Friday 25 October 2013

Sketchabilities 101

Normally I'm drawn to clean lines and lots of white space in a page, so I was surprised to find that Sketchabilities number 101 seemed to be calling me. I chose to use photos of a recent trip to Wellington and a walk along the waterfront down to Te Papa. The papers were from Authentique, chosen to fit in with the photos and the feel of the event. Everything else came out of the stash drawer. The pegs I got from Typo some time ago, waiting for the right photo. The librarian in me is pretty happy with the recycling of the library book card. My son's a film-maker and musician so the film strip ribbon is right for him and some of the buttons came from my mother's sewing cupboard, kept when I cleared her house.

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

And some details:

Monday 21 October 2013

A Grown-up Daughter

It's been a long time since she was the little girl on her uncle's motorbike down at the farm. This is her on her 30th birthday this year. I really like how this one has turned out. It is so her in colour and style. Really like the way the wooden flourish turned out after being stamped with Perfect Plum then sprayed with Perfect Pearl. I used Stampin' Up Illuminate ink for the mask and to edge the journal tag, which was an effect I'd use again.

Mum and Second Daughter

This Authentique paper is adorable. I like the way the tearing of the paper at the edges turned out and the monochromatic colourway. This was the day we went out to lunch at Black Barn, just before Christmas last year.

Summer Days

Although it doesn't look it, this is a Christmas Day photo from 2011 which was the year Stephen finished high school. Once again, Crazy Monday Kits stuff was really useful. I've got lots of pages out of those kits.
I do especially like the paper perforations in this one. It was a good finishing detail, although the photo doesn't show it so well.

Back to the 1980s

Going through my photo box recently, I came across photos of my eldest daughter when she was about 4 or 5 when we went back to Taranaki to visit my family. Lynley had a great time out on the farm with my brother. I was also pleased to see this photo of her with her great-grandmother. Gran must have been in her 90s by then.

Saturday 19 October 2013

A Bit of a Catch-up

Although lots of scrapping has been done, not much has been photographed. So today, with the husband away at a golf tournament, I'm adding a couple of photos from files. Both primarily use stuff out of Crazy Monday kits. Note to self: take more photos of completed things and learn to photograph them better.