At a recent retreat I was lucky enough to be sitting near to the hugely talented Michele Thomas from Crafts for Eternity and she very generously showed me how to create a stunning background for a layout. I was absolutely thrilled with the result and shall be playing around in the future with lots of texture and generally having fun!! Thanks Michele!!
I hadn't been able to scrap for a while after the retreat because I have had a poorly puss to look after, here she is looking very sorry for herself!!
I think the tongue is telling me exactly what I can do with my camera!!
Anyhoo while cat sitting and in the absence of scrapping I have been tangling and thought I would share one of them here.
now that barley is on the mend, I can hopefully get back to my scrap room and put into practice all the wonderful techniques I learnt at the retreat!
My blog has been sadly neglected of late - the wedding of son and heir and the arrival of five beautiful (and naughty!!) kittens have taken precedence over everything else, but I am desperately trying to get on top of things!
So here's a quick layout that I did a while back and hadn't got around to posting.
I'm off on a scrapbooking retreat this weekend so I fully intend to have lots to share with you soon!
apart from zentangling I have been redecorating one of the bedrooms, rather than go out and spend more money I decided to have a go at making my own artwork for the walls.
This is a canvas I came up with using texture paste, paint, glimmer mists and a bit of Tim Holtz tissue
some time ago I mentioned that I'd started Zentangling (or as I like to call it 'justified doodling!!')
I had an old set of drawers that had seen better days so I thought I'd give it a go on something larger than a piece of paper! After all if I didn't like it when it was finished I could always paint over it so I didn't have anything to lose really!
and here they are...
Think I'll stick to pages in future but I had fun doing it!
for all my good intentions, it's been a month since my last post!
Of course it has nothing to do with the amount of time I spend on pinterest (and if you believe that.......)
On the rare occasion I manage to drag my sorry butt away from the pc, I have been playing around with some more journalling pages, not sure what I shall journal as yet - at present I am just enjoying the process and getting messy!