Here I am again with another take on this weeks sketch for Woodware Witterings, this time a very simple scrap book page, my favourite place to start the day. Only one of the photographs was taken in the evening.
here is the sketch
I cropped the photographs to 3 inch squares. I laid them out on two A4 sheets and printed it off.
My punch cuts 3 inch squares, I should have made the photographs slightly larger, so that they were easier to punch.
Then I stamped and again embossed with the Aged Bronze powder, this stamp is from the NK Studio range and is called Kaffee Klatsch I have then punched them with the circle punch.
For my journaling I used a blue circle punch to make a mask and the used the sampe stamp
my mask is part of the finished piece too.
Here is a close up of one of the photographs so that you can see where I find the beauty on a September morning. The layers under the photographs are just Hairy Manila cut to the same size as the photographs and scruffed on 2 edges.
Thanks for visiting, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the team’s take on Mellow on Woodware Witterings.
So I hope that they don’t mind on Crafty Cardmakers but I have a scrap book page to share.
I live near the North Sea and walk there regularly with Peggy my mad Collie Dog, this summer we did some beach bagging with family, still the dog has more photographs taken of her than any people that I go out with!
I have used Stone Crafter’s from ColorBox for all of my inking, Crater’s is the ink that I go to first, and I decided on the grey as it allows the colours in the photographs to shine, I have used the Stampendosu Cling Rubber Stamp By The Sea and the stencil is the Dutch Doobadoo Fabric Mask Art I think that it looks like a net. I have edges the page with the stone ink too.
I have used my Tag Top Punch and a regular corner rounder ( just find this punch so useful, sorry I can’t stop using it). I have really terrible writing so I usually hide my journaling, sometimes I will print it on the computer. The photograph here are all of Rosehearty, this will be a double layout, eventually.
So the journaling fits in here.
I have mixed double sided tape and foam dots so that the tag is held in place but easy to get out.
This week on Woodware Witterings we are looking at Cats and Dogs, I thought that it was a good reason to do a scrap book page with my dog.
This is Peggy, and the words sum her up perfectly
yes I know she looks angelic but she certainly has her moments! I love the Dylusions stamps from Dyan Reaveley this one is from the Don’t Hold Back set, they are great for scrap-book pages and of course art journals which are Dyan’s speciality.
The other stamp set that I have used is Huge Dog the Clear Magic set from the Francoise Collection. I have stamped the dog on white card with black powder and twice in white powder on black card. Then I Zentangled the letters with the Sakura White Gelly Roll and a Black Sakura Micron pen on the white card.
I even used my craft knife to cut out the centres of the d and g
We are off to the seaside on the Woodware blog this week and I thought that it was calling out for a scrapbook page.
My daughter is just back from a holiday in Cape Verde, they went on a catanaran trip and swimming in the sea was one of the things that she wanted to try, I think that the best part was jumping off the boat, and of course the celebration Cava.
Stampendous have some new embossing powders and I thought that the Ice Blue would be perfect for this.
to make my sea I used the Versamark pen and scribbled then added the embossing powder, this gave me an uneven fiish, which is what I wanted.
I tilted the images, to go with the movement of the sea
Shona wrote the journalling. I added ribbon around the card
and tied an extra piece of ribbon, a simple note is enough of an embellishment.
Walking by the sea always fills me with awe, the power of the water to move things around from day to day, I love the sky and although you have to walk in one direction and then turn around, you can see from the photographs that the view is different in each direction.
This week on the Woodware blog we are looking at travel, I am a really bad scrap booker, well infrequent would be a better description, so I love it when I am pushed to do it.
In the summer of 2013 I was lucky enough to take a trip to Las Vegas, my third trip to this interesting city, this was work I went to do the Dreamweaver Certification course and attend a CHA trade show. The bonus was I was with 2 of my favourite people! (the whole thing was great, I love to learn crafty stuff and love to see what is new, so it can not really be discribed as work)
This photo collage sums up the outside of Las Vegas to me, and the photograph of us, was really funny as it was taken by the shop assistant in one of my must visit shops in the US. (It sells handbags and jewellery don’t tell Francoise that we went with out her)
My scrapbook page is going in an Ikea frame.
I have collaged two photographs, I played about with other photographs, but this two said what I wanted the photograph to say.
You can see the whit gap that I had when I added the mount, so how to get this to work?
My flowers don’t quite cover the white space, but enough to take your eye away from it.
I used the Dreamweaver Dual Alphabet die set for the title. I used Metallic f/x on the red and black card through the flower stencil before die cutting.
The words I think are very apt for the 3 of us! They come from one of they Dylusions Stamp sets. The words are grouped so that you can stamp them and use them as one, but also they have plenty of space so that you can cut them apart.
The card that they are mounted on has been edged with Metallic f/x.
The finished project will be hanging on my bedroom wall once it has been painted!
This weeks Woodware Challenge has been set for us by our friend Christina at A Maze of Memories, the bar started high and the girls have done some wonderful things this week, I have spent a lot of the week thinking about what to do!
Way back in February of 2012 I did a Frantage project that was a scrapbook page in a large Ikea frame, the theme was a trip to Berlin, so this time I have done a trip to Milan. This is an annual holiday that happens in October when I go away with my oldest friend and our daughters. Our Mums used to go on holiday together and the girls are friends in there own right and holiday together so it really is rather special.
Our Milan trip happened in 2012, perhaps I will get this year (Lisbon) done soon!
The aperture in in the centre is 12 x 12 inches all of the photographs except one are of The Duomo, and us.
After choosing my photographs I laid them out using both the aperture and the wide mount
I penciled around the pictures so that I could decorate the mount and then place them back in the correct place.
I used Francoise’s Leafy Swirls Clear Magic set and silver embossing powder.
I added a touch of Aged Silver Frantage powder around the mount.
I small piece of journaling.
Milan is an interesting city, with lovely parks and culture, and food, Leonardo’s painting The Last Supper was amazing to see, but for me Milan will always be the place that I bought my 10 euro red handbag that has been much admired! I didn’t want to add it to all of the photographs of the marble cathedral so it sits on a tiny tent card inside the frame.
and here it is hanging on the wall, I will have to re-organise so that it fits better, and find somewhere to put the frame that I had to remove, but it is safely on the wall!
Thank you to Christina for setting the challenge so that I got this done, you will find lots of crafty inspiration on the A Maze of Memories blog and pop over to the Woodware blog to see what else the girls have been up to