Monday, 26 March 2012

Lots of things

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.

 Here is a bit of a closer look with stamped flowers, butterflies covered in glossy accents and flowers.
 This is my take on Tim Holtz monthly tags.  This is March with mosaic butterflies and an embossed background.  His background was actually stamped so as I didn't have the stamps I embossed instead.
 I went to Kathryn's class a couple of weeks ago and we did the picture part which is actually a canvas which also had a hanging ribbon at the top.  I wanted to make a page of it so the ribbon is now down the edge of the page with several other additions of ribbon, lace and tape.  I covered the hanging holes with the butterfly and the three tiny flowers at the top.  I am quite pleased how this has now turned out.  I did like it before but I am running out of wall space to hang things now.
 This is Wednesdays page.  It is a double pager and altogether I have 19 photos, plus journaling and souveniers of the day.  If you have lots of photos of a day out, holiday, party, birthday or wedding, this is the one.  This photos are hidden in booklet form on each page.  My photos show a trip we made last year to Southend where we also went on a paddle steamer up the River Medway and back .  It was a lovely sunny day but a chilly wind whilst on deck - still there was a nice bar below decks!!!!!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Last night

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......................

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Altered Patterned Paper

 I have been experimenting with patterned paper and stencilling, but really patterned paper doesn't work too well.  In this pic I used Tim's Springtime embossing folder sprayed in turquoise and highlighted in Viva Inka gold.  Picture below shows the stencilling all around the edges.  These are the new stencils from Dylusions.  Left is the completed page with the flower made from recycled wet wipes.  You will used plenty of these when wiping ink and paint off my new babies, and of course they will perfectly match your paints and inks.  Ha ha!
Well what do you think?  Yes it is me - haven't changed a bit have I?

 Just to show you I have done a bit of work this week in my journal.  It's been quite a week in our house with one thing and another and I might just title this page "TURMOIL"  I really love all the colours and my special flowers lol.
 Below are my pile of wet wipes ready to be cut into flowers.  Might give one to two just a bit more spray to liven them up a bit.
 Something new is lurking in my craft room.  As you know one of my other passions if my allotment.  Well I bought one of those plastic greenhouses last year, but during the autumn the high winds blew it over and broke one of the legs, even though the whole thing was secured into the ground with 10 massive tent pegs.  So a small space has been converted for growing my seeds.
Broad beans on the left, and below sweet peas, onions and cabbages

Sorry, I did change the view of the pic above but it has decided to revert back to its former self.  Do you like my new watering can?  I took my Mum to Woodlands a week last Saturday and treated myself.  Cute eh! and matches my craft chair.