Monday, July 4, 2011

The Colour RED

As I mentioned last week I have joined Nic Howard's class "Colour! or is it Colour?" over at Big Picture Scrapbooking.  The first week class was the colour red.  Each week we make some pages for a mini book using a template of the colour from Nic and then adding our own photo example on the other side and also a 12 x 12 layout with a sketch and instructions. Nic also offers a video clip of techniques and tips for finishes on the chipboard and flowers and also a handout about the colour for the week.  It is not too late to join - Registrations close on 6 July.

I had a few reasons to join the class - 1.  I am always keen to learn new things.   2.  I wanted to get back onto my daughters' albums for their special birthdays next year   and... 3.  It is the middle of winter and always a good time for scrapping and projects. 

Over the weekend I created the 1st page (it took lots longer than I should have but in the end I am happy with it) and it is another page for the album.  The patterned papers are Prima.
 I included hidden journalling about the holiday on the tags under the where and who tag.  I felt the frame punched with a Martha Stewart around the page punch made the photo pop but was not overdone.
 Prima and Wild orchid flowers.

I ended up applying a few layers of experimentation on the Dusty Attic Snowflakes - ink & embossing, ink & embossing but still didn't like the colour so then it was acrylic paint and embossing and glimmer mist and Kindyglitz before a satisfying finish was achieved.
So far so good and I hope I can keep up the pace.

I got another wee surprise last night while scrolling through Google Reader - I was a winner over at Birds of a Feather Craft Together.
How about joining in their sketch challenge for this month.  Sonya and Carol also offer some tutorials, tips and inspiration over at BOAF.

Well that is all for today.  I had a glitch with the word processing project I was supposed to be doing tonight so I couldn't do it thus time to update.  Also I have had people saying it has been difficult to leave a comment so tonight I have changed a setting to the pop up comment box so hope this will be easier.  Let me know!

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Until next time....


Rachel F said...

love the layout - I seem to say it all the time but it really is STUNNING!

Bronwyn said...

Gorgeous Dianne


Bronwyn said...

Whatever you did worked one click instead of 5 or 6 - yay

Great work I had almost given up leaving comments - yours is not the only one I've had problems with and there are lots of people in blog land saying they are having problems as well

Thanks for the fix up