Monday, July 21, 2008

New Inspiration

My brain is a whirl right now, so many things on the brain, work (do I want to go back, do we need for me to go back, who will look after the kids, arrghhhh can't stand it)..... but I won't think of those things right now. I'll just delve into my scrapbooking world and let the rest just fade away...

I was on Christine Middlecamps blog and boy oh boy, you should just see the beautiful photos she's posted of all the new fabulous products from CHA Summer 08. She's an awesome, uber-talented scrapbooker, artist, woman extraordinaire, very worth looking at. She's one of the posts I check in the morning for my daily dose of inspiration. Take a look at some of the awesome stuff below.

How cute is this vintage stuff!!! So loving K & Company these days.




Look at these gorgeous pebble thingies (brads?!), how gorgeous as flower centers perhaps..



And well, look at this ribbon. I must learn to use more ribbon on my pages. This is just ultra gorgeous and soft.. oh I'd love to get my hands on this too!

When I went to my scrap store a few weeks ago, I bought the latest Somerset Studio, The Art of Paper and Mixed Media magazine. Well, I've been devouring it since I bought it. Each time I look through it I find and see something that I've missed. In it there was an article written by Annie Schwabe called, "Art Squared". It talks about now very popular "inchies". I didn't know this but in the art world inchies are a one inch by one inch (very small) canvas of art - you make up a few of these and put them on a page or larger canvas to create a myriad of tiny art pieces!! You'd think 1" by 1" is too small to do anything with, but it's actually not. I've seen the "inchies" craze translate over and over again in the scrapworld by designers who have used this technique with paper squares on their pages. It's a beautiful effect.


I would like to attempt to do this "inchies" thing, but not with canvas, and no, not with paper. I want to use fabric! I recently bought some really fab, goreous fabric from Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room collection - and a couple of bags of scraps to use on my scrap pages. Just take a look at some of these rich, bright colours. Enough to put a smile on the crankiest of old men's faces!!



So, I really wasn't sure how I was going to use the bits until now. I'm even going to attempt to sew - I haven't really done much of that. We'll see how that goes... I guess I should first learn how to thread the machine, err, more like, lets just start by learning where the "on" button is! Smile.

Ok, so that's it for now.

Man, I need to get a life!!! Too much scrapbooking on the brain! But it's sooo much fun, I just can't help myself.

Adieu, to you and you and you....


Francesca



1 comment:

Carmi said...

Thanks for finding and visiting my new blog! You are my first "comment."