Friday, 30 July 2010

Grunge Roses and Art Journalling

Hello all my lovely blogging buddies. I hope your week has gone well. Is it really Friday again. I thought the weeks during the Summer holidays might go a bit slower with different routines but this week has gone faster than ever. It's certainly been a full one though.

We've had some friends visiting from Ludlow which has been lovely. It's always a treat to catch up.
DD and I went shopping on Tuesday to a M&S superstore nearby to get some new school uniform and had a wonderful time trying on all the fancy hats and just about every pair of sunglasses in the place. We did mange to get what we went for too!!

On Wednesday we tried our hand at Art Journalling with the very talented Michelle and Janet at The Stampman in Skipton. It was a chance for Mums and their offspring to create together and learn something new, well for us anyway. We had a great time painting, inking and spritzing and the time flew by.

This is what we came home with, although I will play with mine a bit more I think.

This is Mine

and this is DD's.

I have also been having a play with grunge roses after seeing them done by the very talented Jo. She turned hers into Handbag bling which really caught my eye so I decided to have a go. This is how mine turned out and I love wearing it on my very tatty handbag. The beads jingle nicely.

Frankie has chosen paper roses as her theme for the TIO challenge this week so I shall enter it into this. The grunge roses are twisted and then I sprayed mine with lime and copper cosmic shimmer spray. There's an excellent tutorial for them by Lynne Forsythe if you want to have a go.

Thanks for stopping by and you hope you all have a really wonderful weekend. We are going to a Wedding so I hope the weather behaves itself.


Clarky J said...

Fab to have your company on Wed Lisa and your daughter is a natural with all the paints and sprays - Love it - your roses handbag charm is also stunning - wow! Janet

LynneForsythe said...

Lisa......thanks so much for the amazing shout out 'bout my tutorial!!! and you did a FAB job creating yours!!! watch out though...they can be addicting!!!

chris said...

Hi Lisa, wow so love your handbag bling, I want some so badly, I really need some now I have seen this, and love your artwork its amazing.
hugs chris xx

Jill said...

Wow just love what both you and your daughter created, she is obviously as talented as her Mum then! Just love those grunge roses, I am going to have a got at that. Jill x

Karen said...

ooo your journalling page looks fabulous! I have had a go but mine always ends up looking a right mess :D Loving that rose too XXX

Lynda said...

Your art journaling looks fantastic and I bet it was a lot of fun! The rose is absolutely beautiful and looks stunning on the bag. Off to look at the tutorial now. Have a fab weekend.

Love Lynda xxx

Lynne K said...

Wow, your journal looks wonderful, Lisa. I've never attempted one, though I'd like to. Never sure where to start. I love your grungy rose too.

You're right about the school hols going quickly - I can't believe we're nearly into week 2 already! Somehow I don't think I'm going to get as much decluttering done as I'm hoping to but at least I will enjoy the break! Sounds like you're making the most of it too. Hugs, Lynne xx


Beautiful journalling artwork - bet you both had a great time at the class with all those inks! Love the fab. handbag charm Lisa!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

glad you enjoyed the journalling class. Are you going again. Im taking sophie towards the end of the hols as im sure she'll love it too.
I love your rose too
love debbie xxx

Dragon said...

Knew you would love it... thanks for dreaming with me again this week... did you stamp??? tee hee

Faye said...

Lisa, your roses are a huge success!!! Beautiful.

Kathy said...

I don't know. 2 weeks into the school holidays and all the talk is of back-to-school uniform buying hehehe. I'm sooooo glad I'm not teaching anymore! :-)
I love the things you've been making - does Lisa H. still do stuff for the Stampman, do you know?