Sunday, 5 July 2009

A Day out...

Despite the terrible forecast, yesterday turned out to be a lovely warm and sunny day, that's the thing about showers, you can never predict whether they will fall exactly where you are or not. So we had a day out, with a picnic in our local area. It was lovely, as it almost felt as if the holidays were here already. We visited Lunt fort, a reconstruction of a wooden Roman fort that had been on the site almost 2000 years ago on the outskirts of the city. There were a few re-enactment people on site (turning wood, with armour the kids could try on and stitching bags) Harry and Katie had a turn with the armour and ended up chasing each other around the site, swords in hand!

A short trip to a very sunny garden centre with some very unusual plants.. we had never visited it before so it was a good place to find. Harry then went off on a sleepover, Hannah to the Godiva festival and we took Katie for a walk to our local pub for a nice bite to eat.

For the crafty readers, here is another page from the crop i attended last weekend, i think it might be my favourite!. The photograph is one i took of Katie for CJs PWL 2 online course back in May. This one as highlighted on the shortlist for the image of the week. Although the title seems a little bleak, the page isn't meant to be so, it's just about Katie's love of her own company at times, she's happy to be on her own.

I really like the techniques used on this page, i have never used the Prima paintable acetates before, so it's a new departure for me. it's one of the reasons i love going to the Exhall crop, even though i have been scrapbooking for almost 5 years now, i love to learn and try out new things. The acetate is painted with white acrylic on the reverse, then a bit of colour added (i chose yellow and green) and left to dry. A border of transparent acetate is left.. you can see my tablecloth through it!! When i put the page into an album i might put a piece of coloured cardstock behind it. On the right side we got in touch with our arty sides, and painted over the vines, again with acrylics. Journalling was added with a marker that would write on acetate, lots of lovely Prima flowers, and a bit of black bling and it was done. I will definitely have a go at this technique again... although if i don't find a job soon for September it might have to wait, as i feel a stash diet beckoning :(


sue-bubbles said...

WOW this layout is just so enchanting. I love the contrast between the subtle colours of the photo and the bright yellows & greens, its gorgeous!
Sue x

SusieJ said...

Ann - this is absolutely stunning!
Brilliant technique - never tried it before either.
Great photo too.
Sue xx

DGgirl said...

Hi Ann

You know I'm a great admirer of your work but this is absolutely stunning - just gorgeous - love it. Do you get the geenral idea LOL!!!!!!!!!!


Janice xxxx said...

that's a lovely lo - I really like your work - watch out for it on the weekly SLYMI!

Julia Dunnit said...

Gorgeous LO Ann. I have an only child who is used to being 'alone' but has never ever not once said she's lonely. BIg difference huh. LOVE the photograph and its treatment too. You really are too clever. Good luck with that horrid job thing.