It's that time again! I know, I can hear the shock/horror resonating from around the globe. How did it get to be August so soon? I know for me that the older I get the faster time seems to scoot along, such is life.
And on that happy note :) a brand new month means a brand new sketch challenge for The Scrapbook Store and another chance at a $40 in store gift voucher plus free postage. I wish I could enter! Again, such is life :)
So the ever so talented Marelize Frisby came up with this months sketch, which I totally loved from the minute I saw it. And since I've been sorting through and touching up our wedding photos lately I totally wanted to create something romantic and shabby. I've used Prima's Delight collection from my stash, including these sweet little crochet icons which I have just fallen head over heels with. I know right, it took me a while but oh well, go on say it, such is life :)
I probably could mention here that Simon and I just recently arrived home from a short holiday in Melbourne to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and one of the things we did while we were down there was to visit the Old Melbourne Gaol which was where Ned Kelly met his fate. Such is life is thought to be his famous last words.
This month I decided to create a last minute entry for the Prima PPP challenge in July, using red white and blue. I haven't entered a Prima challenge for a while, but I really couldn't go past this one - the colours just really drew me in.
I started my shabby style card with the large red flower in the centre - a Prima paper flower I found in my stash. It was originally red, white and blue which is why it caught my attention but I decided to paint it red, adding gesso, paper fibres, a metal clockface and propeller. And what's a jet propelled clock flower without wings?
Lots of fun in this one using lots of Prima goodies from my stash.
The last day of the month is here and today I am doing a quick catch up a couple of things I haven't had the chance to blog yet.
This month I've been creating with Simple Stories The Story Of Us collection for The Scrapbook Store, and rather than create a set of layouts with a wedding theme I decided to reprint our wedding photos and put them into an album for one of the girls to keep. This is the fourth pocket page layout I did in this series, you can scroll down to check out the others if you missed them earlier.
I've used the back of Sn@p! Pocket Pages Design 7, using the long pocket to house one of my favourite wedding photos, then added one of my bridesmaids and flower girl and another of Simon and I.
I really love how these pages have turned out. I do a little pocket page style scrapping for myself at home and I'm fast becoming a big fan of this style.
Today I am sharing a new Step x Step Tutorial on how I created this layout as part of my Guest Spot for Lindy's Stamp Gang.
I've used Mists and Flat Shots from the Tres Chic collection to create my layout along with a few basic supplies such as cardstock, patterned paper scraps, cotton wrapped wire, paper flowers and chipboard.
I hope you enjoy my step x step as much as I've enjoyed my guest spot for Lindy's.
It's been quite a while, a few years in fact, since I've taught a class BUT today I am excited to share that I will be teaching this shabby style memory album next month - perfect to keep as a treasured mini album or as a gift for someone close to your heart.
Starting out with a plain kraft style blank box we will be exploring the world of mixed media incorporating lots of fun technique in a shabby chic style. Hidden inside is a sweet little concertina mini album to house some special memories.
Come and spend the morning with me then after lunch dive in to a fun and freestyle mixed media layout class with the fabulous Lisa Oxley! Can't wait to see you!
Details for my class are as follows:
Unit H145, 28 Lexington Drive
Bella Vista NSW 2153
August 23 Time: 10am - 12.30pm Teacher: Kim
Price Cost: $45
For bookings or enquiries please phone the store on Tel (02) 8824 4388