Monday, 14 July 2014

The Chemist – using papers and Frantage

I keep telling myself I have got to use up some of these paper stacks that are sitting on a shelf and never seem to get any smaller. So I challenged myself to make a card using the ‘Laboratorie’ papers by Tim Holtz.
This is what I came up with.

I chose the pieces to cut out including a piece of the lattice framework die and picked up a ruler already cut out from another pack and started to put them together as I was designing the layout. I knew it needed something to provide more interest rather than just edging the elements with ink so I got out the Frantage box and used some aged gold and even more of the aged silver embossing enamels.
P1170881 P1170878 P1170882
The silver embossing enamel did the trick and provided not just the interest I wanted but added to the laboratory feel.
Three of the science jar/cylinders edged with silver.
And the scientist himself. He fits nicely with the Simon Says Monday Challenge - About A Face, so I'll wander over and enter him there.
Lastly a hashtag sentiment and done.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know I love it when the Farnborough airshow comes round, the planes fly over my house as we are almost under the flight path and I get so excited when the fast jets are displaying and let out the throttle over the rooftop. Last week all the planes came in and I was able to watch their practice displays from my workroom, the window faces the runway. The trade show starts today and runs till Friday and then next weekend is the public days. I will be going in with the family on Saturday to see the static stands and watch the displays by being directly underneath them. So I shall be watching them all week from my vantage point at the window or in the garden. Here’s a photo of the Airbus 380 coming across my rooftop last week. The open window is my workroom.
10th A380 f
Here's one of the F18 displaying over the garden ……
8th 3 F18
…. and the Vulcan
11th Vulcan 1
I could go on with lots more ……. but I’ll leave you with this quote for today.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xx