Thursday, 3 September 2009

Just One of Those Days

It's back to school day for us and there was one little girl who wasn't too keen to go. I think she's enjoyed her Summer holidays, which I'm pleased about, six weeks can be a long time to keep children entertained as I'm sure many of you are only too aware.

Anyway, the rain was lashing on the window and bed pulled but off up the hill we went and she was soon smiling once she was back with her friends.

I came home to cleaning and two bored cats who are stuck in doors until the rain at least eases off a bit. I had laid a scrapbook layout out last night and left it on the dining table to be stuck down today and I just happened to glance at it as I walked past and thought "why is that photo all curly?". When I picked it up it was all wet, as was the rest of the layout. My dear cats chasing each other had knocked over a glass of blackcurrant squash left on the table from breakfast all over the place. Yes I know, my fault for leaving the glass there!!!!!

I now have bits of paper all over the place drying to see what I can salvage, I shall probably end up having to start again. Just one of those days!!!!

As I have nothing new to show you today I thought I'd show you a layout I did just before we went on holiday. I'd seen some photos taken of big rain drops in a magazine recently and wanted to have a go myself and these were the result. I thought they were a good way of doing a layout about the wet summer. Trouble was we spent days walking round singing "Drip drip drop little April Showers" while it was on the table, it was very catching.

The title was taken from a free digital kit I've acquired at some time. I typed the title in and then printed it off and cut it out. It was coloured with watercolour pencils and then the whole lot was covered with glossy accents. The journalling was written with a Sharpie pen on acetate.

The backing papers were from DCWV, the All Dressed Up stack and I also used some green mirri card and a piece of green glimmer misted card to mat the photos onto. The GM drops look like rain drops in real life.

The flowers and swirls were cut with a Sissix flower die using scraps of patterned paper and gems just added a bit of bling.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope everyone who has returned to school today or this week, young and slightly older, have gone on OK.


Jill said...

Hi Lisa, what fantastic photos! Come to think of it I think I might have some raindrop on grass stems somewhere, lets face it there has been plenty of opportunities to take 'wet' day photos this summer!

Beryl said...

What a fantastic page layout and your rain drop photos are brilliant.
Beryl xx

Sally H said...

wonderful photos and a lovely layout to set them off to perfection!! Wow x

Dragon said...

Lovely layout and great photos as always, Lisa!! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog... the Lavinia stamps are fab, if rather fragile!!! I LOVE the oriental ones - well there's a surprise!!!

Enfys said...

What a fantastic layout Lisa, I just love it, and very appropriate with the water disaster too. Hope your stuff dried out and that the first day at school went well
En x

Hope Jacare said...

This is beautiful - so much detail to look at - fabulous! You sound like me with your cats - I have 3 persians who are always knocking glasses over(if I leave them on the table) Cheers Claire x

Paula said...

Gorgeous page, Lisa. Love those photos!
Doesn't the constant rain get depressing!
Every where is dark & grey & I have no energy to make things but the ideas won't stop whirling around my head jumping at the front of my brain like a dog at a closed door!!!
I'm of for a relaxing full body massage in half an hour so that will chill me out pefectly :0)

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow what fantastic photo's!
Love your layout and wording!
So sorry about the disaster how it can be salvaged!
kim x

Rhonda said...

Lisa - this is a fabulous layout! I love what you have done. Randy has taken some great photos of drops on leaves in our back yard and I have been thinking of incorporating them into cards, but putting them together like this is a brilliant idea. I love what you have done. The $embellishments and paper choices are perfect. Love those Sizzix swirls and 7 petal flower, haven't seen those here. Hope your day is sunny and bright. PS - don't let me put you off of coming to Vancouver, it doesn't rain steadily for 10 months, we just always have to have our umbrellas at the ready. Cheers! (sorry if this is turning into a letter!)

Debbie Dolphin said...

oh dear naughty cats!!!lol
love your photos and your of mine went back today too(thurs).My eldest is at school in north yorks and he goes back on monday,so do i too and i cant wait.7 weeks is a long time to be off.
debbie xx