Monday, July 18, 2011

Once Upon a Sketch - 15th July Challenge

I had so much fun doing the Once Upon A  Sketch challenge last time. The newest sketch is as much inspiring as the previous one and I had to play again.

This is the sketch:
and the journalling criteria for this challenge was to use a quote with additional  journalling as optional. This is my take on the sketch:

A quote that perfectly described the moment was by Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky :"The soul is healed by being with children" from The Idiot.

The photos were taken one Septembers evening when we were going home after stressful working day and I decided to break the rules and stop in the park for only 15 minutes. We enjoyed that amazing autumn's sunshine and wonderful colours and all that their happiness made my day.

Used Basic Grey papers and stickers, some Prima flowers, Glimmer mist, Hero Arts stamps, Ranger inks and text is printed from the computer.

Thank you very much for reading my blog and all kind comments.

Svjetlana x


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Using-up Scraps of Papers

Hello everybody,

We have been enjoying real summer here these days, for those readers who are not familiar with Irish weather, temperature over 20 C degrees and whole day sunny day is not something we can see very often.

One my last post Triona asked me if I hand stitched that big flower behind the photo: Yes I did. I know it sounds crazy but I always start that and regret when I am about third way through (LOL), but once I finish the project I forgot all 'pain' (LOL) and do it again.
 I would like to show you a couple of projects made out of scraps of papers. When I like some paper pack, first it takes me ages to start cutting them, they kind of have to 'mature' with me (LOL) then once I start using them I don't like to waste a bit of them.

This one is inspired by LO published in Scrapbooking Trends , not sure which issue was it. I used Basic Grey papers, one very old collection, my home made flowers and Sizzix dies and grunge board (to cut big letter) and Smooch mist. Stamps are Autum Leaves and Making Memories, I think.
The photos of my 2 daughters from last summer holiday. The circle is hand stitched, I again.

The second LO is using leftovers Pink Paslee papers, chipboard sticker and foam letters from last crop I went to. I added the Webster Pages trim and my own flower. This time I used my toy sewing machine for the stitching.

And few close ups:

Thanks again for reading my blog, I will be back soon.

Svjetlana x


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch Challenge

Hello my dear readers

I managed to finish challenge page on time! Hooray! The challenge is from Once Upon A Sketch and this was the sketch:
It was so inspiring that I nearly finished page in one night - so unusual for me (LOL) and this is my take on it

I used K&Co papers for this + kraft card, lots of inking and  distressing. The flower is my own, made from same fabric as the dress, just used reverse side. The journalling criteria for the challenge is to name the person on the photo and put at least one fact about the person in two 2 sentences long, which I did. My daughter Barbara is on the photo and I wrote about her winning a trophy on her class feis.  
And a close up:

This is all for now. Have a pile of pages that are waiting for my camera, hopefully I will write something soon again.

Svjetlana x

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Thank You Teachers

It is now second week into summer school holiday, and for the first time after long time, my children can actually enjoy their holiday without going to daycare, I don't have to say how happy they are about that.

I made few cards for their teachers and I want to share them with you. This time I want completely shabby with my cards, very little pattern paper, lots of inks, stamps, distressing, my brand new Hero Arts script butterfly stamp, which I sooooo love and of course my home grown flowers:

and few close-ups:

The Blue and red flowers were made from naturally coloured paper raffia and then misted with glimmer mist (apple red) for red and Clearsnap smooch electric blue  (or something like that) for the blue flower.

That is all for now, hope you like my cards, thank you for your comments and reading my blog.