Sunday, 10 August 2008

Getting back on track...

My scrapping has certainly taken a back seat over the past couple of months, and so it was really nice to be able to sit down on Friday night and get some LOs done. Two more for the New Zealand part deux album LOL.

Whilst on South Island, we visited a place called Shantytown, on the West Coast near Greymouth. It was mid winter, cold and very damp, and the place was almost deserted, but we still had a great time, looking at the buildings and shops recreating the 1860's - Gold Rush era. We even got to pan for gold - we all came home with a tiny bottle with gold flakes in the bottom, and panning is not as easy as it looks :)

The LO was done using an April 2008 pagemap. I used bazill card, and Chloe's Closet paper. Braid is from a Little Silver Hat kit, and the title is American Crafts foam thickers :)

The second LO is also from Shantytown. In the Saloon, there was a photographer, taking sepia photos in period costume. Mark thought this was a great idea, persuading me that it would be fun.... Hmmm.... Well, I got given a skirt and a corset top, both of which were about 8 sizes too big, so I was pinned together with about 25 safety pins, to get it to look right. I was wearing walking boots, so I had to go barefoot - and it was not the warmest days of the year, so I was absolutely freezing LOL. Mark fared better with the clothes, but was not as enamoured with the hat, as it did make him look like Stan Laurel LOL. The photographer had quite an old DSLR, and actually, my little Fuji S5700 took better photos than hers, so she kindly took some with my camera too, and we also bought the proper print she did for us ;)

The LO is done using a June 2008 pagemap. The card is Bazzill, with the hearts already punched out. The paper is Junkitz. I used thin organza ribbon from my vast ribbon collection, and the title is using foam thickers again :) The flower ribbon slide came from a Little Silver Hat kit :) I inked this LO within an inch of its life ;)

It's so good to get a couple of LOs under my belt, hopefully this is the springboard to help me get back into the swing, and to reach 100 LOs for the year :)




Anne C said...

Sarah another 2 great LO's I love the shanty town one, you dont look cold and you would never know you were pinned in:lol: fabulous

Betsy Boop said...

Two great LOs :)
The paper on the first on is just perfect for the photos & I love the stitched hearts on the second

Paula said...

These are beautiful!!!