Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Have wings will travel

I'm currently having fun and learning more crafty techniques in Claudine Hellmuth's latest class 'Composition for Collage'. It's surprising how many of the techniques can translate into the scrapbooking and card making world - it think it'll even be useful for home decor! It's just a 4 week class, and even then I manage to fall behind on the homework assignments. But I did manage to make this little pretty!
This is an old photo of me! I was holding a little plastic ball, but I cut around my hands and fingers so I could insert something else (the photo was the starting point - and I liked the idea of changing what was in my hands - the rest of the piece just flowed from that!). So I've been fortunate to travel a lot, I love to travel and travelling brought me to my new home country. So I added a little globe. And tore the page out of an old dictionary with the words globe and gloebtrotter on them (I highlighted that with the blue gems). Then came the wings, and the words, and my favourite go-to craft supply of late - my airmail washi tape! (love this stuff!). I uploaded my first attempt to the class gallery so I could get feedback from my class peers and Claudine herself and tweaked a few things. I thought the end result was kinda cute!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Yay! Up to date!

Just finished off April & May's month-in-review. That sounds suspiciously like I'm up-to-date!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ride for Dad

On Sunday we took our first long ride of the season, all in aid of the fight against Prostate Cancer. Ride for Dad is an annual ride which Chris has taken part in the last couple of years. After a slow start to our riding season and a lovely weather day on the horizon I tagged along for the ride this year aswell!
The atmosphere when you first set off was awesome! Over 300 riders have a police escort through town - it's quite the sight, especially as we headed over the bridge to West Kelowna! It was a fun, tiring day out with friends - good times :-)

Mixed Media Canvas

Tried out a whole new thing for me on Saturday - Mixed Media Art! Signed myself up for a 3 hours class to make a canvas for the home. And I love the results. Definately something I will be trying again with a few new skills and techniques under my belt.
Used lots of paints, stamps, masks & rub-ons and volia! It was such a fun, freeing style of work - no right or wrong way of doing it.
I think this can qualify as #9 on my list!!
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