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Thursday, 8 March 2012

Discovering New Paths & Influences

I know that they're a rarity from me these days, but I've made another scrapbook page. I'm still in tag-making mode but I have a reason for scrapping. Recently, I've made some new online friends and through them, I'm discovering new paths and influences.

Two of them, Kory & Frank, are behind the frenzied hours I spent putting together a layout. Sorry, strike that. My mistake, four. I forgot Andy & Jim.




The sketch design I used is Kory's (here). It's a scrapbook layout because I wanted something to upload to the Flying Unicorn's, a virtual world which Frank has introduced us all to. Jim is responsible for the wax resist technique. Remember the tag from the tutorial I did last week (here)? I chopped it up and incorporated it into this layout.




Andy's influence is found in the chipboard heart embellishment. It's another technique I've picked up from his timeworn techniques workshop. All I'll reveal is that masking tape was involved. Isn't this one heck of a groovy technique? Plus it was incredibly easy to create. I can see it's going to transform quite a bit of that old chipboard that's been hanging around my stash collection.

As for the subject matter, well neither Nick or I have been taking many photos of recent. However, on browsing through Nick's folder for inspiration, I noticed he has several new shots of our large tabby, Basil. Ever since he adopted us, he has seen me as a substitute for his sleeping arrangements (I'd hate for you to think that we spoil him but he does have three proper cat beds & a fleece blanket) . I've learnt to do the crossword or read a book, with only one arm, as the other normally has a feline nuisance asleep on it. He only gets away with it cos he's just very good at being cute. 

Well, the weekend's nearly here and I have nothing planned for once. Perhaps I'll find the time to craft & draw. Or will I just fritter the hours away catching up on the backlog of movies I've stacked up in the "to be watched" pile. Or maybe, for once, I'll do both in moderation.

Have a wonderful, creative day

Paul xx

13 comments:

Kory K said...

Your layout is BEAUTIFUL!!! Everything about it- love the photos, too! Wow!

-kory

HeatherLynn said...

Paul, your layout is divine! Love how it turned out. Basil is a beautiful kitty, too! He makes a great scrapbooking subject! Have a lovely day! ~hl

Kory will be so delighted that you used his sketch!! :)

JoZart said...

Looks like you are in happy land crafting and having fun learning and sharing new techniques. Your LO is fantastic, and I especially adore the crackled heart in it.Lv Jo x

Scrappi Sandi said...

I love how you've used this technique in your LO & Basil is one Handsome moggy-monster!! LOL at you becoming a one-handed master...I've mastered that skill too, with my feline muse, Pikachu!!

alexa said...

Wow, this is a stunner! ~Both The Moggie and your page ... I winced about about the cut-up tag, but it clearly looks wonderfully confortable in its new abode. A bit like Basil!

Frank Garcia said...

Paul wow, I am speechless that layout turned out so beautiful and amazing soooo stunning!!! I really love all the elements and the picture is adorable! Love the paper, the ribbon, everything!!! Glad to hear I inspired you, you are amazing and oh so sweet!

Hugs! Frank

Michele said...

Fab LO - I love the weathered effect on the chipboard heart. Cute cat too :) x

Andrea Ewen said...

Amazing! What an awesome palette of both color and mixed media! The crackled heart is just perfect and that sweet kitty...the perfect subject! It's great to see you expanding your creative base...especially so I can sponge off of your ideas~ :)
~We have a spoiled kitty in our midst too...every morning she's poised atop my husband's shoulders as he works on the computer...I ask, "Doesn't your neck hurt?" Well, yes it does...but don't dare move the cat! Haha...

Cath Wilson said...

That's a cracking page design, Paul and I love the colours. Love all the things you're doing lately and your playing with techniques and bits and bobs is really interesting x

JoZart said...

We really must get together and you can not only visit Sudely but you too can add a feathered touch to the piece in the grounds!
Jo x

Anne Jagger said...

Fabulous X

Neet said...

Beautiful LO ... and Basil - well what can I say about him. He is the cutest!
Hugs, Neet x
ps off to investigate those links - so much interesting stuff on your LO.

- Jodie Lee - said...

That is so gorgeous Paul. I love that layout. I love everything you do - your sense of color and texture is just so beautiful and inspiring.