zondag 30 december 2012

Searching for Silence

Hello everyone,

Last week i made a lo for the december sketch challenge at the scrapplezierblog.I used some older Websters Pages paper. 

When i uploaded the pictures i saw it looks like the picture is not straight on the layout. I made the picture while the lo was hanging on the wall, and the paper wasn't flat yet due to the sprays i used and that's why it looks awry.

I really need to figure out how to make better pictures from my layouts.

This is the sketch i used as inspiration:

I hardly recognised the sketch in the end when i finished my layout. I used the same places for the paper and picture, and used butterflies.

When you are looking for inspiration the scrapplezierblog is a good way to start your scrapping. The designteam uploads a sketch each week. For layouts but also for cards.

Currently i am working on mailart for a swap i am attending. It's my first one and it is really a challenge because the envelope needs to stay flat.

It will take a few weeks before i can show it to you all, cause the swap needs to befinished ofcourse!

I hope you all have a wonderful last day of the year tomorrow!

Groetjes Brigitta

donderdag 27 december 2012

Cherish ( prima nature garden )

Hello everyone,

It has been a while since i posted here on my blog. It was a busy time for me, as for everyone, with the christmas preparations. But we had a wonderful christmas with our family and we are looking forward to 31 december when we will celebrate the new year with our good friends. 

The layout i am showing you today i made two months ago. It's a picture of our godchild Romy who already turned 16 last summer. She is a handfull for her parents but such a creative and sweet girl, and we love her a lot.

The paper i used is the nature garden by prima. I am still loving this papers! I used a lot of techniques on this layout, such as fussycutting,layering, stamping, etc. The two brown and the green flower beneath the picture, i made myself with the tattered floral die by Tim Holz. Here are a few closeups:

With christmas i got some scrapgoodies from my parents as a gift, and that included some beautiful papers from Kaisercraft, so my next project  will probably be made with that line. My hands are itching to use the gorgeous designpapers. I am planning to use the december sketch from the Scrapplezier blog that Astrid posted, because it's a real nice one, so, stay tuned!

I hope you all have a nice week! 

Groetjes Brigitta

maandag 10 december 2012

Project for my son

Hello everyone,

The last week i have been working on a project for my sons room. It was a bit of  a struggle because i find it really hard to scrap in a boys style, but in the end it turned out just as i imagined. 

The project are three wooden cirkels that i found at work that i altered with the letters from my sons name and a whole lot of embellishments.

I painted the edges of the circels with black acrylic paint and then covered it with different papers from the craftsman line from prima. For the sides of the circels i made my  own diamant plade (tranenplaat) with foil tape that i embossed with a cuttlebugfolder and coloured with black alcohol ink.With sandpaper i removed the black paint from the raised areas. You can see the same technique when you look at the frame of the letter. I also put some gesso on the circel with a woodgrain mask. The edges i also distressed with a bit of gesso. 

I recently bought the gears die from Tim Holtz and i used it on every circel. I heatembossed the gears with silver embossingpowder. I fussycut some images from the papers wich i treated with a layer of glossyaccents. On the project i used lots of chains,washers,nuts, chickenwire etc to give it boyish feel. (and i covered it all with some gesso).The butterflies are made with the same foil tape technique as the sides buth instead of alcoholink i used black acrylic paint.

I loved working with this line and i have a lot of paper left so i can make some layouts in the future!

The cirkels can stand on their own and they have got a home in the open ikea closet in my sons room.
He loved them! So i am very pleased!

Hope you all have a nice week!

Groetjes Brigitta