Monday, December 5, 2011

Silly Season is here!!

Well it is obvious I am not keeping up with everything on my agenda now that I am working again. I am loving my job at Spotlight.  I live and breathe art and creative stuff so I am in my element.  I am often down the isles licking all the products I love .... lol.... seriously... that was a joke.
I am not scrapping as much as I want to be... but all in moderation.  I now have to fit in quilting, sewing I have now taken up again, exercise, work, my coffee dates which I dearly miss, my housework, me time and family time.  It gets pretty full on most of the time.  But I dont think I would have it any other way.. Im hopelessly devoted to life!!
So..... in the past two weeks I have bought myself a new ipad and an imac.   I have just about transfered all data over from my laptop, but now learning the get around the imac.  Very different for me atm... but once I have all in place where I want it.. i will be fine.. What am I on now.... still my laptop.  I am so attached to it still.
I went to the Gold Coast a week ago and did a great class at my2angels.  I picked up my friend Alaine in Brisbane and we had a great day together.  It was great to learn some techniques using Tim Holtz products. Here is what we did.  It is very grungy and a great masculine layout.
 As you can see I have used Tim Holtz crackle paint and then let it dry.  Then rubbed darker ink over the top of the dryed crackle paint to grunge u the color of blue.  The backing sheet is actually a pizza box and we have just pulled a bit of the top layer off in some places to show the corrigated look of the pizza box.
 We used Tim Holtz distress stain to color these cogs.  Roughly sandpapered them , used a Ranger Embossing pen and randomly used it over the cogs.. sprinkled Ranger embossing powder over it and took to the heat gun.  How cool is that look. I love it.

 I did the same with this Steampunk cog.  Used the Embossing pen, embossing powder and then applied the heat gun to it for this finished cool effect.
So there you go.. go and do something a bit different. This is way out of my comfort zone.. but this is also where you learn new things and can use it different ways to suit yourself.
I hope you are all getting ready for the silly season. Only 19 days to go.
Bye for now
Moonie x

1 comment:

  1. Love the photo on the layout, looks great! I'm exhausted just reading with everything you do :) Hugs, Alaine