Tuesday, 2 November 2010

NO designer paper!!!!!

Yay finally sitting down and got no intention of getting up anytime soon lol. I went to Ikea with Ian yesterday so I've got myself a new bookcase (wasn't impressed though they've stopped making the bookcases in the colour of my old one and they've stopped making the width of my old one). But fortunately I'd taken measurements (for once I normally forget) so I knew there was space for the bigger one, so we spent the afternoon building them and then sorting all the books and DVDs out. :D it's fab I've now more than doubled the space I've got, and got space for my craft books too :) I know I'm mad but I'm made up with it :) Anyways am sooooo achy this morning lol, must be old-age, so am thinking lazy day today while I work my way through the leftover trick or treat sweets - something of a challenge trying now to pull fillings out lol, and  yay it's all done now and my room looks alot tidier and got space to go out and buy more hehe...  
 I've just received my order from Craft Island, I only ordered the papers on Saturday night so wasn't expecting them till later in the week lol, and now really haven't got any excuse for not getting any cards done lol. And yay topped up my supplies of Alphabet Soup papers by My Mind's Eye, they're some of my favourite papers at the moment. I was naughty I shouldn't really have ordered more new paper when I've got 2 boxes of part-used paper that really need to be used up. But couldn't resist lol. Anyways just finished the Ladybug Crafts Ink Blog Hop (link on the left) and got their first challenge to start on this afternoon.

Right anyways onto today's proper post...

I'm using 2 challenges for these pages, a brown and orange colour scheme and NO designer paper, I don't think I've ever done a card or layout without designer paper - so I was thinking this was going to be one hell of a challenge. Fortunately I had been sorting through everything and found my journal from when I was in Australia and I'd actually sketched what I wanted to do for this layout while I was still there - hehe the journal paid off 

This is the double page layout, of sunset at Uluru, the rock glowed red/orange and the sunset was stunning. I wanted to keep the page quite clean so the focus is on the photos and also wanted to keep it in the theme, so the decided to have a go at some Aboriginal style painting, so made the dots by dipping the end of a pencil in the paint and then 'stamping' onto the card. The lines were made in the same way using the end of a ruler and the end of an emery board, and the yellow spikey semi circle is the symbol for Sunset too so that was inkeeping.

Close up of the left page showing Uluru

Close up of the right page, showing the stunning sunset we saw while we were down at Uluru (doh forgot to check for finger prints on the photo first lol)

Supplies: Rub-ons by Flair Designs
Extras: Brown Card, White Ink Pad, White, Yellow Ochre, Orange Acrylic Paints

I would like to enter this Layout in the following challenges...

2 Sisters Challenge 11 - No Designer Paper

The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge 27 - Colour Challenge: Orange and Brown

Right I'm off to make a start on Ladybug Crafts Ink's first ever challenge (link on the left side bar) :) Well maybe after a rest to recover from this monster post lol. XOX


Lisa Jane said...

Fab bookcase - a job well done .. and love those layouts - the pics are stunning
Lisa ;)

Mary said...

Great layouts! These are gorgeous pictures! Thanks for playing along with our no designer paper challenge at 2 Sisters Challenges this week.

Angela said...

wow! firstly you deserve a gold star for putting together something from IKEA! lol and I love your Uluru pics! and i love your aboriginal art down the bottom too! really captures the Aussie spirit. thanks for joining us at The Pink ELephant this week!