Lindy Gillespie and I live in sunny Gold Coast. I am married with 2 grown up children, Craig and Kate, and an obnoxious cat called Java -and like any animal is very much part of the family.
I have been scrapping for about 7 years and first stumbled across a brick and mortar store which caught my eye so I had to investigate, and to my surprise was immediately addicted.
I would classify my scrapping style as white space with s bit of shabby chic .... and I am a bit addicted to distressing and mix media. Most of my work has layers and distressed edges. There are many that inspire me. I love searching through the home magazines and the colour catalogues.
I have been very fortunate to be published in most Australian and Overseas magazine.
On the first layout I choose to scrap a vintage photo, which suited these gorgeous papers. I first started with punching some of the edges, then tore the straight edges, and inked them as a final touch. As my style is lots of layering, I cut the elements, frames, and lace papers. Then I started layering beginning with the black lace and the chippie, which was sealed with gesso, and painted with distress paint. Finally I added some items from the ephemera pack. The flowers were from the Main Kit and the Flower Add-on.
For the second layout I chose to scrap one of my daughter's wedding photos from last year. I have torn 3 different papers to match the photo, and this time, added a lot of pieces from the ephemera pack as the starting point for the layers. On the background I stamped with some textured stamps and misted in grey and gold. The edge punching, which is on all my pages, is my signature style.
For this layout I wanted to make the Petaloo Berry Spray the focus, using an older photo which I edited in Photoshop. These items, along with the Manor House paper flowers from the Flower Add-on and a butterfly cut from one sheet of the paper, blended into the a great design. On the background I started inking the script stamp, then added some texture with masking and misting in shades of walnut and gold. Under the berry spray I added lots of different layers including lace, elements, ephemera, some flowers from the kit, and handmade rolled flowers.
Lastly, I created two cards:
A huge thank you to Lindy for being a part of the C'est Magnifque team this month, and creating these awesome layouts and cards using our February Kit!