Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Trash or Treasure??

Don't you hate it when the finishing touches to a lay-out go horribly wrong!

Yesterday I scrapped this photo of our daughter. Its not a great photo, but one that I made her line up for when we went to visit the Hall she was going to be staying in this year.
Aimee really did not think it was even a little bit 'cool' to be having her photo taken at the gate way to her new residence. I insisted that I would be needing this photo! Aimee's face pretty much tells me just how happy she was not about being the daughter of a scrapbooker!
My page was going okay. I tried out my Heritage Cricut cartridge and cut out the lovely street light, and based pretty much everything else around it.
...Then I added the journalling....BIG mistake...its all squashed in and almost falling off the page. YUCK, I was now hating my page and thinking about throwing it in my bin. I decided it was time to turn off my lights and go to bed.

Today, another look at my page confirmed that it was not at all looking good, but I turned on the tiny, creative thinking piece of my brain, ripped off the journalling swiped with an ink pad, added a few bits and pieces and come up with a result that I can cope with putting in Aimee's album....

The paper I have used is Webster pages - Your Life Beautiful, range
One of my favorite paper lines.
And Prima flowers, another all time favorite, especially the tiny roses!

Here is a close up of my street lamp. I popped a circle behind which i have painted with iridescent Jo Sonjas paint, and I backed the 'light' with perspex for added shine.

Thanks for looking.


Today has been super warm and sunny at our house. Andrew and I sprayed some of our weeds before the wind got up and forced us to abandon that mission until another day, and would you believe we got sun-burnt!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I thought your page before was awesome! So is the new one lol :-)

Axel....{Carol} said...

lol your right about the face thing.I thought the first one was fine! Oh isnt haveing a little sun shine just SOOOOO good

Liddy said...

Well Sonya it just goes to show even when you think it's bad we think it'e AWESOME! But I know what you mean when you feel disappointed, I do that with journaling all the time, but this is an amazing page...might have to check out that cartridge mmmm!

Rose said...

WOW! it turned out fantastic! the first one was great too :) lol she doesn't look to pleased now but in the years to come she is sure to treasure this page.
that is one awesome street light!!

sue said...

Wow! This turned out amazing! I love so many things in this LO!

Jane said...

STUNNING SONYA love the lampost
is that a new cartridge???? I will look out for that one ..

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Here is my finished latest painting

Here is my finished latest painting
This one is a hit with all the males who have seen it. I must say that I did not really enjoy painting a truck and it will be a one off for sure! Uncle David is now the owner of this one. Next project on thepainting scene is going to be a fisherman- for my Uncle Graeme who is wanting me to paint him something. Really need to get onto this one!

Finished at last- I think

Finished at last- I think
At last I think I have pretty much finished this painting for my uncle. Do hope he likes it.

My waterlillies

My waterlillies
one of my recent paintings

Naked Lady

Naked Lady
One of my last years paintings

Aimee and Bob

Aimee and Bob
A painting I did a while back for my daughter

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