Monday, February 23, 2009

Street performance

I forgot to upload these photos here they were taken on Saturday. I had just walked down into town for the park and found them juggling in the town centre the light was so good I was able to capture the movement but still have clear photos

Friday, February 20, 2009

Cut a photo challenge

The Scrap like you mean it (SLYMI) challenge this week was to cut a photo and use it like that in a layout I did two the first one took me ages as I was really scrapping out of my comfort zone and I am still not sure that I particularly like. The second one was so much easier to do as I knew that I was only playing make believe so it wasn't important to be real.
This one of Daniel and Helen I wanted the effect of them coming out of the frame which wasn't so hard to do but the things that caused me a lot of time was the stylistic embellishments. All the small flowers were cut from patterned papers I had made using the image offset in PaintShop Pro and then superimposing another one at 90 degrees and making that translucent, which gives a plaid effect. This one was the fun one, I have added my photo of me in my wedding dress to the photo of Winchester Cathedral taking out the background setting that I was really in then giving the whole image a cathedral like appearance by cutting it in an arch. The flowers are cut from the photo of the flowers in my church at my late husbands funeral. These were done specially for me by a friend using the same flowers that I had in my wedding bouquet.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

As the crow flies

Here is the new LO I did first thing this morning using one of the photos I took yesterday of this beautiful sunrise. I was so pleased to capture the bird in flight, I thought it was a crow but looking at a close up of the bird I realise it is a magpie by the shape of its tail. Still I liked the title so kept it.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Abbey Meads Scrappers

Today was our crop we have kits from Total Papercrafts and I used one of the kits to produce this layout during the morning Being totalling inspired by this mornings work I then sat down here at home and did this layout from a kit that I had put together myself the patterned paper and die cuts are from Wube Sew Cute which I just love and these photos I found this week. They were taken of me opening some of my 50th birthday presents
Last weekend was UKScrappers Cyber Crop and I did so many layouts I can't put them all here but I will put just a few. I did twelve all in all six digitally and six with paper and things. Here are the four that I am the most pleased with

The first two are the ones with paper and the second two done one the computer.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Two of the same

I did a digital layout today then decided to do it for real. So here are the pair of them for comparison I am not sure which one I prefer but they were both good to do. For the in real life one I had to made the paw print stamp for this I used a old rubber and cut away the waste (just like doing a linoprint)

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Clean & Tidy

I thought I would show you my clean and tidy conservatory. All ready now for me to do the 'Whodunnit' cyber crop.
Since I took these photos I have brought in from the garage a bigger table so that I have plenty of room to scrap in. Now I have the room I have been doing some 'in real life' (as opposed to digital) layouts

Here are the two layouts I did
A place for me to put the pictures of layouts I have done that I am pleased with, to put in the poems I write and to add snippets of things that have caught my eye