Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday 246

Hi Folks..
It is Wednesday again and I have been MIA...again. So I thought that today I might play along with the curious crowd of WOYWW
WARNING it is not NEAT!

Under the pile of junk..that I need to put away or maybe even throw away, I rarely throw away paper...what can I do?  I hoard the stuff...hence the messy enviroment...
Anyway, as I was saying under the pile of papers ,I have some images from my Life Book 2014 lessons...I succumbed and signed up. And I have not regretted it at all!...These images are going to become pop-ups,this was a very challenging workshop for me, it was hosted by the amazing Jane Davenport.
I do not know if I will be brave enough to post the finished page....we will see...
Keep well, I am off to see what everybody else is up to.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Learn and Grow

Hi everybody.
Yesterday was my little Boys' birthday, so I decided to do a page about him.....and yes time flies, this photo was taken 18 years ago!

Case File 109 on CSI was mainly about reading....and I promise you this photo has been in my pile of photos on my is slightly scratched....and I am on a quest to get that pile of photos documented!!!I decided to make a pile of books as one of the pieces of evidence is to stack something,

I have journaled in the little book that says memories.
Michaels photo is on an excercise book that is labelled 'Life Skills"
I am so proud of my title in my own handwriting, cut on my new Silhouette....

Ok back to CSI dor evidence I have: book pages, something stacked, silver element,
My testimony is im my book of Memories.
Keep well ...enjoy your Sunday.

Friday, February 14, 2014


Hi there Friends .
I want to share a L.O.that I created on Zeffy Scraps on USTREAM this week.

I was inspired  for the colours of thos L.O. by the Special Case file for Scrap365 on CSI I love the challenge icon and the colours are my absolute favourite!!!
I have flowers, jewels, metals, fabric, decorative border,  textured paper, lace and velum...I did not stamp on this L.O....wonder why?
For my Testimony I journaled in a blinged up journaling spot and I wrote a little love note to my daughter that is hidden in the vellum envelope under the photo.

The crazy Masking and Misting that altered this BoBunny paper beyond recognition is due to the fact that SCRAPBOOKING GREECE wants us to get inky this month.

I used my LindysStamp Gang Mists and an old tattered Angels mask to mist my page.....I also gessoed out some of the details on the paper especially the top corner that is all glittered so that I could add my journaling...The butterfly was an image on the paper, that I cut out and covered the hole in the paper by my photo.You see my process on my video.
Some details on my masking with various mediums.

Thanks DeAar for helping me name my L.O.
Keep well.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Art Diva...

Hi there Friends.
Today I want to share a fun.arty L.O. that I does not need to have expensive pattern papert to have fun....I used a tiny photo, some newspaper, my inks and a very few embellishments as well as some rub-ons to make this page.The Scissors are made by using a stamp from Sfragidomania.

I was completely inspired by the Challenge on Color,Stories, Inspiration. This is Case File 108

For Evidence  I have used: MIxed Media. newsprint, bird, music, flowers,border punch, rub-ons,stamps and a few doodled hearts.
My Evidence says what art means to me "My art,scrapbooking and arty friends have kept me sane and happy. These past two years have been incredibly difficult. My 'art' is what has given me a lot of satisfaction and it has kept me from being completely overwhelmed by difficult life circumstances."
 wishing you a happy Sunday.
God bless.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Silence...Art Journaling

Hi there Friends.
I had a bit of time this morning so I made my entry for The Craft Barn Quote and Lyrics Challenge
I decided to do this page in my dictionary seeing that it still has some space...
The word this week was Silence or Dazzle...I chose silence....The quote that I used made me cry when I read it.......
I always say that I scrapbook for the days when I am old and senile...the quote however reminded me of my late Dad that would sit in silence for hours....for days.
"When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs.
 When images become inadequate I shal be content in silence"
Ansel Adams.

While editing the photos I noticed that I have a woman on my page....can you see her???
Keep well.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

My tourist guide to my Neighbourhood...

Hi there People.
Today I have a very unusual  project to share.....
Some very talented ladies from all over the world are having fun and games in the Supreme Scrap Challenge. I am on the Greek Team.
Our first prompt was posted on Sunday the 1st of February....a cold, cloudy and windy day..
We had to document our favourite spot that was 1000 steps away from our home...and make a double page spread....I have not done one in years......So I got warmly dressed and went for a walk.

Oh yes and we were to use no spray inks....but a L.O. without color does not I used some Distress Paints to add some dimension to my boring cardboard paper....I needed 2 pages that were the same...
My journaling reads" I am blessed to live in one of the nicest areas of Athens. Coming from South Africa open spaces were a must for our new family home.Our apartment is just around the corner from a huge green belt which runs down from the end bit of the Hymmetus Mountain Range.
I love trees so this place is so special yet each year in the summer my heart hurts because this mountain is always set alight. and burns.You can see the burnt bushes in my photos, the grass is green now but come June and it will dry to a golden colour."
"The antithesis of our neighbourhood. A sports car abandoned by some rich guy. and sheep from the shepards down the road, grazing on empty plots ( only a few left now) This is 2 houses down from us"
Then I also have little comments all over the page and on the photos too...
Thanks for taking the time to read this.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Candy Sucker..

Hi there My Friends,

 I told you last week that I would be back with the rest of the photos of me as a little girl....These photos were in a group of 4.I scanned them and then cropped them apart.
Here are the 3 you never saw last week. They are of my Brother Lee and I.
My page design is from the page design #108 from Sketchabilities

My inspiration was Case File 107 on CSI

The long face I have in the photo is because they gave my brother this huge sucker that my dad sold in his shop, so that he can at least sit still and behave for the photo shoot....I must have been drooling, the final stray was when he started opening the wrapping.
Anyway back to CSI.
I have  flowers, ribbon, clouds, diamond shapes wet medium and brads as well as a very long title.
My testimony, journaling is scattered all over the page

I used a combination of Mustard Seed and Rusty Hinge Distress Paints to achieve the mustard colour.
the pink banners and spotted heart are from Heidi Swapp and I coloured them with Picked Raspberry and a Fuschia NeaocolorII.
I want to thank my friend Aliki for the title of my page,she had cut out a couple for me when she got her Cameo last year.....

Stay tuned we have a Greek Dream Team participating in the Supreme Scrap Tournament and the first challenge is I went for a walk in the freezing cold this morning to take photos of the area  1000 steps away from my home...
Enjoy your Sunday.
Warm hugs,