Can You See the Birdie?


So, as promised, here’s my first post in the new plan; my first Technique Tuesday.  I said I’d be dusting off unused tools and I’m starting with not one, but two which hadn’t even made it out of the packaging until I made this page!

It all started with a recipe challenge at Soul Scrappers – do something different with twine and include leaves and embossed card stock.  I have a lot of twine and I had a photo and a story I wanted to tell. The story involved my early attempts at photography, so I broke into the Amy Tangerine embroidery stencil I picked up from TKMaxx for a fiver and stitched a camera direct onto the background using bakers twine.

DSC_0643I also added a brad and a vellum frame to the camera.  Thanks to Master Forger Millisa for the idea of stamping onto the frame.

I picked Amy Tangerine papers from the Ready Set Go collection, including a leaf print but I was struggling to work in any of my embossed card stock.  So I decided to use my dry embossing kit for the every first time and I embossed a leaf into the bottom right of the page.  It wasn’t as easy as I imagined.  It’s hard to find the groove in the metal stencil and you can see I nearly went through the card.  If anyone can tell me the best surface to dry emboss on I’ll be grateful and think this post worthwhile.


And so the story –  a school trip to Slimbridge Wildfowl Trust.  I was getting into photography so I took my camera and spent the day snapping away quite happily:  my friends taking a drink break, numerous geese and a brightly coloured mandarin duck spied between some straw coloured reeds. I eagerly awaited the return of my processed prints, but imagine my disappointment.  Mom had decided that colour film was wasted on me and had put B&W film in my camera.  And that brightly coloured duck just blended into the background in black and white.  Some things just have to be seen in colour!


Another memory scrapped for my Childhood Memories Album and two tools used for the first time. That makes me one happy scrapper!


6 responses »

  1. I really like how the camera turned out too. I’m hoping to get to TK Maxx within the next couple of days – must have a look at the scrapbooking shelf

  2. love all the colours you have used Julie in this page kind of echoes the 1970’s colours and patterns I think. Looking forward to seeing you in September so I can get all the inspiration first hand xxx

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