Friday, 20 July 2012
A quick second post this afternoon. I decorated these mirrors as gifts for the two girls I've worked with this year. Chocolate Baroque. I had real fun decorating these as they reminded me of the retreat I went to a few years ago run by Glenda and her fab team. Debbie
One week ago today, Amy our daughter graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a 2:1 degree in a combined Drama and Education Studies. I was one of many hundreds of proud parents and here are a few photos of the day.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
My card today is another poppy creation from the Chocolate Baroque stamps Pretty Poppies. I decided to colour them yellow as we have yellow ones popping up in the borders of our garden which is lovely to see through all the weeds that are difficult to keep under control.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
I made this card a few weeks ago as a sample for Chocolate Baroque. I forgot to post a photo of it as it's been manic here. With the kids landing home from Uni, Ofsted coming into work, making tutu's for our charity walk and other bits and pieces to juggle. I'm sure I'm no the only person who starts something and feels that they are going to beaten by it. Well this card shape was one of them. I eventually turned to Youtube and watched a tutorial.
Saturday, 7 July 2012
I really love to visit the coast but with the weather being so disappointing at the moment and changing our cars we haven't ventured far. If the weather improves tomorrow I think we'll have a trip to Whitby. These cards are made from a Michael Powell stamp I picked up a few weeks ago.
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Chocolate Baroque and are fabulous to work with.
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
I've attempted Zentangle many times before and never been happy with the end result. Recently Glenda had posted a photo of a piece that she was working on and it inspired me to have ago. The hardest part I find is starting so decided to go with a different angle for me. I stamped the moth in the centre and coloured it. I then workedthe lines to divide it up. I think the maths side of my brain finds it hard to do random so I used a roll of tape to draw the lines. I really enjoyed sitting and filling in the patterns, taking ideas from others on the internet.
Sunday, 1 July 2012
This card was a combination effort from my daughter and myself. I knew what I wanted to do with the Penny Farthing stamp but couldn't come up with the wording I wanted. The sentiment was done using Word on the computer and trimmed to size. I cut a cloud shape from masking tape and shaded with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink then removed the masks.