Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Class #4

These photos were taken at the woods near here, covered in bluebell. I couldn't believe how many cars were parked there on the day we visited.
In this class, Doris challenged us to follow the rule of thirds, use specialty paper, scallop edges and yellow. I have always struggled to follow the rule of thirds to the tee so mine are always slightly off! Once I've sneaked in the yellow arrow, I had to balance it with another strong colour, hence the red leaves. Papers are from October Afternoon. I guess I can safely say now, my favourite colour combination is blue and green, any shades just not navy!

Friday, 22 May 2009

Class #3

I am on a roll now, hope I can keep this up.

You might remember an earlier post about my son having his first drive, I finally get to scrap it. In this class Doris challenged us to us a lot of colours and not worrying if something does not quite match so here goes. I have used grey 'cog' paper by CherryArte, some Urban Rhapsody by K&Co and that "very difficult for me" blue paper from October Afternoon. And then I added some orange ribbons. I have also used turquoise and brown journalling blocks to mat the circular photos.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Class #2

Ok, I am feeling mighty pleased with myself, I've done the LO for Doris's second class. This layout features photos of my guys playing on the beach at Seahouses, Northumberland last July. It was cold hence the fleece but that didn't stop us. I cut out the waves from a Fancy Pants paper. I added some of my own, cut from a page of Jane Austin and stitched using embroidery thread.
Can't wait to see what Doris has in store for us later today.

Monday, 18 May 2009

Time for creating again

I have to confess that I haven't created anything since my last post except for a few magazine assignments. This is mainly due to "the move". I had to keep my work area tidy and that seemed to have killed any desire to create!

I have joined Product Pizzazz 102 with Doris Sander to kick start my creativity. I know Sian and Helen had a blast on 101 and with their thumbs up, how can I not join ? Class 1 challenged us to think of the theme of the LO, to use at least 3 patterned paper from different manufacturers, to use chipboard and lastly to use some eyelets. I ticked all the boxes with this LO.

The photos are taken in Samburu National Park, our first stop on our safari. My journalling says, "Our first stop on this long journey. I can't forget the first sighting of giraffes, bobbing along in the horizon." I love to leave my RifRaf chipboards bare and in this case, coupled with a little spotty ribbon, it is perfect for my theme! The trees in Kenya are frequently bare and skeletal and if you are lucky, you might see a leopard sitting in the branches. The cool map paper is from Julie, thank you my dear.