Monday, October 30, 2006
I have had fun with this technique and here is the other ATC I've made tonight. In my opinion I believe that it is best to leave the embellishments off the work and just let the stamps and soot stamping do the talking.
Love this technique! My new favourtist tech!
Hope everyone is having a good night!
Here's my entry for the Wednesday Stamper theme - http://wednesdaystamper.wordpress.com/ - Halloween.
Halloween is not normally a tradition that I personally follow, but I have been enjoying all of the entries so far on the Wed Stamper blog. And who can resist using the new GPP stamps!! Just perfect for this theme.
Thanks also to Kelsey for showing me the soot stamping technique and for Jen S for loaning me her GPP stamps.
Sunday, October 29, 2006
I have been tagged by Belinda Schneider - http://belindaschneider.wordpress.com/, so I decided to take up the challenge. You are supposed to add a baby pic and I was a bit lazy and just took a photo of a picture I have in a frame!
SO here goes..... answering the tag questions.............
HAVE YOU:taken a picture completely naked? no
danced in front of a mirror naked? no
had feelings for someone who didn’t have them back? yes
been arrested? no
seen someone die? yes
kissed a picture? yes
slept in until 5pm? yes
had sex at work? NO
fallen asleep at work? yes
held a snake? yes
ran a red light? no
been suspended from school? no
pole danced? no
been fired from a job? no
sang karaoke? yes
done something you told yourself you wouldn’t? yes, every day I think. Eat chocolate!
laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? yes
laughed until you peed? yes
caught a snowflake on your tongue? no
kissed in the rain? yes
had sex in the rain? no
sang in the shower? yes
gave your private parts a nickname? no
ever gone to work without underwear? no
sat on a rooftop? yes
played chicken? yes
broken a bone? no
flashed someone? no
mooned someone? no
skinny dipped? yes
shaved your head? no
slept naked? yes
blacked out from drinking? yes
played a prank on someone? yes
had a gym membership? yes
felt like killing someone? NO
truly hated someone?not really
felt like smacking someone in the face? yes
cried over someone you were in love with? yes
had Mexican jumping beans as pets? no
been in a band? no
shot a gun? yes
shot a bow and arrow? no
played strip poker? yes
donated blood? yes
ever jump out of an airplane? no
been to more than 10 countries? no, sob it's on my to do list though!
As you can see I'm pretty boring, but there you go. So now it's time to tag a few others, so here goes, you can take up the challenge or not, it's up to you. Carmel - http://celticmna.blogspot.com/, Dot C - http://dotslifeandart.blogspot.com/, Sulea - http://asceneryforafriend.blogspot.com/, Julie H -http://isthereashadow.blogspot.com/
Big hugs Nat xx
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Sulea is such a special girl and one of the most loving and giving people I’ve ever met!!
I love the way she has used paper she's once written on, as her dress. I love the colours (oh how I wish I had an eye for colour as she does), I love the tulips and the way it kind of looks they are sitting in a pond, I love how she has used the punched out clover as a stencil. I just love it all!Thank you again my friend. Big hugs Nat xx
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
OMG I've been published in a magazine and I'm so excited!
Just recently, Australia lost one of it's "arty" magazines - The Rubber Gazzette - for various reasons the publishing company decided to no longer produce it. A very sad day let me tell you. So thankfully the very talented Janine Anderson - http://www.janineanderson.com/ took up the challenge to start a new magazine -Auzzart Zine www.auzzart.com and in record time, she has put it together and it has just today been released.
A call for artwork was sent out by Janine soon after she announced that she was going to start this new mag and I sent in a few samples, not holding out much hope. BUT she immediately responded and said that she liked my Queen of Butterflies canvas (see attached pic) and asked me to do a write up on it (ie how I basically made it). Keeping in mind, that I'd never ever been in any type of magazine or publication, I was trying my best to remember every detail and step I did for this canvas, so it was a huge learning curve. The main point I learnt from this experience - write every step down as you do it. Not try and remember a few weeks later!!!
