30 January 2012

Pion Design - Times and Seasons

Auckland Anniversary Day today - annual holiday for the hoi poloi!  Started off as a beautiful summers day, everyone in the pool, Dad cleaning the BBQ ready for a roast pork lunch - then the clouds (dark ones!) appeared!  Still patches of blue however, but not the usual hot languid day we have come to expect come late January!

I did get a chance though to finish a layout I've been working on using some stunning Pion Designs paper.  Lots of ink, texture paste, gold metallic rub n buff, liquid pearls, Crafters Workshop template and the obligitory smattering of flowers!  Also a chance to use a beautiful lace border that I've had in my stash for some time.

Something different though - I made my own dressform (small one) and key.  I found some molding clay at the shops the other day and have been making my own permanent molds.  Lots of fun!  Then I used good old polymer clay to create the embellishment, bake it, paint it and it's good to go!

In other scrapworthy news ........it took me 7 hours solid to clean up my scrap room on Saturday!  As you can imagne it was well overdue!  Admittedly, I did go the whole hog and colour code  my flowers, papers, reorganised storage for various bits and bobs and had a good purge of 'stuff'  that is really never likely to make it onto a card/layout now!  Good feeling!

Happy Monday everyone - off to check the BBQ!


Donna Bowman said...

That is an amazing layout Maggie! I love the colors and all the fun embellishments-especially the ones you made. Stunning!

Lisa S. said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Maggie. I love the handmade items and the blend of colors you used in the flowers, embellishments and background is sheer heaven for me. I LOVE IT! TFS

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a gorgeous layout Maggie, the Pion Design papers are so pretty. The dressform you made is so cute!! Did you make the key too? I love that as well. Very clever. The rub and buff leaves a lovely sheen....
Each time I clean my scrap area, I can never find anything and that drives me insane. I take my hat off to you cleaning your area up!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sigh! These flowers have such a vintage feel to them, and I LOVE all the special little embellishments you included. Just beautiful!

Thanks for telling me about your cat, Sparkle. Bet she's sunning herself right now, just like my Cristabel!

Lisa Walker said...

awesome LO Maggie love all the finishing touches!