Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Teachers's gift

The weather's glorious, summer's finally arrived and that reminded me that it's teacher's gift time of  year again. The children break up on Thursday so I had to get busy.
I wanted to make something really pretty but not too time consuming, and I came up with a little honeycomb booklet, the idea of which I lifted from one of my nnumerous books. Of course it ended up taking far longer than the hour I envisaged, and my craft room is every colour of the rainbow now, but I'm pleased with the result.

 This is the front cover. It's chipboard covered in paper. I used th Old School collection from Pink Paislee. The blackboard is from 7 gypsies and came on a stick which I cut off. I used white paint and a skewer to write the message, so it should look like chalk

To make the honeycomb effect, I accordian folded two pieces of paper, cut through the middle of them to the halfway point and wove them into each other. I then folded the finished piece flat, sort of like squashing a drinks carton, and, stuck the ends to the front and back covers. I created 3 tags to insert into the spaces.
 The first tag is misted with Dylusions spray ink in a variety of colours. I made a punched paper border down the left ide. A Tim Holtz timepice jazzed up with perfect pearls and some bling finish off this tag.
 This tag is distress inked. I spritzed the ink with my mini mister to blend it well. The tissue paper is Tim Holtz journal tissue and the button, stamp and pin are from Sir Tim too. I really do love his stuff. The wording is done with an alpha stencil and acrylic paint
 This last tag is painted with a mix of Dylusionsacrylic paint. I really enjoyed doing that. I felt like a little kid. I wrapped some wribbon around a torn paper mat, added a button, flower and some bling and Voila! another finished tag.

 This is the finished article......

........and here are the 3 tags next to each other.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Picture perfect

Hi everyone. I've been playing with my new camera. Yesterday for a change, the children and grandchildren wer being co operative, so I managed to snap some pretty good shots. I can't wait to print them and scrap some of them.

 These three are, Sarah and Lazer, not fighting for a change. As you can see the weather is really gloomy, but they were in such good moods I couldn't miss the opportunity.

 Here is Sarah with her friend.

Sarah and Lazer are feeling on top of the world

These are a selection of Tzivi, Estie and Miri. I think they're the cutest granddaughters in the world, but of course I'm biased. Tzivi is a right madam and loves posing, but with Esti it's a different story. She doesn't have time to stay still long enough for a decent pose, but like I said they were all really co operative so I did get a couple. Evwn Miri allowed me to put her in a bunch of crazy poses and I got some pretty good shots of all three of them. Thanks for looking and see you again soon.