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Tuesday 29 September 2020

Autumn Colours at Try it on Tuesday

The weather has really changed in my part of the world and I think Autumn has definitely arrived, which fits in nicely with our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday  which is Autumn Colours.

I inked up a few sheets of watercolour paper with various DIs and die cut the skeleton leaves, one of the pieces I didn't use was stamped with an old IndigoBlu crackle stamp, torn and added to in inked journal page before layering my leaves which had also been stamped with the crackle and heat embossed with clear and then bronze EP.  The verse was a freebie from a craft magazine.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

As there's lots of layers and embossing, I'm also linking this to Art Journal Journey where Jo has chosen the theme of Texture this month.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx 

Wednesday 23 September 2020

Sneaking a Peek

 Hello,  as you may know DD is expecting twins and with twins, there's lots of extra scans and photos, so rather than her keep these in an envelope or folder I thought I'd do a little Album.  It's made from envelopes, a tutorial I saw some time ago on YouTube.

I had some scraps and half used papers left over from my first attempts at card making,  so with some careful piecing and a little ribbon to hide the shortages, it doesn't look too bad.  There's quite a few pages and pockets and photo mats, so I'll just show a few.  I found this verse on the internet and printed it out.

As I've used scraps, this also ties in with our theme at Try it on Tuesday Use Your Scraps and you still have a week to enter, so come and join us,  you'll find all the details on the main blog.                          

Avril xx                                                                                                                                                      

Thursday 17 September 2020

Birthdays are Wonderful!

Hi, It's Allsorts Belated  Birthday Celebrations this week, the challenge has been running for 11 years!  Although I'm not a regular - I don't seem to enter many challenges lately - I didn't want to miss joining in with their theme  'I Love.....

I do love flowers,  I love embossing, I love this TH embossing folder and my new love, this AALL & Create background stamp and I love making inky backgrounds, so lots of I Loves.

A short post as the family have been over for lunch and coffees, before our area is put under new restrictions following a spike in Covid19 cases.  As part of the new restrictions we are not to socialise with other households, so we made the most of today.  As a family we have all been so careful, so it's very frustrating that due to the reckless actions of some irresponsible folk in the area, these measures need to be put in place.

Whatever you're doing, stay safe, Avril xx

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Use Your Scraps at Try it on Tuesday

 Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday is Use Your Scraps, yes, something we all have.

I have a box full of scraps of fabric and lace which hardly get used - and although the piece of lace I've used was only a small square, I've made it look more by cutting around the flower design to make the pieces. 

My page was gessoed with a rough brush and then blue and brown Distress sprays added and wiped back with a baby wipe,  with some background stamping in Potting Soil Archival.   I've also made a frame from a scrap of bandage for my butterfly lady image and stamped a Tim Holtz quote on a scrap of velum and heat set with clear EP for a little more definition.

The rest of the DT have been using their scraps in very ingenious  ways so please pop over to the blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I quite like the look of this romantic journal page, so you might see more lace/fabric scraps making their appearance and using scraps up always makes me feel good.

As there's different textures on this page I am joining in over at Art Journal Journey where Jo has chosen this month's theme of Texture.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx

Thursday 10 September 2020

Rambling Flowers

Hello, I'm still around - I don't know where the time has gone but I just don't seem to have any 'me' time at the moment, although I have managed some crafting time.

I've got a box full of backgrounds, this one was from a shaving foam session and I've stamped the AALL & Create Passion flower and also fussy cut a second flower head for extra dimension, added with 3D foam pads, and a little sprinkle of black glitter on the centers, nice and easy.  I really must get my act together!!

I am going to enter this at We Love Chocolate Baroque's new challenge -  Wings with an Anything Goes option.  There's also a weekly Give Away in September, so pop over to the blog for all the details.

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it.
Avril xx 

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Neat & Tidy

The new challenge at Try it on Tuesday this fortnight is Neat and Tidy, not something I do very often!

I had to make a Sympathy card a few weeks ago, something I normally buy, but as I didn't really want to go into the local supermarket to shop for a card, I decided on something very simple and plain.  I've used white linen card and cut a stitched oblong panel from the same card.  The sentiment was stamped in Violet Blue Archival ink and I've lightly watercoloured some Tim Holtz Wildflower stems.

The Design Team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

It's been two weeks since I was last here! the internet went down and we had to wait for a replacement router and then DD moved house last week, so I was called into service - she's beginning to find bending difficult - well I suppose with twins she's allowed!

Take care and have a great week,
Avril xx