Tuesday, 18 March 2014

New challenge at TIOT and updates.

There is a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday and the theme this fortnight is "music". Here is my project:

I created a canvas with a picture of my daughter in her solo costume for her dance to "Buttercup" so many moons ago. If only I could return to those days. For my canvas I used a creamy acrylic for background color then added stamping with fresh flowers and white and yellow paint. Next I stamped some tissue with my Hero Arts music stamp and decoupaged onto canvas. The picture was then added and some black paint scrapings around it and on edges. Finally I added some yellow beads(which I had also used to make her earrings for the costume and some little cloth flowers. 

Now if you head on over to the TIOT challenge blog you can see what my other team mates have created and add your own so we can take a look. Hope to see you there.

So no onto my updates. Well I really must apologize for being gone for so long. I have to say life has pretty much gotten in the way. I have not even had the change to craft much and my days are now filled with work and school related stuff. I have been coaching my daughters team for the Ecybermission and Christopher Columbus science competitions since the early fall and that alone has taken up a lot of time. They have been working on a project involving Diamondback Terrapins and how their nesting was effected by Superstorm Sandy.  If you would like to see more about their project you can visit their blog here. I have also been working at the school here and there along with my volunteer work and oh yeah the foster doggies of course have needed their time.  Finally I have been plagued with illness this winter. It seems that as soon as the boot came off and my foot was healing from the fracture I had managed to wear myself down enough to get the bug going around which started weeks ago with a sore throat then into a lovely cough which I still have. I have to say though at least with the snow days I have managed to clean out my craft room and can once again sit at my desk and try to create although it seems my creative mojo is now on vacation. I am sure it shall return soon and I shall be ready when it does. 
SO that pretty much covers the past months I have been missing. Now that the projects for the girls are submitted there is not as much running around for meetings. They still have some ongoing work caring for the turtles and some fundraising at least until they get the competition results in April. Please with them luck. They have worked really hard and have really done a great job working on things outside their normal comfort zone. If you would like to wish them good luck you can visit their blog here.
We  have managed to get 5 foster doggies adopted out while I was on hiatus. there was Stacey, Marly, Sally(aka Reilly), Abby and Eden. All wonderful little girls who managed to find their loving furever families. right now we have Sadie and Trixie.
 Sadie shown above is our little blind girl although she will almost  have you believing she rally can see they way she runs, plays and adapts to her surroundings. She is a playful pup that has so much love to give if only someone would have patience enough to give her a furever home. 
Trixie is another sweetie. she love to cuddle and sleep a lot. With sore hips she is a bit slower to get around but that doesn't stop her from wanting to play and do doggie things. 
You can get more info about both these girls and many more here at Homelesspawsnj.

Well I think I have taken up enough time for one day. I promise not to be a stranger to blog land anymore and will try to work on getting my crafty mojo back. For now I must run and be off to school.
Thanks for stopping in and have a lovely day. 


Mrs.B said...

Hi Angela, this is such a lovely page, and gorgeous photo of your daughter.
So pleased you are now on the road to recovery and hopefully your motivation is on its way back.
Avril xx

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Angela, love the scrapbook page - I particularly like the way those flowers stamped with paint turned out, great effect. I'm sure the girls have a done a great job and hope their hard work gets the recognition it deserves. Persistent coughs are a pain in the b***. I hope you are fully recovered very soon and Mr Mojo comes back to stay very soon! Hugs Cindy x

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, and love the photo of your daughter that you have used. Great photos of your special needs doggies, too, hope they soon find loving families! Valerie

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Angela lovely to see you back and with a gorgeous layout and photo. You certainly have been busy and I am so sorry you have been poorly, but hopefully back on the road to recovery and finding Mr Mojo. Take care.
hugs Brenda xx

Meggymay said...

Hi Angela, lovely to read your post. The layout is fantastic and the memories you will treasure forever.
Its perhaps a good job I live in the UK when I saw the photos of the dogs, hope they find a loving home soon.
Yvonne xx

Mirella Diaz-Kaleem said...

great canvas Angela! so beautiful and bright! love the technique of stamping tissue and decoupage it into the canvas! never though of that, duh!!! Thank you so much for having me as a GDT at Try it on Tuesday!
Mirella DK

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Angela,

Ohhh what a DARLING layout, the lemony background etc fits the pretty picture for sure.

♥ the pics of your DAWGS - they look like they would be good buddies!