Wednesday, April 30, 2014

reworking an old flat layout

 I found this unfinished layout ,while packing for last weekends retreat and threw it in to my stash.
it was a bit sad and flat and it lacked a bit of life , i thought i would give it a make over .
I can tell its an old piece , because it has pattern paper on it , and its a giant 8"x 6".
I am loving the finished layout.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


 Look at this gorgeous young woman , 
she is utterly breathtaking ,
and the daughter of my friend Kim
I first met Kim when I attended a She canvas class with her a few years ago.
This weekend we shared a scrap table at the sfs retreat,
I was lucky enough to snavel a photo from her .
This is such a beautiful photo , I could wait to scrap it,and when looking for a title,She came to mind .

Monday, April 28, 2014

retreat mojo

Just a few more pieces created at this weekends retreat

SFS April 2014

 i've been away for the weekend,
 hanging and creating with these awesome inspiring types..
serious belly laughs people.
cant wait to go back and see these peeps again.
truly the best retreat of my year so far,
 and going to be hard to beat.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lets Go Cruising

A little update on future fun times ahead..
Im Very excited to be involved in the CRAFTING ON THE SEA adventure 
that is happening in April 2015.
Oh what a trial it will be sailing and scrapping ..not 
 I am so pumped to be able to share my unique style of scrap therapy
 with the happy scrappers on this wonderful voyage ..
 if you are interested , best you contact Rose @
asap , because spaces are now very limited .

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pat Ngoho

This is something a little more recent .
These photos were taken 14 months ago on a roof top apartment in Bondi .
Legend skater, artist Pat Ngoho was being interviewed for an Australian Skateboarding Magazine Heelside and i got the photo gig . I also scrapped the layout for the article which was fun.. 
 Now ,cool to come across these pix and give them a fresh 2014 make over .

this one is a few months old and should have gone in the previous post,
 a guest DT with Flutterby Designs.
I love using Anitas Funky fun embellies , oh and LOL at the ant crawling across my page....
hmmm i must have been on the ball with that edit session.

Now published and ready to share .

I have a pile of layouts to share from the last few months that , have been used for Design teams , or magazine work and I am stoked to be finally able to upload my pieces and share with those that visit..
This piece above is a particular fav , as it was created on the inner sleeve of a record from my vault.
I think its from a Led Zepplin album,i'm going to have to check with my bro on his next visit.

Monday, April 7, 2014

modern woman

 a little blog update featuring a recent gauche newsletter submission ,

Love this image of Venus in this Botticelli piece ,in contrast to the modern woman's tattoo'd form..

I think i need a weekend of art journalling..
 I've been focusing so much on layouts this year and haven't had time for art journalling
* note to self..MAKE TIME 
back to some layouts , i pumped out a pile last week for 1st of the month DT commitments blah blah and i have a couple to actually share..omg...something to share .

Highlighting part of his Quiver 
i have a lil obsession with dripping house paint over my l/o atm..
works wonderfully with this dirty grungy style of scrapping.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WW1 April

White With 1-April
White with 1 this month is featuring Mint as the colour theme .
Very soft and pastely, I do love green in all its shades, and this colour was easy to work with 
This months sponsor is Green Tara. 
Always a scrapping joy to have some beautiful petals and lace , 
ribbons and blossoms to play with and Green Tara supplied such a
 beautiful array of gorgeous goodies to be inspired by.
Here is what I did .

I painted around the photo to soften things and take out the burn grass 
in the image. i am thinking to myself now, why didn't i just cut us from the photo..doh !

Head over to WW1 and 
check out what the rest of the girls have put together for this months challenge.