Thursday, May 20, 2010

~ Brothers~

These are my adorable sons. My eldest, Jarrod, is a real softy and absolutely adores his baby brother, I just love watching them together........MOMS BOYS!
I did this LO for the Thursday Sketch over at Pages In Time..... this weeks was a great sketch by Alda Stevens (Flying Unicorn). Hope I did it justice.

I just love the colour combo of these Making Mamories pp's. They're just perfect for boy LO's without being obviously boy. I made a lot of my own blooms for this LO using some of the great tutorials I've been collecting since the beginning of the year.

First up is the same blooms I made on my "A Fathers Love" LO. These layered organza blooms are one of my favourites to make, I just LOVE these as you may have noticed. They're quick and easy and look fabulous!! Here's the link again

I used the recycled mini roses tut again for these but as you can see they're not roses. Same technique, different result! I am so happy I found this tut. It's given me a whole new appreciation for the odd blooms in my stash. I would never have thought I'd use these (sorry, not even sure what kind of flower petals they were), but now look, I just added a little glimmer mist to match the colour of my pp's and created these great fluffy blooms. Here's the link, you really have to try this out!!

I also used Gabrielle's 6 petal rose tut for the mini roses around the "fluffy" bloom but you can't really see them in the pic.....promise they're there!!
I did some hand cutouts from some old pp I had in my stash to finish things off, added some liquid pearls to the edges of the scalloped pp and Viola, all done!!
Thanks for popping in!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I can honestly say that this is the most frustrating LO I have ever worked on. It all started with this idea I had in my head to create a "brick wall" background for this pic I took of my son and nephew taking turns to ramp over each other with a skateboard. I wanted to create a really grungy LO but instead it came out as one GIANT MESS!!!
Admittedly, I am more of a girlly LO scrapper so I always feel out of my comfort zone when I have to do a LO for my oldest son because I struggle to be creative with that style.
I started on this 2 WEEKS ago. creating the brick bg was the easy part because I already knew I wanted to do that, but that's when the trouble started........ I stared at this LO day after day not knowing what else to do to it to finish it off.
I eventually got tired of it all last night and took one last look, added some crackle paint, inked that once it was dry and then did some colour stitching to break the monotiny and decided that was as much time as I was prepared to spend on the LO. So here's the result and as you may have noticed, I'm not completely delighted with the result......