It was Day 3 and it began with an early start and Rainer into another fresh batch of SCD Frozen Yoghurt *sigh*. He just loves that stuff.
I decided to capitalise on the kids' wonderful mood and began constructing the CAVE OF STARS that I got from the Play At Home Mom blog and I love it.
Hubby took advantage of the sales and bought some new business shirts so before he threw them in the rag pile, I asked him to take the buttons off. I completely love how the stitching is still on there. Nice one Hubby!!
and buttons were a perfect addition to this secret project!
(all will be revealed next week)
123 for July is up.
The criteria is courtesy of Gina Rodgers:
colour=aqua/teal (FYI, my colour is Jo Sonja's AQUA)
technique=layering to make a scene
Since I downloaded the Sue Pelletier DVD from ClothPaperScissors, I've been dying to try out some paper clay....which I might add....is totally freakin' awesome!!!! This stuff is called Magic Clay and I got it from The Art Shed. You don't need water or glue; just shape it and plonk it on. How easy!!!
Another trick to make this background is to turn all your expensive die-cuts into stencils and masks. This is a beauty from Sizzix and Tim Holtz. Find acetate that will go through your machine (I have a Cuttlebug) and crank away. I've made stencils and masks from all my die-cuts now and I love the variety I get from having both a stencil and mask in one!
The title is cut from a larger piece that I really didn't like as a whole. I just cut all the words from the corner frame thingy and presto......new life from old chippies!!
All those ideas should keep you busy for a while!!
And I had a day off today.
I stayed up till 2am this morning doing canvases and mucking around in my art journal and just basically enjoying the serenity LOL.
Slept in until about 9am, showered and went to the Finder's Keepers Markets at the Old Museum. Picked up some bargains (well I thought so) saw Ngaire and LJ and George and just enjoyed having my hands free.
Thanks for dropping by xx
More soon....of course if Blogger behaves LOL