Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Remember When......?

This week at Tuesday Taggers the theme chosen by my fabulous and talented teamie Michelle is memories. What a lovely lot of scope this gives us. For me personally, I try to scrap special memories and love the opportunity to get together with long standing friends and family members for a "Do you remember when?" conversation, some of the best ones are with my two daughters as they share events remembered from their early years from a completely different perspective to my own recollection, these are the conversations I try to journal to go with my scrapbook pages..... however for this week's challenge I have looked at memory from an entirely different perspective, the things I use to aid my failing chinese horoscope character is a Rooster, known for making lists !! and I do make lots of lists to keep my life and my crafting organised, lists of inks I own, lists of challenge titles and when they are due in, you get the picture...... so for this weeks challenge I have altered an A5 sized clipboard, so that I can find the lists I've made, instead of them disappearing in the chaos I call a craft room....

I had a wonderfully messy playtime making this. I started with a layer of gesso all over including the shiny metal clip, I added a torn book page, more gesso and then Acrylic Dabber Paints, some distress inks, stampng, heat embossing, masking and spritzing and more inking and stamping later, this is what I ended up with..... a really layered look. The photo doesn't really do it justice as you can't see the lovely pearly sheen that the mica spritz inks have given, and the old metal patina created on the clip but I really had fun making this piece and it will certainly come in useful.

Bee xx.


  1. This is brilliant Bee x love all the different techniques x janet

  2. this is lovely bee mayb thats what I need, I love the co;ours too & the stamps. Love Janet

  3. ooh I love all the layers on this - colours are gorgeous
    Lyn x