Sunday, May 27, 2012

I love a little variety in my creativity :) :) :)

Hi Guys

Do you like to creatively stretch yourself occasionally??? I do :) :) :) Variety is the spice of creative life :)

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, stencils - TCW and Balzer Designs, stamp - Donna Downey for Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, washi tape, posca pen, gesso, book pages, dress making pattern paper, indian ink.

Materials; made from the May kits from Jenni Bowlin Studio

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, mist - Tattered Angels, leaves and Alphas - Prima, gesso, posca paint pen, indian ink.

Photo by LVB

I do hope you have a great week

Lou xox

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Some Scrappy fun :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I got to spend a little time in the studio last night, and I must admit is was muchly needed! I truly needed some creative therapy, I needed to work my way through an emotional week and I think it helped :) It took me awhile to get the mojo to flow but I got there in the end :) Gosh there are some days that I am ever so grateful that I found the fabulous thing called scrapbooking!!!!

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, Flower and bling and alphas - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, Indian ink, gesso, posca paint pen

Photo taken by Danielle Quarmby

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, feather flower and alpha - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, Signo gel pen

Photo by Natalie May

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, Bling flowers, key,  heart trinket and alpha - Prima, mists - Tattered Angels, hemp string, staples, gesso, posca paint pen 

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, Flowers and alpha - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, Indian ink, Mask - designed by Natalie May for Imaginarium Designs, gesso, posca paint pen 

Well that is my creative stuff for the mo, I do hope you have had a wonderful start to the weekend!

Happy Scrapping, Lou xox

Friday, May 25, 2012

Aussie Scrap Source :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Over at Aussie Scrap Source we have a wonderful weekend of Inspiration for you :) I got to create with Siiiiigh Tattered Angels LOL :) 

Materials; grey board, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels, foam stamp - Donna Downey for Prima, gesso, indian ink, wire, staples, Posca paint pen.

Photo by Anne-Marie Cox

Loved creating this layout, I often struggle with the colour thing and this kinda worked for me :)

Cheers and I hope you have a great weekend :) xoxox

Jenni Bowlin Studio Stamp Inspiration :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

I do hope you have had a fabulous week! I am so looking forward to my weekend with a large dose of creativity happening over it :)

I would love to share with you my first official blog post for Jenni Bowlin Studio :)

We got let loose with the fabulous range of Jenni Bowlin Studio Stamps Wooooot :)

Please do go check out the blog and see what else the amazing team have been creating for your inspiration!!!!!

PS if your loving all the PP and embellies I have used they all come from the May JBS Kits :) :) :)

Cheers and Happy Scrapping

Lou xoxo

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Natalie May for Blue Bazaar Kits :) :) :)

Hi Guys :)

I just wanted to share with you the awesome talent of my scrappy bestie Natalie May! She is working with Blue Bazaar Kits to create fabulous layouts with step-by-steps!!!

Lou xox

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jenni Bowlin Studio :) :) :)

Hi Guys

I would like to share with you some of the wonderful creative fun I have been having at Jenni Bowlin :)

First up is 2 layouts that I created using the May Main Kit. There was an extra creative criteria; in that we were asked to use either vellum [yuuuuum] and/or confetti :) :) :) I have done both :)

Photo by Natalie May

This next layout is one I created for a technique video which you can see here!!!! 
I used the JBS stamp, and paints to create a layout background :) :) :)
I do hope you enjoy!

The May JBS Gazette is out ...wooot lotsa fabulous inspo CHEK IT OUT!!! :)

I am doing a little more JBS creativity at the moment so keep an eye on the Jenni Bowlin Blog, It is jam packed with fabulous DT inspiration!!!!!!

Cheers Lou xoxo

Are you....................

finding Joy in the moment??????

Materials; grey board - Imaginarium Designs, Crackle paint - Tim Holtz, Mist - Tattered Angels, Alphas - American Crafts, Indian ink, Posca paint pen, Gesso.

Photo by Natalie May

I hope so :) xox

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Australian Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo June 9-11 2012 :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

Soooooooooo :) see the picture below........well if you would like to see what type of layout I have created from this second hand shop find you will have to attend my session in the 

Scrabooking Memories Studio 

2pm each day, 'Thinking Outside the Square' - by Louise Nelson

Cant wait to see you there :) :) :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Finnabair Classes with Scrap Matrix in Darwin :) :) :)

Hello Hello :)

A couple of weekends ago I ant to an amazing 2 days with 4 workshops by the incredible talent of Finnabair run by the fabulous Rae at Scrap Matrix in Darwin!

It was Faaaaaaaabulous! Ania is quite possible one of the best teachers Ii have seen!!!

Today I want to share 2 of the projects that I completed in Ania's workshops!

Materials; patterned paper - 7 Dots Studio, canvas, bling, stamp - Prima, metal rings, Tim Holtz, gesso, Ranger Ink, vintage book page, lace, tulle, and lots of vintage findings LOL :)

This was my first attempt at Finn style! The one thing I learnt is not to put the gel on the patterned paper as it stopped the mist from taking ....dam!!! LOL :) Live and learn! :)

Materials; patterned paper - 7 Dots Studio, flowers, bling, stamp - Prima, distress ink -  Tim Holtz, gesso,chipboard - Imaginarium Designs, vintage book page, lace, tulle, and lots of vintage findings LOL :)

OMGosh I felt like I had used a years worth of embellishments just on this one layout!!!! LOL :)

If you ever get the chance to take a class/workshop by Finn,....... DONT PASS IT UP!!!!

Lou xox

Aussie Scrap Source :) :) :)

We’re starting a new series here on the Aussie Blog, covering basic design principles.  We’re lucky enough to be using many sketches by Becky Fleck of PageMaps to illustrate many of the concepts, and we’d love you to join in with us as we go through them.
Each week we’ll be posting information about a different design principle, together with sketches.  You can use the sketches, OR create your own design to illustrate the concept of the week.  So for this first week for example, you could create a page using either sketch below, make up your own design that clearly showcases either the symmetrical or assymetrical concept, or even use our design teams layouts as a basis for your own.  Cardmakers are welcome too, and we’ll include CardMaps from Becky as well where they apply. 

We would love you to join in our Design Challenge and we have a prize pack to give away each week to our favourite layouts! As always we’d prefer you to use our suppliers, but with so many fabulous brands to choose from this is an easy task! Please email us your pages by next Tuesday 22 May to appear on our blog in our next post

The first post is all about BALANCE. Please check out the links and read on!!!! :) :) :)

Materials; bling, flower, alphas - Prima, mist - Tattered Angels, gesso, Signo gel pen.

Dooooont keep us waiting toooo long start creating and email us those creations!!! We can't wait to see them :) :) :)

Lou xoxo