Monday, 30 May 2011
Definition=the things you do or the time you spend making ready for someone or something.
How do you mentally or emotionally prepare? Do you need time alone to do this? Do you even feel the need to prepare or do you just wing it? Are you, as the scouts would say… prepared for anything?
Friday, 27 May 2011
I coloured the page, back and front with letraset aqua markers, this is how it looked to start...
and after they were blended with a damp brush.
I printed out this image of a beautiful mountain, I decided I didn't want it on white card stock, so I printed it again on Safmat.
I stamped tiny leaves around the edge of the front, and stuck the safmat image on top.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
The two pieces fold up and the tabs tuck in to make a box.
I decided it was just too square and needed to have bits added...specifically a teapot spout and handle. I cut 2 handles and 2 spouts from chipboard.
Then I wrapped the in lots of layers of tissue paper and white glue...papier mache style. this filled in the gaps and rounded the edges. I then covered the in paper that matched the box, added paints and inks to distress and grubby them up.
The bottom of the box has lace around it., and the feet are wooden cotton reels covered in paper and ink.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Saturday, 21 May 2011
this is page 20. Endeavour.
first I coloured the back and front with pink and blue neocolours,and swiped ink around the edges.
I rolled some white acrylic over the background and then stamped some waves and bubbles using various shades of blue,turq and white ink.
Next I added some more bubbles which were then embossed, I added UTEE to the edges and scattered in some blue and turq beads.
I printed out my title, mounted it on black and white harlequin digi paper and stuck it down.
Now the explanation bit....The word Endeavour always brings to mind the beloved Morse from the TV show, also the Cpt.Cook ship Endeavour. I live very close to the birthplace of Cpt.Cook
so it is only fitting that I include some reference to him.
Endeavour Morse!!! I know...what a flippin cool name!
I knew...just KNEW i had a photo somewhere that I had taken myself of the replica ship that was berthed in Whitby a while ago..can I find said photo, NO!
Page 19.. Describe in five words...
I began by adding torn scrapbook paper to the background and blending in the pieces with neocolours and white acrylic. I added ink to the edges and stamped 1-5 in blue stazon.
On the back I used acrylic paints, neocolours and more stamping.
I then printed the word FIVE in different languages onto Letraset Safmat, stuck these little labels onto the pages and added my descriptive words over the top. I printed them out and coloured them with Inktense pencils and Graphitints and outlined them with a white gelly pen.
I also stamped a large number 5, which was traumatic in itself... i spent forever searching for a foam set of alphabet stamps, thinking there would be numbers with them. Searching was proving futile and involved stamping of feet and growlage.... I emptied a whole cupboard and eventually found them...there were no numbers in the set...so I had to make one from funky foam and cardboard, in the process of cutting it out i managed to cut it in half...was too busy tweeting at the same time.
On the back is more number stamping and my journalling...about why there is no journalling.
Week 18. Indulge.
I coloured the background using Inktense pencils. Rubbing them lightly with a damp baby wipe to blend.
I then added some bits of tissue paper with tiny shoes on it. Because the tissue paper is white it disappears into the background ,leaving just the coloured shoes on show.
Next I added a shoe from an old shoe calendar.
I blended neocolours around he shoes and the page edges, and rolled some white acrylic over the page.
Added the title.
and added my journalling to the back.
Page 17. Purpose.
I totally forgot to take photos of how I did this page. I started by colouring the background with thin layers of acrylic paint, both back and front. I used blue,pink,white and green, layering the over and over.
I then added the images. These images were chosen as I often feel I have no purpose, that i am wandering, flitting fro one thing to another..like a butterfly...
The butterfly does not stay in one place too long, they go from flower to flower, seemingly without purpose..but of course that is the secret to their purpose all along.
On the front I then added 'Polyfilla' around the edges and when it was dry I painted over it and added gold wax..
On the back I hand wrote my journalling in black and then again in white, and added the gold rub around the edges.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
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Monday, 16 May 2011
Page 20. Endeavour
Definition=attempt to achieve something.
Are you willing to try anything? And what if you fail first time, do you give up, or try,try try again?
Monday, 9 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
What does this mean to you, do you indulge others in their desires and behaviour good or bad… or do you indulge yourself, with treats…what treats would they be? Do you over indulge? Or do you have self control?
sorry for lack of last weeks page, not feeling too good. I have it planned and will get it done soon.x