Tuesday, 23 September 2014

It Started with a Sketch...

For my September CT blog post over at Hey Little Magpie I decided to create a sketch, from one of my own old favourite pages & then use this as inspiration for making 3 more pages.
I know this sketch looks minimal but that was my intention TBH to encourage me to work with my supplies.
For my first page I used the My Minds Eye Jubilee Sherbet range. The numbers & the photo frames in the die cut set were the starting point here. The flowers were hand cut & curled. All finished with a machine stitched & journaled border.
I kept pretty much to the sketch, just adding 2 extra photos to the sides.

My second page features Crate Paper Notes & Things. This time I turned the sketch on it's side.
The white cardstock got a makeover with inks mixed on my messy mat.
Lastly I flipped the sketch over bringing the detail to the bottom. Using Basic Grey Second City range I moved the photo over to the right so I could add the journalling cards & die cuts. I also cut some of the building windows out & backed them with card scraps giving the impression of lights on.
I had lots of photos from this trip so I turned this into a double page spread using an American crafts split page protector.

I used more of the Second City range for this Project Life type page giving me space for 5 more photos & lots of journalling too.
Many thanks for looking x
Sheena x

Friday, 19 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt (5) - Uluru.

This is my last instalment of the Photo Scavenger Hunt organised by the lovely Rinda x
I'll admit now I am one photo short. The pesky juggler (no.15) was no where to be found in either Australia or Thailand but I did score both of the alternatives so I'm happy to call it quits :).
I'd saved number 13 to share with you till last, so it could have a post all to its self as it was a really special moment.

13) A sunrise.
We had already booked a sunrise & sunset tour at Uluru before we saw Rindas list so I was thrilled it would get included here.
We had to get up really early & as you can see by the outfits it was rather cold standing there watching & waiting. But well worth it.
These photos were taken over just one day as the light & the Rock colour changed. This place has the most magical peaceful feel to it. We took a walking tour around the base finding out so much about it's creation, history & spiritual significance. In theory you can still climb it but we didn't as it feels wrong somehow. 
We drank champagne as we watched the sun set behind Uluru. This was a "bucket list" moment we will never forget x
I really hope Rinda continues this yearly tradition of a Photo Scavenger Hunt as we love doing it here every year x
Here you will find posts 1, 2, 3 & 4 x
Sheena x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt (4) - Sunshine Coast and more.

This is my forth instalment of Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt created by Rinda. It's our second year participating & we love searching with our list whilst on holiday.Here are a few more of our captures...
8) A tattoo on a person.
Whilst doing this hunt, I've come to realise I don't know many people with tattoos but I knew on our Rainbow Reunion my friends Hubby had one from his submariner days & this is it. 
10)Photo bomb.
We were having a pic taken on a segway tour on Morton Island when a member of staff shot by on a Quad bike & got herself right in the centre of our photo :D
21) Photo with something representing the season.
It may have been winter in Australia but it felt like summer to me so a Magnum was in order.
When we left Australia we were still short of a few photos but managed to snag these on our way home.
11) A Horn.
In fact these are air horns found for sale in  a market in Hua Hin, Thailand.
1) A sign welcoming people to your home town.
This pic was snapped out of the car window on our way home from the airport. I was so pleased to see we were nearly home after a very long journey.
Many thanks for looking.Just one more instalment to go.

Sheena x