Sunday, September 30, 2012

Right now

A few days ago, Ali Edwards invited any readers of her 52 Creative Lifts newsletter to do something with a journaling prompt about "right now". Here's my digital take, made at 6"x4" so it'll easily fit into my Project Life album. This is what I was doing/thinking on Thursday:

I have an entry in one of my Evernote notebooks with some of these blank journaling prompts, and once in a while I'll fill them out. It's interesting to look back at them over time!

~ Caroline ~

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cityscape with Hit the Road design card

I have loved the Hit the Road design card ever since I got my hands on it. I particularly like the look of all the whimsical buildings with their cutout windows.

For this cityscape, I grabbed a few scraps, all with polka dots, and cut out a variety of the buildings (only one shape is repeated, using the mirror function - can you spot it?) I used 4" cuts each time.

On the lighter coloured pieces I added a little bit of brown blending chalk just to tone down the brightness and add some definition to the edges. A pale ink such as Tim Holtz's Antique Linen Distress Ink would also work well for this.

Then I used some thick pop dots to adhere all the buildings to a piece of card. I may back it further or put it in a shadow box on the wall.

This would be an easy project to repeat on a smaller scale (maybe with 2" cuts) for a card to congratulate somebody on moving house, or as a change of address card.

~ Caroline ~

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Saying Thank You

There's been a lot going on lately which has meant my poor blog has been neglected. Several hospital stays for the hubby, and lots of stress at work. Last week my coworkers were especially wonderful in the midst of it all and we pulled together in some amazing displays of teamwork. I made some banana bread as a thank-you to them:

I've also become a Silhouette Cameo owner, so my Slice has become the jealous party in my scrap room! However, it's definitely not been forgotten, so expect some more Slice-related posts soon.

~ Caroline ~