Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tiny Dancer

This was a lucky photo I took at the Museum of Modern Art in Brisbane. Leah stood right under a light and I love how the soft light comes from above. She looks like she's dancing.

(it's a little hard to get a decent photo of a photo)

I used a sketch from Show us your stuff.
I made a cute little paper button from matching paper (all Fancy Pants) and covered the slightly messy edge with ribbon:

The lovely ladies from Kutalicious make these gorgeous little acrylic bird cages. This one is covered from behind with glitter.

And, my favourite butterfly punch from Martha Steward. Can't get enough of this little beauty. 

That's all folks!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Express yourself competition

Wooohooo! My "Hippie Chick" layout been picked for the top 20 in the "Express Yourself" competition at the Brisbane expo in June! Check out the Facebook group here for some of the other entries!

Really, I am absolutely stoked and excited to be picked at all among all these scrapbooking goddesses. Just being in the exhibit is awesome for me. So far Scrapbooking Memories have been ignoring my existence, so it's a real confidence boost for me. My friends Gilly and Renee got in too. If any of you are going to be there please vote for me! (Cheeky, I know....)


Monday, May 2, 2011

New Trendsetter range from Websters

Recently the lovely Tracy from My2Angels sent me something nice:
The new Websters range “Trendsetter” is just what my inner hippie loves.The colour combo is so funky and unusual; I really like the orange, teal and bright pink together. I even bit the bullet and took a photo of myself. My neighbour was very obliging by growing a matching tree! You can find links to all the materials I used at the My2Angels blog.

The die cut paper makes a perfect background and I teamed it with a muslin frill and some baker’s twine to define the edge. Simply glue the twine on, it’s easy and doesn’t take long to dry. I made some felt flowers with a muslin backing that went really well with the hippie theme. 

Then I cut out the cute VW Beetle  and butterflies. The little antennae are always a little tricky to cut out and I prefer to use flower stamens instead.

The vine branches  have been covered in Dimensional Magic with a little bit of glitter added.

The lamp post is covered in some foil

and the doily frame  has been embossed with embossing powder. There are so many ways to use chipboard!

The little resin flowers are fast becoming my favourites. You can add them to just about anything and they come in so many colours. The backs are flat and it makes gluing them on a breeze.
 All in all, my inner hippie is pleased with the result!

"Free Spirit"

I had some photos of Leah with braids that I thought went well with the theme. 
I cut around the tree and the birdcage a little bit to slide my photo under. Just for fun, there is a mini bird house charm. Do you like my VW Beetle on flower power?

There are the new Resin Cabochons flowers again and gosh, they are cute! I cut out one of the models too but without hair it looked very odd to me. So I made her some braids from baker’s twine to match Leah’s.

To make the rosette I punched a scallop border, scrunched it up and glued it behind a circle to look like a ruffle. Add some more baker’s twine to give it a cool border. 

Have you ever wondered how the bottle cap embellishments are done? A mini tutorial is coming soon!

Thanks for looking! Leave me a comment if you like it.