Saturday 9 July 2016

Life is a journey and Easel card

Hello there, welcome to my blog where I've used lots of
SCRAPMATTS products, including some new releases.

The acacia tree and elephant chipboard sparked the idea for this page. I’ve had the Lion photograph for many years waiting for the right paper and the Graphic 45 “Safari Adventure” was just perfect for my theme.

I fussy cut lots of the G45 papers and attached them to a 13@rts sheet,
"Timeless", Today, tomorrow, always.

The new webbing chipboard formed a “hide” for the lion.

We slept in tents like this on the Masai Mara.

I love the way the chipboard responded to painting and glossy accents.

I tried to replicate the texture of cracked soil by using crackle paste through a stencil and adding destress inks.

The journalling on the back of the page.

Our trip to Africa was a holiday of a lifetime; something I’d longed to do since childhood. To sleep under canvas and hear the lion’s roaring at night; then in the morning light to spot them in their native habitat, was absolutely breathtaking. The whole trip was filled with extraordinary moments like this. We saw Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant and Cape Buffalo and Rhinoceros, as well as hundreds of gazelle, zebra, warthog and giraffe.

The migration of the wildebeest happened while we were waiting at the side of the Mara River. I learned so much about other cultures, foods, and ways of living and am richer for the experience. There is something about the big skies, the Acacia trees silhouetted on the veldt, the golden light at dawn and dusk, that feeds the spirit and constantly calls me to come back.


CB 5151 Webbing 01
CB 5134 Africa 02
CB 6103 Scrap Words 21
ST 5029 Stencil webbing

The second project is a box easel card for a friend’s significant birthday.

I found the idea on You Tube courtesy of Katherine Skipper

Whilst it’s a bit fiddly to make, I think it’s worth it for a special occasion.
She loves Autumn colours and the Graphic 45 papers, “Children’s Hour”, seemed just right for the project.

The Flannel flowers were wet embossed with seed beads added to the centre.

The drawers are all lined with paper scraps.

There are four little drawers, one on each side, each large enough to hold two or three chocolates.


CB 5146 Flannel Flowers 01
CB 1028 Butterflies 18
CB 1107 Clocks 08
CB 1244 Scrap Words 30

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