Monday, 25 May 2015

Childhood loves still remain!

I was a child of the bush and the sea. Nothing pleased me more than leaving footprints on the shore and making tracks through the paddocks and bush, that I liked to think, were just made by me.

Now decades later these are still the landscapes that inspire and soothe me. We do crazy sometimes to make sure we can just glimpse the places I love. A 60 km detour to the ocean when we should have been driving north - my soul was placated!

There are very few childhood pictures in my collection. This one had sticky tape marks all over it.
I photographed it and then explored some of the filters that Photoshop offers. Printing photos is so economical. I also take textural photos every now and then. The photos in the background are from a well travelled path to a local beach.

The new Carabelle Studio designs have been steadily sneaking out to the studio...I'm so glad our Time To Create customers love stamping too!

How about this wonderful Edge Stamp? It even comes with its own acrylic block!

I stamped it out onto vellum - patience required for the drying! Not too close with the heat gun!

The beauty of a variety of ink colours is exactly that - variety. These are Memento Luxe which have excellent coverage. The clouds are layered - after all that's how they bring rain!

My focal photo is layered onto a bit of a box that I have spray painted.
Isn't that a fabulous sentiment - "You can't make a rainbow without a little rain"?

We've got that at the moment and Idyll Hours is enjoying every drop.

Challenges Entered
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge - Anything Goes using this month's themes - I am so grateful that my love of Nature inspires but also grounds me. No matter where I might be the love of country is a constant.

Thursday, 21 May 2015


 What do you think of as you look at this beautiful stamped face from Prima's Mixed Media Range?
I saw thoughtful determination and hope.

I used the other half  of a battered book cover for this make. There are lots of painty layers - you know, a spray of this and a splodge of that until I'm happy. This is on a scrap of muslin paper....messy to make but lovely!
Lucky for me, Time To Create has lots of colour products that I must demonstrate!

 Fibres and stamping on the torn edges adds to the story.

I imagined as I made, a World - not the cruel, unjust one we have now but a World where everyone has personal Liberty. Sadly we seem to be getting further and further away from this concept!
It is estimated that there are more the 20 million enslaved people in the world today, with many of these being young children.

My make reminds me that even as one person I have a voice and hands to reach out and do what I can.

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