January 14, 2009

Some color and some Black and White– Photos from Esperance…

Wanted to share some photos I took yesterday at Esperance.
A small seaside town 400kms south of Kal.
This town is our escape from heat. Awesome place to escape, white sandy beaches,
lovely drive, good food and no cleaning or cooking.

Will be back with more later

January 11, 2009

Basic Grey Chipboard Challenge and Photo Swapp at TBSS

This week the challenge at Basic Grey Challenge Blog is to use chipboard.
Here is my take on the challenge. “Best Friends Card”
I have used Basic Grey Ambrosia Chipboard Shapes on the card.
The pattern paper is from Carolee’s Creations.
Rub ons from Trimmings and Kaiser craft, flowers from scrapbook blossoms,
ribbon from my stash, base is black card stock.


TBSS had a photo swap. My swap was with Kath Parker.
Here is my take.
I really like the photo of her kids standing together and a wonderful background.
Siblings are lifetime buddies. Thats how the title came about.
I have used Bella scalloped card stock as the background paper,
with WRMK, Wipe Out and Cloud 9 pps for layers.
They are all distressed using Heidi Swapp Distressor but not inked.
I wanted the white to stand out against the purple background.
Flowers are from Green tara and Bella chipboard.
Journalling tag is also from Bella, diecuts and the doiley from stash
and alphas from Pink Paislee.

I am off to a seaside town for a few days to escape heat.
Will catch you all later next week.

Have a nice week
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January 11, 2009

For a sketch and a rub on challenge…………..

This is the Jan 09 sketch from roadmaps.
I have made a layout using this sketch but doubled it for a rub on challenge at SB dot com

Rub on challenge at SB dot com — some or as many rub ons as you like in the layout.

So here is my take on both the challenges:

The base paper is Crate Paper. Love the notebook type paper.
The three layered papers are from Carolee’s creations Family treasure collection,
Treasured doodles, Coming up daisies and Families are forever.
They are so adorable papers. I love the daisies and wanted it seen as a highlight in the layout.
So I have used red glitter pen and Kaiser craft red rhinestones to highlight it.
Flowers are from Bella, scrapbook blossoms, Prima bling centre piece and leaves.
Rub ons are fro Scrapbooking King. I used it on white card stock and cut it out
and distressed using Versa color camelia and gold ink.
Laces are from my stash.
Brown alphas is from Heidi Swap and red alphas from Bella.

Some closeup:

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