Thursday, 21 February 2013

Basil :)


another one bites the dust!! I am on scrapping cloud nine!!!

I am always on the lookout for new challenges as a little prompt usually helps to get the creative juices flowing and having seen a few of my blogging friends refer to Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge I thought I would pop over and take a look glad I did!!

Smashing inspiration and not only sketch challenges, although that is what floats my boat!!

Here is a layout of my beloved Basil :0)

I misted with acrylic paint as I wanted that specific limey green......I am going to be doing that a lot more often!

This is my homage to Heidi Swapp...created in frustration at not having a Michaels here!!! You can see I had a little accident with the white love but it doesn't notice so much in real life! Obviously cut on the Silhouette and the black was a an offset shadow of the original word.....I am finally getting to grips with all the functions!

Look at that face! Triangles cut from an old Anna Griffin photo corner and the star is from my bonzer mate Lizzy
and here is the fabulous sketch:

 reminds me of that Tim Holtz stamp :0)

Do you want a laugh?? For those of you who pop in from time to time you will know that I am having real problems getting my photos true to colour with all this dingy grey weather....this is what I resorted to for this one. Balancing on swivel chair, one foot on DH's desk (hence the clutter!!) trying desperately to keep the chair still just so I could photograph the lo under his desk lamp and hope that that would fix the problem.......erm.....nope!!!

I am off to try using some coloured paper ;0)

Thanks for popping in,

Ali x


  1. love your page, your doggy is too cute!! thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I love the header of your blog, very cool!!

  2. Soooo not only are you in scrappy are creating heavenly scrapping!!!!!!! NEW FAVE...& it's not just Basil, either....I would SOOOOOO give you 1st prize with this - that acrylic paint misting is how you've used the texture to go opposite ways on the triangles. I am now IN LOVE with your Silly Machine....this is totally WOW!!!! Keep going...I'm enjoying this!!!!!

  3. Awwww gorgeous layout, Basil is so cute and you have scrapped it perfectly

  4. Love this one Ali! Love your special touches and "ode" to Heidi Swapp! Fabulous layout! I just about had a heart attack when I read and saw what you went through to photograph your layout!

  5. sweet! That Basil is one cutie of a dog!:)

  6. Aliiiiiiiiii - this is one sweet layout! Loving your banner, and colours, and titling!! Thanks for playing along with Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge - and please come back again soon to play with us!!


Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it means so much. I read each and every one :0)