I just wanted to share with you a flooded canvas I made with the help and inspiration of the lovely, talented Linda Baldock. I am really happy with this, although in the end I did have some bubbling in the resin where it has reacted to some of the product I have rather bravely thrown in the mix. Sometimes these things are such a learning curve, I know now what I would and wouldn't do again. I think when you learn a new technique it's as much about what you learn not to do, as what you learn to do. And with this type of thing, where it is quite experimental, I don't think it's always good to get your hopes up on having a successful piece the first, second or even third time. I know for some that is a bit disheartening but when you are doing things not necessarily just for a page in your album or a card to give someone on their special day, but just for the sake of creating something, it is the process that is just as important as the final outcome.
I have some layouts to post too... will get to that asap!
I decided ages ago to submit an entry into a DT callout. I didn't make it :0( but it did inspire me to do this layout of some photos I had been holding onto. I just love the photos you get of real time, not posey, staged ones but the ones that really show how people are when no one is watching them. In my little old house I have a perfect vantage point from my dining room into my loungeroom and I often get to see and hear the kids doing things when they think no one else is around. They are the memories I want to keep, I want to share, I want to remember. It's not the most perfect photo but it is the perfect picture to tell the story of our family. I think everyone should remember scrapping isn't about making a pretty album it's about telling a story, YOUR story and you should scrap the photos that help to show what and who you are. Lace is lovely and glimmer mists are great but when it comes down to it I want to look back at my album and smile because of the memories it brings back, not because I got an A+ in my photography course and I have the most expensive embellishments on my pages.
Anyway, enough of my prattling on. Kev is away again, so as usual I have big plans to get some serious paper type therapy done. But I won't make any promises, let's be pleasantly surprised rather than disappointed, tehehe!
Sorry it has been a while girls, my computer has gone all hay wire and I have to be honest I have had a major attack of techno-laziness... I have decided I am just going to have to wait till Kev gets back so he can spend the afternoon down on his knees, worming his way through 8 tonne of wire spaghetti, while on the phone to and international call centre trying desperately to get the putey fairy to come down and wave their magic mouse and make all things in the world-wide-web right again. In the meantime I am quickly dropping you a line from the work putey in my break! So it's quick and sweet today...
This was a layout of my beautiful girl, Eliza. When she was a baby she had the most amazing smile and what was even better about it was you only had to look at her and it would break out and beam across her face. She was so amazingly happy, the most smiley little baby I have ever seen. And to be honest she still has that beautiful smile and it is always there, it just makes you want to smile too!!
For those of you interested, I have my card class this Tuesday night, May 11 at 7.30pm. The focus technique is "using Edge Punches". We are going to be making three cards and I think I have managed to use the punches in three different ways!! If you'd like to join us, please contact the store, I would love to have you there!!