Saturday, 31 August 2013

Last Minute Entry...

Nothing like leaving things until the last minute is there?! I managed to get another challenge completed this week, despite the crazy week that it has been, and I even photographed it this morning, and let me tell you I am so glad I did take the time to photograph it then. See, today has been all hands on deck at the kids school fete! I have been at the school from 9am this morning until about 5pm this afternoon. Where upon I came home, showered and proceeded to cook dinner for our usual family of 5 plus 3 extra friends before racing out to watch the fireworks!

Now, with extras delivered back to their own homes and my own getting themselves ready for bed I have five minutes to myself.... ahhh the serenity! So before popping on a movie to unwind, I thought I would get back to that page that I had the foresight to photograph earlier and load it up!

The challenge that I decided to do was for Scrap the Boys, and the criteria was - monochromatic + chipboard + twine, and as I had some new photos of my boy I thought it was a good one to do! So here it is:

So you can probably guess I chose green! I wanted to create a watercolour effect background, which I did using some mowed lawn distress ink on my work surface, misted with lots of water and then swiping my background cardstock through the misted ink. It worked wonderfully! I then inked some more with stencils and stamps before adding the other bits and pieces. Oh, and I would just like to say that I love this photo of Liam! Such a cheeky little one and this seemed to capture him perfectly!

Well, that is it for tonight! So good bye from me.....

Katie x

Monday, 26 August 2013

Crazy Times and Exciting News!

Well, once again the days turn into weeks and the weeks almost into another month! This time of year is one of our busiest with many family birthdays, school fete, fathers day and also photo work, so I can honestly say I am starting to feel a little like a headless chook!

But I am trying to find some down time where ever I can to relax and scrap, some weeks it is harder than others, but I can't complain too much!

So, now for the exciting news! I have a place on the D'Lish Spring Creative Team! Yay me! Very exciting as I have been buying a fair bit of cool little bits and pieces from there recently! So keep an eye out on the Blog and FB page for the challenge to come out in September!

I have been lucky enough to win a few challenges lately too! A couple over at WWI and last months sketch over at Purple Pumpkin. I am now in the process of creating my page for their September sketch using my new PP goodies for their guest designer spot!

Speaking of WW1, I have managed to complete the August challenge, with a few days to spare! This month the challenge was White + Pastels + Masking, pastels was the only hard part!

I also have a page that didn't get completed in time for last month! It was based on one of the monthly sketches over at Stuck?!

I am hoping to perhaps get one more challenge in this month?! Maybe..... but who knows!

Anyway, until next time!

Katie x