Friday, May 30, 2008

ATC ~ Savour The Journey

I love mixed media art, love playing with inks and paints and what-nots. This is a result of all that and a whole bunch more. The plus point? I had LOADS of fun. Can't wait to play some more!

Edges are inked with Mica Magic inkpads - love the gorgeous sheen. Before that a whole 'mess' of other stuff happened. The butterfly was stamped and embossed at certain areas for the extra texture. Picked up the wonderful tip of running paper through those good ol' tag makers from Tim Holtz's blog and loved how it turned out.

Supplies - Paper: water colour paper, text paper, Fancy Pants pp; Stamps: Autumn Leaves, Inkadinkado; Inks: Nick Bantock Reinkers, Mica Magic Inkpads, Colorbox Cat's Eye Chalk Inkpads, Distress Inkpads; Paints: Making Memories; Others: 3D adhesives, Modge Podge, SnC Embossing Powder, Dymo Tag Maker.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ballerina Girl

J started ballet lessons ...

She had been pestering me to let her learn ballet for some time now, but I had been a little hesitant, I mean she's just a wee bit past 3 years old ... So anyway, since I took the day off last Thursday, I decided to let her attend a trial class at Priscilla Ballet. Surprise, surprise, it went wonderfully well - she was actually able to follow instructions and follow the class. I mean I was so afraid that she might disrupt the class with her incessant chatter (which, by the way, was only minimally reduced) And although, her ballerina march still needs work (she was more of a stomping baby elephant!!) the teachers okay-ed her to be 'teach-able' so to say and so, I am now proud mummy to a little ballerina in the making. She has attended 2 classes so far (excluding the trial) and seems to be enjoying them so I finally bought her ballet shoes as she had gone through the earlier sessions barefooted. I had sat in the the trial and 1st class but have since been shoo-ed out by the teachers, but J didn't seem to even notice whether or not I was there.

And the tutu made for her by Aunty Yoonie is being given a real workout now!

Friday, May 23, 2008

What Can I Say ...

J's definitely been more creatively productive than me, for sure. This was done a few evenings ago, yeah, this is what she gets up to during her less hyper days. In case you're wondering, the 'taller' one with the hair standing is Mummy (and no, I do not have hair like that!) and the the 'smaller' fella on the right is supposed to be J. The overturned-teacup shaped head is her interpretation of what her haircut looks like - a bob!

Notice that both of us are smiling in her picture? I like that ...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Transparency Swap

I made this transparency for a swap on the SnC forum - my first swap ever! Sounds really sad, but it's true. Anway, we are supposed to make a layout of the transparency we receive. I loved making this and I hope my swap partner has fun creating with it.


Supplies - Inks: Adirondack Alcohol Inks, Adirondack Dye Inkpad, Staz-On Inkpad; Flowers: Prima; Stamp: Hero Arts; Others: Stickles, rhinestone