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Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween

Just a couple of Halloween Tags today using spray inks and distress stains with some Tim Holtz dies.  Have a spooky day!

Sunday, 30 October 2011

A Good Read ??

Just had to share this one, Charlie obviously didn't think my altered books made a very good read !!!!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Altered Books

A couple of weekends ago Sarah and I took a trip to Mevagissey to spend the weekend with a group of lovely ladies and the best teacher, Linda from Just Scrapbooking.  It was an altered books weekend and we were to complete three books.  First thing was to pick a theme for each book, I decided on Time, Beach and originally I was going to do something on the 1920's but wasn't really very inspired by this so decided to change to one of my favourite films "The Wizard of Oz".  It's amazing what you can find on e-bay to add to your books!

We stayed at the lovely Bodrugan Barton, Sally and Tim as usual looked after us with the best food and hospitality.

We did lots of different techniques over the weekend and ended up with two almost done books and one with the cover and a drawer made.  Here are some photo's.

Sarah busy at work.

 A drawer cut into the back of the book

Using some amazing crackle medium to make this background.

Another niche cut into the book, lots of cutting and lots of blades used!!

My favourite book - The Wizard of Oz - follow that yellow brick road .....

The Scarecrow 

The Tin Man

The Cowardly Lion


A sleeping puss cat to finish with !!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Play Day

Today I had chance to play with some new techniques I have been learning with Christy Tomlinson on her She Art class.  The first part is learning how to complete the backgrounds to put the "girls" on.  I completed three backgrounds using tissue paper, patterned paper, book paper and ephemera.  Then used spray inks, paints, stencils and stamps to add texture. 

This page is using the texture paste through a Crafters Workshop template with a paper and spray ink background.

Using paints, templates and rubber stamps over tissue paper.

As I had some left over paste I used it through this seaside stencil which my lovely friend Alexa gave me for my birthday to make this seaside journal page.

Spot the cat !!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Melting Pot Techniques

This is the class I took at The Stamp Attic which started my blogging path, it was a great class with Hels Sheridan giving us ideas on how to use the melting pot.  Stamping into the UTEE, creating flowers and dipping fabric or paper flowers.  We made wire flowers and filled them by brushing across the UTEE which was a bit tricky and took a few attempts.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Blogging at last!

Some weeks ago I took a class at The Stamp Attic and a lady asked me if I had a blog as she would like to see my work, of course I didn't so thought it about time I created one and here I am.  A place to show some of my learning adventures in scrapbooking and art.  I have been on weekend retreats and other classes since then so will post photo's as I go!

More to follow ........