Tuesday, August 31, 2010

...don't forget the ginger biccies!!!

This is a long post so grab yourself a cup of coffee ...and don't forget the ginger biccies
This week's challenge on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog is ...show your layers. Well, I have been layering madly this week.

I needed to get my 365 day challenge pages for September made for two reasons - the obvious one that its September tomorrow but also because I am going away on Thursday for ten days - part work/ part holiday - I'll let you know on that bit when I get back. Let's just say a lot of driving involved both in UK and abroad so not very restful but I will be taking journals and pens....and money haha!! I can feel a trip to WHSmith for a new moleskine coming on!

Hopefully these pages will have loaded in the correct sequence - these pages had 4 layers of paint Dabbers before I thought to take any photos - nothing new there then! Pearl, Hazelnut, Sunshine Yellow and Sunset Orange.
Then more layers, Terracotta and Red Pepper also blobbed on and spread around with an old credit card.
Then I thought it looked a bit loud and although the weather has been HOT! 40 and upwards whew! this is for September and hopefully the heat might calm down a bit this month so I gave it a coat of watered down gesso applied with cut n dry foam.

Still looked a bit hot so I gave it another layer of gesso and was much more pleased with that.

I cut some mini pictures from Crafty Individuals books ( I just love their work) and glued those down all overlapping - see more layers!

Then I cut 30 4 x 4 squares from Delish Design papers...

coloured around the edges with Wild Honey on a Blending tool...

then distressed the edges with Tim's burnt edge technique... and stuck those squares down...

added the title September and a bit of highlighting - does that count as another layer??? and the numbers on the squares and three mini tags and voila! September is good to go!!!

This is an easel Sympathy card I made for one of my ladies - if you are reading this Lin we all send you our love - Bob was such a nice guy with a great sense of humour. here's a sideways view to see the layers better. If you count the ribbon!!! there are six!

When Kate Crane came to play we had a wonderful time -you can see the page Kate made if you click here http://thekathrynwheelblogspot.com/ and also the photo she took of the pair of us giggling. This is my page completed with the journalling on.

If you look closely you can see the shimmer from the mica inks I sprayed over a Tim Holtz mask
Ideally I would like to wear my Ranger educator hat all the time but in my job I have to be a jack of all and master of none so here is another Diamond fold card to display in the shop to replace the one I sent to my granddaughter for her birthday.
Zoe Lauren and Daniella

Hope you managed to stay with me to the end - I may only manage one more blog before I go and then you'll have almost 2 whole weeks of peace - haha!!
Bye for now


Lori said...

Great pieces! Love all the layers! Your cards are wonderful. Thanks for joining the SSSS challenge this week!

LynneForsythe said...

OMW>...loving the layers of paint for you calendar journal page!! Can't wait to see your pages when you get back!! Have a great trip!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

thekathrynwheel said...

Hi Sue,
Hope you have a good trip. Maybe you'll come for longer next time and do a little detour?!!
Love your journal pages - it's really nice to see the one finished that you started when I was there.