Thursday, 4 November 2010


The weather has been just awful this week and being away means having to use my web dongle. It's really good but a bit slow especially when the motorhome is nearly being blown over and the signal keeps failing. However, none of that spoiled Sonia and my day on Tuesday. We never actually 'made' anything but we had fun with alcohol inks and I did manage to die cut some grunge and card for her.

Not got a clue what we were doing here, looks like a right old struggle. Oh! I know. I was trying to show Sonia how to make flowers. We used the large tattered floral flower so that it wouldn't be too fiddly - but it was. Anyway, at least she managed to go away with a decent example from which to make some more.

This looks like 'peg leg' didn't want to get involved so took a photo from the front seat.

I think I am cutting up some glossy card ready to ink. Sonia is taking in the chatter about which type of card stock to use for alocohol inks and distress inks. She has been using pearlised card for her DIs and found that blending worked really well on it. I tried to explain about the different effects with different card and suggested she try the Personal Impressions 300gsm card that Lindsay uses.

Here are some of the little samples we made. I am lucky enough to have all the alcohol inks so we had a top choice. In fact, I haven't played with some of them so it was exciting for me too.

One of the best parts of the day was the fact that Sonia drove to Southport. She needed a boost to get back behind the wheel and I am glad she did. Her journey was straight forward so she was quite comfortable, and being a competent driver anyway, this little trip did the trick. Well done you.
'Til next time then.


Artyjen said...

My my what a lot of alcohol!!! LOL
Thanks for those die cuts will notice they helped me make my sample for The Artistic Stamper today ;)
xoxo Sioux

Gez said...

LOL Sioux!!
Sounds like a fabulous way to spend the day Joanne :) Well done your samples look great. :) Been another rotten day weather wise. Take care..xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Ohhhh, look at all those pretty colours... I am mesmerized... actually, I am totally stoopid, I have all those pretty colours too but I never think to put them all together on the table LOL Hope you aren't being blown about too much now - it is a gale outside my window, scarey in a house let alone a wheelyhouse! lotsa love hun x

soniajones said...

Hi Joanne - just wanted to say that I think that 'soft' lighting works wonders for me!