Thursday, 2 June 2011
Was to alter something and have the theme Dreams
I of course had to alter a fish can this was the larger size and I attached a tin lid and hanging hook. When painted I filled it with fish cut from the lids of fish tins and created reeds from a aluminium food tray. The fish and reeds were coloured with Ranger alcohol inks.Also from the aluminium I cut coloured and embossed a small label.
DREAMING OF SWIMMING IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
I used sharpies and OHP pens to colour and then removed the ink leaving the words highlighted.
The most difficult part was trying to get a good photo.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
It is a strange thing with blogs some days there is nothing to say and I probably send some of you to sleep with boredom , But today my head is bursting and I risk going OTT. Anyway here goes.
Yesterday as I was looking for something else I found this butterfly which I started about 18mths ago it needed embellishments and one hour later it was finished I was pleased with how it turned out.
I also finished the journal page I have done for Milliande and which I am sending to Marilyn in Canada she is binding all of our pages as a gift.
BUT IT IS TO BE KEPT SECRET
Now today I visited my elderly parents in Bath I took a few food supplies and while i was there took photo’s of they graveyard they look out onto.
There are only a few graves it is a very tiny plot but this one is very eerie especially in poor light.
I should mention at this point I have a fascination with old graveyards and I lived by this one for many years but I can never remember going in .
On a lighter note my Father showed me a knitted Jelly Baby he had been given.
I thought this was very odd as at 84 did he really need a knitted Jelly baby,but he explained that it was from a Church group and when they did not know what to give a seriously ill person they gave them a Jelly Baby. Just to let them know they were thinking of them.
This is actually a very bright lime green.
When I left them I thought I would pop into the Book Barn which is a massive warehouse containing thousands of second hand books. Normally when I go in the books are priced individually according to age value etc.
But I could not believe my luck when I arrived as the sign on the door stated all books £1.
I double checked and yes every single book £1 so I grabbed a trolley and I was off.
I ended up with 19
Just a snapshot I always buy these old books intending to rip them apart in reality though it very rarely happens.
When I returned home I found interesting post had been delivered.
The bluebirds had flown in from Christine in Yorkshire for my ATC swap
Christine had said it was a favourite subject of hers and this appears to be the case as I was amazed as to how many were in the envelope.
I only asked for 3 with the option of another for the Hospice my father attends so I was over whelmed. And the amount of work put into them is amazing even the envelope had Bluebirds attached
The second envelope contained the unmistakable artwork of Lorraine in Liverpool who has a style I really envy and she has used collage and stamping .
I think I recognize these birds
Lorraine’s blog is on my sidebar.
Love of Collage
The third envelope contained two journal pages for the April swap hosted by Nina in Canada and these pages were from Dawna in Canada .
Make A Wish
Child Like Dreams
What more can I say other than AMAZING
I love them both
As you can see It has been quite a day and just when I thought it was time to relax I had to transform into a ipad expert over the phone ( you should all try this it is very difficult ) My 80 year old aunt has bought one and is struggling I am no expert but I do not want her to give up and I am determined that in the near future she will be a true Silver Surfer.
Sunday, 29 May 2011
I have received the first set of ATCS for my Bluebird of Happiness swap over at milliande. And they are are from my dear friend Trine in Denmark who as I have said before has a unmistakable Scandinavian style which I love.
Trine has used stamps and ink? to create wonderful cards.
Yesterday my husband wanted to go and see a Man about a Boat six miles further up the River Severn ,but to reach the mooring we had to go through some very narrow country lanes and I saw something I had not seen for a long time.Cows coming in from the field to be milked.We were running a little late so we could have done without the delay but it was fascinating to watch them walking past,it was even more interesting watching the teenage girl who looked as if she wished she was somewhere else.
my husband was quite concerned she was only wearing flip flops.
every now and then she would go and push one in the right direction
This farm is very close to where my son’s attended senior school and watching this yesterday bought back memories of the Foot and Mouth outbreak of 2001.
Some days the school had to close because so many fires were burning the carcasses of slaughtered livestock the air was acrid,and at night the sky was glowing red.
I hope we never ever see those sights again.
He got to see the boat.
I made a start on my sketchbook project journal yesterday ,to be honest my heart is not in this and I am not really sure why I signed up again. You are allowed to alter the journal as long as the dimensions stay the same and it is not more than 1 inch thick. So I decided to make a completely new journal with a 1 inch spine and I hope that is O K.
This was my 2 prototype covers I was quite pleased with the colours but I wanted to strengthen it some how. I remembered I had a Xyron in the back of the cupboard which luckily had a laminating cartridge in it. These would not fit so I made another cover in 3 parts ,laminated each piece and then assembled with eyelets.
My first thought was to try and find a small ring binder fitting to fit but if not I will do an concertina fold or I may just start all over again.
Watch this space.