Saturday, 28 May 2016


Hi! Just a quick post up today, showing my entry for: archiscraps where the criteria was to show layering and something reflective.

For this I have treated  the background paper with Color Burst Metallic Liquid which gives a great shimmery effect. I've also used pearlised cream cardstock and silver mirrorboard, finishing off with crystal beads.
The gorgeous black swans were photographed on the Derwent River, near Hobart.  We were lucky to have been in the right spot to see them fairly close by and were able to take some shots showing their reflections.
Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di

Monday, 23 May 2016


Hi! Just a quick peep at tghe post I have put up on Pixels and Paper Challenge site. Each month one of the team posts a tip or technique we like using and it's my turn this month.

Check out how I did this and what else I've done at:pixelsandpaper.
Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


Pixels and Paper again have a great challenge this month. You will definitely be using flowers as this is the additional criteria for this inspirational photo.

You might also think about celebrations, cake, decorated cakes and the colours used.
My take on this was a wedding day photo taken of my mum and self on my wedding day.. September 1st, 1973. (the first day of spring downunder). This is quite a rare photo of the two of us as mum really didn't like having her photo taken, so it is really special.

I used several papers from the same range  in layers. these were torn and inked with Old Paper Distress Ink. To the page I also added swirls of pink pearls, glass leaves, bought flowers and hand-quilled roses. I've also added a porcelain 'bluebird of happiness'. The roses were chosen, not only because of the inspiration photo but also because they were mum's favourite flowers. The blue quilled ones were from the inside of a business envelope.
From the inspiration photo, I also chose some of the colours: pinks, green, blue and white.
I was going to put my journalling on the page, but because there was so much to say, have written on the reverse side.
Pop on over to: pixelsandpaper and check out what the rest of the team has done with this photo. We'd also love to see your work here.
Cheers for now.