Sunday, February 22, 2009

Bubble Fun

Having experimented with paint on a LO previously, shown a few posts ago. I thought I would have another play using bubble wrap. I used two colours and quickly dabbed them them on, using my trusty foam brush, keeping one colour towards the right and the other towards the left but ensuring that they did not go on evenly. I felt like a kid at playschool !!! I then lowered my sheet of Bazzil carefully on to the bubble wrap and pressed down evenly. I then peeled it off and left it to dry .... ensuring that none of the cats could curl up on it and leave their hair as added texture. The result .... my own original patterned card stock and this is how I used it ... hope you like it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I've been doing some scrapping ... at last

Managed to get some inspiration over the past few days so did some scrapping and then realized that I had not up loaded a layout of the twins I did some time ago, for their DUE DATE so here it is.

I am getting into stitching using Bazzil In-stitch and I find it fun.

I love watching the tide coming in and out on the beach at nearby Leven so this DL says it all to me. It may not be the most picturesque part of the beach but it gives great texture to the photos.

I also love playing with the 12x optical zoom on the camera and birds always catch my eye. Hope you like what I have done.
The poem I used brings back memories of my husband reciting this and many others to the children, from a nonsense book he had. The problem they had was that it was humerous the first and second and possibly the third and fourth time when they were very young but not the tenth or even twentieth as they grew up but Dads will be Dads !!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Yeah ....... WE HAVE SNOW

Woke up this morning and there it was…… snow everywhere.
My wish had come true at last, there were a couple of centimetres lying on the ground and the snow clouds were still shedding their load on Fife and in particular, MY GARDEN.

I was so excited that I nearly went out in my slippers and nighty but the icy blast that met my knees as I opened the back door quickly brought me to my senses.
“Get dressed, have a coffee and then get the camera” I told myself.

Before I could get my trainers on my daughter and her friend were out building a Snowman. May I point out that my daughter is no 10 year old … infact she is 30++ and her friend is 25+.!!!!!.The work of art became a busty Snow lady as it evolved…its nice to be different and make the neighbours smile....... I told myself.

Sadly most of the snow has gone now although it did reach at least 8 cm in depth but the snow lady remains to remind us of the fun morning we had. I wonder if she will be there in the morning, or will there just be a pile of embellishments!

I tried an experiment on my newest layout. I was inspired by the techniques used in the Cybercrop class by Ifa and although I did not take part on the day, I wanted to have a go at watercolours and do my own thing.
I would like to point out that I cannot draw or paint but I felt like trying to construct a layout with almost nothing for a picture taken in 1944, when there would have been a ‘make do and mend’ attitude due to rationing in the war.
I used 1 sheet of Bazzil card stock and one sheet of watercolour paper, which I found amongst my hoards of bits and pieces, a Zig pen for all the free hand drawing and Marvy la Plume pens (bought years ago and used a few times for stamping) now used for their other use, making watercolour washes.
This is my first attempt and I shall try it again, making improvements with each LO I do but it was great fun and a very cheap original way to scrap.
Maybe this is one of the answers to combat the Credit Crunch and still continue to scrap Paint in all its forms seams to be a great answer. Applying paint to bubble wrap gives a great background effect when pressed onto plain card. Lets not forget that all those stamps we have fallen in love with over the years can be used to create wonderful original patterned cardstock and the watermark effect is stunning too.

This really is worth a try

Bye for now

Thanks for reading this. Angie xx

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Snow … what snow?

While most of the United Kingdom became covered in snow there remained one small corner that was missed, the corner I live in. Well I suppose if I am honest not completely missed but no more fell than the dredging of icing sugar one would sieve over a sponge. I watched the news and heard about how many centimetres had fallen in the North of Scotland and in The Borders and everywhere in-between. It was even falling thickly on London and surrounding areas, which is where I moved from in the hope of seeing some snow during the winter months. A friend informed me that Fife never gets snow especially near the coast but I knew she was mistaken as we had had some the first winter we were up here so I still lived in hope..
Then on Saturday morning, when large flakes appeared and fell thickly from the heavens I let myself get excited and rushed to find the camera but by the time I had it in my hands the snow had stopped and within, what seemed a very few moments there was no evidence that it had ever been there. I was left wondering whether my longing for a few inches of snow to fall and remain for a few hours had caused me to hallucinate. Alas there were to be no snow pictures yet again this year.

Putting all thoughts of snow out of my mind I turned it to scrapping.This of course has been UKS Cyber Crop weekend and I have dipped my toe into the pool of classes and challenges … in fact I did one class and two challenges but have printed off some of the classes to experiment with later. I find it hard to get inspiration to command so three over the weekend was all I could manage. The result of my labours you can see below

This is the mother of my late husbands cousin, who lives in America and I made contact with last year These are my late husbands mother and aunts This is Harry, My friend Lisa has great fun!! at meal times with him.
These messy pics seemed to be just what a neat symmetrical layout called for !!!
Hope you like these ... I shall be back soon (promise) with some pictures of my grandsons. They are doing so well now. Angie xx