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April 9, 2014

My Scrap Space


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HI Daisy Folk,
Would you like a little trip to Tasmania, Australia??
Buckle up, tray tables in the up right position and don’t forget to pack your toothbrush as I take you on a quick tour of my scrap space.

 

Sharmaine






April 3, 2014

March Designer Challenge **WINNER**


Thank you to those who played along with this month’s challenge.
You had to:
Use a number, a splat, a clip and a word of wisdom.
All the entries were amazing and the winner…

TerryB!!!
Congrats, I love how you scrapped this everyday, could have been forgotten, moment.
Please contact Lisa (funkyfairy) for details of your $10 Cocoa Daisy voucher.

Thanks, again, to all who played along.
Sharmaine






March 18, 2014

March Designer’s Challenge


 

Hi everyone and so happy you are here!
This month’s challenge is a relatively easy one.
My challenge is to use a number, a splat, a clip and a word of wisdom.
The rest, my friends, is up to you!

Here is my page, using pieces from the March kits and bits from my scrap stash.

You will see I’ve used numbers from the strip of pattern paper, a splat of ink, a Studio Calico Essentials clip and some words of encouragement for my niece.

Lisa also played along with this gorgeous page

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Lisa used pieces from March and February kits.
You can see she used a big number (celebrating her wedding anniversary, CONGRATS LISA AND ADE!), a splash of ink, a bull dog clip and some lovely sentiments.

I hope that this encourages you to create and play along with the challenge.
Don’t over think it, just go with it.

Please upload your layout and then post the link in the comments on this blog post. You have until Wednesday April 2nd, 10 pm EST to play along! The lucky winner will receive a $10 gift coupon to spend in the Daisy Boutique! Winner will be announced on Thursday April 3rd.

Sharmaine






February 27, 2014

Product Focus – Transparencies


Did you make it to the forums for reveal??
March’s “Grey Street” comes with 3 Studio Calico wanderlust acetate sheets.
The patterns will vary but the things you can do with them…
Endless! (Well almost!)
I have 2 ideas to share with you today.
The first involved some gesso and water colour paint.

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The first thing you should notice about the acetate is that the print is printed on to one side of the transparency.
The “whiter” side is the top.
Using a thin coat of gesso mixed with green water colour paint I covered the back.

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Once it was dry I used it to back a Studio Calico “Wanderlust” wood veneer clips  (found in the Blue Ridge add on)

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The second idea I had was to mount a sheet of acetate on the back of one of the Studio Calico Wanderlust cork frames (also found in the Blue Ridge add on).
The thin cork has a adhesive back so I simply stuck the acetate onto it.

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I then flipped it and added it to my page.

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Love the white on cork.
Hope these tips, along with Alissa’s (that you can view HERE) and Patricia’s (that you can read HERE), give you some inspiration to use the acetate sheets.
Have fun creating

Sharmaine






January 14, 2014

Inspiration Tuesday – Thinking Small


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Close your eyes.

 

 

Don’t you just love reading things that start out that way.
You can’t read the next instruction with your eyes shut can you?!
Sometimes instructions are meant to be read first.
But when it comes to using your imagination those instructions can’t always work.
Sometimes we get so bogged down in our scrapbook “instructions” we forget to use our imagination.
We open the same box rather than thinking outside it.

I’ve been scrapping smaller than 4×6 photos for quite some time but I’ve been printing them all at the same size, a not quite 2.5×4 size.
So today I am going to take you smaller.
I’ve scrapped small photos before, the cool index size, but it’s not something I do regularly. And it’d definitely not the norm in scrap circles.
Let me introduce you to Willard Wigan.
This guy is a “Micro sculptor”.
The art he creates are so small that they fit on the head of pins.
This one is in the eye of a needle!
He recently spoke at TED (again if you haven’t heard of TED you are missing out!).
I thought I would share his inspiring talk here

The reason he started his creative journey is because he used his imagination.
Sometimes we need to stop our routine way of doing things and imagine.
Let our minds go and let our creativeness flow.

So I printed off some passport photo sized photos and used one to create this page, using the January kit.

And a little like Willard, I held my breath and worked between the heart beats.
Some times that is all it takes.
To stop, step out and just create.

Hope this inspires you to stop, close your eyes and just create.

Sharmaine






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