Delighting in the Dark Side!
No this is not a Halloween post - I personally don't do Halloween but do admire the lovely projects and pages that the people who do make.
The dark side I am talking about is of course a bit of digi scrapping. In fact, the only scrapping I have found time to do this weekend, apart from making a template to use with this package of gorgeousness which arrived from ATDML yesterday.
Just look at that beautiful Parisian Anthology paper and the gorgeous Webster's Pages stickers and paper - love, love, love it all xxxI have a class to do for them and it has the potential to be a whopper! Well, as big or as small as the people doing the class want it to be really.
Sorry, back to my digi pages...........
I decided to document the little holiday that we took in August - it seems so long ago :(. This was all brought about by my finding a screwed up map from Carsington Water on my desk. Yes, I'm afraid that it has been there since August and that shows what a state my desk was in. Since having the laptop I rarely use my desk and so it has become a general dumping place for all sorts of things. I decided that I would make a concerted effort to clean and tidy the house this week and so blitzed the upstairs (except for Gracia's room as I cannot face tidying her floordrobe and all the other mess) and totally tidied and dusted the downstairs yesterday - hence the map find!
But I digress, so after finding the map I wondered if I could make it into a digi background so scanned it and reduced the saturation and it was perfect. Also on Friday, between housework duties and as a little treat to myself for actually doing any housework, I watched the Photoshop Friday videos, I had brought from Jessica Sprague (if you want to get into digi scrapping I would thoroughly recommend these) and learnt some new and really cool techniques which I was desperate to try out. So I can now round corners of layers - my map so needed round corners and I can fill text with patterned paper - another thing I really like being able to do.
Sorry, off on a tangent once again (can you imagine how difficult it is living or working with me as I have such a butterfly mind). Well I then decided to make a page about out day at Carsington Water and that was how my first lo of the weekend started.
Now, once I had made the first page I thought I should make pages for the other two days and incorporate maps into those for continuity.
So I have made 4 digi pages of our little sojourn and am digi scrapped out!
I have used templates from here and here and have used this kit throughout.
Tomorrow I am going to start playing with the ATDML goodies and hopefully, by the end of the week will have some sneaks of my project to show you.
Have a lovely week.
Reasons to be cheerful:
1. Beautiful afternoons, gathering leaves for leaf printing with my Rainbows tomorrow.
2. A clean, if no longer tidy house.
3. Learning new digi techniques.