Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Christina has awarded me this lovely award. Thank you Christina for always thinking of me. You are a valued craft friend and i am thankful both you and your Mother have come into my life.
Please Check Libby's blog for her dedication to ANZAC Day.I wish I had of written this yesterday. Thanks Libby for the idea.
My Grandfather Arch Cox fought in WW1 and came home with 2 wooden legs. He was an inspiration to me. He got no counselling back then and had to cope the best way he could-sometimes through a bottle.Granddad and I were very close and he would tell me many a story about his time in the war.He would ride his bike to the bus stop and double me home from school-with his wooden legs. He drove a car for over 50 years and never got booked-far better than me.He married his love Ruby who waited for him to come home from the war. She accepted him as he was 2 wooden legs and frost bite all over his body(pink amd white skin) from lying in the snow dying. He was in the trenches in France and got gangrene in his feet. He was found luckily and by coincidence by a fellow Stockton dweller and sent to England to recover.
Thank you Granddad for putting your life at risk to make my country a better place. I appreciate what you did for not only me but for us. Australia is one of the best countries to live in and I am proud to be an Australian.
To my Granddad my HERO who I loved with all heart.Thank you Granddad for giving me my wonderful Father whom I miss everyday of my life. 2 of my favourite men who have shaped me into the person I am today.My Father was not allowed to go to WW2 because he had a trade hence he was stationed at Evan's Head in NSW. While he was boarding here he developed a dislike for Bread and Butter Pudding but soon changed his mind when my Mother made it for him.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
1. Run a piece of canvas through the Cuttlebug to emboss it.
2. I have used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in the green and yellow areas. The blue is an Adirondack Dabber.Apply these thinly and thickly in a rough way on the various parts of the embossed areas.
3.Allow to dry naturally. The thick areas of crackle will crackle and the thin areas will have thin cracks or no cracks.
4. Shade the flower die cuts using the Pearl Dabber.
5. Using the dies from the previous tutorial that have been crackled and dabbered glue them to the canvas in desired locations using Matisse Gel Medium.
6.Place Kaisercraft Pearls in the centres of desired flowers.
Friday, April 24, 2009
2.Don't use your B plates as the dies will mark it. I have used 2 Fiskars A5 mats to cut my dies.
8.Tim Holtz Distress Ink matches the Crackle Paint. Take the Distress Ink and ink around all the edges of the dies and if you want a more pronounced look ink the whole die.(the leaves have been hand drawn by me)
13.The bow was taped on using XPress-it tape.
Close up of some of the flowers.
The leaves and yellow and dark pink flowers have been Crackled using Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress Paints.The pink flower has Pearl Dabber painted over the top to tone it down.The yellow flower has Tattered Rose Ink around the edges.