Tuesday, 1 October 2013

WOYWW - I am currently unsupervised...

Hi everyone and welcome to my desk this week.

Despite being away for most of last week at LLangrannog outward bound centre right by the sea with the children (skiing, quad bikes, horse riding, trampolining, swimming, walking and EATING!) OOhhh the food....   and attending a friend's wedding, I have managed to do a surprising amount of playing at my desk.

The scrapbook LO is of my neice's 3 children at a family BBQ in the summer. Nearly finished except a title. Doesn't the summer seem so far away now! There are leaves on the lawn,  Mr Robin has come back and is singing his heart out in the treetops and I have 3 tubs of blackberries in the freezer!
 Back left you can see my altered work diary. Do you know I have been gripped with the strangest of feelings lately, namely wanting to just be myself  (the real me) and not the person everyone expects me to be and is used to seeing. Hence the beginnings of a rebellion on the cover of my diary.
Starting with Dylusions inks, lemon zest, melted chocolate, fresh lime and pure sunshine, I sprayed a piece of paper and used some odd Tattered floral flowers as stencils I had lying around to create a background.
The gorgeous girl stamp is from Stampotique, stamped, enlarged and coloured in with Pro markers. (I also added some legs!) I cut up a pretty black cup cake holder to use as corners and used various other stamps in my stash.
It looked a bit flat and so I used some white paint to highlight the leaves. (I couldn't get my white gel pen to work! ) I then added the sentiment and covered the whole thing with glossy accents to protect it. This is the finished page... complete with ribbons.
REBELLION to be continued........
When I blotted the inks with my kitchen roll, I was left with a very pretty piece... Any ideas what I can do with it, it's too nice to throw away?
I also made a quick wedding card with a topper I had from Lili of the valley..
Well.... that's all from me this week. I am looking forward to visiting as many of your desks as I can.
Have a happy week
Lynda X


  1. Lynda,

    That is one really awesome journal page, I love everything you have done. I never can get my white gel pens to work either, I have recently purchased a white paint pen, not used it yet but will soon.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda 20

  2. White gel pens seem to be the bane of us all. Love the page. Nice way to start off a rebellion! Go rebel!! :) Happy WOYWW! Nan G #8

  3. Hi there love the journal page. Those white gel pens are a pain!!!!!! Long live the rebellion ( I feel like joining the cause :-) ) Anne x #61

  4. I didn't know you were a TA!! So was I until this summer. I have done many a Year6 trip too...mostly to Weymouth. Glad you had a good time.
    I applaud your rebellion...I think I'm in that frame of mind too. Life is too short to not be yourself.
    Hugs, LLJ 45 xx

  5. I had to laugh at your rebellious work diary. It's AWESOME. :-)

    Love your scrapbook layout. I really must get back to my scrapbooks, haven't done any in ages.

    Happy Woyww!

    Sandy #1

  6. What a gorgeous transformation of that boring old planning book!! How much fun it must be to reach for it now!! Awesome work, Lynda!!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Lynn #19

  7. Oh I love your rebellion! You created such a gorgeous book cover, you will be the envy of the staffroom!! Kate #51

  8. Ooh! I love being unsupervised. Me and myself can get into so much mischief together! I love your rebellious notebook cover. Your roll towel almost looks like a tropical design. You are right, too pretty just to toss.

  9. Yay, a fellow teaching assistant! Love what you did with your planner! I am following your blog now with interest lol Thanks for your lovely comment you left on mine earlier.
    Best Wishes,
    Karen no.55 x

  10. belated woyww wishes and thank you for visiting yesterday love your altered book the title is ace and great explanation of how you put it together its unrecognisable from its beginning ! can see why you dont want to throw away the kitchen roll!...also ace scrap page I have so much i want to do; but never seem to have the time ..so well done you have a great week Andrea #38

  11. Super journal page, love the tattered florals as stencils and the white on the leaves too. BJ#39

  12. I love the sentiment on the front of your diary Why not be a bit rebellious now and then, it's good for the soul! Hugs. Pam#41


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