Sunday, 06 September 2009

Scrapping and Mosaicing

This is a picture frame I mosaiced for my sister Liesel's birthday. I really had a lot of fun making it and the photo I used was one we took at Christmas time. In a previous blog post I mentioned that my brother Malcolm and his family were going to be emmigrating to New Zealand in February 2009, so I had taken along my tripod on Christmas eve and made each of the families pose to get photos and then got the whole family together. This was a good one of all the family, but with Leanne not being here, we had to use a picture that Dereck had taken of her when he went overseas in the September (or thereabouts) and used photoshop to add her in. I love the way the photo came out and for me is certainly a really special one. It was also very special to Liesel, and from her reaction on opening her present, made me realise that this is exactly what I was meant to make for her. Enjoy Liesel and remember that you are very special.Below is another layout from our USA trip that I finished. This was from the boat cruise that we went on.
There is always one picture that won't go the correct way around, no matter what I do!!! So, sorry if you get a stiff neck for having to look sideways! This is a layout of general things in New York. The limosines, at the tube station, the view from the air train, our hotel and Carnegie Hall.
The above layout ideas I got from Desire while I was up visiting her over the long week-end in August. I have one more to finish and then that will be week one completed.

The layout below is one I finished recently of Leanne as a bridesmaid at her aunt's wedding in 1998 when she was 12 years old. I can't believe how time has flown. The stencil I used is a new one (fancy squares) available from Doinglife and for the larger pictures, I extended it to fit.

Yesterday it was my friend Shelley's birthday and she, Rayna and I went to another crafting lesson. Rayna continued with her painting and Shelley and I started with painting a plate each. I must say I had a lot of fun and quite enjoyed it. After that, we came to my place where Kathy met us and we had a yummy lunch of bobotie with rice and vegetables and finished off with the Ramsay ginger pudding, custard and cream. Then we just sat chatting and catching up on news.

Today, Dereck and I took a drive down to the Durban beachfront to see all the alterations and extensions currently taking place. It is quite a mess at the moment and I hope that the City can have it all finished by 2010 soccer. From there we went to Oscars in Essenwood Road and had lunch and then came home and got a few chores done.

I have just finished watching the movie on M-Net - August Rush - what a divine movie. Now ready to do some reading of my book and then get some sleep.

Satisfied crafter signing off .....


Helen Tilbury said...

Wow you have been busy Michelle - & creating some beautiful work! Your mosaicing looks so professional to me & I like the look of your sideways layout LOL - how you have used tickets & stuff as well. Sounds like you have had another great weekend!

Desire Fourie said...

Michelle, I just love that mosaiced frame. The tile colours match those of the photo perfectly and I am sure this will become a treasured heirloom. Your layouts are lovely, I especially like the New York (Mackaya Bella) one. You have done this beautifully. Thanks for the tip on stretching the fancy square shape to a fancy rectangle shape.

Jose said...

Yous have been busy all those pages! and that mosaic frame is Gorgeous!

Andrea said...

Love the frame...stunning stunning stunning, and as for the photo, I am inspired by your hubby's photoshop wizardry....I can't see who has been added lol