G'day mates! My guest today is the vivacious Lizzy Hill [waves enthusiastically to Lizzy..."We are on the same continent right now!"]. Her style is is an eclectic explosion of patterns, colours and ooooh... so awesome textures. There are always clever little bits and pieces on her creations that make me go..."Hmmm...I so want to try that technique...or that washi tape" Yes friends, she has been a key contributor to my current washi tape obsession *winks*. I love that she goes to the heart of why we scrapbook - to keep authentic memories of our lives and not just use pretty things - as reflected in the humour she injects as well as the hand journaling she includes on her projects. Today, she shares how to fussy-cut your photos and incorporate hand journaling. She is also hosting a challenge with a fabulous RAK for a winner! :)
But first, let's admire her lovely body of work....
Hello fellow scrappers – I’m honoured [& a tad overwhelmed, I must add] to be here on Yvonne’s FABBO blog!
Who am I? An Aussie who lives just above Sydney on the Central Coast. I have 2 grown up sons & 1 grandbaby, plus a pile of ‘steps’….a great assortment of scrappy subjects! I’ve been scrapping about 4 years…& I’m currently on the DT for Scrap Friends. I’ve also had a few pages published in Scrapbooking Memories, an Australian scrapping magazine.
I’m a bit of an eclectic scrapper – I THINK my style is rather bold…I LOVE challenges & challenging myself & I’ll have a go at anything scrappy wise – on or off the page. Lately, I’ve been drawn to badges, mists & masking, & using liquid pearls. I usually journal on my pages – often by hand - & I’ve been really enjoying fussy cutting up my photos…..& that’s my challenge to you!
Here’s my example:
You see, the background is completely nebulous…so, I got rid of it. Easier to ‘tell the story’ without that distraction!
Here’s my hand journaling, telling the ‘story’.
A badge! And since feathers seem to be ‘hot’ atm…I added some I picked up outside our house – you don’t need to spend a fortune on scrap supplies. And they can be misted, if you want…
I really like to make elements ‘mine’ – sooo I added Prima alphabet stickers to this banner I made…the seam binding ribbon gave it a nice dimension, too. Similarly, I tend to ‘mix’ products – so there’s a pile of different manufacturers featured here. Try it! I think it gives your scrapping a more ‘individual’ flavour!
I do LOTS of blogging…& see stuff that I think ‘Ha! I’d forgotten about that.’ Hence the bottle cap here – it’s nice to revisit stuff you haven’t used or thought about using for a while! And you can use little scraps of paper & create a unique embellishment of your very own easily. This one is finished off with Glossy Accents.
That tab had the ‘wrong’ word on it – so I just covered it with another sticker. Easy peasy. LOVE those glass beads & you can see my Liquid Pearls in there, too.
When adding photos like this, you need to ‘ground’ them – so I’ve tucked them into strips of paper to make them look more ‘finished’.
Hope this has given you some inspiration for cutting into those photos - there’s nothing like moving outta that comfort zone & stretching your creativity….soooooo my challenge is this:
I’d LOVE to see you FUSSY CUTTING around those photos AND/OR using HAND JOURNALING on your creation! Which is your biggest fear? Now’s the time to conquer them & have a bit of fun…I’ve a wee RAK up for grabs…of course, you may love using these techniques…in which case, I’d LOVE to see what you come up with!!!
Ready to play along with Lizzy's fabulous challenge? Please link your newly created projects featuring fussy-cutting AND/OR using hand journaling via Inklinz [located at the end of the post] by Friday May 3rd, 11.59pm (GMT+8).
As always, please leave a little love for my guest Lizzy. :)