I did do a long New Year's post littered with pictures from throughout 2011 but, Mr Blogger had other ideas and wiped off all my photos and then bits of text then wouldn't let me do anything! So,I'll do a shortened version with no piccies - its so easy to focus on the negatives of each passing year, Josh being so poorly, Steve starting off the year ill, Dad being ill, the loss of my very dear Nan.....but, looking back 2011 did have some good points too....February off to see my hero, Tim Holtz - I was the first one to talk to him that morning, he got out of the car with Mario and another man (can't remember his name but someone big in Ranger!!! rofl) anyway, he wasn't the point of interest!! I said good morning to my hero and my legs buckled like some besotted school girl!! roflx anyway, that class, a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, was just fantastic!! Josh had his op, ok, more evasive than we hoped, but, he's got his life back!! he's at uni fending for himself! and that was three weeks after his op and previously spending every waking moment in bed in extreme pain...so, I'm going to focus on the good points of 2011 and hope that 2012 will bring highs as well as lows!!
As its the start of a new month, Tando Creative have a new challenge....this month the theme is:-
here is my piece:-
Boy was it hard to just use white....(ok, I cheated and a little bit of blue sneaked in!! lol). The base is a Tando Printers tray which was painted white....I always adhere my "cut out layers" first and then paint them, this time I wanted to hang a bead capsule from one of them, so I adhered a jump ring (after painting it) in between the layers as I stuck them together, once everything was painted I adhered them together. the legs and frame were given a coat of rock candy distress stickles just to add a bit of sparkle and texture. The swirl at the bottom is tando, painted white with crackle then white again, wasn't sure how this would turn out but it did crack really nicely, a tim rosette made from copy paper and hi-lighted with a gel pen was added along with a rolled flower.....the heart is a tando piece, painted white with a clay word added (white clay) and a small gem, the butterfiles were stamped onto grungepaper and then painted with white distress stain - and then the cheat, a slight, very slight, edging with blue!! lolx charms and painted emphemera finish it all off.....must say that this is one of my fav pieces so far...
Do pop on over to the challenge blog.....Kaz has a gorgeous mirror, which will soon be up as an on-line class displayed....if you get a chance join in the challenge, you don't have to use Tando products in your piece, but, if you do you'll get two chances to win some fab tando products of your choice.