Sunday, 26 February 2012

Shabby Chic Winners

Firstly I would like to say what amazing layouts everyone produced for the Shabby Chic theme! I hope you all had as much fun with the theme as I did.
This month, Mandii Van Brussel was our judge, and what a hard time she had picking the top 5.

The winner of our Kaiser Pack #1 is:
Linda Bromley "Angel"

Second Place Kaiser Pack #2 is:
Helen Wallace "Baby"

The remainder of the top 5 are:
Joanne Rebbeck "me"

Heather Carter "Pair of Posers"

Njarie Ashdown "Untitled"

Congratulations to our top 5!
Linda & Helen, come on down and collect your prizes J

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Mixed Media

The new Monthly Scrapbookers’ Club theme for March is:
Mixed Media
So what is Mixed Media? By definition it is when ‘art’ is created when two or more artistic media are integrated.
For example you might start your base with ‘patterned paper’, add a wash of ‘Distress Stain’, stamp an ‘Inked Image’ and finish off with a dusting of ‘Perfect Pearls’.
So girls get out your art mediums and have some fun!

Extract taken from Scrapbook Creation Magazine no.91 (vol10. No8)
Today, Scrapbooking often goes beyond just blending paper with photos, often featuring three dimensional elements with multiple design layers, each layer created from a different medium.
When paints, crayons, waxes are added, the scrapbook pages become a multi-layered, mixed media design piece.
Working with media offers the scrapbookers a variety of artistic opportunities as almost anything is possible in the process of creativity. With mixed media, pretty much anything goes. Popular materials for mixed media art include, but are certainly not limited to, paint, mists, paper, hardware, wood, shells, fabrics, wax and ‘found objects’, often referred to as ‘findings’.
Here is a link to Finnabair's Gallery, her work is very inspirational, have some fun and create something amazing!
For those of you playing at home, here is ink to the ‘super-fast’ Mixed Media Layout I created on Friday.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Male Themed Shabby Chic layout

I wanted to give you girls an example of a Male Themed Shabby Chic layout.
I set myself a challenge to do a ‘Shabby Chic’ Layout with NO pink and NO flowers! Here is how I went! (it’s the first layout I have done without flowers in about 3 years, it was a challenge)
I am working on one more Shabby Chic layout, however I will keep this one a surprise until we meet on Friday 24 Feb :)

Thursday, 2 February 2012

dont over think it :)

A few people have been concerned that they don’t really understand the style Shabby Chic!
All you need to remember is ‘showing signs of wear & tear ‘and do with that as you please! If you don’t like PINK (heaven forbid) don’t use pink LOL
Don’t over think it, just enjoy it…. Have some fun!
Cant wait to see what you all come up with J