Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Lots of catching up to do!

Yep Ive been a bad,bad blogger but, in my defence I have been separated from my beloved lap top for a little while now so, time to catch up.
This first page is for a new challenge blog called GET PICKY. I almost always use multi photos now so I couldn't resist having a go at their sketch this month and it was a lot of fun.
These are pictures I scrapped a long time ago. Actually these photos where the very first photos I ever scrapped when I started scrapping 4 years ago.
Well I wasn't a serious scrapper then and would have only completed about 6 LOs a year I guess, if i was lucky.
Ive only been a serious scrapper for almost 2 years, any way as you can image the original was pretty BAD!
If I get brave one day maybe Ill show you. hehehe.
Any way this is Paul and our first baby Kaiser. Not a day goes by that we still don't miss this big fella and he really was the most perfect dog ever.
I cant have a post with out close ups. Yes my love affair with Glossy accents continues.
And then there's this little guy. Isnt he adorable!!. He is made by WORDS OR WHATEVER and when I saw him I knew he'd be perfect for this page.
I really liked his raw chipboard colour as I thought it mixed well with the tones in the pattern papers so Ive left him raw out lined him in dark brown texta , gave him some shadows with my favourite grey marker then added some detail with my fine liner black pen, coloured his tongue and gave his cheeks a rosy glow with red texta then finally yep you guessed it more glossy accents for his nose and tongue.

Now onto something so amazingly beautiful and special that my wonderful and talented friend made me.

I cant tell you how blown away I was when this arrived by mail for me yesterday. I really am lucky and very blessed to have a friend that cares enough to make me such s stunning piece of art and I am so happy and proud to have this beautiful LEANNE original hanging on my wall. I love every little bit of it and I cant stop looking at it.
Even Paul said WOW thats AWESOME when he saw it and thats a big deal coming from my husband. LOL.
So THANKYOU Leanne you are such an amazing friend and I will treasure and love it forever.

Now just before I go I also wanted to tell you about my new DT position over at WHITE WITH 1.
I almost fell off my chair when i received an email asking me if Id like to join the design team.
Of course I said YES!! hehehe.
Its a fantastic concept and the rest of the DT are very talented and inspiring scrappers so, I hope you'll find the time to check it out and play along from time to time.
OK thanks for stopping by. TFL


amanda73 said...

oh wow, this is amazing shell...i love everything about your get picky layout, just awesome, love those pics of the dogs,

and congrats on your new dt position

Christine said...

Oh, this is amazingly fantastic! I adore that big puppy and the sweet banner - yum!

mel said...

congrats on the DT position!! well deserved!!
Love the get picky LO and WOW to the wall hanging from leanne - what a lovely gesture

Leanne said...

Congrats on your DT!! That is awesome!! And Leanne is a wonderful friend! Is this her secret project! LOL!

Gorgeous, gorgeous LO too...x

Cathy said...

Congrats on the DT spot. Can't wait to see your creations!! Loving your LO!! The puppy is so cute! What a gorgeous wall hanging and what a fantastic friend to make this specially for you! :)

Anonymous said...

love your take on the sketch! adorable banner & puppy! love it!

Leanne said...

your take on get picky looks superb... i esp love love twine..woot woot.. and i LOVE how you coloured the puppy..you are WAY too clever.... woot woot..
and i'm super glad that you liked your pressie... yay...

Kim said...

OMG HOw extrodinary is that wall hanging, Leanne is one talented lady, gorgeous gorgeous, and that little dog layout is fabulous Shell, perfect papers and embellies and your execution is just outstanding as well, a HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS on the new DT sooooooooo well deserved

Nerrida said...

Wow, that layout is just fabtastic - you are so clever.

Tanya Tahir said...

Fabulous layout! I love the banner and the little puppies, so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with our first challenge at Get Picky :)

Chantelle said...

Great Lo Shell - love the banner and the swirls of bakers twine - adds a great touch.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY - hope you have a wonderful day. xx

Nikki xx said...

Thnaks of joining us at Get Picky with you r beautiful layout Michelle :) and huge congrats on your new dt possie too :):)

Melinda said...

So so so so very GORGEOUS!!! Love that little puppy and congrats on your CT position!!! Well deserved, can't wait to work along side of you! xo

ps...HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!

Berenice R. said...

So nice projects! :)