Saturday, June 11, 2011

ABOUT ME with a few decadent flourishes....


“About me” was this months topic and surprisingly in the 7 or 8 years I have been scrapbooking this is only the second time I have made a layout “About me”! Just like most mums it doesn’t occur to us that our thoughts need to be as preserved just as much as our children’s latest birthday party.



I enjoyed creating this page so much I’ve started another about my favourite things.
It’s interesting to see a collection of photos that sum me up.
If you haven’t tried making the page all about you give it some thought …it really was quite fun. :)

My focus SCRAPWARE product was obviously the Damask flourishes.
I love the girly feather boa/diamonds are a girls best friend feel this gives my layout.
Being a mother with three boys I dont often do girly layouts so this was a nice change of pace.
Two of the Damask flourishes came from the Large SCRAPWARE Pack
and one from the small Pack. I also used an inchie square and 3 inchie square,
Impact alphabet and

(I hope you can read this it explains alot about why the busy page is so!)
A COUPLE CHIPPY TRICKYs....



Covering chipboard with patterned paper get a nice trimmed edge by sanding the excess paper
of and rather than using sandpaper I use cheap emery boards. I buy a pack of 30 from THE REJECT SHOP for $2! A handy trick to get into the tiny areas just cut the emery board to a smaller strip
or pointier shape to get in those areas.




Dab an ear bud onto your ink pad to colour all those tricky hard to reach places,
if they still dont get in the space just cut them with sissors to a point works a treat!



Dont loose your letter I dots (LOL) leave them in there chipboard frame and paint them.
They are easier to hold and harder to loose. When dry just pop out... :)


Okayeee thats all I can show you for know...
heaps in this snails workshop ...
***sigh***
hopefully some finished masterpieces to show you soon!!! LOL

For now I hope you've all been inspired

to use your SCRAPWARE to create a layout

that delves into what makes you so uniquely you

:)

 

1 comment:

Jenxo said...

fun ny how we dont scrap about ourselves ,great page... thanks for the tips too...