Sunday, May 30, 2010
Just found this post over at Studio Calico and thought it was very interesting ...
The link to the original Tim Holtz topic ...
You can also see Tim's other posts on distressing at his blog ...
There is also an example for fabric!
Obviously we may not have easy access to Maya Road mist but Tattered Angels Glimmermist is available locally!! :-)
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I have had this page done for awhile now and just never got around to photographing etc to put on the blog (Im not very good at the photographing and cropping bit).
After a phone call today from my good friend, I was asked if I would share it so decided it was time to send this email to you.
Thanks for another great sketch, look forward to the next one.
Wow Janice...thanks for sending this one in....i just love the colours and papers!! I love how you have mounted the journalling...i am seeing alot of this lately and just love it! Great photos and you have scrapped them beautifully!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Here is Sande's:
Like i said....an exact lift! But why change something if it is just perfect? I love her LO!
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
This has blown me off my little computer chair. T.O.T.A.L.L.Y. I.N. A.W.E.
This is amazing Sandra. Bloody incredible infact.
I lifted a layout by Wendela :
Love her work.
I found the process of using just a piece of cardboard as the 'background' instead of the traditional cardstock or pp VERY liberating!!
Again i will say that you have blown my socks off Sandra. This is amazing.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Mardi is a very inspiring person, her scrapping style is so 'up my alley' that i always feel like delving into my scrap stash after looking at her work. The colours and fabrics she uses are so clever.... so i don't blame you at all for picking her Marika!
You have done a fantastic job! I love the alphas you have used, the beautiful OA papers, the cluster of beautiful elements in the corner and of course that stunning photo of Bella.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here is mine: using some new OA papers and some old American Crafts chip shapes that i got from Spotlight a year ago (i think?!). I love the embellie cluster in the corner that Leanne uses leaving the page with plenty of 'white space'.
Wow, i am feeling all enthused to scrap now......i'm off to find another page to do!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I really wanted to do something beautiful and different with these new papers so i decided to look on the OA website. WOW talk about inspiration plus!
It is just so freeing (and quick) to copy a page... i love how it can fire up your enthusiasm again to scrap. The other thing is that i have used some of my new products in new ways - (all that fiddly cutting so isn't my normal thing) - so am trying to branch out and try something different and new for me.
Obviously i have changed the size and a few different elements but the 99.9% is Iris' work.
hmmm i wonder what products i have in my stash that can use up next?
Monday, May 17, 2010
Anyone want to join me?
For the past couple of weeks i have been feeling blah again with scrapping and mojo. We all know that this ebbs and flows and in an effort to combat this i did a mini clean up / clean out in my scrap room yesterday. I found A LOT of product which i have wanted to use for a long time but haven't yet found inspiration.
So i have done a back to front type of scraplift. I have found something in my stash that i want to use, say a Hambly transperancy for example, and found a page on the www. that i want to copy and voila...... i am scrapping again!
Two bonuses - use my stash and crank up the creativity.
(and also to say THANKS to those that inspire us!)
I hope others join me on this scraplift week. I wonder how many we can do?
This is Tatum's scrapping - Sue sketch style! She said that it evolved a bit from the original sketch design (flipped on the side maybe?) but OMGosh isn't it all delicious!??
That bright red and white dot teamed with all those stunning brights are delightful. What a beautiful, inspiring creation and a great job making a sketch work for you.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Take a look at this layout ... here
Now look at my layout ...
Do you think it is a scraplift?
Do you think I was just inspired by the original design? Is that the same as scraplifting anyway?
Should I or should I not submit my layout to a magazine?
Oh just to add ... the little flag at the top was inspired by Waleska Neris in this post (fourth layout down)!!
Post 1 ... here : How shall we be inspired?Post 2 ... here: Shall we scraplift?
As well as ...
Post 3 ... here: Where shall we store inspiration?
I would be interested to hear peoples' thoughts on this!
Do you think this information is over the top or the right thing to do???
Friday, May 14, 2010
I know I said I wouldn't send in another 80's photo, but I lied ;-)
This photo was taken of TWO of the retreat goers way back in the 80's.
one is me, ofcourse...but who is the other??
Taken on 'muck up day' ..
we rode to school on a motorbike (in our wedding gear ROFL) and even had the tin cans hanging off the back!!
and we received a few odd stares on the way let me tell you!!!
And the layout also has a couple of etsy items on it.... the crepe paper and the etsy bag itself.
Inspired by Anna Christen-Larson
Well bye for now...
and I Pinky Promise no more 80's photos!! ;-p
This photo is a classic. I can pick 'the groom' EASILY LOL.
