Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Still here....

Wow I cannot begin to tell you what a crazy month this has been. I am really hoping October will be much better. As I write this I am once again fighting a sinus infection complements of the fall weather and wonderful allergens in the air. Time has just seemed to get away from me with the start of school and start back at work along with all the other daily trials and tribulations.  Today was the first day I have been in my craft room in I don't know how long. Of course I had to put everything away because I left it such a mess then just piled atop it for the last month...It did feel really good though to get inky once again.  

This week over at TIOT is the next challenge for the month and the theme is lots of layers. I had started this a bit ago but only got as far as stamping a few images and gluing the book pages together. Today was the day to finish it up.

I loved these fairy stamps when I saw them and wanted to do something whimsical. The background is layered with torn book pages , stamped acetate images and gesso. The outer frame is pattern paper by Basic Grey. the butterflies are also stamped and colored using promarkers. 

Now if you head on over to TIOT you can see the rest of the teams wonderful projects and enter yours. Can't wait to see you there. 
Thanks for stopping in and have a wonderful day. Angela

Friday, 7 September 2012

New Stamp Man Challenge

Its time for the next challenge over at The Stamp Man and this fortnights theme is "Summer Sizzlers - Use Hot Colors" Here is my DT project:

I had made this card for a friends birthday. For my card I used Distress inks for the colors. The butterflies are stamped from Tim Holtz Springtime stamps then colored with Distress inks and embossed. The edging used Tim Holtz winter sketchbook for the branches and urban tapestry for the leaves.  

Now its your turn to show us your Hot color creations and link them up over at The stamp Man blog where you can also find some more wonderful inspirational projects from my team mates.  We cannot wait to see your creations.   

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day. Angela

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

back from holiday

We are finally back from our holiday. It was quite an adventure taking not just our daughter but her friend also to Disney. We are not quite used to having 2 Tween girls around. One has always been quite enough. But when all was said and done they had a great time. Of course mom and dad need a vacation from the vacation. LOL.

On a creativity front things have been pretty dry lately. School starts tomorrow so hopefully the days will be mine again. Yippee.... I am still keeping up with the Paper Secrets SYAO challenge if only by the skin of my teeth. We are into week # 31 now. It was really hard being away and then just getting back but I managed to finish this weeks challenge. Here is my take on the sketch:

Sorry about the photo. It is late and the flash kept over lighting sections. this was the best shot I could get. 

For my items I used: 5 handmade flowers(using Washi tape(the little budded ones)), papers - BoBunny(5) and MME(2), Handmade banner(bunting), fabric(sheer), Ribbon and Twine.   I also used Doily, gems and Prima flowers.  For my technique I used Border Punch.

The pictures are of one of our former Fosters Niki who came back to stay overnight while her new forever family went to a wedding. It was so nice to have her visit. She is such a little doll.

Well thats it for now. Hoping to have a bit more time back after tomorrow. 

thanks for stopping in and have a fantastic day. Angela