Wednesday, 27 August 2014
All I needed to do was to add a little coloured detail.
The wording was made using letter punches and the circles were made using a stencil and the texture paste I made (you can find out how to make your own HERE).
I am currently working on a Christmas kit which will be available after my class in New Romney on 27th September.
Enjoy your day xxx
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
I didn’t want the layout to be dominated by the Poppies, rather a memory of the entire visit to the Tower of London. This is what I came up with
The shoe print was ideal considering the distance I walked that day.
The Title was made using a Graffiti Font
And the bricks were cut from strips of paper, distressed and then edged with a pen.
Check back for the second layout tomorrow.
Lovely to see everyone again xx
It seem ages since I last taught a class but it will be lovely to see everyone tonight.
Photo wise for layout one you will need a 4 x 6 portrait photo taken outside either park, woods, Country Park something like that.
For layout two think male, or city photo like London or something like that. Something with a person/people and buildings in the background would be good. Smaller photos. Any photo size will work but no bigger than 4 x 6
I have used Distress Inks in Walnut Stain and Black Soot.
And the colours
Now I’ve got you all guessing. See you later xx
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Here are just a few photos of the afternoon taken by Sally. Everyone who came will get all of the days photos on disc so don’t panic if you don’t see your photo here.
But before the photos I must give a very big thank you to Maria for keeping me sane and helping me set up before hand and also a big thank you to Sally who painted the backdrop for the posed photos and helped me clear away and wash up. xxxxx
Now without further ado here are some of my picks of the day.
Thank you ladies for making it a really special event.
Already looking forward to next year. xxxx
Friday, 15 August 2014
Cake stands finished, glasses, plates and spoons washed and my house has been transformed into a sea of calm, well for a few minutes anyway.
Here’s what it looks like before all the food makes an appearance.
But I am keeping an eye on the weather which at the moment is doing this.
Oh well we can always have a indoor tea party. Fingers crossed the sun comes out tomorrow xx
Thursday, 14 August 2014
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Well I’ve had 3 days with my grandchildren and now it’s time to get ready for the garden party on Saturday. I will keep you up to date with photos as and when I can but it’s going to be chaos here for a few days.
So in the meantime I thought I’d share some recent techniques we have used both in class and from classmates who have added extras when they got home.
1. Using a stencil with Distress Ink Pens and TH Air Spritzer (love this one)
2. Using Horse Shoes instead of flowers to decorate a western layout.
3. Adding lace to highlight a photo
4. Making a photo into a pocket so that hidden journaling can go on the tag.
5. Using texture paste and a stencil (don’t forget you can find the texture paste recipe HERE )
6. Using silhouette die cuts to add detail to your layout
And of course there are loads more.
A special thank you to Maria who allowed me to photograph her layouts.
Fingers crossed for sunshine on Saturday xxx
Thursday, 7 August 2014
is still growing and is now nearly finished thank goodness.
The butterflies will be used this on 16th August so I will post more photos after that date.
I am working on a class version which I will teach this year so if you are interested, leave a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know more details and a date. This is not a booking but just to give me an idea of interest.
Enjoy the rest of the sunshine xxx
Monday, 4 August 2014
I love stamping. It is something I have always done and I love trying out new techniques however my favourite is just basic stamping leaving white space.
Layout two is DISCOVER
I have used these Hobby Art stamps so many times. They can be used in loads of different ways and are easy to use.
I liked this idea so much (I’ve got 100’s of stamps) that I thought I'd make it again plus I have now started a mini book which I will share at a later date.
Here is the work in progress
Have a great day in the sun xxx
Saturday, 2 August 2014
So here’s an introduction to our newest addition our Basil
Layout: OK Where is he now
And the detail
A nice, simple layout to show off the photos.
Thanks for looking xxx