Daybook with you.  I was surprised with a trip to Singapore, to meet up with my husband.  I would under normal circumstances have made some form of travel journal from scratch, but with such short notice, I decided to buy a ready made. I picked up this beauty from Creative Hands, grabbed some Thickers and a Simple Stories paper pack and got cracking.

First order of business was to embellish up the front cover.  The word "HELLO" was p printed on the front cover, so I added The word "Singapore" using Thickers then added some embellishments from the Simple Stories paper pack.  I also pulled the ring binding apart and added some extra pages.

Above shows the first few amazing memories from The trip.

I added the photos chronologically with the various bits of ephemera picked up on the way, with journaling wherever I could squeeze it in.

I used some washi tape I picked up from one of the stores while on the trip.

All the photos were printed on my Canon Selphy printer after I cropped all of the square on my computer.  I left a white bit on the bottom of the photos to give them an "instant photo" feel which allowed for journaling.

I will continue to make my own travel albums but can definitely recommend using the store bought Daybooks for a quick fix when under a time pinch :D

Happy scrapping!!