Saturday, 22 March 2008

Strawberry fields


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.

10 comments:

mandijane said...

I think that the LO is great....really effective....

Gemma said...

Your fairy card is really cute.
Nice work.

Rosie said...

I know what you mean about finding your 'style'. It's a whole creative journey thing... you look like you're almost there!! I love the strawberry fairy card too!

EllePiggo said...

Gorgeous work Gail! I'm glad you've found your style - I'm still looking for mine!! :)

Vanessa.

Monica said...

Well Gail I adore your style it looks great and individual wich is not something you find now a days, I also love the way the big stamp works on the layout as well, I thinks I know must have it!!! M xx

SmilynStef said...

I love that adorable strawberry fairy ... wonderful homegrown card.

Jolene said...

Berry sweet!

Shirley said...

Love the LO's the dinner party one made me smile :)

Enfys said...

Love the "Splash" LO. Bright and cheerful.

ScrapAloha said...

Lovely LOs! Love your fruity card! Love your style!

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