Beautiful layout with awesome title Sandra!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that big chandelier. Inspiring work.... brilliant.
Oh Jenny those photos are precious! What a classic 'surprised' expression in the last one. The run of photos really tell the story.
Beautiful colours in the papers look great with that black 'dymo' type of font.
Great work from our resident digi girl!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
something is going down later this year ...
it involves ...
oh whoops I meant sanding
oh sorry I already mentioned that!!! ;-)
whoops that naturally goes with paper doesn't it!! ;-)
Stay tuned for more info ...
Cant say when the information will be supplied but hey it might be worth the wait!!!
My Etsy answer. I carefully opened the bag along the seams and used a piece of that on this LO.
Its also a colour and sketch response over at The Color Room as well.
I like the paper bag on there Tiff... perfect! That ribbon is delish too!
This girl 'has it' in my eyes. I remember first coming across her work at our very first retreat. I had no idea prior to that who this funky chick was!
I do remember Meredith saying 'Amanda - check this girls work out' and we went over there and i was blown away with what she was creating.
So in a few words - Karen ROCKS and this is one example of why i think that.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Look what I found in my travels through my photo archives!!
In this photo there are FOUR girls who were at this years retreat!!!
Might be fun to see if anyone can pick them out of the line up .... so to speak lol!
The only person i think i can identify is Sandra in the bottom left.... so i hope others in the photo do not mind it being on the blog. I simply cannot put any other names to faces here!!
This one has bamboozled me - i have sat looking at it for a long time and am still none the wiser!
Looking forward to a few guesses and enlightenments!
(and maybe some more fun '80s photos in my inbox?!!)
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I have been itching to do this since I very first looked through the goodies in that little paper bag :)
Sue's sketch challenge is first up on my scrapping agenda for this evening!
Happy Mothers day to you & all the Escape to Create mums :)
Have a great weekend!
This is lovely Tatum. I love looking at all your elements. It fascinates me to see how you have used our etsy goodies! The blue is delicious and i love how you have used the tape and journalling notes! Great candid photos which really tell a great 'fun' story too.
Thanks Tatum. Beautiful and inspiring work.
This totally *IS* the '80s. Brilliant!!!
Loving the big hair, bright blusher and teamed with the shell necklace you could not go wrong! It looks like a very big night was about to be had by this lucky lady.
I tried to combine the two challenges... Loved using all the etsy yummie bits and pieces, tipped my bag out on the table and away I went. I will definately be going to those shops!! And also glad to see that there will be a 2011 retreat by the looks of the top right corner of the blog!! Can I just say... YIPPEE!!!
This is stunning Ali. What a thrill seeing all your bits here on the page! Absolutely adore the vintage feel this page has, but at the same time is so funky and fresh.
Oh i just noticed you used the little sticker tags as well! Amazing - everything looks incredible together!
What a brilliant smile. She looks so happy! Must have been all that young love!
Even though it is a classic 80s photo, the beautiful smile and that lovely belly makes this photo extra special!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Marika always amazes me with how quickly and brilliantly she gets inspired by Sue's sketches. They are a great starting off point and motivator!
The blues and greens against the lined paper is beautiful here Marika.
Very cute photos too! Love how you have done a 'series' with the door. Lovely.
LOL i think this one is super easy!
She says that it was way back in 1988 and she can't rememeber the occasion for such a flash outfit. She says that she quite likes the photo apart from the massive hair bow!
Big hair and big bows were very 80s so it is a great, appropriate photo!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hows it going?
I always keep an eye on the E2C blog but don't really get to do any of the challenges. But I do love seeing what everyone else does with the challenges set.
Anyway, I saw the challenge about using stuff from the retreat goody bags. I've actually used quite a fair bit so far from it. I've used a couple of tags, journal spots and I'm sure there was something else as well.
I completed this layout on the weekend (for a colour challenge site) using the bag that some of the bits were packaged in so I thought I'd send it through. (oh and just in case you are wondering about the title, my DS calls Lego Le Go, like it's 2 words LOL. He is very insistent that he is correct).
I loved everything that was in the goody bag and know I'll be using all of it at some stage.
Thanks and have a great week :).
Fantastic Kerryn! A great example of our goodies being put to use = in a stunning way! Those bags were 'found' by Sue on blue bazzaar and we instantly fell in love with them - they were where the whole idea of going 'vintage etsy' stemmed from!
The orange looks amazing with the browns of the bag, string and other kraft elements. Incredible stuff!
Thanks for sharing and i hope you continue to drop by!
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