Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Milkshakes and first days :)

I've been having a play with some Twiddleybitz chipboard lately (thanks to the girls at Tomorrows Memories)...the possibilities are endless, really! The alphas are a new release, and come with a whole sheet to play with...great for longish titles :) I painted them blue, then gave them a spray with Bronze Crafty Notions colour spray to give them some sparkle.

The swirls were covered with paint, but rather than smooth the paint, I roughed it up to give a bubbly effect...
...a little hard to see on the photo, but a nice effect in real life. There's a bit of sewing and distressing on this page too, and the papers are Basic Grey Offbeat and some American Crafts solids.
Thanks for all your well wishes on the back-to-school thing...we survived the dreaded first day, and I even managed to get through without tears :) The kids are very happy with their teachers, and have a friend or two to sit with, so it's all good! I'm sure I will get used to having no kids at home....eventually :(
Hope you are having a great week!
TTFN xxx


Kris said...

That is a great layout Susan.. I love the circle effect!

Tracey said...

Great layout and I am so pleased the first day went well. all good on our end too although alex missed the bus home but she was okay.
having time to yourself doesn't last long so enjoy. Before you know it your days will be full and you wonder how you ever coped before.
Enjoy this little bit of your time
love me :-)