Tuesday 16 July 2013

Scrapbook Tuesday - Laugh

Hello Friends

Isn't this weather just glorious!!  Long may it reign (not mentioning the other similar word!)

I am sharing my layout I was intending to share with you last Tuesday, which the Blogging Gremlin stole once I had loaded it last week.  Do you remember this one........
Well, it was too 3D to get into a scrapbook album, as well as not fitting in colourwise to our Scrapbook Wedding Album that I have been working on so I used the rough outline and made one more in keeping with the blue theme.....

Only fing is that the blue of this photo does not quite match the colours of the papers but the below one does.  I don't know if it is me, but with shades of blue I often get difficulty reproducing them from the camera? Can you see that lovely blue carnation in the bottom right?  A very schpeshial blogging buddy may that for me, as well as some others which all came in a handmade box a little while ago.  I told her I would be using them sparingly and this is the first one!  They were all "real" flowers.  Super aren't they!

More flowers which I have shaped using my super dupler moulding mat and tools from McGill.  I can see me using those a lot in the near future!   All the inking was done using Faded Jeans, Black Soot and Barn Door Distress Inks.
Some TH cut flowers and some cut on my Silhouette and then sprayed with Colourwash inks. I also used Spellbinders and Paperartsy flowers on this.  The papers came from the set which came with the album and my Snippets boxes.  I shall be skipping over the Playground very soon for a paddle in the pool.
I just love to layer and "fiddlefart" with my flowers, in case you did not realise by now!  I hope my CAS friends can cope with all the layers!  That brad on the right is a Laura Ashley one.  How long was that all around?  I am still using the papers too....slowly!
More Sizzix flowers with an embellishment I think I bought when Noah was still in shorts!

Right, off to go outside to play now in the sunshine.  Spare a thought for me as I have a slight change of direction in my painting.  I "volunteered" to paint the downstairs windows outside which are 6" or thereabouts - so far I have done 38 and I have 102 to go.  Then I will have to do a second coat and the sils and after that, move inside!!!  I must be mad!  But they have to be done.  Please pray for this fine weather to continue.  We have wanted them to be done for the last two years but haven't been able to!

Thanks for popping by.  




Mrs A. said...

Most pwetty. Glad the flower wos of use.
I can come on over wiith me water guns if yer likey and fill em up with paint. Get the jobby dun in no time At all.I Will leave you to clear up the ensuing mess though!!!
Hugs Mrs a.
The A. Team.

Annie said...

Oh Sam that's so pretty with all the gorgeous flowers. You must have an awful lot of patience.
Good luck with the painting....rather you than me as it always gives me a headache [that's my excuse anyway!].
A x

Karen Petitt said...

This is so beautiful Sam! I love making flowers too but yours are gorgeous - I must try using patterned papers - never thought of doing that before!
Watch out for Mrs A she's getting a bit carried away with that blooming water gun, I've been hiding under Misses desk so that she can't get me, well not yet! Karen x

Sarn said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL Honey. Too hot to comment further . . . ! xxxx

Anonymous said...

Oh so pretty - the colours, the flowers and what a lovely photograph.

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Sam
your LO is very pretty and I think I prefer it in the blue colours. As for colours a lot depends on the natural light when taking photos, it can make such a difference

Amanda said...

Both layouts are gorgeous although as I prefer blue I like the second one more. I have those tools and think I need to get the out and try them. Good luck with the painting,painstaking though it is I am sure it will be worth it in the end. Hugs, Amanda x.

butterfly said...

Oh my word, all those flowers look simply stunning - what a fantastic reworking of the glorious original... beautiful work!
Alison x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Both of these layouts are gorgeous! Love the color schemes! Hope you get some cooler weather.

Terry said...

Oh these are both stunning layouts! What a gorgeous contrast and those flowers are so pretty! Masterpiece! Hugs!

Kate Yetter said...

Love the purple and all those beautiful flowers! A fun layout & a pretty picture! Happy weekend.

Di said...

Double wow Sam, this is absolutely stunning with all those glorious flowers! All very different and yet all going together so very well - a beautiful layout!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Two gorgeous layouts and you have rocked the flowers...they are so beautiful!
Mrs A did a wonderful job on hers and so did you...they are just breathaking!!!

I think you should frame them in a two shadow boxes...

I used to do all the painting...walls,ceilings etc but now I get a painter for those...I still do windows,sills, doors and frames. It can be a bit tedious though so donèt wear yourself out before the special trip!!! lol