I have to say that this zine is fantastic, and full of all the things I love in a mag. Go Janine!
Monday, October 23, 2006
Our house is officially now on the market at the moment, with our home being open this weekend. So I have to now keep things contained and tidy. So I probably wont be producing all that much either over the next few weeks.
Hope everyone had a great weekend. We did!
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Sunday, October 15, 2006
When I think of white, I think of simplicity, so that's why I guess my page is pretty bare. But I kind of follow the KISS principle anyway.
So only 9 more of these pages to go and that's the last of our fat book! Only thing left to do, will be to put this beauty together and to create a front page for it. I have loved every page that I've received from these girls such variety and style. I have loved the challenge of going out of my comfort zone with colours. I have loved getting together once a month with a great bunch of gals, to share ideas, techniques, coffee and a general chit chat. I have loved the positive feedback given to one another. So in brief, I've loved being a part of this swap! LOL.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
I finally had a chance to play with a stamp I recently bought from Dot Christian (see her blog link on right side of my blog). I have wanted this stamp for so long, so I was over the moon that I was able to buy it from Dot. This RAK was made for a Round Robin Swap I'm in, with the theme Crowns. I hope the recipient likes it.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
This image was taken out of a local newspaper and I did a transfer technique using packing tape and water to lift the paper off the back of the tape. I then laid the tape over some scrapbooking paper which had been lightly sponged with Sepia ink and used a dymo gun, to produce the word "School" and "days", which I then went over lightly with the Sepia ink. I love this theme. Thanks to the girls at Wed Stamper for another great one!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
My DD went to her first scrapbooking class today and this is what she made! Pretty groovy if I do say so myself (proud mother fluffing up feathers!). I haven't even done 1 single page yet myself, let alone been to a class, but she has got me all inspired. Just need some more time and an album and I'll be right! LOL
Monday, October 09, 2006
Have not managed to do much in the way of creating in the week and a bit since school hols started. Flat out! Buttttttttttt the kids are exhausted and so am I, so it beats sitting around being bored.
The pic attached is a slide mount I did for a swap a few months back. Not a very good scan, but I quite liked the end result. stamp pressed into texture paste, which had coated the slide. Copper Rub and buff then rubbed over the top. I have a white fat book page coming up and am thinking of doing something similar on the page. Good old texture paste, you can do so much with it!
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Well another busy day of the school hols. Not sure about the kids, but I'm knackered. Today we went to Kings Park (large park located in the city of Perth) and met up with some friends who had brought along their grandchild - Mark (pictured left). Luc, Emma and Mark got along like a house on fire and here is a pic of them catching slime out of one of the duck ponds at KP. You can see the sheer joy on their faces. Funny out of all the things to play with or on at the park, they chose to get a long stick and collect slime out of the water. Yes they did get mucky, but they had fun and that's what it's all about.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Today I took my DD (6.5yrs) roller skating. We had a fantastic day! I had major flash backs to the 80's and when I skated as a 15 yr old. I kept being thrown back to 2006, with "mummy you're skating too fast for me" and "mummy you're not listening". What a joy it was to enjoy the thing that I'd loved doing so much when I was younger (but had forgotten about) with my daughter today. Note to self, take DD more often. Skating was so big in the 80's! We had a roller skating rink right up the road from where we lived and my friends and I went there every weekend if not twice a weekend.
The laugh of the day. I got through skating without landing on my big behind once, but went grocery shopping afterwards and in my mad dash to unload groceries into car without getting saturated (a sudden downpour occured whilst trying to do this), I slipped and fell on my knee. Another note to self, wearing thongs in rainy weather, is a hazard!
Another pic (seems like so long ago) of my daughter when she was 4.5 yrs.
Sunday, October 01, 2006
Yay finally finished my collage from Sulea's wonderful day. Comment from my husband. You love those pointy hats/crowns dont you! So might be time for me to start taking them off my work....LOL I do tend to get a "thing" for certain items and use them and use them, until I can't use them any more.
Thanks to Carmel, Ann and mostly to Sulea for such a wonderful day. Sulea has the best craft room!