Thursday, 10 May 2012

More Journal Swap Pages

Hi, here are my latest journal swap pages.
The birds are just so funny.  They came from a Halloween set that I just couldn't resist (even though it was February at the time!)  The leaves are from my favourite Dylusions set, the grass is PaperArtsy and all the rest are Inkadinkado.

I used Dylusion spray inks for the background with an iridescent glimmer mist through a flower stencil on top.  I also stamped a butterfly over the background, but it's difficult to see as I used pink ink on the pink background areas, purple on purple etc.  The leaves and birds are stamped in black on scraps of scrapbook paper and then paper pieced.  I used my memories black ink that I have had since I started stamping in 1998 and it's still my most used stamp pad.

I made a simpler version of the bird page using scrapbook green paper as the background and colouring the leaves with pro markers.  They made fun birthday cards.

Anne x

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

LOAD 512

I signed up for LOAD (layout a day) May 2012.  Last time I only made about 4 pages as I had a really busy month.  Yet again it's fallen on a busy month so I will see how it goes.  This is my first page - all about me - and shows photos from 2006 when I was on my way out for a night out with the MBA crowd.  The small title 'Learn Discover Grow' is very apt for everything I learnt and experienced during the time I studied for my Masters Degree.
The page is based on a layout.  The journalling is on the light brown stripes.  Not the best balanced page but I didn't want to cover up all the sayings on the background paper.  The papers are mainly Simple Stories with Making Memories flowers and brads.

I've also finished another two journal pages so will share them on Wednesday when they have reached their destination.

In case you are wondering the shield is for hubby's car winning the concurs competition (overall winner for the sixth time) at the annual sunbeam alpine owners club yearly get together.

Have a lovely day.  Anne x