Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm So Allergic to Mornings

mmm well, daylight saving is now upon us - which is great, don't get me wrong - but OMG I'm allergic to mornings at the best of times and now losing an hour in the mornings as of last weekend - I'm having a severe reaction to lack of sleep as I am still wide awake at midnight, rearing to go but struggle when the alarm goes off in the morning - and boy, don't my sons know it. They are steering well clear of me at the moment.

 Well, i went to Megan's Retreat last weekend and had a fantastic time. Lianne Gray took a class using Gesso (not sure how to spell it), a 12 x 12 stencil and thick chipboard. We placed the stencil on top of the chipboard then scraped Gesso over the holes, smoothing it out with an old credit card/store card. Once we got all the bubbles out and had an even coverage, we carefully lifted the stencil off, leaving a thick image behind. It was awesome. Once it was dry, we painted it with acrylic paint, rubbing it off we a rag. Again once the base colour was dry, we then added other colours of our choice to create the look we wanted. I had heaps of fun doing this - didn't get my hands too dirty either - which was great. (those of you who know me are very aware of my lack of enthusiasm in getting my hands dirty - once I get into it though, it's all good - just the initial yucky yucky thought). Once all the paint was dry, we then started adding our embelishments and photo/s. As usual, I didn't finish mine, but when it's done, I'll put it up for all to see.

I went to Shopaholics on Friday night for their crop night. I managed to get my layout completed for the Southern Girls Challenge, which I've titled "Luv u Jess". I'm really happy with the layout, which I'm not going to attempt to upload it to their website. I'm guaranteed to spend at least an hour trying to work out how to do this, but hey, it's good practice - I guess

Hope you guys check out the Southern Girls Challenge website, if you haven't already. It's great fun participating in their fortnightly challenges - it certainly gave me heaps of inspiration to get back into scrapping my photos.

Hope your week goes well -  and you get heaps of scrapbooking done - Bye for now


  1. Ann, this layout is just gorgeous! The black and white with a pop of red is perfect and I love the little bird holding the heart! I hope you join us again next time at SGC :)

  2. Wow, the red bling on the black looks awesome. Fantastic layout and thanks loads for playing along with us again for this challenge over at Southern Girls Challenges.

  3. What a gourgeous layout,love the cutting out and the bird holding the heart is a fab idea.
    And what a super photo of you two.
    Thanks for joining us at southern girls :)

  4. Wow, cool layout Ann. Sorry I didn't make it to the crop but looks like you did a great page!
    cherie xx ps blog is looking gorgeous!

  5. That is so sweet, Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls, Good Luck.
    SGC DT

  6. beautiful layout! thanks for joining us at southern girls this week!

  7. Ann this is beautiful! Love the simple B&W with a touch or red. Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls. Viv x

  8. I am so with you on the early morning/daylight savings thing. I am so wiped out these past two days, really best avoided!!
    This Lo is wonderful, the birdy holding the jewellaery - wonderful, and the black/white/red combo is timeless. Love it all. thanks for playing wioth us at SGC. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  9. Wow! This is a fantastic layout...and I love how you have included a piece of jewellery. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Southern Girls and good luck!
    Alicia xx

  10. What a clever way you have included the charm in the bird's beak. Beautiful layout. Thanks for joining us at Southerns Girls. I hope you can play along with the next challenge.