Butterfly With Copics & Free Entertainment
Happy August everybody. It’s just lovely weather this morning ( uh- I sound so British again- blethering on about the weather !!). Today’s card is I’m response to Just Us Girls challenge and here’s the inspiration pic
I have been experimenting ( aka learning!) with some Ciao copics that I found in a random bookshop at half price. I discovered that acetate requires a different treatment but you can build up layers using a ‘dotting’ motion and keeping adding ink over the previous dried ink. I’ll never be a colouring in girl but I quite liked messing around with shading images. I was inspired to join in after seeing Virginia’s card which is so lovely.
I found the embossing folder and thought I’d cut out the sections- took way too long and the CS wasn’t very happy about being tampered with either. The paper behind is some Simple Stories Summer Fresh and I’ve been using this over the past couple of days ready for a commission to make Christmas cards using non- Christmas paper.
I’m trying to get into the stride of the summer holidays- nearly have this relaxed mornings and lack of strict routine nearly down pat 😉 !! This week we’ve been out to friends, parks and the kids have been pretty creative in their playing. The best day was where they took over the dining to make one massive ‘den village’
They used up most of the bedding I own and apart from some territorial tantrums and border division disputes, they played really well. They even got a lesson in folding bedding at the end ( see- educational and useful!!). Today I’m going to do Geocaching finally. We need to find some little ‘treasures’ in case we need to replace whatever iseft for us to discover.
Will see you when I’ve managed to coerce the kids away from the ‘lympics’ ( as Will calls them). I’ve been loving how it’s inspired them to create their own events. This mornings event was ‘long distance silence’ and Will awarded his big sister a ‘brown’ ( bronze!!). I’m rather liking this event- maybe I should do lots of training with them!!