Saturday 27 October 2012

Half-term is here!

Well we have started half-term in a great fashion with street dance, followed by shopping, a family lunch and then a lovely walk through the autumn woods.
We are so blessed to be able to live on the outskirts of a big city with lots happening, but only 5 minutes away from such wonderful countryside.
We then came back home to do some baking - Alex wanted to make cakes so here is one of the dozen cakes we made, proudly decorated by him ready for his evening meal.
Crafting wise I made this birthday card for my brother in law who turns 40 this week.  Tim wanted me to do something silly/fun/insulting for his younger brother, hence the sentiment and card!  This card followed the sketch by Cards for men, and I am entering it into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday 'Birthday' and Pennys challenge 'buttons or ribbon' (the buttons are tiny ones as hub caps on the wheels of the truck).
As well as making this card I decided it was high time I finished off my altered book, the one I started about 4 years ago (LOL!), not least because I only had one page to go and the inside of the back cover!  Here is the final page, I first painted in acrylic paint, then used distress inks all over it, then stamped various different leaf stamps across the entire page, then added the grass stamps at the bottom, and the images cut out of a very old countryside book (rescued from a charity shop bin!), and finally I hand wrote the sentiment.The colours on this page have gone a little unusual as it appears that the distress inks have reacted with something in either the paper or the acrylic ink and lost their purity of colour...the whole thing is a little more pinky than it was originally!  Nevertheless I am pleased with how it turned out, it is definitely one of the best pages in the book.  I am entering this into Simon Says Stamp 'Autumn leaves', Fussy & Fancy 'Anything goes', and Stamping for the weekend 'Anything goes'.  That's all from me for now.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a nice week.


Caz said...

This Lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty. And good luck.

Caz PPC DT xx

Cazzy said...

I hope Alex enjoyed his lovely cakes, you always seem to have such fun!

Cazzy x

Amanda said...

How funny :) I love the papers you used and I think you colored your image in great! I hope your BIL has a great sense of humor, although I'm sure he does :)

Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Birthday Challenge!!

~ Amanda :)


Fab card I love the image

Thanks for joining us at cards for men