Sunday, 13 September 2009

Day 12

We had a fab day yesterday :-) Some old friends of ours have been holidaying over the past week, and finished up about an hour's drive from us, so we met up for the day. We hadn't seen them in ages - Ted lives in America and Kaele in Australia, and even though Ed is 'only' in Oxford we still somehow don't manage to meet up! Kaele had never even seen The Girl, and last saw The Boy when he was a toddler. It was so good to catch up! So that was the obvious choice for my page:
I wanted the emphasis to be on the photo (which was taken by The Girl, by the way) so printed it 4x6 and just added a strip of navy linen-textured card from the Die Cuts With A View Mat Stack, edged with my threading water punch. I cut strips of the same card and journaled with my Dymo, sanding the card to bring out the words more clearly. I mounted it onto a 6x6 piece of card on which I'd experimented with lemon juice backgrounds (splash lemon juice over white card and singe with a heat gun).

Amy, thank you for your lovely comments :-) In answer to 'how do I find the time?' Well, my house suffers....! I'm fortunate enough to be able to work part-time, which helps. I can also multi-task like a pro - I can fit in a spot of crafting while the dinner's cooking, for example. Basically though, creating is important to me so I prioritise it. It's my leisure activity of choice, what I do when the kids are in bed and the essential jobs are done. I'm also something of a butterfly, flitting from technique to technique, keen to try them all! Next on my list is alcohol inks, hoping to give them a try this week some time :-)


Jen said...

Great page!

Anonymous said...

Great page Mel, I love that colour blue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel, it's me again - I was looking at your 'Green' digi layout and wondering how you got the grid lines in between the photos. Is it a shape or a stitch line that you have moved into place? My digi skills are very basic and this is a look that really would work well with how I like to work. Most of my paper layouts are in a grid design of some sort and I have some bought and some freebie templates in grid style but it would be good to learn this technique.