Monday, 7 September 2015

Week 7 Summer Holidays


Last week of the extra long summer Holidays.

Do you know I'm actually going to miss the girls, they only have the occasional run in but even then not as bad as it could be. Talking from experience I used to stomp upstairs to my room slam the door and if I didn't think it was loud enough slam it again. Thank heavens they do not take after me.

Anyhow, week 7, bank holiday Monday rain, more work, all day for poor Steve.
Tuesday Washing, ironing, girls chilling.
Wednesday SDC211 Primary Colours.
Can't wait to get stuck into this weeks challenge.
 See separate post.
I won the random generated prize of $30 and pick of the week anything goes, fabtastic!

Last week I added stitching onto my project, this was because I had started a project for my eldest daughters art pencils and the sewing machine was out. We couldn't find a reasonable priced pencil storage that was light and didn't take up much room in the school bag.
So,  I decided to make one from canvas which was left over from a chair I had covered.
This is how it turned out.

 Friday because the eldest daughter had a homemade pencil case youngest daughter wanted one too this is how Jess's turned out.


I forgot to mention because they are canvas they can decorate them however they like, this is what Jess started on minutes after it was completed.

I also had to squeeze in a quick birthday card for my niece.
I could have used this for my primary colours but I used a combination of all three this ruled it out from that challenge. Using watercolour card the girl image from IndigoBlu was stamped using black archival ink it was then masked using good old fashioned masking fluid.
Inks were then sprayed on the card to create the background. While the masking fluid was still in place more IndigoBlu stamps were used to add interest around the head area and then another to ground the girl image.
The mask was removed by gently rubbing the area. The image was then coloured using distress ink as a watercolour and Happy Birthday produced with my old faithful Dymo.

Hope you like it Leanne.

Saturday early up, lots to do, Jess to horse riding for the morning followed by George joining her for a lesson  and just stuff filing up the day, school shoe polishing and final prep for first day of school on Tuesday.
 Sunday I finished of my SDC211 project followed by dinner at Grandma's.

Hope You've enjoyed my 7 weeks of holiday posting, back to normal now.

Sue X


  1. Wonderful color transitions and a nice, weathered feel.
    We're happy to be part of your wonderful card.

    Have a great day!.

    Warmest regards,

    Dymo Customer service

  2. Cool work
    Happy craftin


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