Just a quick post to let those in my Longford Crafters group know that their section of my blog has been updated with information on our upcoming get togethers and the projects / workshops that we have planned!
There are some additional features on James' homepage this year which allow us to acknowledge everyone who have currently sponsored him, given donations or offered their support & encouragement for his efforts. Thank-you one & all!
Can you believe it but there's no hand stitching on this card - *grin*
The coloured bird was a rubon applied to a transparency sheet, cut out and then coloured using some Smooch - I love the effect and it was a demonstrated technique that I hadn't tried before too! When it was dry, I then used a little silicon glue to attach it to the card!
On the homefront, unfortunately due to the cold, wet & windy weather, not a lot has been happening outside in the garden like I'd hoped it would these school holidays. My poor vegetable garden is looking quite neglected and I had hoped to get stuck into it - I have my fingers crossed that the weekend will be a little more favourable to me being outdoors and getting some things done! *fingers crossed*
Many thanks to those of you who entered my Birthday Random Act Of Kindness Giveaway.
The random drawn winner is non other than Deb!
When I had my birthday not long ago, my best friend Sharon gave me a big surprise by taking me on a ghost tour, at the Adelaide goal, it meant a lot. So now for her birthday I'm taking her to Melbourne for hers. This is what true friendships is. Cheers Deb
Congratulations Deb! Please drop me an email with your postal details and I'll get your winning RAK in the mail to you!
Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter!
I know it's been a while, but today I thought I would share a scrapbooking page that features a photo that James entered into our local Annual Show back in 2008 that was awarded a Highly Commended for his age group.
As you can see, I've kept the page relatively simple, in his favourite colour, with the only decorative element being the brad border trim along the bottom.
On the homefront, the weather isn't sounding all that flash outside again today - gusty cold winds once again - not that it matters too much really because James has some friends coming over today and aside from some Wii, Playstation & Nerf Gun battles, I'm taking them all to see Mr. Popper's Penguins at the cinema! Wish me luck! *grin*
Don't forget that today is your last chance to enter my Birthday Random Act Of Kindness - there's not a huge number of entries there, so you're in with a good chance to be randomly drawn as the winner tomorrow! Good luck!
For the past few get togethers, my Longford Crafters group has been trying out a number of different techniques using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. Whilst browsing the net, I've come across yet another great YouTube Video which shows a great way to colour stamped images using Distress Inks.
Here's the project featured in the video - such a cute image!
It's such a simple technique but looks so effective! I hope you enjoy it!
So . . . I'm curious . . . what is your preferred method of adding colour to stamped images? I've used Copic Markers, Crayons, Pencils and Paint in the past BUT I have to admit that at the moment, I'm loving the effect of Watercolour tecniques using Tim Holtz Distress Inks!