Hello there Fellow Crafters
It is Wednesday, not quite 5 to 5 (giving my age away there don't you think?), so it is time for WOYWW!! I cannot believe that it is the last one in April. Where has this month gone? If you do not know what I am on about, then click HERE and you will be whisked via Crackerjack magic over to the desk of Julia who is the host of WOYWW.
Well, here goes... I am afraid that my desk is a real mess this week (nothing much new there then I hear you say!) as I am mid project.
I am making a paper bag album in the style of Laura of Following the Paper Trail who I found on You Tube HERE . I loved her album and decided to use all the paper bags I had left to make an album of my Coast 2 Coast trip I made on my bicycle back in 1999!! It is still in the "putting it together stage" but it should not take too long now as the hard work has been done, including the canvas cover.
I coloured it with acrylic paint first and then sprayed colour washes (don't ask what colours - I just kept grabbing different ones!), then I did not like it so I swooshed the canvas with babywipes, added more paint, then more colour washes, wipes until in the end I decided that I should let it dry and see what I thought in the morning. I loved it once it was dry so just added some glimmer mist to give it a little sparkle and adhered it to the book!
You may notice that there is a Lonely Planet book on Scotland on my desk too. I find these soooo useful when adding journalling to my albums as they provide information which may have been forgotten in the meantime. I bought this book only three years ago when Hubby and I went to Scotland, even travelling on some of the roads which I undertook on my tour. I think we were both shocked at some of the hills I climbed!! Especially so the Lecht Ski Centre and Tomintoul!!
Well, off to have a go at driving my jalopy (Clarissa) today!!! Yippeeeee! My knee has come on leaps and bounds in the last few days, including my ankles becoming my own again and not the horrid puffy swollen ones that were not mine!!! I have been very good at following the advice of the Physiotherapist and Frankie at doing my exercises every day, and I feel it shows! Thanks Guys!!