Monday, 11 March 2013

Leibster Award

Just over a week ago (is it that long already??) I was very honoured to be nominated for a Leibster Award from Lizzy Hill and Billie-Jean Beveridge. Thank-you to both of you for your support and encouragement - I'm really touched that you thought of me.:-)

I had never heard of this award before, so here are the details for those who were also like me:

About the Award
This award was designed to be a blog award in the pay it forward fashion. Once you have been nominated you award it to blogs that you like that have fewer than 200 followers to encourage new visitors to these blogs.

Rules for Acceptance
Thank the person who gave you the award and link it back to their blog.
Post the award onto your blog.
Give the award to 5 bloggers who you appreciate that have fewer than 200 followers.
Leave a comment on their blog to let them know that you have given them this award.

The talented crafters I would like to nominate are:

Anita Stokes:

Linda Eggleton:

Monica Brady:

Stephanie Schutze:


Please visit these ladies and support their amazing talent!

Thanks for coming by and supporting me too!

CSI Case File #61

I've missed a few cases, but just loved the colours at the current challenge - #61 at CSI, so had to squeeze it in!

Here it is:

And my interpretation:

and a few close-ups:

The evidence I used:

  • butterflies, fabric (flower), plain white background and rub-ons

The testimony:

  • Inspiration Words: keep, dream, big.

The layout turned out nothing like I had initially planned, but all stemmed from the old damask rub-on (next to the photo). From there, the layout just kind of evolved.

I used paper from Kaiser and October Afternoon, die-cuts and punches from EK Success, Martha Stewart, Tim Holtz and Silhouette. Flowers are Prima and Kaiser.

Thanks for coming by!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Paper Stories March Sketch Challenge - DT layout

Here comes March! The start of autumn for us Aussies. And with March, also comes a new sketch challenge at Paper Stories! We had a great response to the sketch last month and it was fabulous to discover new blogs and visit the more familiar. I'm always astounded by the creativity. So inspiring.

So here is the fabulous sketch for this month, again by the very talented Emma Stafrace of Page Drafts:

And my interpretation:

I don't like cutting up photos, so had a really hard time with this aspect of the sketch. So instead, I had my photo printed twice, then raised the middle portion with the faces. In reality, it shows more so, than in the photo. But that's as far as I could go with this part of the sketch. I know I'm a goose!

I painted the Studio Calico Mistable hexagons with a combination of gelatos and Mr Huey's mist. The banner is a mask that I had swiped with gelatos then sprayed with water before pressing down on the paper. The drips underneath are from when I had turned the mask over to place down. I then gave a little definition with coloured pencil and black pen.

All the paper is from Kaiser, as well as the chipboard birdcage. The bird is Prima.

Hope to see you join us and do a braver job of cutting up a photo than I did!:-)
The challenge ends at the end of the month. Hope to see your layout soon!

Thanks for coming by.