Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Altered Buildings & Blog Hops

I have had SOOO much fun this evening with the Altered Artspirations Challenge over at Scrapbookgraphics - the challenge was to alter a building, monument or landmark.

I watched the Dome being built, as the Dockland Scout Project base is directly opposite - in fact, this picture was taken from the Blue Bridge at the entrance to the dock.

It took FOREVER to 'colour' in the roof, as I've lost the pen to my graphics tablet so had to use the mouse (which is why it looks a bit raggedy). But I'm really pleased with the finished results.

I'd LOVE to know what you think!

The flowers came as part of the kit which is being given away FREE from the Digital Design House on their Blog Hop. Check it out - the kit is absolutely gorgeous!!

To join the hop, start at Kate's Blog - have fun!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Weekly Verb Album - Weeks 12 and 13

OK - so they are now a bit out of order as I still need to get the parcels for weeks 7-11, but here are weeks 12 (Learn) and 13 (Comfort).

I did consider using FOOD as the subject of my comfort page, but as I'm trying to lose weight and NOT use food for comfort, I decided to go with HOME instead.

I printed out the front cover today onto white Bazzill Cardstock, and the texture on the card gave the page a totally different look which I loved - so I've decided to print the whole album on white Bazzill (note to self - buy more cardstock LOL).

Friday, 16 April 2010

More AJC Mini Album Pages

Finished a few more tonight, and changed the layout on a couple as I suddenly realised I hadn't thought about the BACKS of each page. So, here are the pages for weeks 2-5 .....

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Altered Artspirations #52 - Altered Woman

Had a look round the Scrapbookgraphics Forum tonight, and spotted the Altered Artspirations Challenge - ALTERED WOMAN. The ephemera picture is GORGEOUS, and eventhough I'm too late to enter mine into the challenge (it finished on the 12th), I still had a go.

The challenge was to use the "Mysterious Woman" ephemera on a piece of altered art. I loved the mysterious element, so played on that.

All the other elements come from the Altered Journal Caravan Provisions Parcels 13 and 15 by Tangie Baxter and Amanda Sexton.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Art Journal Caravan Update

Hmmmm - I'm SOOOO far behind with this :( But I did manage to transfer all my digi kits from the laptop to the EHD last night, and rewarded myself with a bit of digi-scrapping time. I also treated myself to a couple of new downloads - the Basic Grey Templates (1) from Wendyzine Scraps being one of them, which I'm using to put together an AJC Mini Album. I decided to use all three styles, alternating them to make the book more eclectic - a bit like me :)

I did a few pages tonight, and hope to catch up with the rest over the next few days.

All the papers and elements were taken from the Studio Tangie AJC Provisions Kits.

Not sure yet whether to just print them off onto cardstock and use that as the pages, or whether to buy the chipboard albums and stick the pages to that. Not sure if it would make it too thick though, as it would be 52 pages plus covers :O

Friday, 9 April 2010

Been playing again :)

I've been having a play with my new PSE8 (yep ... another night when I can't sleep, although this time it's through PAIN! My whole body aches after only 3 evenings as dresser for the Gang Show, and there's still 3 performances to go!).

Bearing in mind that I've jumped from version 2 straight up to 8 (note to self - don't leave it so long to upgrade next time LOL), I managed to work most things out. However, I'm buggered if I can find my Magic Eraser tool! Think I'll hunt for that one when I'm a bit more awake :)

Here's the fruit of my labour - I absolutely adore this photo of Joe, as it really shows off his personality.

Papers from LivEdesigns Summer Sun Fun - Playground, Stripeys, SurfsUp and Sidewalk. Journaling Block from Jessica Sprague Home Away From Home kit.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Ooooops - long time, no post!

Where did the time go??? Still, I'm back - and DH has been up to his wonderfulness again and bought me a 1TB External Hard Drive to store all my photos, digi-kits and digi-layouts on. I transferred what I had on my C-drive last night, and have used up a miniscule amount of space on the EHD! I'M IN HEAVEN ..... looks like I'll have to buy some more digi-kits LOL.

Got a busy week this week, as the boys are in the local Scout Gang Show and muggins here volunteered to help as a dresser :) and yes .... I'm having SOOOO much fun, although it is really tiring having to pick clothes up off the floor for a bunch of pre-teen girls LOL. I WILL get them hanging stuff up by the end of the week :) So glad I've got boys LOL.