Thursday, 25 June 2015

Wherstead Crop - June 2015

Using a fab kit I bought from tkmaxx, MME, I pulled together a 2 photo layout with lots of stamping on the background.
 Sewing the sunshine behind this layout was a labour of love!  I didn't really need much more adding, so simply added a very long title! Lol
 Loved doing this double cluster layout and adding embellishments that needed using up!
 Karen brought her sewing machine, so I managed to finish off sober projects from my box, done cards and a layout.

I am trying to get used to appreciating myself more.. selfie taking, taught by the best! Lol

For more.. keep posted!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Bramford crop June 2015 -

Well today was a strange one! A quiet crop as the start of the summer weather and getaways commence, I still can't get over there were only ten of us in attendance!
Today was a day of finishing off projects for me.  I had a good sort through the craft room last weekend and purged an awful lot to sell at the crop (sadly a lot of it is now in a charity shop) So to limit my stash for creating at the crop, I condensed what I need greatly! For those who know me well, I normally bring the kitchen sink.
I had several pages I had half done, just not finished with photos, bellies or journaling, dare I say, more than five years ago! So.. here is what I managed....

both were papermaze kits, I'm glad that I finished them off and can now add them into albums!
I did a fun layout from a LO idea from my friend Sue who was sitting opposite me.. I'm still yet to finish this one off.. but it's a start! Lots of inking, stamping and spritzing !
I also spent the morning sorting through some instascrap bits and adding them to my new A4 album ready to start scrapping my 40th year of existence.. I know it's a while off yet, but I really am looking forward to filling it with lots of photos!

I've done more layouts that I created, we'll share more in the week to come!

Crafty hugs,
Emma xx

Monday, 25 May 2015

playing with stamps and stuff part two

Carrying on from my adventures with many paints, stalls and stencils, here are 2 more items I created.
My new Suzi-blu stamp, pre-loved of course, took centre stage on this 8x8 page. I am going to be mounting this into a frame eventually.
The background paper is some I bought from TKMAXX, despite being very busy, worked well. I muted the centre with white gesso, stamp the image with archival ink and then added some white pen to accent her collar, hands and lace. And a red pen on the heart off the her dress.
the word courage came from a polka doodle stamp set and the other words we formed with a cheap dovecraft alphabet set I got at a retreat.
Adding layered flowers with splashes of red with a foundation of rounded red magic mesh made the picture just so.
oh, I also have the girl artist some lovely chunky stripey tights so she wasn't floating in the air!
I went with this saying, using the word courage, because whilst discussing what to put with Nancy, she said that she had this quote as atattoo .. so it had to be done!

Finally, a little card I made using a gorgeous image I've had for a while.
using some scraps I coordinated the outfit to match, and paper pieced the clothes with some added movement.
using a new TIM holtz diecut cutaway on the bottom right hand corner (which matched the patterned paper) I layered up the mounts and voila, a card a was complete!

Well be back later in the week with some fibre loveliness, I've spun up done lush, blue faced Leicester I bought on eBay... Trying to think what to make with it now!

Catch you later!
crafty hugs,