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Saturday, 7 July 2012

In the Sun Catch Up

Despite my lack of posts recently, I am still in high creativity mode and am silently getting through the  daily challenges of my online courses.

This post catches up with the Summer Art Journalling course I'm enjoying called 'In the Sun' run by Natalie Malik.

Working backwards, the first picture I've got to show you is from today, and this unusual picture is of my tootsies in glitter!:

We were given a fun weekend prompt to take a picture of our feet in a favourite place or an unusual one, and you can probably guess which one this is!  (If I had known in advance that I was going to do this, I would have tidied up my nails more and given them some polish.  I had to rush this in the few minutes of sunshine we got in our garden this morning). 

Another prompt we had was to 'Treat Yo'self':
 I was pleased to finally get myself a pair of those lacey 'Made in Britain' knickers that Mary Portas set up in a disused factory on that TV programme.  There was a link in my Facebook to say that 'House of Fraser' had them in and so I ordered them right away, they always sell out really quickly.  [Good service from HOF, I ordered them one day and they were in my local store to pick up the next, with no postage to pay, yay!]

For this journal page I used the packaging that the knickers came in (strange wording though!) plus a small lace stamp that I used down the side. 

This page took ages! It was for July 4th and I used circular stamps with embossing powders in Neon colours to represent the fireworks.  For the splat effect I used an inkblot stamp.  The gold is a gold glitter embossing powder that I got in a charity shop for 49p! 

This one is a page about the food we enjoy in the Summer.  Its a simple collage with the addition of washi tape (♥) and sequins. 

This next page is about planning a Summer Party.  The prompt was to set up a Pinterest board about what decorations, food etc we would have at our party.  Mine is here.   When I was finding things to add, I thought that I would like to do it for real - except the weather is so bad at the moment, it's not very practical.

Finally, for this set of catch up posts (I will do another one for ICAD) I have this page on how I like to relax:
..which is another collage.  I thought of a lot of ways, quite the expert on relaxing me, lol.  

Thanks for stopping by today and for any comments.
See you tomorrow for my ICAD catch up posts,


Happy Days said...

Fab creations. Not sure about the feet in glitter - the stuff makes me itchy at the best of times! x

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