Saturday, 12 November 2011

Artistic Endeavours

His, not mine! This isn't my favourite-ever page, but I'm happy to have got another photo scrapped from the summer, and especially one of P, as they are few and far between.

I took an afternoon off recently. I had no classes and I wasn't feeling too good, so I decided to skip my French lesson and come home. However, I'm useless at doing nothing and I'd had enough of 'Judge Judy' and 'Nanny 911', so I decided to get my  stash out.
This photo was taken in France, where P spends a lot of time oil painting. He is getting better and better, and I love this picture of  a house reflected in the water. The house is in Normandy and was apparently once lived in by the poet John Donne.
I made the background for this LO at a recent crop and then left it for a couple of weeks. I think the circle is My Mind's Eye and the green cardstock is Core'dinations, distressed with Vintage Photo ink and Forest Green Glimmer Mist. I matted the photo and painting onto My Mind's Eye paper (I'm certain this time) from which I had long since cut the glittered element so it already had a shaped edge. The 2 dark brown strips are the reverse side of the glittered paper and the journalling is an old one from Making Memories.

Then, because it's my favourite thing to do with leftover paper, rather than put it back in my scraps box for 6 months, I used the last piece of the glittered paper to make a Christmas card. I used 3 recycled tags and another My Mind's Eye element to bring it together. Simple, but all my cards are simple this Christmas.


Cal said...

Lovely! I admire people who make their own Christmas cards, I tried one year... never again!!!!!

Sian said...

..or Real Housewives - I discovered that one afternoon recently. Weirdly compelling it was too lol

Your cards will go down a treat. I don't doubt it.

humel said...

I'm way behind with my blog friends so please forgive me for leaving just one comment today, but I've read and enjoyed all your recent posts - in particular, how lovely to see your JYC! You turned that little notebook into something really beautiful :)