Sunday, 25 October 2015

Halloween tags

The theme for this month's tag swap
 hosted by Jill've guessed?

The swap has already happened
 and I have received 3 spookily gorgeous tags
 from 3 very talented scrappers.
(I hope they are as happy with one of these as I am with theirs.)

Woo Hoo!!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Catching up

At the end of last month I joined several other members of UK Scrappers' Green Buttons House at the Beeches Hotel, Bournville, UK for a long weekend of scrapping and chatting.
It was my first experience of scrapping with a group of like minded crafters and I really enjoyed meeting everyone IRL, learning some new techniques and seeing how other people make magic happen using just paper, glue and other bits and bobs.
Michele gave us a short tutorial on how to incorporate modelling paste, gesso and inks into our LO's and this was one of the things I was keen to try for myself once I got back home to Normandy.
The first of the UKS's October challenges was all I needed to get my hands messy.
Use a Cliff Richard song as the title.
Use 5 of something.
Add a foreign element somewhere on the LO.
Further inspiration came from Sue's Sketch Challenge featured on her Me & Mine blog.

I haven't yet ordered some modelling paste so had to leave that technique for later but I did cover the clean white cardstock quite liberally with gesso, allowed it to try before trickling Adirondack alcohol inks, Sandal & Aqua, down the page.
I quickly spritzed with water then dried everything with my hand dryer before giving it all a light shimmer with Perfect Pearls Mist in perfect copper.

Using my finger I applied a light coating of Fired Brick Distress stickles over and around the hexagon shapes and then applied a German language stamp randomly across the page before completing the LO with a photo of me and my Dad on cross country skis which was taken in the garden of our house in Ellmau, Austria in 1992.
Five colour coordinated brads and a Cliff Richard song title "I Could Easily Fall" completed the page.