Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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.
Thursday, 17 September 2020
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
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,
Thursday, 10 September 2020
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.
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
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,