Anyway as you can see we have clouds and raindrops. I have used the Claudine Helmuth Stamps with a matching foam stamp. I pressed the foam stamps into a few sprays of Dylusions and stamped over the top. Love the effect - looks like rain.
Saturday, 11 August 2012
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
We will be using various techniques for decorating the pages and various mediums. I hope I can do a different one for all seven. I have managed to up to now but I have two to do yet..... Well I hope you all like what you see and that I will see some of you during the summer. Take care and if I don't see you have fun.
Monday, 9 July 2012
Oh how time passes by so quickly. One minute they are babies with beautiful curls and the next, well you can guess, still beautiful but bald!!! Oh well he is now forty six years old. Anyway as you can see I have used black and white photos, tones of one colour - turquoise - and an abundance of circles.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Seems ages since I lasted blogged or did a page for that matter. Well it was well before I went on holiday and that seems ages away now, almost due for another one - if only if was married to a rich man. Anyway I was asked if we could do a Jubilee page - so here it is in all its glory. As you can see there of lots and lots of union jacks, some embossing and a few diamonds.
This event did take place whilst I was on holiday so I dutifully left my place in the sun and spent an hour and a half watching and taking pictures on the televison. But as you can see I could have been there!!!!!! Also I didn't get wet. So the pictures are a little grainy but that captures the rainy day I think. Also must thank the BBC and their World Service - amazing.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
This is one of the reasons I am so behind this week. Ashleys 21st - it's supposed to be raining happy birthdays which are all over the card and on top of the umbrella which is made from honeycombe paper. He did like it! but had his eye on some others that I had made, cus there are four more birthdays later in the week. They are based on the union jack and "keep calm and enjoy your birthday". So he had seen them and was expecting to get one but he was sadly dissappointed.
Anyway the picture on the right is of the tools you require to make the roses we are doing this week, so if you could bring them with you it would be most helpful.
Close up on right of the roses. Below is a close up of the butterflies.
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Hi there, are you all sick of the rain now? Can't get a lot done up the allotment and it's so cold that the seeds I have planted are not growing. So have spent quite a bit of time crafting - well it's better than ironing isn't it. Trying to finish my eldest grandson's album off as he is 21 in a couple of weeks. He did get the album for his 18th but there were a few pages left to do and of course only just got round to it. This will be the last page in his book.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Thought we would have a bit of splashing around with paint, well a bit of dripping really! Also, the butterflies are from a new technique in Tim Holtz nnew book so I thought we could give them a go too. This is a place we visited last year when we went to Beverley in Yorkshire for the weekend. I saw this place on the map so off we set for a visit - it is near Bridlington. The gardens are really pretty and there are quite a very topiaries in the midde of flower beds.
First off you have to make your paint a bit runny and then drip it on from the top edge and let it run down the page. I tried not to get too messy doing this. Sorry about the colour of the brown butterfly, it really does look a bit more interesting than this - looks like a moth.
The butterflies are stamped and die cut and are layered with a coat of rock candy crackle paint which is left to dry, then distress stains are used to colour them
Finally I did some stamping with distressed stains and I was really pleased with how that turned out. Finished off with a bit of stencilling. Hope you like it and I will see you all next week. You will note that I have posted really early, this is because I'm buzzing off for a long weekend and hope it doesn't rain too much. See you all soon.
Monday, 9 April 2012
This picture is of my grandson Jamie taken with his three Greek cousins in Athens last week. I managed to get it thanks to his Aunty Kerry and Facebook. My main idea is to try and use up some old card and underneath this is a vile shocking pink (why did we ever buy it?). Anyway it now has a nice piece of paper over the top and some bits off another sheet underneath the torn areas - yes, it's exactly the same paper some has blue paint over it and the piece behind the photo had fired brick distress stain on it. After the painting and stick down of the photo is is pretty much just embellishing.
Finally a close up of the stamped bird, skeleton leaf, and the swirl. I think I'm loving this page as I have wanted to do one of Jamie and his cousins for ages for his album so loads and loads of thanks to Aunty Kerry for putting some pics on facebook, and of course I am not biased but it is one beautiful picture.
Monday, 26 March 2012
It's been such lovely weather and there are so many things to do outside, but I can't put it off any longer so here I am showing the latest creations. First off the pic on the right is the card I created for my Mum, it folds up like a book and ties with a ribbon. The words on it say "I smile because you are my Mother, I laught because there is nothing you can do about it". I think she liked it. I have done it in the journaling style of backgound, with spray inks, paint, stencils etc.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
What an enjoyable night it was. Some of you chose really patterned paper and others went quite subtle but they all looked wonderful, including Marilyns "shabby chic".... I like it!!!! To be fair though she was very excited to be telling us about the Queen and to actually be scrapping a pic of her with her grand-daughter well what can I say .... well done Marilyn. I'll start on the next page later so watch this space. See you later......................