Well as I said yesterday a box of supplies arrived - my first order from the new catalogue. Thought I might show you some of the beaut new bits and pieces.
Here are the In Colours for 2008/2009. I got a pack of the mixed colour cardstock and 2 ink pads - Purely Pomegranate and Wild Wasabi. Can't wait to try them out.
I haven't done much scrapbooking lately - having a card making phase - but I ordered one of the Simply Scrappin' kits (Secret Garden) and some rub ons (Cherished Memories) so am all set now. I want to do an album with photos of some of the family relatives from long ago. You know - those photos that sit about and half the time you don't know who they are or anything about the person, just that you are in some way related. I don't really want to do a big involved family heritage album just yet but thought I'd do a small one and just pop in some of the old black and white and sepia photos of our ancestors and a quick bit of info about the person. (Mum and Fran - Stay tuned for some phone calls and emails - Who is this?? What do you know about them??)
Here are the supplies. Love the rub ons - a sheet of white and a sheet of black, about 15 x 30cm. I think they are pretty good value at $19.95. Who gets out and about in the rub on shops?? What do you think?? The Simply Scrappin' kits come with textured cardstock now. I think this one will go well with my sepia photos.
Anyway - while I am here thought I'd add a little mini tutorial on watercolouring with an aqua painter and ink pad.
To colour it first I squeezed the middle of the ink pad lid.
Then when you open it you have a smudge of ink on the lid which you can dip your aqua painter in. (An aqua painter has a water reservoir at the top with a brush on the end. You can get a pack of 2 from me or you can find them in Riot Art and Craft too.)
Hint - Practise first on a scrap of paper until you are happy with how much ink and water you have on your brush. If you have too much water just brush away for a bit until the scrap paper soaks some up. If you need a little more just give the water reservoir a little squeeze.
You can start out with a little colour then build up more if needed by brushing some more.
When you are done just wipe the excess ink off the lid. (You will get a bit of staining. If it bothers you then you can usually remove it with a tissue dampened with Stampin' Mist.)
I used this method to watercolour the poppies here. (Using the hostess set Oh So Lovely.) I used Purely Pomegranate for the flowers and a little Basic Black for the stems, plus a touch in the middle of the flower. Will add it to a card another day.
And that is it from me for today. Better go check on my napping boy. He woke up with the miserables and a high temp today and has spent half the morning snuggled up on my lap. Hope he feels better after a sleep. (Although I did quite enjoy a nice long snuggle and relax on the couch with my little radiator lad. Shhhh!)
Hannah was quite pleased with the whole morning as she got to have a lunch order again. (Bit easier than making sandwiches with a 19 month old attached at the hip!)
Happy Friday - have a good weekend.