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 :(