Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Layered Look

As I 'non-dimensional' scrapper, the layered look kinda escapes me. I always feel if I layer heavily that my photo begins to disappear. Clearly I just dont do it right because I drool over some layered LO's by other artists!

I still gave it a crack though, spurred on by the challenge over on KJ's blog.

Layering to me = patterned paper + paint + rub-ons + gaffer tape etc. In Mel-speak, commonly referred to has 'flat-layering'!!

I had fun doing this LO. The little guy was pottering around, wreaking havoc as he has already figured out that if Mom is scrapping the world can fall down and SHE WONT NOTICE. (or care!)

The girls were upstairs watching morning tv. Since the ban on tv during the week, Saturday morns have become pretty precious to them!

Russ was in PE til lunchtime so I arbed in my VERY UNATTRACTIVE fleece gown and scrapped my little heart out.


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Thoughts on the Simple

Journalling : I have found that pursuing a life of simplicity comes at a cost few people care to mention.

I am not saying its not worth it...simply that its not as easy as tossing out a few boxes of unwanted junk or saying no to arbitary requests on your time.

Simplicity is not only decluttering your home and time but also decluttering (renewing) your mind. This is something I find far more challenging but a journey certainly worth travelling.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Challenge Entry

My entry for the challenge on KJ's blog. (take 2!)

- Use 5 patterned papers
- Use the word AMAZE

Kindly note the stitching right corner. Yes, be impressed. And little flower thingies at the bottom? Yes, time consuming and utterly un-Mel. But that is why I love KJ's challenges - she forces (in a lovely way!) me to try new things.

Journalling reads:

I still reckon the best way to embrace and celebrate everyday life is to allow yourself to be amazed by simple things.

Its not easy and I dont get it right very often, but it does add an aura of the extra-ordinary if you allow yourself to be amazed. Every day.

( see blog entry below on Monday 3 Nov for my first attempt at this challenge.....this is the re-do!)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Something New?

So I used paint on this LO which is not unusual for me BUT what is super unusual is that I took the time to STITCH that super- cute butterfly. (if I may say so myself!)

Be amazed people. I sure as heck am! Am still not sold on the stitching game; think I would be more inclined if I had a sewing machine.

Then again, maybe not.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Purging and Sorting

I got stuck into my scrap space recently to try to make it look vaguely organised and attractive.

With the house going on show shortly and the fact that we live in a completely open plan environment....I had to try to organise the chaos.

Its a great space to work especially when it looks like this...!

I did a page for KJ's challenge but HATED it.

Have redone it. Ripped this one to shreds. Still not loving the latest attempt...but will submit it anyway cos am * so* over this LO now!

Watch KJ's space around the 10 November to see the new one I did.