Monday, April 24, 2017

SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II

Hello 
thanks for popping by 
 today I'm sharing with you a journal I created using 
SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II papers
I really enjoy playing with neutral colours
& distressing,  grunging  & making mini albums
  so I LOVED this new range from Meg's Garden
'it was right up my alley' as they say 


My cover was made from scratch with chipboard
using gel medium I adhered my chosen papers to front, back & spine
decorating the join with mesh ribbon
then used photo corners & a metal flourish with a handle adhered on top .
there is a real feather under the quill 
clocks are from a previous paper from Meg's Garden
acetate from my stash is adhered as a pocket so photos can be added
lift the metal ring to flip out the page for journalling &/or photo
tags slide out
photo matt  
tags for more writing & a mat for small photo
tag with key opens the flip out 
The letter unties & opens out & the lions head page flips out as well

a post card for more journaling & a photo mount 

final page with space to write the end of your journal entries 

Ready for some Sherlock? 
The journal papers are ready for you!
Available printed or digital download
18 papers - 8.3x11"; pages for journal are 5x7.5"
Preview of papers:

visit Meg's Garden for these great papers & many many more

I trust you've enjoyed seeing my journal
 Happy Scrapping 
hugz Annette
video
my granddaughter is teaching me how to take videos ( she's 11)
this is our first attempt so please forgive it's errors
Cheers A xx

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ART FRAME ..

Hello all 
catching up on my blogging today 
there is a saying 
'Stop the world I want to get off'
I don't want to get off I would like it to slow just a little 
Recently I traveled to Victoria for a retreat & one of the classes was titled
WHERE IT FALLS
we gathered bits of nature & the created whatever came to mind
I gathered & brought it home to complete 
it was such fun to think outside the box a little & combine
gathered bits with papers from SHERLOCK JOURNAL VOL II
my base is mdf which is coated in gel medium & crumpled dictionary tissue paper,
I then tore some corrugated cardboard, frayed hessian & inked paper 
I continued layering with Meg's Garden papers from my stash plus hand made paper 
& a printed acetate frame


 the ART piece & the alphabet are scraps 
left from my mini album in another post

I finished my OTP with my gathered pieces of
 gum leaves, gumnuts & other strange pieces wire,
 broken windscreen, bits of cork & string.
  
I loved the grunge of these papers 
Ready for some more Sherlock?
The journal papers are ready for you!
Available printed or digital download
18 papers - 8.3x11"; pages for journal are 5x7.5"
Preview of papers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83YlrrTtba8
 
I hope this has inspired you to play a little more with your art
thanks for popping by 
Happy scrapping
Hugz Annette x


Friday, March 17, 2017

TRIO of CARDS

Hello & Welcome 
today I'm sharing 3 cards I created with SPRING PASTELS from MEG'S GARDEN
a very pretty greyish blue with gold lace flower. silver butterfly
muslin, small bottle of silver glitter, 
this reminds me of an Easter Bonnet, 
very elegant lady wearing her fresh roses on her wide brimmed chapeau,
Pretty butterflies preparing to land on the blue posy of flowers 

Thank you for calling by,
Happy Scrapping 
Hugz Annette

Monday, February 20, 2017

LITTLE BOXES ...

Hello & Welcome
Just prior to Christmas at my LSS the lovely Glenda 
shared with us how to make these lidded boxes from cardstock
well what a frenzy of creativity that released 
you really have never seen so many different coloured boxes made
Glenda certainly sparked us all into activity.
they hold cakes of 'Twilleys Soaps' which are also decorated
today I am sharing my take 
using the SPRING PASTELS range from MEG"S GARDEN 

BOX of FOUR 
 
 Trimmed with lace, flowers. organza ribbons, & bling
this box of pretty soaps would delight when given as a gift.

BOX of TWO

This double box has a lift up lid, is trimmed with lace around the sides.
pieces of Ephemera from the range complete the box top ..  

SINGLES

these two boxes were inspired by a large matchbox 
adding a metal handle to pull the drawer out 
the soaps are nestled onto tulle or muslin

hope you liked my gift boxes ..they were fun to make
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette

Saturday, January 28, 2017

LAYOUTS in SPRING PASTELS ..

O Goodness I am so far behind in blogging ... 
through this Christmas holiday season  
I have running around chasing my tail
and am only now finally catching up with projects.
Not sure if any one else can get into a tangle like I do .... 
my difficulty then is unravelling myself which I am in the process of doing 
enough blahdy blah blah blah ...... 
I completed these Layouts in Meg's Garden Spring Pastels
I truly loved the delicacy of the colours it was so hard to cut into them
however cut I did ..
MEMORIES
it was a great pleasure to meet Meg in person ..
this photo was on a blustery winter's day 
(how ironic it's on Spring Pastel papers)I met Meg along with members of the Garden team the previous day for lunch & forgot to take photos with her.
 Jules, Stephen & I  were visiting Stirling & enjoying a cup of coffee at the Red Cacao 
when Meg popped in off the off chance because the subject had come up at lunch
so we rectified the lack of a happy snap.
the GARDEN GIRLS
  lunch in Mitcham with Heather, Adriana & Margaret
always a delight to catch up with these beautiful women & share some IRL time with them
BEAUTY
my darling daughter, 
this is a very natural photo of her.. 
she really dislikes having her picture taken so occasionally I sneak a candid shot ... 
The little frame on this LO was made by the lovely Margaret Mifsud, fellow Garden girl.

Thank you for calling by 
Happy Scrapping
Annette xx

Friday, January 6, 2017

INSPIRED by ICELAND

hello to my visitors
Thank You for popping by..
For a while I have been pondering on what to create a piece of art representing Iceland
inspired by Tina Walker
the Northern Lights were an immediate thought however with what??
Researching further I found Iceland's national flower  the Mountain Aven 
a glorious white with centres of yellow...
 Here is my piece an 8 x 10 painting in acrylics, gel pen & gel medium 
highlighted with seed beads & gems.

close ups
take some time to pop around and see other takes on this challenge 
you are sure to be amazed & inspired 

Relax & play in Art
Hugz Annette

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

HOORAY

Hello to all 
 wishing  you a very Happy New Year 
May 2017 see all your dreams & desires fulfilled.
******** 
In  late 2011 I saw a facebook posting revealing a new challenge site
titled CSI starting in 2012
It sounded so terrific I waited in anticipation 
Color Stories Inspiration began
a fantastic concept with an intrepid leader
the beautiful Debbi Terhani
Through CSI I have met some wonderful artists & formed valued friendships 
both online & in real life 
my first
Case File #1
CHANGES 
I played along for sometime hardly ever missing a challenge, 
then had the honour of becoming a DETECTIVE which I continued 
until my retirement through ill health after Case File # 131
I take this opportunity to congratulate Debbi on her continued success 
 &  a very happy 5th Birthday to CSI.
 Debbi invited retired detectives to dust off our kits & sleuth again
so here I am... 
Case File # 221
 
HOORAY 
used to solve the case:
Sketch: My interpretation 
Colors: ivory,turquoise, watermelon pink, yellow-green & chocolate brown
 Evidence: tiny dots. triangles. banner, string,circles & leaves
Testimony:in the form of a recipe 
To check out the current challenge & seeing how the detectives solved the case 
you can find all the details HERE 
Grab yourselves a sleuthing kit & solve the case you will have a great time 
Thank You for calling by
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette xx