My Garden Collage

Hi there

Today I have something a bit different to share with you - a scrapbook page. I don't scrapbook as much as I would like, but I did enjoy doing this page on my spring garden and it is fitting given that it is/was (depending where you are) World Scrapbooking Day on Friday 4th March. I have lots of travel and cat photos that would benefit from seeing the light of day as well.

I used some free software to create the collage and printed it on my home Canon Pixma printer. This is a great format when you want to display a few related photos on one page and would be perfect for travel photos too. You can get very creative with collages using the software now available on phones and tablets.

I'm a 'pink' person (if you hadn't already noticed, lol) and a lot of the flowers in my garden are pink as well. I chose a black background to make the photos pop and then 2 contrasting colours from the photos - Melon Mambo and Mossy Meadow to create the 2-sided border. It effectively creates a square within the square for my collage photo to sit in. The Botanical Builder framelits are perfect for adding some simple embellishments. 

Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder, Little Letters, Little Numbers, Handpicked Framelits - World Scrapbooking Day 2016 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps None
Card stock & Papers     Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Gold foil, Vellum
 Ink Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools     Botanical Builder; Little Letters; Little Numbers; Handpicked; Butterflies and Bold Butterfly framelits, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Hearts Border punch

Thanks for looking!


April Blog Hop - 'Women In Our Lives'

 

 

  

Hello

  

 Welcome to the April Blog Hop with the ‘Art from the Heart team.  Isn’t the year just flying by so fast! The Art with Heart team led by Claire Daly, is a group of more than 90 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from across Australia. If you would like to be part of this supportive group of talented paper crafters email me for more details. 

  

 

You may have come from Di Dunk’s  blog, but if not, you can join the Blog Hop from here by clicking on the link to the next blog at the bottom of this post. We hope you can take the time to visit each blog to see the wonderful creations we have to show you! If you leave a comment on every blog and then email Nikki at nikki@inkyart.com.au, your name will be put into the hat to win some beautiful Blog Candy. You have until 6am EST on 3 May 2010 to leave your comments and only those who are not Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators are eligible to win the Blog Candy.

With Mother’s Day less than 2 weeks away, the theme for this month’s Blog Hop is appropriately ‘Women in our Lives’. The first item I have for you is a scrapbook page featuring a photo of my mother taken in the late 1950’s when she was in her twenties. This is one of my favourite photos of her and I love the look of simple elegance captured in black and white. My goal was to create a similar feel on this page, so I will leave you to judge whether that has been achieved.

Mum-Scrap-Page  

The ribbon tails on the left side of the photo is the handle to pull out the journaling panel. I have typed my text on the computer, printed it onto Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out using the Top Note die and the Big Shot. All the details of the products used are provided below.

Mum-Scrap-Page_4b

 

Scrapbook Page Details 

Stamps 

Brocade Basics 

Cardstock & Papers 

Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette (all textured), Rose Red, Whisper White

Ink 

Versamark, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss

Accessories 

1” Rose Red double stitched grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Fluerettes (retired), Silver Hodgepodge, Small flower & flat back pearls (Pretties Kit)

Tools

Eyelet Border punch, Small Oval punch, Computer & printer, Top Note Die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet dies, Big Shot, Sponge daubers, Xyron, Paper Piercer & Mat Pack

 

The second item I have for you is a Mother’s Day card. You are probably familiar with the Flower Pot card and this is my take on it – the ‘Bowl of Roses’ card! The bowl has been formed from a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock folded in half and then dry embossed. The bowl shape was then cut from the embossed card, with the fold at the bottom. The roses and buds have been stamped in Riding Hood Red and Summer Sun using the ‘A Rose Is A Rose’ 2-step stamp set. The two-toned effect was created by stamping off the first image, then using full colour on the second. The roses have been popped up on the top of the panel that slides into the bowl.  I’ve finished it off with some taffeta ribbon and a sentiment from the new ‘Tiny Tags’ stamp set from the Autumn/Winter Mini Catalogue. The full details are below.

 

Bowl-of-Roses
 

Here is a view with the rose panel pulled up from the bowl. The card fits into a 15cm square envelope.

 

 Bowl-of-Roses-2  

 

Card Details

Stamps

A Rose is A Rose, Tiny Tags, Occasional Greetings

Cardstock & Papers

Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink

Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip

Accessories

Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Linen Thread

Tools

Medium Jewellery  Tag Punch, Sponge daubers, Dimensionals, Diamonds & Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug

 

 

Your next stop on the “Art with Heart’ team Blog Hop – enjoy the creations from Tina Gillespie. 

Here are links to the other participants in this month’s Blog Hop. 

 

Ros Davidson
Nikki Sadler
Tanja Westwood
Kristine Thompson
Sue Madex
Gayatri Murali
Christine Blain
Di Dunk
Tina Gillespie
Kathryn Mangelsdorf
Alisha Watson
Nicole Rouillon
Kathryn Lowe

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your weekend.

 

 

 


"Love" Scrapbook Challenge

Hi there

I have something different for you today - a scrapbook page. I'm still on trainer wheels when it comes to Scrapbooking. I have a tendency to over-analyse, then procrastinate and then become frustrated (hearing an echo of 'just stick it down'!).  So this year I've decided to push myself to become more comfortable with scrapping by keeping it really simple and going with my instinct to develop a style that I'm comfortable with. 

This page is for the Stamp a Memory Creative Challenge #3 to focus on one word - LOVE. When I saw this I knew I had the perfect photo of our new 'fur kid' (I don't have any of the 2 legged kind!). He is a Snow Spotted Lynx Bengal and has the most gorgeous sky blue eyes. He will develop pale brown spots and stripes as he gets older. We will be able to pick him up when he is 12 weeks old. Here it is, I hope you like it.

    Crafty-Scrapbook-Page

Scrapbook Page Details

Stamps

None

Cardstock & Papers

Textured White, Washington Apple DSP, Whisper White, Rose Red, Basic Gray

Ink

None

Accessories

Large silver grommet, Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon, Pink Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter, Flat back pearls (Pretties Kit), Sticky Sweet Cuts, Rub on alphabet (not SU), Fozz Felt (not SU)

Tools

Circle & Scallop circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

I hope you have a nice week.