Friday, 22 July 2011

Ready for the weekend!

My cold is gradually improving but both Alex and I are exhausted so we are ready for a weekend at home.  Alex had an exciting day today as it was a 'dress up' day at nursery.  He wanted to go in the Batman outfit I had made him a few months ago so that was easy to accomodate.  He was so excited that he was charging round the house holding his cape out and generally having fun...he was still wearing the cape and mask this afternoon when I collected him.
Crafting wise I have been playing with inks and stamps again to create this ATC. I used a clear emboss resist technique and distress inks on the background and then ironed the ATC to remove the clear embossing so I could stamp over the top. I made the gold cog by triple embossing in gold embossing powder and then stamping the cog image into it while it was still hot.  I am entering this into craftycardmakers spotlight 'ATC', Simon Says Stamp and Show 'embossing', Kaboodle Doodles 'embossing', and TioT 'Steampunk' challenges.
I have also made a scrapbook layout following this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.  As I tore the edges of the paper strips and the background also looks distressed I am entering this into Lasting Memories 'distressing' challenge.  This also fits with CCC 'stars', Papertake weekly 'cute' and Paper Cutz 'Anything goes' challenges.  The journalling read 'Alex has only recently discovered the joys of dressing up and likes pretending to be a doctor, a sailor, a knight and his current favourite, Batman.  He has even invented his own character 'Mr Pull Up Head'!'.  That is all from me for now.  Have a great weekend everyone.
Love,
Caro
x

15 comments:

Karen Wilson said...

Hi Caro! Looks like Alex had an awesome time and super costume!!! Love your creations today and you did a great job with our distressing challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at Lasting memories! Good to 'see' you!

Faye said...

Love, love, love this LO. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

glassgraffitix2 said...

Caro, I love your distressing techniques! The "COG" car is very neat! Thanks for sharing with Lasting Memories!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
This is so adorable! Love the distressing you done. Have a great day!

Sherrie
My Journal

Miss Sue said...

Great job. I'll have to try that technique. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Caro

Great ATC love all the details you've created.

Thanks so much for joining us again this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.

Tina

sharon said...

love your distressing, buttons, and stars, and your pics (are priceless~!!) :)

Sue said...

Caro, I love your ATC. And your layout is fabulous. I love reading about your days, and your son. He is just adorable. Great take on the Sketchy Thursdays sketch. Good luck. Thanks for showing us your distressing techniques at Lasting Memories.

Delphine said...

Fantastic layout, Caro! Beautiful photos and lovely embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Ashley said...

What a cute layout! Thanks for joining us again at Lasting Memories!

~Ashley
LM DT member

Brenda said...

What a great way to show distressing! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Dan said...

Such a fun ATC and I love the embossed details! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

His costumes are ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee them!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):)

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, I love the star elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Hannah said...

Great LO, love your use of the sketch and the colours :)