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

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Big Photo Scrapping.

I recently rejoined a UKS team to encourage me to make some head way through the mounds of photos we have over the last few years. This is my first Aussie pic to be scrapped. It was created for a weekly challenge.

Rainbow Reunion.
The challenge included using a group photo, journalling about the group & using 6 of something, in my case hearts.
The papers are all Maggie Holmes with a few extra embellishments added.
This is the first big photo I've ever used & I'm really pleased with the effect as I printed it at home. 
I used a sketch by Niki Rowland as my starting point which really helped when using a different photo size to usual.
Many thanks for looking.
Sheena x

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Scavenger Hunt - Sydney- part 3.

Here is the third instalment of our Scavenger Hunt photos as created by the lovely Rinda x These were all taken by us in & around Sydney.

2) A Garden Gnome.
Made of chocolate- yum, excuse the snowflakes but it was winter there!!
9) A bakery.
This chinese bakery was full of delights I'd never seen before & we bought & loved some Emperor cream puffs :)
19) A Public Garden.
This is the Royal Botanical Gardens with fabulous views of both the Opera House & the bridge.
20) A bus with a picture on the side.
We found a few of these but this was my favourite as here in the Midlands you don't see boats advertised on buses :D

I've not got too many more to show you next time.
Many thanks for looking .
Sheena x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

One photo & Twenty Words- Crop.

Today I'm joining Abi in this meme, One word & Twenty Words  over on her blog.

Does my bum look big in this??!!
Loads of fun & laughter had
 at Moxley Crop's beach (9th) birthday party.

Sheena x

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Project Life - July (2)

Here is the second instalment of July in PL pages.As I see my PL album as more of a photo diary than a photo album I do try & limit the photos I include from each visit,activity etc but  still try & include everything I can. I've kept embellishment to a minimum on these pages to help me actually get them done!
July part 2 including...
...flying to Thailand, getting all buddha'd out!,tuk tuk riding, sights, sounds & weather...
...floating markets, WW1 War cemetery, Bridge over the river Kwai,chinatown, dinner cruise, longtailed boat ride, shopping...
... flying to brisbane,exploring the city,riding Brisbane wheel, seeing Glowworms, rainforest & waterfalls with our friends...
...visiting Moreton Island, riding segways & quad bikes, feeding wild dolphins & sand tobogganing!...
...Rainbow Reunion, 5 families for the weekend,loving the sun, sea & sand...
...visiting Sydney,seeing my cousin, inside the Opera House, up Sky Tower, at Bridge pylon museum, Chinatown food...
Many thanks for looking at my PL pages xxx
Sheena x

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Project Life - July (1)

I'm going to be honest with you from the outset that July was a really busy month for us. So to save your sanity I'm going to blog my July pages in two posts as it ended up as 10 sides & thats way too many pictures & would give anyone brain overload.
So here is July part 1 including...
 ... insect bite!, Wimbledon visit...
...Son's greek holiday, raffle win, day at the races...
...CCF camp, D of E  Silver expedition, Eldest's new car, dinner out...
...lunch out,joining HLM CT, Mum & Dad watching the Commonwealth games, fundraising, Barncrafters Lunch, remembering a very special man xxx
I've been Project Lifing for 3 years now, to be an accurate representation of our life it needs to include the good & the bad, the happy & the sad but that doesn't make recording these details any easier but we want to remember them...always xxx
Sheena x