Sunday, 14 August 2011

A layout especially for Challenge me Happy

So today I am uploading a layout I did espcially for a layout competition at Challenge me Happy. I was really blown away by the original layout by Piradee that we had to scrap-lift what an inspiring scrapbooker!
I had to look up whats 'scraplifting' meant lol I'm so new at this, scrap-lifting is a really cool idea (granted I guess you don't do it ALL the time) but copying a layout you like in some way should be a huge compliment (of course you have to say if you have copied) I think they say 'borrowing' ideas on the website I looked up which I cant remember right now...just Google it if you aren't sure.
I borrowed a lot of ideas from Piradee's original layout but I am so happy with the result it is so cute and looks great in my son's scrapbook album!
All the patterned coloured paper was from a paper collection I got from the warehouse by my minds eye and the background paper is Tim holtz craft resist paper which i LOVE (I have just got some new distress inks and coloursprays so I am looking forward to trying them out on the paper).
I recently purchased a new puzzle shape punch from creative memories so i put that to use and I made the flower in the top right corner using the new circle punch I just got from creative memories I had seen someone do something similar using ribbon to make the flower but i thought paper should work just as well...and it did!
I hope you like my layout, I know I do tee hee hee :)

Oops I almost forgot to mention its this cheeky little boys birthday today he is my big 2 year old now! Seriously who pressed the fast forward button? I love this photo of him taken in may I love his face :D

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Beautiful day isn't it?

Well its a brand new day and a delightful one at that here in SUNNY Nelson in my opinion there is nothing nicer than a nice sunny winters day (maybe a slightly coolish day in summer...?...nah).

I have a new layout to share with you all, I have completed this layout to enter into a monthly challenge at Eye Candy Magic im not too sure if I can enter seeing as I am in New Zealand but I'm going to give it a shot and if not I have a super fun to show everyone :)

Eye Candy Magic is AWESOME the owner Sam makes amazing embellies and has really inspiring layouts they are really SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO fun! I dont know how I came about her blog but I'm glad I did its pretty cool you should check it out!

The competition was to use the technique 'masking' on a layout or card, masking is really cool it looks quite striking and its fun to get your colour sprays out and have a play I dont really own many fancy masks but you can get really creative with masking using punch cut outs etc. I used a doily looks cool and it was easily accessible

heres some close ups:

Like I said i had SO much FUN creating this layout everyone go get masking :)