Thursday, 26 June 2014

May the odds be ever in your favour

          There are a lot of movies and performers that I like; in fact I've been creating a Silver Screen scrapbook over time, but the Hunger Games series is a recent favourite that I wanted to add and I thought that the Berry71bleu  Movie Challenge for June was the perfect chance You can find their blog here:

Using multiple photos was part of the challenge, and that's not exactly my forte, but I managed to incorporate three without it really looking like I did: the mockingjay design in the upper left was one photo, which I cut to create an embellishment, and the journalling was another (all photos found on my beloved Google Images!) I  cut the phrase into strips so I could place it in different areas on the page. I started with plain black cardstock, stencilled with black texture paste, heat-embossed some stamped images in gold then rubbed them with ink, added some crackle finish and micro beads here and there, then embellished. I wanted to keep the colour scheme very simple so as not to overwhelm the images.

The Hunger Games trilogy of books was written for young adults but will appeal to anyone who enjoys an intelligent, exciting clean series-as will the movies...I'm eagerly awaiting the next installment, Mockingjay! Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Pixels and Paper June Challenge; rainy day memories

June inspiration

As soon as I saw this image on the Pixels and Paper blog (which can be found here: )
I knew I had the perfect photo to work with, from a photoshoot I'd done with my daughter a few years ago just after a rainstorm.

I created a mixed-media project with my beloved homemade texture paste, some mist and paint, and bits and pieces from my stash, including Maya Road butterflies, metal pieces and flowers from Prima and Flying Unicorn. I've had that red lace paper for ages and love how eyecatching it is! I painted all the metal, chippies, and flowers grey to match the corrugate efore misting (what a great way to use up weird-coloured or mismatched embellies!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!