29 July 2011

Some Digital Freebies For You...

Happy Friday! 

Last day of the school holidays today so the children and I went to see King Fu Panda 2 at the movies.  I have to say that it is almost better than KFP 1.  A very charming story with a good moral theme running through it.

Some time ago I was designing some digital scrapbook items for Eidou.  Sadly Louise found that is was way too prohibitive here in NZ to run the site so she had to close it.  However, I still have my designs tucked away on my hard drive so I thought it might be nice to share some with you - for free of course!

Here are some pretty floral images and some sweet cherubs that you are welcome to save and use as you wish...just right click and Save As.

If you do download these and use them, I'd be thrilled if you would send me a link to show me what you've done!  Hope you enjoy them.

Keep watching this space as I'll be posting some more freebies soon.

I'll leave you with a layout now, using Glitz Designs papers and stamps.  Love the moodiness and grunge that Glitz incorporate into their papers.  So versatile.

 Thanks for stopping by.

16 July 2011

Websters Workshop Part II and other tidbits!

Today I have the second layout for my upcoming Websters Workshop to share with you.
Click the pictures to get close up details...

Using the Garden Gala papers, a digital Websters download for the tree, which is embellished with vintage seam binding blossoms and trunk.  Love the digital elements that Websters offer for download.  Print them on to Safemat paper and voila! you have your very own homemade transfer of sorts!  So cool!

If you'd like to know more about this technique for creating your own transfers/rub ons, leave me a comment on this post with your email address and I'll send you the details.

I'm also running a Vintage Seam Binding Card Class at my LSS in August.  Here are some pics of the cards...

Using BoBunny Gabrielle, it's hard to go wrong really!

Also, last month I was fortunate to attend the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo.  Here is a class I attended, by Suzanne Tonga.  Gorgeous layout huh?  She's a very talented lady.

Thanks for stopping by!

04 July 2011

Websters Workshop

There is a slight conundrum here - in that people LOVE the papers that Websters create, but are either too scared to cut into them (I can so relate to that!!) or not entirely sure where/how to start a page as the designs are so beautiful!

So enter our trusty LSS, Scrapaholics.  I had a chat with Jodi, and she's 100% on board with my idea of hosting a Websters Workshop.  And that my friends, is what I've started work on this weekend.

Here is the first of 4 layouts that I plan to teach. I know the paper is from an older range (Seaside Retreat), but that doesn't stop it from being scrapworthy does it? I used lots of Shimmerz to colour up a length of muslin and modpodged it around the photo, then when dry I applied various inks to add more depth. I was a bit stuck for starfish, so I got out the good old paperclay and made my own! When they were set I spritzed and coloured them with Shimmerz to get the luminous effect. So much fun!

Right oh, off to start work on the second layout.

Thanks for stopping by.