Posts Tagged ‘art’

Sometimes I need a break.  Seriously.  Urgently.  Away from everything and everyone.

Then I plan a break  and look forward to peace and quiet and solitude.  Then I take a break and enjoy the peace and quiet and solitude.  Then my heart speaks up.  It starts as a whisper and soon becomes a booming voice urging me to go… home!  Because home is where my heart is.  Home is where everyone I love is,  home is where everything I love is.

Maybe I’m just a house hen, a softy who cannot be away from loved ones without my heart yearning for home.  So be it, that’s me!

When I started collecting materials for our mixed media canvas class on 4 June 2011 I kept looking for stuff that symbolise home.  I found beautiful tissue paper from 7Gypsies with birds and bird homes cages on it.  Then I found an antique doorway on Bo Bunny paper.  And that’s not all I found…

A lot of distressing, stamping, dabbing, painting and what-not later this is the result.  Of course you CAN do it!

The pink detail is a rub-on from Heidi Swapp and it ties in beautifully with the rest of the colours.

A bit of hardware adds interest and builds on the home theme. You will learn a variety of techniques that you can also incorporate in  new projects.

The class will be  from 09h00 – 14h00 and includes  drinks, tea time treats and lunch.  Please bring along your hair dryer and an old(ish) brown ink pad.  Contact me immediately if you would like to attend, since space is limited and a some places are booked already!

I cannot wait to create with you on Saturday 😉


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For a die-hard two-page layout scrapbooker like me it’s very hard to admit… but I love doing single pages!

That is what kept Alisha and I so busy during our recent weekend in the mountains.  For a change I did not take any formal ‘work’ along, but decided to just scrap for the fun of it and I enjoyed it immensely!


Without the pressure of designing for someone I could just play with what felt right and came instinctively and this is what I came up with.

When I first started scrapbooking it took me a long time to enjoy the art of just creating and not getting so stressed-up about the end product.  After all, what is the worst that can happen?  It’s just paper and embellishments and if you do make a ‘mistake’ who will ever know that it wasn’t intended to look like that anyway 😉

So, there you go girls, repeat after me – IT’S JUST PAPER!!!

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