Welcome to my blog! I never really thought I would create a blog untill hubby set up a family one. I started posting to it and was told off for "hijacking" it with my "craft rubbish!" And so the Nerdbird Blog was born! Not sure how much I'll post but I understand that this blogging lark can be addictive!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Good Weekend

had a fab weekend with Sally, Kay and Shirley - didn't do much scrapping though! I did finish my LSNED which was good! I did this LO for the latest challenge on Butterfly Crafts which was to scrap what film/tv character you would be.
This is a LO about Ollie and his "scary face"!

Art Journalling

Next lesson for the Art journalling class was to add more paint as "top texture", add some of the confined collages and then add the "graffti" - I chose to use quotes that I liked.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Art journalling 301

Latest lesson is to create what Dina calls confinded collages. Basically make a big sheet of collage and then cut up into your journal motif (in my case hearts).

While I was painting the boys want to paint too and were using the same paint as me so I decided to use some of their painting in my collage sheets.Collage sheets have also been sewn on tooFinal confined collages

Art Journalling 301 - With Dina Wakley

I am totally loving this latest class with Dina over on Get it scrapped - I think it must be my fav class of hers. This one is doing a whole art journal in one go rather than pages and techniques - here are the results of the first classes:
Colour wash base: Ink Stenciling:Creating mini pages:

Friday, 6 November 2009

Scarlet Lime Oct 09

Found a new sketch site (Thanks Fay!) Sketchy Thursday So here are 2 LO's using the last 2 sketches. This LO's is something I have wanted to record for a while, it is a copy of my brother's speech at Mum's funeral. The journalling reads:
I don't know how Glenn managed to give his speech at Mum's funeral. He held it together, he was funny, tender and so full of pride for Mum. He was amazing. Never thought he would do it and I was so proud to stand beside him as he did it.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge 2

Bad Girls Project 52 Challenge 2 was to recycle/alter an old text book using the theme of school or education and to use office supplies.

Here are my starting supplies!
I have just found all my old school reports and school stuff and so this challenge was perfect timing.

I made a book using the 2 clipboards and the pages are all envelopes. I aged them all with tea, covered them in paper (mostly from the Sept Cocoa Daisy kit) aged the paper with a wash of gesso and then COVERED them in glimmer mist and alot of it!!! I used alphabet stencils and a circle stencil with the glimmer mist and then after spraying turned them over and used the negative on the back of the envelope pages. I also used paper clips and bulldog clips as masks with the glimmer mist
The clipboards were covered with the pages from the book (using a technique Wendy at Bad Girls showed me in a monthly kit) to give a textured feel.

I cut out the middle of all pages and put in a photo from my last year at school and about half way through put a photo from my first year at school. I covered the book in gesso and then more paint and glimmer mist.