Saturday, 28 August 2010
Hope i've popped this link in successfuly as i'd like a chance to be in the draw for some mini book giveaways from life andtimes of a 12 x 12 addict...I loved the post about her son doing good in his exams it's made me reflect.
......third time lucky i think i've managed the link now...i've wanted to know how to do this for ages...
I browsed through these two minis , i've lots of them i tend to create them from paper bags and there are quite a few in my blog entries ...I created these some time ago and they remind me 'i am still a mum'...my son is so grown up know it great for him and part of my journey to 'let him go' but right now i do miss that little boy who was so eager to have me as his play pal and depended on me...This 4 x 4 mini i made this time last year when he'd done his exams and was moving into sixth form ...the other is an a5 project over quite a few years where i followed one of Shimelle's classes it is crammed with thoughts and reflections on things that evoked emotion in my son over the years... i sooo love looking at it..it shows him loving his chocolate Lebinz biscuits..him actually looking relaxed..i snapped him multi tasking once with the phone cocked under his chin whilst he tried to get his socks on still wrapped in his duvet but arranging to go out with his friends (he spends more time wrapped in the duvet than clothed!) and him walking away but keeping his temper when i made him walk with me! There's such a lot of journalling in here from me and i hope it'll be in his keepsake box forever and give him a few laughs when he is forty!
I have one i must finish for him.. a football one ...he loves his football and i've some great piccies i must put in the album i created a couple of months ago ...i thnk this bank holiday i may just take a break and do that one...I love being a mum..
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Thankyou to Tara Joyce for the encouragement she gives and all those connections through Tara and the I am proud to be an innerpreneur' website....Jamie Ridlers website is a truly wonderful inspiring way to feel positive and progress with your dreams thankyou soooo much i'm making my first wish....
My Wish for Wishcasting Wednesday is to sleeeep i wish for some nights of sweet healing sleep to prepare me for the changes ahead......
Monday, 23 August 2010
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Your mermaid species is: Green Harbour Watcher
Her Latin name is: Viridans Ostia
Brown hair, vivid green tail, hair and dorsal fin offering good disguise in weed beds.
A gregarious, friendly subspecies, the Ostia is often seen swimming near to small harbours and is fond of catching the bow waves of boats, playing alongside dolphins and other porpoises.
Thursday, 19 August 2010
I've created this album for myself to capture some of my seashore musings and memories of beachcombing..and watching the waves throughout all the seasons.I hope to show it again crammed with memories.I've arranged to go to Whitby for my birthday this will inspire me ....I love Whitby...Can't wait mum we'll have a lovely trip!
Decorating this album was a real joy...the papers i prepared myself from silhoutte fairies disc and then cosmic shimmer mists on white matted on black to the inside as removable photo mounts i've still to work on some flourishes and altered art to the inner pages..however my inspration is in the cover and I'll be returning to the album when i have some days off in September....
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Sunday, 8 August 2010
Tip: if the topper is heavy the card is less springy i've reinforced the gusset on this one and may need to reinforce it again...plus enlarged the design template so have to get an 8x8 expandable envelope or make my own for her!if anyone has any ideas or a template for an expandable evelope would love to know about it.
Friday, 6 August 2010
Thursday, 5 August 2010
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
I have just painted up a few imgages of this gorgeous stamp..she came from Canada and i am creating a special album with a lot of mermaid images in it she will take pride of place...Its the first time i've 'gone to town' using my copics and cs paints...oooh i could have carried on all night however i am back to work tomorrow.. a reality check it's time to think about an early night.
p.s.My tip is emboss the images..as they can then be used with pens and paints.I like to use black versafne and clear emboss there is less bleeding of colours.