Susie's Scrapblog

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suescraftstuff:- I try to put all sorts of things into order in a scrapbook. mainly family. I Started scrapbooking in 2009 and now am totally addicted. Just recently I started making a few cards, mainly for friends and family, I really enjoy doing this, but there is such a lot more to learn. currently I am learning to use promarkers, they're fantastic!!... I have a cricut cutting machine, but like to embellish with different mediums rather than just the cricut cutouts. I love lace and flowers, also distressing and embossing. This is just one of my many hobbies I've had over the years, a big part of it was woodcraft and painting.The woodcraft bit I got from my dad, him and my mum are my all time favourite people, my dad was so kind and clever, dad, I miss you, because of him I still dabble in the woodwork a bit too. But I am loving putting all my photo's into a scrapbook, and lately making cards, to keep and remember everone in a much more interesting way than a normal photo album .hopefully it will be passed on in later years.



Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Shaving Foam, who'd have guessed it?

This is a card I made using some backgrounds I made with shaving foam and ink, the stamps are from 'Lavinina Stamps' and a stencil and parsley stamp I had boght previously.

A card made today with Lavinia stamps, Adirondack inks and a brayer.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Shaving Foam experiment

I've been experimenting with shaving foam and alcohol re inkers. I only have 2 colours to play with, and thanks to Barbara Gray's YouTube video tutorial I think I did quite well.

The last two pics are of results I got from the foam/ink and the last pic a card I made using one as a background.   I think i looks quite effective.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Japanese Artist,   His name is lawrence Yang, the blog is called 'Blow at life'   have a look, it's brilliant.

Wonderful paintings by Japanese artist.

I found these paintings on the net by a japanese artist, I lost the site so I can credit his name, but I fell in love with the beautiful colours and techniques he used, apparently he used water colours, gouache and inks.   I love it, not as easy as it looks.   If I find him again I'll post his name.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Been drawing to relax this evening after coming home from visiting my mum, a long drive, so I did another background and wanted it to look sort of African, I was inspired by my Aunty's drawing she did back in 2002 of an African lady. I think the background will be a darker orange next time, perhaps I'll use the Gelli plate and make it more vibrant. The little snail was this month's shell stamp from Clarity stamps, I thought I'd turn it into a snail firstly.
" I Never knew a morningin Africa
when I woke up 
and was not happy".....
Ernest Hemmingway