Friday, 29 July 2011

The butterfly garden

I missed the Cybercrop at Home and Scrapped on the weekend as my weekend was so busy and I kind of forgot about it. I did however finish a challenge today, albeit a little late for the CC. Karen gave us a challenge to find some butterfly clip art and use it on a layout which she also gave us a double page sketch for. I had these great papers - free with Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine current edition which I thought were rather cute and looked like they would work for the layout so I had a lovely time playing.
For the month of July, Heather challenged us to make a minimum of four cards with no particular greeting on them..... they could be ready for adding a greeting later or simply a "for you" card which could be used for any occasion.
Some Basic Grey - Lime Rickey scraps for a funky and bright card.
A masculine design using scraps from the technique challenge for the month which is the art layout from my previous post.
Scraps from my Stars in my Eyes layout below which I later turned into a "thanks" card by adding a Stamps of life thanks greeting to the scallop circle.
Another masculine design card using a clip art gramophone image and a Kaisercraft music clear stamp.
Our colour challenge for July was to use raspberry, yellow and cream so I had these photos of the city of Valkenburg in the Netherlands to scrap and they worked well with the colours.
Using the scraps from the colour challenge I combined a Cybercrop challenge from Scrap of Difference to use a stamped image, embossing, punch a button and a flower. I love recipe challenges as I just grab everything I need out and then play and I was really happy with the result.
Jo gave us a sketch to play with also at the CC which I changed a little and converted from a 8.5" x 11" layout to a 12" x 12". These are some figures from Madame Tussauds in Amsterdam.
Lastly the colour challenge at Scrap of Difference was varying shades of pink and green from a lovely pic of a camelia. I used them with more photos from Madame Tussauds and combined it with the lyrics challenge for the month from Home and Scrapped. The title is a lyric from a song by Neurotica with the title of the same name.

Well next week is the arrival of our newest exchange student. Our 20th student we have ever hosted, our first from Korea and the youngest ever at 11yrs of age in Australian age as apparently the age in Korea is counted differently to here in Australia.Their first year comes at birth and the second on the first day of the lunar New Year, a child born, for example, on December 29 (of the lunar calendar) will reach two years of age on Seolnal (Korean New Year) , when they are only days old by western calculation.

The boys are very excited to have another brother for three weeks and have been having fun getting to know him via email. I have even managed to get his room sorted and ready already so he could move in tomorrow but his flight doesn't get here until Tuesday.

Chat soon........ Happy creating!

1 comment:

Fabrizio said...

Love that bird card, so it's featured on Papermood.com I hope you don't mind. Hugz X Fab