Sunday 19 July 2009

Grace's Memory Book - Mum and Dad's Page

Well finally managed to sort out my computer blitch, thank heavens for Mozilla Firefox. It appears that the newer version of explorer has so many problems. Identifed the problem as my normal on line banking would not recognise it. It gave me three suggestions, Mozilla was one of them. I had used Mozilla before at work to resolve some internet issues and can't think why I did not think of this sooner. So I am now able to blog with no problems. Can see everyone else's site without errors. Hooooooorrrraaaayyy ..................

Got up early this morning and cleared some of the ironing pile, located all the silver platters, plates, napkins, plastic cutlery and all important beer glasses. Cut the grass and strimmed it, weeded the big bed with Matt's help and then got down to the all important bit, crafting.

This page is for Lindz and Mike, prior to Grace. It is a favourite place they both liked to go. I located amongst my K & Co paper stacks a green paper that really picked up that gorgeous grass. I decided that I wanted to frame the page so gutted another paper that co ordinated well. I then decided I wanted to frame the photo and used my newly purchased compass to create a circular frame. I created a part artisan shape and layered this but felt it was missing something so added the lace. I lifted the point of the artisan shape over the square frame. I had used Tim Holtz and my little sponge to distress all the edges and continued this theme on the branch punch and flowers. I used the paler paper and felt it needed a little something so found a stamp with words on it and then used the second stamped image to impress onto the flowers. (Sue taught me this technique) I used the brown on the bottom larger flower and green on the smaller. I arranged the flowers and then used my new ticket stamps to add an embelishment. I used liquid pearls to edge the artisan shape.

Have been considering colours for the new craft room and think as it has a blue carpet already that I may add a cream for light and a turqoise for a flash of warmth. Can't wait till the 3rd August when I can start stripping the room. Could start really after the party on the 2nd, but think I may be a little worse for wear.

Well thanks for looking
Kate x


All mixed up maz said...

Love your page kate. cream and turqoise look good together.maz

sam21ski said...

WOW Kate just love this page, the colours are stunning and really work with the photo - you are getting really good at these pages xxxx

ARTfulWings said...

Kate your page is gorgeous - Sams right you are getting good xx

Paper Paradise said...

Ditto, as I said before, you are a natural Kate. The page is 'yummy'.

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