Thursday, 6 September 2012

True to form

Late again posting my journal. The August page is finished  and for most of the month the sun shone in keeping with the summer holiday theme.

September in our family has lots of birthdays: two on the 4th, two on the 6th, two (if you count my late grandad's) on 11th, one on 18th and mine of 22nd. In our house the C word isn't mentioned yet despite Christmas things being the shops before schools go back. The clock/time theme of my September page is indicative of passing time and years that birthdays bring to mind. I just hope I have time to finish it.

We have reached O&P in the alphabetical themed postcard swap in August. In my book O is for orange in a bold, bright way.

The reverse is much more restrained with distress ink applied to very "sucky" card. I took the photo before my handmade by stamp had dried.  It is much less obvious - like the background images- now it is dry.
On a trip to drop my som off on a residential weekend in July I stopped off at Crafty Notions to have a look at an exhibition of Sarah Lawrence's wonderful textile works. Whilst there I had a browse round the shop and made a few (liar, liar) small purchases. One of these was 5 little bottles of marbling paint - 20p each in the sale. I've never done any marbling before so for £1 I thought it was worth a play. The result is a stack of marbly backgrounds which you can expect to see popping up from time to time. One example is below where the swirly pattern was somehow reminiscent of lava lamps and early Top of the Pops effects and the like.

The reverse of my P card was more conventional with a glossy card background and some purple and Paris and people.
Off now to rack my brains over Q. (Not looking forward to X much either!)
Please do check back to see how I get on.