Sunday, 2 September 2012

Hooray, I've caught up!

So after feeling very guilty that I had let the Chinese Whispers team down and not completed a couple of my LO's on time, I have managed to catch up and am only two days late in posting this month! (To be honest, it was already done, but the flare on the photo in the early evening sun did nothing for the LO and so I decided to wait for better weather this weekend!)

I should however say that loosely as the weather in sunny Shropshire is far from sunny - I've been brave and put a load of washing out, but if it doesn't rain before it's dry, it'll be a miracle!

As always, I receive a layout from one Ally and send to another Ally.

The lovely LO for this round looked like this...

I know I've said it before but I do so enjoy this clever CJ idea xxx

It gives me an excuse to scrap for pleasure and use items such as the blank postcard sent from Rome to home... this is something I always try to do when on a cruise as you visit so many different places on the trip!

Our day in Rome was amazing, if somewhat tiring in 40 degrees!

It's a place Harvey and I will return to out of season and do the sights properly! The photo is of Nina outside Trevi fountain - I loved how the Instax camera created a lilac hue to the image.

The papers are mainly from Websters and although not one for usually going for broke on blooms, I used about 100% more than I would normally do and actually really like it! Stepping away from your comfort zone isn't always a bad thing!

The month strip was cut last November, by my lovely friend Jackie using a die-cut machine - I've kept it safe waiting for the opportune moment to use it!

Loving white gesso at the moment and so the LO got the gesso touch here and there including on the alpha to soften it!

So now I've got a window to play with the stunning new ScrapaGoGo kit... I've got two very definite ideas for my DT work for this kit, so fingers crossed they translate!

One involves the funky stamp, but I need to experiment first to see if heat melts acrylic stamps! Don't worry, my experimenting will be on an old stamp!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Go Team GB...

1 comment:

Jackie xxx said...

Great layout, love how you have used the die cut. Looking forward to seeing what to make with your kit. x