Well... the summer is still with us in sunny (but cooler) Wales. I have now broken up for 5 weeks and when I've done all the cleaning, sorting, tidying out and gardening that I need to catch up on, I might just have time to squeeze in a bit of play time! I want to do more pages in my Art Journal and maybe collect things to try a mixed media canvas. We shall see!
A different angle of my desk this week.
I have completed two scrapbook pages this week and decided not to hide them away in an album, but to stick them up on the wall so that I could enjoy them for a while. Better than looking at tired old paint anyway!Here they are. Firstly are the photos of our epic bike ride. The song by Queen kept whizzing around in my head so I decided to go with the lyrics for the title. Sorry my photo isn't brill.
I scanned a map of the section of coastal path that we cycled and added photos of local scenes that we passed. This must be one of the most beautiful stretches of coastal/cycle path in the UK!
The next LO is called 'Coolin' Off' with photos of us down in Burry Port one hot evening. I love this LO and had fun putting together all the elements. It really makes me smile.
The girls tried some triple embossing techniques in scrap club last week and made tags. Mine wasn't very successful so I cut it down in size and used it on this LO. The fun lighthouse stamp is from www.stamposaurus.co.uk. The sentiment is from seaside stamps by Crafty Individuals.
I used Distress Inks to colour around the edges of the 'sand' and inked over some shell peel offs to add some depth.
I also finished my Daisy AJ page. I couldn't find a suitable sentiment that I liked so I put on my thinking cap and came up with one of my own. (Not exactly Shakespear but hey!)
Well... that's me finished for this week. I am off over to www.stampingground.co.uk to visit some desks around the world with WOYWW. Click on the button on the right if you would like to join in.
I hope you are still enjoying some summer where you are. I have to say I am pining a little for the blue aegan sea, olive groves and beaches of Greece, where we have been on holiday for the past few years. A love affair which started when I read "My family and other Animals" by Gerald Durrell for my A level English Lit. (Oooh must have been 1980!) I went to Corfu the very next year and was hooked. Lake District this year (beautiful I know) and I am grateful.. honest!
Have a happy week wherever you are
PS I have had some difficulty downloading my photos this week and some funny boxes have appeared before each photo. Just ignore them. I don't know what they are ??!!!***