Saturday, 22 March 2008
I do enjoy a challenge and with plenty of spare time this weekend, I set about the Caardvarks challenge of home grown: fruit and vegetables.
I used a strawberry Flower Fairies decoupage (it was actually free with Cardmaking & Papercraft a few weeks ago) and added a strawberry in the corner and some glitter. The paper is by DCWV.
I've also been scrapping, and, do you know: I think I've found my style! I've been scrapbooking for around 18 months now but I never felt I'd really hit on "my style." Then I began to move towards using paint, a more abstract feel, and collage. Now, with a few of these under my belt, I think I've found a way of scrapping that suits me and has potential for development. So no more matting of photos. Yippee. I'd like my layouts to be instantly recognizable as my style in the manner of Jane Dean, Kristina Contes, Anne Parry and Shimelle. Not that I'm saying I'm anywhere as good as they are. But we all need something to aspire to.
Splash uses red cardstock (it looks more pink inthe photo), acrylic paint and irridescent medium, chipboard frames and embellishments, torn up paper, plastic seashore embellishments and letters by DCWV. The stamping, bottom left corner, is with my new French Flair stamp by Stampin' Up, embossed in silver. Very impressed with it, it's a huge stamp. Good quality too.
"Dinner party", with the question "when did I start to turn into Hyacinth Bucket?" uses patterned paper by Sandylion, a Sandylion dinner plate sticker, and some tags from Craftime which I inked round the edges. I continued the effect of fairy lights into the title with gelly roll pens.