Monday, January 7, 2013

My Creative Scrapbook - Guest Design - January SE Kit

The Handmade Dress
 Hi Everyone,

Pam, from My Creative Scrapbook asked me to be guest designer using the January Limited Edition Kit. You can find the Special Edition kit 'Here', and many others are available including add-on kits - so, so gorgeous!   My Creative Scrapbook has the most amazing kit contents, I was in my element creating with the SE kit, and had ample product to do 4 layouts and left overs were used to create a small mini album.

You can find the whole January Kit reveal on the My Creative Scrapbook Blog.

and there is also a sketch each month over at the My Creative Sketches Blog!!

The first layout is a photograph of my Mother in a dress that was hand-made for her when she first arrived in Melbourne to date my Father. All the elements in the Special Edition kit matched perfectly as I was able to tell the tale in lots of hidden journal areas.

The clock is from the Prima Flower packaging.
A Story

Another beautiful dress hand-made for my Mother.... and look at that car in the background. I included a real 'needle' into this project, and weaved it into one of the beautiful blossoms to hold in place.   The tiny cotton reels are just so cute!
Moments in 1975
I used Gesso on the background paper, and embellishments to bring all elements into the same 'almost shabby' appearance.  I'm not sure if the photographs show this detail very well, you may have to click on the photograph to enlarge.   A time that was very significant in my Mothers life - she is so beautiful and you know what even heading into her late 60's, she still is.

Priceless Memories
..and another of me, as a child.  I have been doing the series of this actual photo shoot of myself as a child. The polka dot background worked so well with the black and white photograph.  Various areas of the layout were coloured with Gesso, Inks, Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist. 

Family Mini Album

..and with my many left over bits and pieces from the Limited Edition Kit, I created this Mini Album- making little pockets, adding left over tags from, words and flowers.  It is amazing what you can create with a few left over pieces!

 Till Next time...
Sandie
Materials
Other Misc Products: Punches, Crochet Cotton, Needle, Sewing Machine, Thread, Distress Ink, Liquid Pearls, Corrugated Board, Gesso, Acrylic Paint, Chalkboard and Glimmer Mist, Zig Black Pen, Magic Mount and Adhesives.

25 comments:

Nadia Cannizzo said...

WOW you did an awesome job with this . Well done!

Kelly Foster said...

Wow, each of your projects is absolutely gorgeous!! Amazing details, I just love them all!

joyce said...

Oh wow, what a viewing pleasure it was to stop by your blog today. I love the details you add to your work.

Sandra said...

Another very busy lady, these are gorgeous creations and I especially love the older photos.

Cindy Gay said...

All your layouts are beautiful and have priceless photos.

Margyz Paper Games said...

Magic creations, Sandie. They are all so gorgeous. Love all the details you put in. Awesome! ox Marg

Sue - bearhouse said...

Oh my goodness Sandie! These have got to be the most beautifully designed pages I have ever seen.
The photos are so special and the amount of detail and interest you have added is truly amazing. I will be coming back for another look later when I have some more time.
Thank you for the inspiration.
I hope you have a good week
Hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Wowww Sandie,It's a wonder^_^
My eyes are enchanted^_^
All pages are stunning and so elegant I love^_^
Big hug,
Sonia

Lean de Ruiter said...

Wauw you have been a busy girl beautiful work all pages and a cool mini.
byeeee,Lean

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! Love all of them! Simply stunning!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww,,, so amazing pages,,,,,love the way you arragement all the elements,,,,,,absolutely fantastic Sandie.

Naomi Edwards said...

Oh Sandie, I sooooooo which you could start giving lessons on how to do what you do, I would be the first to sign up. I have tons of Gesso here but it seems anything I use it on either warps the paper or is too white, any tips!!! All your craftiness is ace my friend and thanks for the bigger image of your mom's dress!!! I enlarge your pictures all the time and God knows how long I spend googling it, yet the same question remains in my mind each time...How did she do that! LOL Hugs

Astrid Maclean said...

Each of the LOs is just amazing, I love how you have managed to match the papers so well with the photos too! Gorgeous little mini also!

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! You sure have done a grand job with this kit...gosh, your Mum is attractive, too...that first LO of her in that dress is STUNNING! Love how you used that polka dot pp in the one of you as a littlie, too...gorgeous flower clusters:):):)

Adriana B said...

wow Sandie you did an awesome job with the kit
so many amazing projects, fabulous work :)

Linda R said...

Hold on a moment while I pick my jaw up off the floor. So many amazing pages here. I have said it before and I am saying it again. You are one talented lady..

Hugs~

Leanne said...

you have some really beautiful photos to scrap and each project is just so gorgeous! Your detail is superb and I admire it so much..x Amazing!

Tracey Sabella said...

What stunning pages!! Love the "sewing" elements and details!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Jan Rankine said...

You do such beautiful work Sandi - I love these layouts

carlies said...

you did a amazing job with KIT truly divine and eyecandy details...gorgeous all

Big Hugs carla

Marivic Clifton said...

Each project is as beautiful as the next one!! Really pretty! I love your style!

Vicky Alberto said...

beautiful creations and congrats!

Ania Z. said...

I adore your works, Sandie! I love all vintage feeling in this... Welcome to the team!

Juliana said...

WOW! You ROCKED this kit!!! Congrats on being a guest with them!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Fantastic work - I can see why they invited you - as GDT and then permanently! Who wouldn't?!