Monday, 30 April 2012

bloom & grow

here we are and it is almost May. every year seems to go by more and more quickly.

it was difficult to choose a sketch this month. so i picked two!

this double page sketch is from Pencil Lines. they are no longer making new sketches, but they do have a great archive listing sketches dating back to 2006.

and this one is from Page Maps. Page Maps can also be found in the print edition with some fabulous helpful resources that you can take with you when you are scrapbooking away from your computer.

i followed the basic design of the double page sketch, but elaborated on my design for the left page. the second sketch (PageMaps) is also more my style, so i made them both work together for me.

this month we will be using Country Garden from Bo Bunny.



i love that the paper has the appearance of the trendy-art-journal-ish background. so much depth, but it is as flat as a pancake. which we will change and add real volume as we create it.


another addition with be some liquid pearls. oh, the things that product can do! imagine a thick liquid version of the perfect pearls we used back in February. they are available in 30 colours.


Urban Scrapbook had a new order of Memory Box dies come in this week.

i picked up a few. one was the Tilda Swirl. i think i am a sucker for anything that is a fancy circle! i love using them on their own, under a flower, under a rosette, sliced in half, on the edge of a card or project, etc, etc. sadly i don't think the Perched Reed Bird is available anymore. i'm glad i snagged it when i did. not that i use it a ton. but it is so cute!!

i learned how to use my thin dies for doing some embossing this week. a very cool technique. i have some free time (finally!!) this afternoon. so i intend to make something using this technique.

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