Tuesday 29 April 2014

So after looking up a video on how to use the Facetten-Lack Croco Crackling Colour I re-did the fences and THIS is what I had been hoping for! Still need to clean it up, but this was more what I was hoping for!

So I was looking at other blogs and one thing I found is that a lot of times people post videos or instructions on how they do their projects.  Since I am not up on how to video my projects yet (and I am going to be working on it at a crop so not sure how THAT would work!) I thought I might do some posts on how I am putting my project together.  First off, I am going to be using the FANTASTIC April Flutter kit I got from Scarps of Elegance (http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/ScrapsOfElegance.html).  Just love it. This is the main kit as well as the Flower add on and the Creativity Add on.

I am going to make a mini wishing well with it. Here is the first step - the wishing well is from Kaisercraft Beyond the Page.  I start by painting all the pieces before I paper them (sometimes I ink them but this time I decided to paint!).  The little fences were part of the add-ons for the April SOE kit and I painted those as well as putting some of the facetten-lack croco crackling colour in white on them too (it was another add on to the kit - it is by Viva Decor). Not quite what I expected but gives it a neat look.  Will post more pictures as the project gets done.

So one of my newest things I have gotten into with my scrapbooking is doing swaps. I found them first through a site called A Lil Scrap of Heaven that I was invited to by a new friend I made at our big annual crop here in High Level called The Big One.  Check out their site:  http://alilscrapofheaven.ning.com/.  I have done one swap so far with them - I haven't gotten mine yet from my partner as she is mailing it this week, but I sent her mine. I am also signed up for a few more and can't wait to get my partners. But here is my attempt at an altered CD - and I got to send it to a great lady in Georgia!

And then I hooked up to the great Scraps of Elegance and Scraps of Darkness site! Check them out - http://www.scrapsofdarkness.com/ScrapsOfElegance.html. When I joined them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/scrapsofdarkness/) they had a butterfly swap that I joined. I sent mine off and my fabulous partner Maxine loved them - and then I got hers and they blew me away!  They are below (mine are the 4 smaller ones and hers are the ones with the "tails").

If you get a chance to participate in swaps you REALLY should, cause they are a blast to participate in and you get some really awesome stuff - and from all over the world. Two of my friends who have started getting into swaps have partners in Africa and Australia - I am jealous!!

Monday 28 April 2014

Now I am starting with Copics! My first couple of attempts were pretty lame, but then I made this one. I might just get this yet!

This was my first major project when I first started Scrapbooking. I made this for my best friend as a gift when she had her son. And I was published in Canadian Scrapbooker magazine!
Here is one of my favorite creations so far - my Steampunk Wishing Well.  Let me know what you think!

Note:  I had to take this off my blog for awhile but for a good reason - I AM BEING PUBLISHED!!!!! I can re-post the pic now that the mag is out!

Hello all! I decided to start a blog! I have been doing so much with my scrapbooking lately and keep seeing all these calls for designers on the different sites I go to and one thing they seem to have in common is that you have to blog.  So since everyone tells me they love my creations and that I should share them I thought this would be a good way to do that. Not to mention giving myself another outlet for my creativity!

I have no idea what I am doing so bear with me and lets see what we can accomplish with this!

Monica - MonDo Creations!