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18 October 2012

Keeping your eye on me

I know a few of you drop by every now & then to see what I have been up to, so I have added two more pages from my Zentangle moleskine for you to look at.




10 October 2012

History Lesson

This layout records my visit to an exhibition held in London, back in 2008.


This is the accompanying layout to my Titanic page. As with most exhibitions, we were not permitted to take photographs, so I have used an image from a educational poster we had saved.

I was using case file 39 from Color Inspiration Story, which also included a layout sketch to follow.


The background is a map image available from Mary Green at Green Paper Packages.


The map colours match the colour swatches for this challenge.


The journalling is on a pull out tag.


The journalling uses the notepaper image from case file 37, with the tabs recoloured.


The reverse includes a copy of the exhibition ticket.


I used a retinted brick wall image from case file 33, to create a pocket for the journalling, which reminds me of all the stone blocks needed to build the pyramids.


 I added two gold coloured brads to reflect all the wondrous golden artefacts we saw.

Working through the case file & thinking about how I was going to do this layout, brought back so many memories of the day & the amazing ancient artefacts we were so privileged to see. This page will continue to act as a memory trigger for me for years to come.

05 October 2012

Just to say

... you brighten my day.


A greeting card using decoupage designed by TC Chiu from a collection entitled Country Cottage, available from Joanna Sheen.


The backing paper is by Lasting Impressions from their Scrapbooks on the Go - Central Park paper tablet.


I lightly sanded the edges before assembling the decoupage layers using Pinflair Gel Glue (dimensional non-silicon glue).



03 October 2012

Autumn Past

Autumn is a time of change, the nights start drawing in, crisp frosty mornings are not too far away & all the green leaves on the trees gradually begin to change colour through yellows, reds & bronze before turning brown & falling to the ground.

I am revisiting a card I made back in 2008, which encapsulates all that Autumn means to me.

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So I took a walk outside & found a wonderful leaf,
fallen from it's tree & blown into our garden.
This was my inspiration. I made an image of the leaf,
using a piece of plain white paper & a brown watercolour pencil,
in the same way you would take a brass rubbing.

I scanned the image into the computer.
Then I adjusted the size & made eight copies of the image.

I printed the images onto Shabby Princess Harvest Spice papers.
I cut out the leaves, edging them with Distress Ink (walnut stain)
& shaped them using an embossing tool.


As the leaf had been my inspiration, the word Inspire seemed appropriate.
The gold card embossed word is by Hot Off The Press.

I used silicone glue to give the card dimension
& the feeling of falling Autumn leaves.


The background paper is from the same range,
edged with a Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen.
Finally I tied gold metallic thread around the card.


Here is a photograph of my inspirational leaf next to the finished card.



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I hope you enjoyed this look back at Autumn past with me.