November 19, 2008

Some pictures…….

Taken in 2006 at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Love the colors here.




November 18, 2008

Pretty in Pink……

Hi everybody,

How has your day been today?

Mine so far is prettty good. Just got time during work to draw two sketches and determine the pps and embellishment for the sketches. This is for designing a kit comeptition at

Ok coming to this layout. I made this layout last night for photo swapp. My partner is Tracey. Wahoooo!! I recieved Tracey’s photo 2 days back and got it printed out yesterday afternoon. Such a lovely girl looking pretty in her pink cardi.. She is Tracey’s DD. Love portrait photos. They are easy to work with.

Description of the layout:

1. I edited the photo using Picasa software. Added color, some glow after sharpening it. Printed it out in Kmart to 5×7 size. I then matted the photo on a black cardstock.

2. I immediately knew that, I wanted a black base. So the I chose the black cardstock from cordination and then distressed the edges slightly. No inking here.

3. I handcut a semi circle with scalloped edges out of Pink Paislee Office Lingo Casual Friday paper. I placed it on the base and inked the edges around using Brilliance Dew Drp Pearl Golden Ink and Versa Color Camellia ink. This provided a glow like appearance.

4. The pattern paper under the photo is Crate paper from my stash which is hand torn and inked with Versa Colour Camelia Ink and curled. I then placed the photo in the middle of the PP using foam dots

5. I have used a circle cut out of transperency as a base and a golden circular frame and Bella chipboard flower on top and finally a Kaiser Pink Pearl in the middle of the flower. The other two flowers are also from Bella and one has a pattern paper cut into a circle as a base and the other has a circular golden frameas its base. The transperency circle has Kindy Glitz Slick White dots around the perimeter.

6. The flourishes are from my stash. They received a shower of Glimmer Mist Meadow green to give the shimmering effect. I have also hand stitched in the corners of the scalloped edges and also a few cross stitched on the left hand side of the pattern paper.

7. I have used masking technique here with two different color inks. I used the negative of the Green flourish to do the masking. I used Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Golden Ink on the black base and Brilliance Dew Drop Pearl Black Ink on the corner of the photo.

8. Alphas are from Pink Paislee Black stickers. The butterfly is from Bella Chipboard Stickers.

Any question please email me. I will try and answer to my best.

I loved making this layout and I should say that after I chose the base and pattern paper, everything else just started falling into its place.

Here are few closeups.

Thanks for stopping by



November 18, 2008

Pocket Boy……

My 3rd DT layout for It is simple one. Not very fancy techniques used.

I have used leftover scraps of paper from Fancy Pants About a Boy kit, to make this layout.

Description of the layout:

1. I actually used the white cardstock as the base and had 3 scraps of Fancy Pants, About a Boy paper Expression, Vivid and Wild child papers which are all distressed on the edges and layered.

2. The photo is of my DS taken in June this year at Niagara Falls. After all the adventure, he was tired and found a spot to sit and started to play his Pocket Boy. This was prior to getting his Nintendo DS. Nintendo, Pocket Boy, Star wars, Books and Lego keeps him occupied for a long time. Typical Boy hun!!! Well, this is the journaling I have written around the layers.

3. I have used the ribbon which came along the kit to frame the photo and added layers of flowers at the corner.

4. I kept with the theme of circles from one of the papers. I used a transparency to cut out a circle and layered them under the grunge board skull. I also used Kindy Glitz (various colors) and made dots layers on the circle. I used another transparency circle under the flowers on the right hand side as a layer and used only Kindy Glitz Slick White to make dots along the perimeter.

5. I have used Tim Holtz’s grunge board skull, inked it with Versa Color Black Ink and the eye socket with Versa Color Orange and the nostrils with Kindly Glitz Slick White. I love how it shoes the embossed swirls.

6. Flowers from Heidi Swapp, Green Tara, Prima and Bella. The alphas from American Craft Glitter Thickers. Journaling around the layers as mentioned before.

7. I then trimmed the white cardstock and layered it on the black card stock to pop out the layout as well as the black cardstock coordinates with the black turtleneck Tee in the photo.

Thanks for reading.

Here are some closeups.

Thanks for stopping by