Sunday, September 7, 2008

And she will be loved...

Helloow my scrappy friends,

So, I am back to work again for the second week already. Holiday seems like a distant memory again... I guess life is back to normal again. Work, eat, sleep. Sort of...

Dunno if I told you about the Scrap a Fairytale already...?! I am hoping to attend it, October 4 & 5, in The Netherlands, in Doorn. In sort of a villa. It's only 1,5 hour drive from where I live, and I am attending it with my friend Monique. The reason I say hoping, is because I did sign up at first, and then didn't get my confirmation until later. And they mailed me then that I would get my payment-details within 5 days. So, when about 2 weeks had past, I mailed them again, telling them about this. They thought it was strange and would check it later. Because they had been mailing everyone their bills recently. This was promised to me last week. The lady would try to find something Friday, otherwise her colleague would certainly be able to check it Saturday. Guess what day it is today? Sunday...

I hope they get their act together very soon, because as long as I don't spot, workshops, and workshop-times aren't set...!!! And I really want to go to those workshops, at those specific times! Because my friend and I want to do 2 together, and we don't want to have to get up redicilously early and be back very late. So, I am waiting, wishing and hoping. Wondering if I should mail them again...*SIGH*

In between sorting out my scrap-attic and scrap-stuff (again, for the umpteenth time...) (I keep buying new stuff, I have to stop doing that!!!) I managed to make 2 LO's in these past weeks. Very different ones, LOL.

Unfortunately another scrap-store near me is going out of business, so I bought myself some stuff and...A PAPER RACK!!! It's all filled up already, but I am a happy scrapper. =)

Here's the first LO I did, starring a pic I took of my dad while he was sunbathing during our vacation 2 years ago. One of my dad's dogs, Xiucai, follows him around wherever he goes. So, when my dad was lying there, he wanted to be with him anyway, no matter how hot it was. I gave the title lots of thought, I found it hard to come up with something not too cheesy, and not too obvious. So when "Tan for Two" popped in my head, I stuck with it. The journaling sort of says: "Xiucai loves being near his boss. Even while he is sunbathing..." That doggy is so silly and affectionate it keeps melting my heart. =)

The second LO is kind of vintage. Or I hope so. I was in the mood to scrap vintage for some time already, and then preferably with cream, old pink, or pale blue. Ofcourse, I didn't have any paper to meet my demands, so I made it myself. I used 3 layers of paint, cream, crackle paint, and then I blended my own old pink on top. I didn't know what picture to use until I came across this old one of me. Ain't I cute...? Or chunky, for that matter...;) Again, I had a hard time coming up with a title, but I went for "And she will be LOVED" . Because I know I was, and still am.

I used lots of paint, stamps, distressing, glitters, sewing, lace, etc. At first when I was finished, I thought the whole thing looked boring. Dull. Like it was gonna fall asleep any time soon. It needed a fix, but what...? It was made up mostly of old pink and cream, so I added more green, and that spiced the whole thing up. It made more sense now. Now it's finished, but I am not completely satisfied with it. I don't like how it turned out, it's still not exciting. I am disappointed with the result.

I was going for something inspired by a scrapper I discovered recently, her name is Meriam. I found her scraps on SIStv, and then discovered her blog. I'll put a link to her blog up here, you should really see her art, it's so gorgeous and fragile!

Well, judge my LO for yourself. (Sorry 'bout the bad lighting of the pics, dunno why, but couldn't get it better...) Is it vintage...? Is it finished...? Is it boring...? Tips, comments, guidelines, links, anything is always welcome and very appreciated!

I hope to see you next time! Until then, happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

Cricket said...

Beautiful layouts! I love what you did with the vintage one!! Your dad's dog is too cute!!