Monday, June 11, 2012

Watercolours

Hi there!
I'm getting a little better - it's only been a month or so since my last post.

The last few months have been busy for a variety of reasons. One being my filling in as secretary for the Timaru Girls' High Board of Trustees. It's now 3 years (or is it 4?) since I officially resigned from the role, and I've filled in on a number of occasions since then but this current stint is now into it's 4th month. I'm enjoying it too. The extra bit of money helps too!

On the craft side of things, I've been experimenting a lot with water colour pencils. I saw an ad on telly that had splodges (is that a word?) of colour with black outline flowery patterns on it. Can't remember what the ad was for but the idea stuck in my head. My first effort has become another of my Christmas card designs for 2012 (soon to be revealed). My second not so convincing so that is on the back burner. I then had "a moment" and discovered a very versatile design which I started with yet another Christmas card, and have now adapted it in a variety of colour-ways for birthday cards.

I'm going to have to buy the leaf punch used in these next cards....yet another Martha Stewart one that I think is very versatile.

This first one is for a neice's birthday coming up soon and gave me an opportunity to try out the new Martha Stewart paper clay and molds. I have the flower/fern set, and the alpha set. The clay is just fantastic - it is so light that its ideal for cards.

The second one is definitely for the girly-girls - I've used a ballerina charm with a couple of wisps of tulle.

The third one is more for the boys but I'm not totally convinced on the bubble thing being "manly" enough. I'll keep you posted on the progress.

I am soooo looking forward to the next couple of weeks. I have two weeks leave, the first to spend at home just chillin' and scrappin' and the second we're off to Cairns for a week. CanNOT wait. Only a few more sleeps to go. There should be a few pics from both weeks. Watch this space!

Have a great week.

Cheers,
K