Sunday, September 30, 2007

Daylight Savings

Mostly I don't like daylight savings. I don't like change I guess. I resist changing the clocks until the Monday after, sometimes Sunday but never the night before!

So daylight savings is here - it's almost 7pm and still light outside. My problem with this is that the kids want to go to bed a little later - which means my 'scrapping' time starts a little later, and goes a little later. And then it's hard to get up a little earlier in the morning! I was having a hard enough time getting up in the mornings as it was.

But I just discovered a good thing about daylight saving that I hadn't considered before. More daylight in the evening means more opportunity to photograph layouts in the daylight. So - given the extended opportunity I was able to photograph my 'pink' layout from yesterday:


I spent yesterday at Kiwiscraps for scrap pink. It was fun - a little squishy but fun. (Thanks for squashing over for me Kirsty.) I worked on this one layout most of the day - too much fluffing about and talking I suppose. See the little birdie:

That was a technique that Kirsty showed us how to do. Using that thick melty, embossing powder type stuff - opals maybe? You put lots of layers on though and then stamp into it while it's still warm to give it that cool texture. Just had to make a bird to use on my layout.

The flowers, by the way, were made with some felt which I wet felted. I demonstrated this technique yesterday and had ladies making a good soapy mess - and some pretty coloured felt squares too. Not everyone's 'cup of tea' some found it a little too slimey! (Thanks for being enthusiastic Kelly!)

It was a fun day, anyway - thanks for the ride home Ali! Oooh and speaking of Ali - she won the page of the day comp. with a very cool 'bugaloo' page - apparently you gotta be old enough to know what that means. Anyway it was a very cool page and it was neat being able to watch her create.

I'm in sympathy with Mrs Frizz right now. I have a cold and my nose and eyes are running, my head feels stuffed up and just icky. Might just have to go off to bed early...

7 comments:

Hannah said...

Sorry to hear you are sick, Bev. I Hope you feel better soon.

It sounds like you had a great day yesterday, I love the little red bird, so cute! And the wet felting sounds like fun. Pity Kelly didn't want to get messy!! LOl ;-)

Beverley said...

Ooops - no Kelly was great at being messy. Just thanking her for her support. ;o)

Rowena said...

Fantastic LO. Gracie was very excited to see pics of Jessi :)
Sounds like you had a great time. Congrats on that highly commended too BTW :)

Karen L said...

Hope you are feeling better Beverley. Love your layout - love the bird and those gorgeous felt flowers. It all looks so effective.

Mrs Frizz said...

Loving the flowers, the bird [wowser] and I LOVE those green hearts and they were cut out ... how????

Hope you are feeling better my friend. My eyes and nose are still like taps ... I'm sure that I need corks - lol.

On that note ...

Gayle Smith said...

ohhhhh..very funky felt page...love it!

Lara said...

what beautiful felt work!