Friday, March 23, 2012

Scrapbooking with Colour Combinations..

Hi there Scrapbookers..
I have eventually decided to post the L.O. that I made on Sunday night on Zeffy Scraps on USTREAM.
Each time my friend Elina from Scrapbookers In Greece posts a colour challenge I mean to do it ,but never get to it this week I am very happy to be able to use the colours from challenge #28.
This is our babies' first Spring and I thought I would surround him in lovely that he is still a baby!! We can safely say that this is the spring-time of his life and we will have to wait and see what his future holds......

I used the sketch from Sketches In Thyme Thursday Takes #72. As you can see I substituted the 2nd photo with a die cut hand....
As I said above I made this L.O. live on USTREAM...the papers are Kaisercraft ,Sweet Nothings. I cut out the roses from the sheet of paper called "Dozen Roses" I used the roses off the die-cut sticker sheet and the yellow rose and blue flowers off the rub-on sheet.
My circle is a chipboard lazer-cut from Leaky Shed. I gessoed it and then painted it white,added crackle medium "Clear Rock Candy"...once dry I added a little "Picket Fence" Distress Stain.
Katerina thank you for the "Patetura" Vintage music is so cool!!
The white border at the bottom of the page is also of the sticker sheet I added  little  pearls
Oh yes the die-cut hand and the little Elixer label are both from Pink Paislee "Butterfly Garden"

I must tell you that I was not happy with the L.O. Mr Nino... Today I have misted the background with Mists...I am still not happy...This will be the first time I am going to pull a L.O. apart and add new papers...I will just keep the matting and the metal tag....I welcome some suggestion for improvement....
Have a good week-end...are you doing Tim's lessons?  I could not  make any of the tags today as all three had Picket Fence Distress stain on them.....and I do not have any!!
LOts o' Love.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hi there Friends.
Another Sunday is almost was a beautiful day here in Athens today...spring is trying to squeeze this miserable winter away!
I have spent most of the day putting together this L.O of my little Honey all dressed up...the photo was taken on the day before he was 3 months he not too cute!! (excuse the ranting and raving ,this is my 1st Grand-baby...and I love him so very very much....raving again!)
There are many challenges out there, today I chose to do Case 10 from Color Stories Inspiration.

I started with a BG paper 'Cupcakes" I misted with Lemon Zest, I inked and masked with Spun Sugar ,Aged Mahogany and Wheathered wood...I used the gauze that my daughter uses to wipe the little guy clean, I misted that with Starfish G.M. At this stage of my life I am very into spirals  I would say one of the most primitive and ever  present shape in our lives, I find them very comforting to draw .....So I stitched a spiral as well as I could free-hand on a 30x30 paper...I used metal as a strong contrast to the soft gauze, I embossed my tag with the gears..that represant the little guy growing..I also used a safety my day safety-pins=BABY....we used towel diapers you see! Times change.
I also played with the concept  Man/Baby....and by the way the little bow-tie on the ribbon was a left over scrap from my hubbies 50th Birthday party....I also thought that the black and white of Nino's outfit was a classic contrast.
Mr.Nino reminds me of his Daddy, I will scrap a photo of my daughter wedding photos so you can see my S.I.L. in a tuxedo...
an older L.O photo not too good
I also need to tell you that I was inspired by the sketch on Sketches In Thyme. It is the first time that I use one of their sketches....
I have numerous projects finished and one or two on the go...hopefully I will have time to make some You Tube videos in the coming week.
Thanks for popping by, have a good week.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Questions I ask of me...

Hi there my scrapbooking friends...
I have been lying low the past couple of know feeling under the weather. Last night as I was aimlessly browsing the web, my eye caught hold of this picture..... and I was caught!
This is from a very interesting Ning site called CSI Color Stories Inspiration I almost wrote investigation!
This is what I happened at my desk this morning.....with an old photo of me, taken ages ago, during a very difficult period of my life! Do you remeber the song  Do You Know Where You Are going Too?

