5 Jul 2010

{Weekend & pretty paper stuff}

Yet another weekend over with :( Why do they go so quick. This weekend saw I trip to the Park, chilling out at home, a little scrapping, no cooking(whoop!), Baby Ella's christening and watching the tennis. I am now extremely tried! But I had a fantastic time. The sun was shining and little man was happy (apart from extreme meltdown last night as he was sooooo tired - he was so tired in fact he slept round til 8 this morning! Shocker!!)

Onto pretty paper stuff...

The ever so talented SJ draws the most loveliest downloads - which you lucky lot can download FREE every Friday! So last week I whipped up at little card with cute armchair download! SJ kindly provides the drawings in colour and B&W outline. And as much as hearted the colour option I had plans for the line drawing.

First I printed out the line drawings on to plain a4 paper 4 times. Then I used my trusty repro herma and attached scraps of paper over the images - over the sections I wanted to be in that paper. Then re ran the paper through the printer and voila!

I then cut out the parts and built up my image - basically like decoupage. Once finished I added some October Afternoon as the backing (i thought it looked like wallpaper) But it was a bit bright for the back, so to tone it down I sprayed it with a Maya Road mist in Lime. Printed off my sentiment and stuck it altogether. Complete card done! But check out SJ's blog for what the other CT did with the download.

I also managed a layout this weekend about out household lion loves. This was also in response to the studio challenges.

That's it - excited about Shimelle class starting today! Whoop!


  1. Gorgeous card and layout leanne, you manage to get so much done!

  2. ooh i love your layout!! hello from the new class!

  3. Gorgeous LO - those lions are so cute!

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Studio :-)

  4. LOVE both the card & the layout! Super clever how you pieced the chair together with different papers.

  5. I love both of your creations! I'm too scared to put scraps through my printer in case they get jammed in there :)

    Thanks for playing along with us at the Studio! x

  6. Very cute lions, and I love the misting x

  7. Gorgeous Card Leanne - that is such a clever idea. It looks fab :)