Sunday, 18 August 2013

Boys will be boys

Little brothers have birthdays and those birthdays sort of creep up on you, at the beginning of August I thought to myself I must make Prawn ball (it's along story but Shaun rhymes with prawn) a card, on Friday I thought it's little bros tomorrow (Saturday) I really must get round to making that card.
I thought the Dylusion words Boys will be boys an so will a lot of middle aged men seem appropriate since we like to torment him that he is now in fact middle aged. His retort is usually I may be middle aged but lets face it I.m never going to be as old as you two.

Since I was in the bar doing my stint I had to use what was available in our little stash we keep in the bar for occasions it's not busy or I need to plan workshops etc. so a bit of Kanban paper, a couple of stamps from Tim and Dyan some distress pens and this what his card ended up being.

Until next time happy crafting

Saturday, 10 August 2013

What is it really all about?

One of lifes monumental questions that has no definitive answer and for me changes on a regular basis. But here is an even bigger question

What if the Hokey Cokey really is what it's all about, is life a game that you step in and out of and shake it up every once in a while? I have a plaque on my wall that has this saying on it I don't know where to attribute it to, but it makes me smile every time I see it and I often see guests doing a double take before they either do or don't get it..

The picture is of my latest Journal page not the plaque, the frogs reminded me of it so I just had to use the words.
In stead of working this morning I have been playing and I have several pages of different journals drying, who knows maybe I will skive again tomorrow and finish another page I isn't really skiving, after a couple of really hectic stressful days it is my way of restocking my mental wealth.

What ever you do this weekend enjoy

Friday, 2 August 2013

Just a bit rock and roll

It is amazing what you forget is in your stash. I came across a packet of guitar rub ons and thought what on earth could I do with them. Well I used one to complete this Journal page. I still have several more to use when inspiration hits.

 The quote is attributed to Keith Richards and I like the sentiment "If you don't know the blues... there's no point picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music". The background is distress paint and the flames are a combination of  Pitt pens and neo colour ii. The stars are coloured in a metallic blue pro-marker.

I enjoyed making the flames but I don't think I knew when to step away.
Until next time happy crafting