This is the result of the inspiration of the song, the photo and the challenges...
Most of the papers are Websters pages, I have misted the one so heavily that you can almost not see the print on the the criteria of the challenge and you will see that we need to use certain elements.I have used print, the bird,stripes and a scrap from a is the definition of disgusting...I also  think that the barbed wire represents how I felt at the time!

I must also say that the sketch  and also the journalling criteria from Once Upon a Sketch fitted in exactly with the direction I had in mind for this L.O. to go. The journalling is hidded under the sign post and it is the first time I have written about this period of my life....
Here is  Diana  Ross with this amazing song.
Be good Ladies, be happy.
God Bless.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Something New

Hi there again.
Here is the second L.O. that I promised you. I made it using the colour challenge on the Get Creative Challenge Blog
I used a photo from my daughter's wedding collectiona and some lovely Websters Pages from  Winter Fairy Tales.
Some details.

More details on my You Tube video.....

Thanks for reading...remeber I love to read your comments....
Chat again later,keep well.

Something Old.

Hello there my Friends.
Today I want to share with you a photo taken just over 30 years ago...Yes that is me and my DH!
Garden Girl Shimelle at 2 Peas in a Bucket challenged us to scrap a vintage photo.
My friends Irini and  Eleni tell me that anything over 20 years  old is vintage...scary!!!
This past Saturday we went to a crop at the darling Katerina's I packed a box of papers and about 4 potential photos to scrap, I had decided to do the challenge at Get Creative.... it is a colour challenge, these were the colous we were to use .

Even though the crop was hectic, a lot of chatting and laughing and eating, I managed to plan 2 L.O.s 
Here is one of the L.O. I have made, there are another 2 to the same colour scheme!!

This paper was given to me by my friend Aliki, it is called Sweet Surrender by G.C.D.Studios. This was one sheet of paper, I just cut out the center panel and distressed both pieces. As you can see the lilac paper under the photo is Co-ordinations that has been embossed and sanded, then inked. I sewed the 2 lace pieces onto a lilac cardstock....I love the strings just hanging, I think they add to the vintage, frayed feel...
The "Voulez Vous" is from a clothing tag, the post card from a generic sheet of images, and the vintage paper under that is mounted on a piece of paper that I have coloured with coffee. The tag behind the top pansy is from Echo Park and I have journalled on it.
That is it for today, I will photograph the other L.O. was so cloudy today!!
Oh yes I will be STREAMING tomorrow on Zeffy Scraps I will be making a mini album for my SIL using B.G. Curio Papers.So join me if you can.
xx Zeffy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Seeing You Grow

Hi there my Scrapbooking Friends.
I want to share the L.O. that I completed yesterday on my show Zeffy Scraps.
As you all know I love challenges and over at Simon Says Stamp and Show  they are having an Idea-ology Bonanza. So it was time to break into all of the Idea-ology products I have stashed.
This is my grandson, he was sleeping on my chest and I loved this photo....I decided to use the gears to symbolised his growth,and his excistence....Don't you just love the little sheep on his onesie.
Ok here goes I used Idea-ology Paper Stack Seasonal, the back of this paper is a valentine paper. The word SWEET is also taken from this paper pack.I masked using the  Tim Holtz  swirl and misted with Trunk Bay G.M. I used Craft Glassine paper that was embossed and misted for the flowers and I used the filmstrip to symbolise the babies dreams. I also used metal foilage flowers, they are gessoed a little. A safety pin as well as a Philosophy tag that says Journey add a little touch of metal and idea-ology....I decided to use the metal ball chain on my border to add extra dimension...I stapled this onto the paper
I  also stamped a little around the edges of the page with Vintage Photo.
Lastly I want to thank Melania from A Room full of Colours and Shapes for her you know I have a problem leaving white space, so I really enjoyed doing this l.o. using this sketch...even though I flipped it a little.
I wish you all a good month.
Love Zeffy.