Wednesday, 29 July 2009

June LO's

So, i bet your thinking - June LO's - doesn't she mean July?
No. See i never blogged for nearly 2 months, what with one thing and another and i haven't uploaded any of the work i managed to complete, so as my previous post explained - i will hopefully try and catch up as and when i can and since the kids are now happily eating lunch i will grab 5 minutes to show you the LO's i done.

First up is the LO i produced with the July Cleo Craft kit, but of course i got the kit a month earlier. It was a range of papers from Basic Grey, Lime Rickey collection. On first appearance i was a little worried as i am not usually a bright and bold person - so it did take me a while to think about what to do.

After a few hours searching i found this photo of Liam when he was much younger with his new bike, i believe he was about 4. As the photo's had the same colours it was a perfect match, i got to work and i was very surprised at how quickly the LO actually came together.

I have kept it fairly simple so not to try and detract attention from the photo. Decided to do a little stitching and just added some orange puffy Thickers and that was my LO finished.

My next LO i achieved was from my scrap box. This seems to be growing by the day. Because i scrap in the smaller size of 8.5x11in and always use card stock as my base layer i never ever get to use a whole sheet of 12 x 12 - so you can imagine how much left overs i have!

For this LO i pulled together a piece of Pink Paislee, Basic Grey and American Crafts - the colours matched quite well. The mermaid stamp is one i got over a year ago from the Bad Girl Kit club.

I turned the photo into black and white to match the papers - i love the peacefulness of this photo, it's actually Hannah day dreaming in the sea in Galveston, TX. I added a bit of stitching to this LO too, not something i venture into doing much - but i like the effect it has given, added some making memories shimmer letters and bling gems.

So there you go 2 very different LO's, although enjoyed making both of them.

So we are now 1 week into the summer holidays and the children are bored. The typical summer weather really isn't helping and somebody at work told me this weather was here to stay :0(.................................. so much for picnics and beach days!!

Tomorrow we are hopefully going to London for the day, The kids want to see the sights of London, Big Ben, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and a few more - how much we do is dependant on the weather. I really hope it stays dry.
I am of course armed ready with my camera ready to hopefully get some good snaps. What ever we do - i am sure it will be a fun day.

Will be back soon - with an update and photo's of our day out hopefully.
Take care



Kit said...

gorgeous layouts!

Claireliz said...

Loving those LO's.

Emilie said...

Those lo are gorgeous! the first one especially! so full of details!! love it!