Scrapper's Crave
 
I spent whole of Sunday making some Thank you cards for my colleagues... and had a good break cleaning the house and working on some projects yesterday ... I had set aside time to work on my mother's childhood photographs... and looking through those photographs, it got me inspired to create another layout for my "Scrap a quote" challenge...

And guess what... after using my camera for the last 3months or so... I've just discovered some great editing functions today... so... I thought I should put up some of these edited images... Enjoy the sneak peeks....
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I'd be posting the challenge up really soon... so do visit Vintage Flair if you're interested...

So...go ahead...scrap to your heart's desires...
 
 
I finished a layout some weeks ago.
Below are parts to it.... what I did was, ink one of Tim Holtz's elements grungeboard swirls with 'black soot distressed ink', and added 'milled lavender distress stickles' on its edges...to give a fairly worn out look. I was also trying out 'crackled accents' from Inkessentials for the first time... onto my new collection of Provocraft dimensional ephemera...which did not
dry up cracking! Tip of the day from friends at Vintage Flair- Put a thicker coat on... (thanks Bree) ...
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I also inked this papers and added 'vintage photo distress stickles' to highlight the image of the key...
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Distress Inks & Distress Stickles- A real nice touch to a vintage/ shabby chic/ heritage layout... I love it!

ooh go on...
scrap to your heart's desires...
 
 

The sudden surge of ideas sprunge out of no where... here I had a plastic cup sitting on the cupboard of my room for some time, along with other recyclable materials...

I started not knowing what the end product would be like... or what I could use it for... but my smart* sister gave me a brilliant idea... using it as a potpourri holder...

Well, I altered this ordinary plastic cup... for some reason I decided to overturn it and looking through my scrap pieces of papers and embellishments, I went on a vintage journey of my own... I had this small photograph of my eyes that Ive been wanting to use for the longest time...but never had the chance to so it did me some good here.

I wanted to have a vintage flair to it...so here goes... Presenting....

"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder"

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adding some vintage touches here and there
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Im starting to really love butterfly stamps...
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Attach the potpourri sachet to the inside of the cup...
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Okay...so that was fun... although a little erratic... cause it was a great burst of ideas that went everywhere... well sort of.

So go ahead...
Scrap to your heart's desires!
 
 

This week, I was working with a friend on her Wedding Guestbook... And She wanted to add a key to one of her pages... I decided to paint an old key with acrylic paint and added cardstock cut to size...with handwritten word. And it turned out lovely... you can try this with your beautiful junk too!

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I managed to finish a memory booklet for mum and dad's old travel photos and have found out that its not so difficult incorporting everyday things into it...

 

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Above, booklet entitled "Our Great Adventures"... for mum and dad's travel photos...

Below, is the use of Tim Holtz fragments attached to a paperclip with glossy ac

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 Above, what other scrapbookers commonly add as embellishments... Safety pins! to attach memorabilia.

Below, I added a Euro coin, it was a souvenir given to me by a teacher many years ago... Also, added a broken chain...



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Part on the broken chain was also added to the first page of the booklet...

So there you have it... using recyclables and everyday materials!



 
 

I got really inspired after reading Tim Holtz Distressables 2... He's got one of the best works and ideas ever...

Well anyway...Tim holtz makes his mini albums from folders sewn together... I took this idea and used cardstock instead...

What I did was cut a 12 by 12 cardstock into 3 strips measuring 4 by 12 inches. Next, I place them n top of each other and fold them to get a centre line. Finally I used Bazzil's scrapbooking floss to bind them together, by sewing the cardstocks up at the centre...and there you have it... a simple mini booklet that you can make and decorate...

I used my mini booklet to tell a story about my mother's childhood... so I took on a distressed and vintage look to this one...

 

 

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:Mini Memory Booklet:
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:A Special Momento:
 
 

Clearing away the old to make room for the new is definitely okay... its great cause for one thing my sister does it when she's stressed... and I actually found something nice in her bin on Saturday that I thought was still good...(i believe) it just needed a makeover...

It was a mirror previously bought from Ikea...and she had painted it with floral designs... it was beautiful... My sister & a relative I recently met up with inspired me to work on this one...

You know how sometimes in life...we get so caught up...right in the middle of everything...I feel thats pretty much where my sister is at right now... and maybe she's so lost, that she can't see Herself in the mirror....on the other hand, a relative has a current liking for locks, which really got me inspired...

Its little things like this that can give rise to a great big flow of creative juices... Scrapbooking is linking alot of events that has happened or is happening  in your life... and that is why we have to think a little deeper into our layout...

 

 

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I gave the mirror a good wash and hung it to dry...
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After much work, this is the final product...
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:my little journalling:
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:Tim Holtz AdageTtickets:
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:distressing, stamping, embossing:
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:Prima stamps & Dew Drops:
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:Making Memories Pebble Key on Altered Flowers:
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:Birds fly free:
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:Tim Holtz Fragments:
 
 

Scrapbooking is great because it does not limit your creativity. Combining techniques can seriously turn the simplest things into beautiful and completely unique works of art.

I love working with flowers...and I am sure many scrappers do too...

With this one, I actually use embossing, stamping and distressing on the flowers... followed by placing prima's pebbles in the middle...and highlighting the stamp images with Inkessentials's glossy accents, and dew drops on the petal...

 



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Embellishments from Prima, Bella and Kaiser
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:Altered flower: