Sunday, 17 June 2012

Resistance is fabulous!

I had fun making a card this morning for my dad - no, no not last minute, honest!
I was inspired by Kaz Hall's video tutorial on her blog - (Kaz is one amazing lady, her video is so clear she should do more!) I didn't have all the magic ingredients that Kaz used to hand to do her resist technique so I improvised.  
I used perfect medium as my resist and decided to use  the 'distress ink pads on to my craft mat spritzed with water technique' (sorry to all you pros who will know the proper name for this technique). I then added some letters I've had forever and...
.... this was the result:

I presented it to Dad with a disclaimer that if he poked his eye out on the wire bits it was his fault not mine!
(As a bloke he was far more fascinated with the wire bits than the beautiful background ;o)


In between working my backside off  I have been decorating some letters for another of my gorgeous friends who, despite some seriously tough times, lives by the principle of 'Eucharisteo' which is Greek for 'Life filling gratitude'
I am so grateful for her example x

Here are her letters in progress - my camera hasn't pictured the colours very well. I had to be careful not to make them too grungy or altered as not to scare her with them!

So my challenge to me this week is: whatever it brings to be thankful rather than the easier option of moaning.
' will have to see how that goes!!


Friday, 1 June 2012


So here we are in June. I've managed to complete half the year in Kate's Journal challenge and have even come in on time for this one - Miracles do happen ;o)
June's calender background just had to be a Union flag.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Markers (picket fence, chipped sapphire and fired brick) for the flag and love the effect when I splatted it with water. 

I chose 'hats' as my days as it's in keeping with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. My intention was to have a crown for the day of the Jubilee but ...... being a bit dim ...... I cant work out which is the correct date! If  2nd June 1953 was the coronation day and Elizabeth II became Queen in Feb 1952 what are we doing this weekend exactly? Feel free to educate me if you know ;o)

This is how May's page ended up.
I did  challenge myself to do some things differently - some will and some will not be repeated!

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