Friday, 24 April 2009

Awfully Big Art Adventure - Photo Challenge

I would like to say Thank you to Linda and Rosie at The Awfully Big Art Adventure for asking me to be the guest challenger this week.

For some weeks now I have been working my way through some very old family photos and putting together a vintage album. We are very lucky that my Great Grandfather and Grandfather both had photography as their hobby so they left behind some fabulous images.

Recently my cousin Tom found some glass negatives that used to belong to my great grandfather in the garage, they had been there all this time since my Great grandfather put them there, I took them to a local photography shop and they developed all 12 for me. They are excellent quality.

This is one of those images, believed to be my grandfathers sister my Great Aunt Rosina, then she was Wilson and when she married became Rosina Douglas. She had one daughter Amalia Augusta Douglas.

I am really looking forward to seeing what everyone does with the image and im sure she would be very pleased that she was now being included in everyones artwork.

Thank you for working with my image and thank you for visiting my blog.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Heidi Swapp Papers and Scrapaholics Class

On tuesday night I attended my Scrapaholics class at the community centre near where I live.
This months kit consisted of some Heidi Swapp papers called invisibles and also the Heidi Swapp mask set , "Hearts".

I cant tell you how excited I was to get this kit , its fab. These top 3 photos are of the finished page I created at my class, although I didnt have my camera with me its only the finished results sorry and not a step by step so that you can see how we did it.

Here you can find a demo of Heidi using these masks and see just how easy they are to work with.

However you do get 2 of everything in your kit so I was able to get some photos of the 2nd one which I did last night , and had just as much fun.

You can see here that the masks come on a large adhesive sheet, and you need to peel them off and decide which you would like to use ,the positive or negative image.

A supplied guide gives you some examples of finished work.

I hope you can see , the image on the invisibles paper , ready to accept the ink.

On this page I only used the tiny heart masks in the corners of the page as I wanted the attention to be on the circular image.

Using a selection of inks and distress inks and a blending tool I coloured the paper until I got the look I wanted.

Ater adding some feathers and a couple of scrap image fans, the photo and my aunts name and some stickles glitter glue I was happy.

The photo is of my mams cousin , Amalia Augusta Kell.
Amalia used to be on the stage and didnt always dress like this........
I have alot of pictures of Amalia in costume and I think they will make a lovely set when they are all finished.

The finished page. I decided just Amalias name was all I wanted on this page. I love the colours and they way its turned out. I will be using these papers again , they are great to work with.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Lots to do - Numbers

Continuing on with my vintage scrapbook, this is my entry this week for the
Lots to do challenge which is numbers.

My layout shows my Grandfather and my Uncle working in their joiners workshop.
My Grandfather was the local joiner and funeral director in Boldon many years ago as was his father before him. I have recently just found these photos in an Aunts old album and I was over the moon to finally get a glimpse of my grandad working as he had retired when i was born.

Its just a basic layout , but the numbers are on the paper, showing tape measures, very fitting for the theme of the page.

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Sunday, 5 April 2009

Lots to do - ART

This weeks challenge at Lots to do is "ART".

I always enjoy making these Art pictures and often do one for friends birthdays now as you can really personalise them.

This was a fab frame and done in black white red and silver it looked quite posh when finished. I lined the inside with some lovely Laurence Llwelyn Bowen black wallpaper and then I used a grungeboard letter, number, key and heart and added glitter to the paint while it was still damp.

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ABAA - Felt

This weeks challenge at ABAA is felt.

Im really sorry but I havent sewn anything and my contribution is a bit weak but as I am working on a vintage album so I have stamped onto felt and made felt embellishments for my page.

The picture is of 4 young boys with a really old fashioned rocking horse, so Ive added four horses and also a felt quote.

Hope this is ok?

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

This is brilliant , i love it !