Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Blog Candy!

Debbie is celebrating getting over a 10,000 hits on her blog, by giving away the above!
Check out her blog Crafting Fairy.



I have created this layout for the August Sketch Challenge on the Paper Paradise forum, hosted by Ruth.

The stickles looks a lot better IRL, just could not get them to photograph the way I wanted them - sigh!

Ruth got permission from Magga Mjuka to use a sketch that she designed, check out her work on her blog Here or her gallery in Scrapbook.com here!

This has to be one of the most busiest pages that I have done, and it was fun!

I decided to use different shades of pink cardstock to make the base. All card edges, photo edges etc have been inked. I cut 2 photos into circles, I then used some clear plastic into the 3rd circle as I wanted it to be transparent like bubbles.
I used a circle journaling stamp on the plastic and used a peel off marker to write the journaling, and as usual made a mistake, at least future generations will know I am not perfect, lol

I stamped some flourishes and then used a whole lot of flowers, when I was finished the bottom flourish had all but disappeared, so I re-stamped that flourish. Next came stickles, everywhere all along the flourish lines, on some of the brads, etc

My line of brads at the bottom went a bit wonky, but hey I am like that anyways, lol

I used self adhesive pearls around the top photo. I used a substance like liquid pearls to add blobs to some of the petals. Lots of crystal gems, some glitter brads, a brad with a butterfly that I stickled (bottom left flower).

The pink butterfly I got from dismantling a hair bobble that was got in Claire's Accessories. A dragonfly that I can't remember buying, which also got stickled.

The title was done with rub-ons.

Some pics of the flowers and flourishes in more detail.

Cardstock - 3 shades of Bazzill
Flourish stamps - Papermania Ornate scrolls
Journaling Stamp - Prima
Flowers - Prima, Bazzill, Petaloo (thanks Brenda) and charity shop bought flowers stripped down
Rub-on letters - Mini Marks - American crafts (Thanks Kels)
Stickles - Icicle
Clear Gems - Studio Catouluge and Mark Richards self adhesive
Pink - Making Memories
Frosted - Papermania
Black Sugar Coated - Doodlebug Design (thanks Kels)
Butterfly - Papermania
Dragonfly - Can't remember, but was bought in Paper Paradise

Pink butterfly - Hair bobble from Claire's Accessories
Pink Pearl blobs - Creatateur - 3D Deco Liner
Self Adeshive Pearls - Mark Richards
Black Ink - Stazon
Journaling Pen - Peel off Marker


BBC2 - Did you ever give up on something and ....

learned a lesson. What did you learn?

I am one of those people that won't give up on anything, I will always try and work something out to make it work, whether it is an object, a problem, scrapbooking or people!!!

I have been thinking and thinking and I can't come up with something that I gave up on!

But I have learnt there are some people that no matter how hard you try they always seem to let you down again and again!!!