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.


  1. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for joining on my sketch challenge with this gorgeous page, Maggie.
    Sue x

  2. What a fab page- glad you had fun at your retreat . ( I used to belong to the green buttons house - years ago - when I had more time) :)

  3. I love the layout, the colours are great and go so well with the pic. I also adore the God in your pic ( I'm biased as I'm a GSD owner as well).

  4. what a lovely page, it looks so frosty!

  5. That is so perfect Maggie..I'm sure you'll get due recognition for really is stunning!

  6. This is a wonderful page - you look like an experienced hand at these techniques. I really like how the round brads play off the hexagons. Well done.