Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Who's afraid of the 'crocky' trail....

I wanted to participate in the scrapping the music challenge and decided to use the lyric 'just hanging' with this picture of me and a group of friends taken after we'd just completed the crocky trail in Chester. It is an outdoor assault course which has rope swings, hamster wheels, mazes, cargo nets and is sooo much fun! You always go away at the end covered in mud and usually soaking wet so its not for the faint hearted! This picture was the first time I'd been and I fell off a rope swing into the water and had to be fished out!

I wanted this page to capture the mood of the crocky trail which is crazy fun, splattered mud and being outdoors. I punched out a cork flower for the centre of my flower in the top left. I splattered lots of paint and cut out a splat from sticky shimmery foil. I wrote the journalling in gold pen and then highlighted key words in green to tell the story.

I am so excited because I haven't been to the crocky trail for about 7 years but me, my sisters and their husbands are all planning to go over the easter bank holiday weekend, I can just imagine how much fun we will have and how dirty we will get! can't wait!
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Sunday, 10 April 2011

Pretty in pink!

I recently came across lots of family photos of me and my sisters when we were younger. I liked this professional shot of the three of us (missing my youngest sister Gem!)

I decided to use the sketchy thursdays design for May guest designer.
I was a bit worried about spattering the paint, but luckily it worked really well (I made sure I did this bit first before I added any embellishments or photos!) and I was enjoying myself so much I decided to paint the edges of the heart doily too!

I used my new border punch for the top strips which was a bargain from the QVC outlet shop in shrewsbury (£2.99!) This is my favourite shop of all time because you can always find scrapbooking bargains and is the reason why all my stash could easily fill a room!

I made the title using a resist ink embossing technique but think its a bit glitter heavy in places :)

This layout is fitting because I've spent the day watching girly chick flicks which me and my sisters love doing together, no matter how many times I watch 'love actually' it still gets me! I love the colin firth story line best!
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In full bloom...

I have been really inspired to scrapbook today by a new magazine I got called Scrapbooks etc.... Normally I just flick through scrapbook magazines but never end up taking much from them, but from the first page to the last I wanted to try every idea! As soon as I got home I got busy making all the different flower ideas. There are also lots of good ideas for using misting inks that I want to try, I love this magazine and will definitely be buying it every month now I've found somewhere that stocks it.

This is a page that I've been working on based on the sketchy thursdays sketch using pictures of when me and Mel went to a concert in Manchester and ended up not being able to find where we'd parked the car and spent about 3 hours walking round Manchester until we found it with some help! It was definitely a memorable evening! I did the jounalling in a hidden circle that can be pulled out.

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