Monday, 11 August 2008
In the mean time, I am going to leave you with the posting below. I wrote this before going on holiday and have completely forgotten to publish. I'll be back with a few LOs I've been working on once I have downloaded from the camera. See you later.
They are both in the post, hope their owners will love them.
The pages are made by tracing around some scallop circle Bazzill. I then cut the circle into 2 and then cut one of the halves into two again. I have five sections in the book, each one started with the "Memorable" stamp and the title of the show garden I am focussing one. Each section is made up using 1 semi-circle and 1 quarter-circle in the middle. They are all sewn together using modified book binding stitches ( I say modified because I can't remember the correct way to do them! ). The cover was made using Prima's embossed chipboard. My scallop hand-cutting skill unfortunately did not stretch to chipboard.
Naturally I started with the "Best in Show".
On the 1/4 circle pages, I stamped journalling blocks ( embellished with stickle ).
Monday, 4 August 2008
I am not green fingered enough to tend lovingly to vegetables so I didn't enter the veg section and my garden is not big enough to grow enough flowers for cutting so I didn't enter the flower section and I can't bake too many things at the same time so I didn't enter the cookery section either. Was that enough excuse ? Which left the craft section. Now, I can't not enter the craft section, can I ?
Luckily I did, I came second in the craft section. My photographs didn't do as well as I thought, I think the judges preferred "snaps". Only one photograph won out of the six I entered and on top of that, one of my card came second and my minibook about Chelsea Flower Show came third.
My card was hand-drawn and painted with watercolour. When dry, I added stickle to the umbrella. Unfortunately the stickle just looks messy in the photo above.
The children produced some excellent work. H came second in the U16 section.
The first layout is based on Eileen's sketch for our Friday night challenge. I have omitted the swirls that Eileen used in the middle of the layout as my photos are too busy to take more embellishments.
The second layout features the soldiers at Kelmarsh Hall. Remember those Romans ? I love the bright colours of their uniforms which are in stark contrast to modern camouflage combat gear. Caz donated the big arrow journalling block which she got from Etsy. We had a great time exchanging our little Etsy purchases at the crop.
Last is my little boy looking really dramatic. The photo was taken at a different time from the story but it suited the story. My boys have "pet names" they call each other. Most of the times, they will answer to these names but if they are not in a good mood, it can cause bickering and that popular song title, "That's not my name" will crop up. However, this one time H was delighted when J told him he is being promoted from "Didum" to "Count von Didum".