Thursday, February 24, 2011
I created the above page using a grungy kit I´ve been working on lately as an antidote to the prettier Summer Past. The paper bird is distantly related to the one in the summer kit but dressed in different and much drabber feathers. The clock doesn´t actually have the seasons written on it but it does have both the word art and its hands in separate files so that the time shown can be anything I like, even 4 minutes to winter. This kit hasn´t got a name yet. Pretty Grungy might be appropriate or Nature Diary as it has lots of birds and flowers in it. On the other hand, to continue the theme, Autumn Past would also do, but any suggestions would be gratefully received. I´ll post a preview of the kit as soon as I´m quite sure I´ve finished it!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
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If you´d like the floral gold and glass frame I´ve used to capture my snowdrops, you´ll find it HERE
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Almost forgot to say that these elements are all on one page so you´ll have to cut them out yourself but, don´t worry, I´ve left plenty of space between them so it shouldn´t be difficult.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
with no effort at all!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Tea Tunisian style is unusual to say the least. On this occasion the water was boiled in a can over an open fire - I had to extract the tea set from another photo. A handful of tea is put into the teapot followed by a handful of sugar then the water is added and everything is mixed thoroughly and allowed to infuse for several minutes. The addition of the sugar puzzled me at first until I discovered that no saucers or tea spoons are provided and, since it´s assumed that everyone likes their tea strong and sweet, it seems quite practical to put the sugar directly into the teapot. As you can imagine, the resultant brew is very sweet indeed and an acquired taste for anyone who doesn´t have a sweet tooth! I do, so I enjoyed it and, anyway, making tea this way is no more eccentric than adding milk or lemon to it. I´d say that asking for milk wouldn´t only have been rude but might also have presented a problem since the only animal in sight was Fortuna, the camel we arrived on, and supermarkets are few and far between in the desert...
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I used quite a few gold elements from Summer Past to reflect all the gold jewellery adorning the three of us, and I recoloured a floral background to suit. I´ll show a preview of the kit just as soon as I´ve finished converting and editing my slides.
Almost forgot...no prizes for guessing which of the ladies is me.