Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Arizona layouts

I seem to be taking ages with these, not the normal rush that I do. I think it is because I do other things these days but I have also had some mojo problems. I am gradually getting them done though, about half way through now. I have completed one 8 1/2 x 11 album of the Grand Canyon, the pics are great for us but I suspect pretty boring for others. I have another album the same size for the Tombstone photos. Chris put in a special request that we have a separate one just for that. The rest of the photos will take up 2 12 x 12 albums and the first is now full. Here is a selection of some of the contents.


photo 1

Downtown Tucson, taken from the Interstate. We saw this view a lot as we drove this road almost every time we went out for a day.










photo 2


We stumbled across this amazing Western shop in flagstaff. I used to work in shoe shops part time while I was studying but I have never seen so many boots in one place. All colours and lengths, and yes they are real chaps hanging on a rail as well.






photo 3


A composite of 3 photos made up this view of the Canyon. The most amazing place I think I have been to.


The map was in one of the free guides we picked up.







photo 4


This was one amazing place, Davis Montham, otherwise know as the ‘Bone Yard’ and huge area covered in so many planes all mothballed.









photo 5


Finally there had to be one of the car we had (sorry about the reflection). We did manage a few trips with the top down but it was far too hot a lot of the time, much to Chris’s disgust.








I will no doubt get round to showing a few more when they are done.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Metal Flowers

I was trolling through You Tube for some metal projects and came across this Metal Flowers and Frame and I have just the best idea for using it. Hope Kate still has some of those plaques left!

Monday, 3 January 2011

Christmas decs

I had these left over from the Advent boxes I made the girls and wanted to use them for this Christmas but I only got the red one finished. I only needed the stamping on the blue one but only got that done yesterday so now the will both be packed away till next year.





The tops on both are embossed metal with alcohol inks added. The red one has some more metal, distressed music paper and some lacy ribbon. The blue has the same paper and one of my favourite stamps embossed in silver (looks white in the photo).


I have started another project. I got these tubes with some wall art in 588763.001


and just couldn’t throw them out. I have put the first coat of paint on them, one in red and one blue, they need a second coat and then I will slowly decorate them through the year. Thankfully the ribbons either come out or can be masked. They are going to ne a bit of a challenge as I haven’t done anything that isn’t flat before.