Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fat Cat Scrappin' September Kit

I picked up my altered book from the shop this week. Not happy with the way it turned out, but will try altering another book, there are just so many great examples out there I know I can do better.

Inchies swap - senders choice - Vintage

I have started swapping inchies again, they are such fun to make and a quick project for someone like me who suffles papers endlessly.

I was really pleased with these finished little canvases - I used the Kasiercraft Vintage Timeless paper pad and rubons, with lots of paper collage, distress ink, gold H2os and tiny Kaisercraft pearls. Hope my swap partner likes them.

Scrap the Girls September challenge - use clips (paper, binder, stationary products)

Playing with my newest toy is such fun, I bought a typewriter on ebay!

So glad I finally go to scrap this photo of my daughter and her bff on the last day of school last year. Loving the plain cardstock, I get to use lots of glimmermist, and have found another project where my handmade felt flowers fit the part perfectly! The clip was easy to include, they are regular features on many of my layouts.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fat Cat Scrappin'

Completed my project with the September kit today, created an off the page altered book. I used a proof wedding photo and the pretty floral paper rolled into nice little flowers. Should have taken a photo, but it will have to wait until after I get it back from the shop. Being a smaller project I took advantage of the opportunity and used a piece of doily, a little scrap of picket fence from Scrapware and added some twine that I cut too short for another project. These extra elements added a little more texture and dimension, and allowed me to hide the components of the kit that I wasn't too fond of. Leesa, when are you going to let us use only SOME of the kit?

Last month I was fortunate enough to participate in the Graphic 45 steam punk class with Candy. I loved the mini book we created and now know what to do with these beautiful papers! I always felt quite intimidated by them,with so much detail I never really knew where to start, but I'm practising the techniques Candy taught us and am working on a travel album in a similar style for our break later this month.

Royal Melbourne Show results......

I was so nervous to look at these results after 2 years without success at our little country show, but braved it with my husband by my side, and my 7 year old reminding me that "Mummy, you know you have done your best, it doesn't matter what they think!" Out of the mouths of babes.

.....Anyway, I was really surprised and very pleased by the results.
I entered the family and friends category and won a second place and highly commended and my socks were rocked of when I saw the results for off the page - 1st, 2nd and 3rd to Felicity Ives! 
Best Exhibit Scrapbooking - Felicity Ives!