Thursday, 24 June 2010

Going Vintage

My first real attempt at some vintage style scrapping ... not great, there's still something I cant put my finger on that's not quite right IYKWIM, but I guess it takes practice.
I had fun creating though ;)

My mum scanned and sent me a heap of old pics a while back when I was making a mini album for my
Grandmother ... I was inspired to have a look through them again because her 90th birthday is coming up. This pic is of my Grandmother with her 2 daughters (my Mum is the toddler) taken at Torquay Beach, Hervey Bay, Queensland on the 9th of January 1953 (I think it's 1953, judging by the age of my Mum in the pic).
I cropped the original pic a little, played a little with the contrast and then added a little sepia tone to it.

The papers, flowers and pearls are all Prima yummies.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

I've actually scrapped

This LO "Cold Snap" is for the 1st June Sketch over at Stuck! Sketches. As you can see I used up some old BG and MME pp's, always good to use up stash.

This LO is for Scrapbook Divas June P&T Challenge which was to use mists - I used Maya Mists (metallic) on the Buzz & Bloom chipboard here - Latte, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit. The photo doesn't show it but they have the most beautiful shimmery-sheen to them. LURVE my mists!!!

And last but not least is "All Boy" ... a LO just because ... isn't it great to pull out some pics because you feel inspired to scrap them? Again I used up some older MME pp and a few die cuts plus some old Kaiser rubons and the little symbols I cut out of left of Kaiser pp.

For all the news on Red Earth Scrapping, check out our Facebook Group and the blog. I am nearly ready to launch ... Thank you everyone for your well wishes and support, I do appreciate it.

Monday, 7 June 2010

I think I can tell you all now ...

... about the little project that's been keeping me so busy ... RED EARTH SCRAPPING ... this is my very own baby, my own online scrapbooking and papercrafting online business.

The website is still under construction but I am hoping to have the forum and gallery ready soon and then the official opening, including the shop, on the 1st August 2010.

In the mean time, I would love you to join the Red Earth Scrapping Facebook group here. To date we have 100 members which I am so thrilled about - the more the merrier they say.

The sad part about all this is having to "leave" Scrapbook Divas which has been my scrapping home for over 3 years. Last night I put up a very sad announcement in the forum. I will be finishing up my DT duties at the end of June but I'm sure I will still be popping back there to chat with all the lovely girls.

Onto other things ... I haven't done much scrapping of late (wonder why LOL) but I did whip up these vintage inspired cards for a challenge over at Scrapz the other week and was lucky enough to win a shop voucher from the lovely Heike. Just dont tell DH I went shopping LOL.

Oh and I've had an acceptance from Scrapbook Creations mag!!! YAY. It will be in the Quick Grabs gallery of issue 85 (we're currently up to #78 I think). Hopefully it's a foot in the door of a few more LO's to be published.