It's lovely to be home, able when fancy strikes to cocoon myself in the craft room and scrap away as much as I want. While I was away I filled a design journal with all sorts of ideas and techniques to try. Now that tools and supplies are at hand I've been scrapping up a storm, evident by the index of completed projects listed here. Unfortunately I can't share any of the inside pages of my journal (woops I've misspelled the title on the cover); because in my enthusiasm with acrylics and impatience with allowing for paint to dry, many of the folios are stuck together and can't be prised apart. Lesson learnt : next time I'm away on assignment I'll put the hotel's mini-hairdryer to good use.
I've also been experimenting with how I photograph my pages. Instead of shooting in the open under overcast skies, I've set up my layouts and camera under the shade of the front porch and shooting with bright, indirect sunlight. It's given my photos more contrast and better colour fidelity which I love. However this shoot has taken me much longer than expected because my cat Bun Bun spent the entire time rubbing his head on my legs and, disconcertingly, on the tripod's legs as well. He's not normally given to public displays of affection so I really felt I had to let him carry on.
Supplies : Lemon Owl Attic Door (Up the Tree, Save the Date, Stars, Old Wardrobe), Webster's Pages (Recorded Mini Bag, Our Travels Out & About). Amy Tangerine Yes Please Perfect, Carta Bella Wildflower Journal Card, Echo Park Capture Life Journaling Card, Heidi Swapp Mixed Company Ephemera, Pink Paislee Color Wash Stickers, Crate Paper Brad, Maya Road Tiny Wood Ruler, wood chip stars