Monday, August 11, 2014

It's going to be a LONG DAY...

Hi folks...crikey it looks like Hurricane Bertha has landed...it's been blowing a hooley out there...rain like stair rods...more like Winter than Summer and just to add to my gloomy mood...I'll be dropping His Furriness off for his surgery this morning. It's going to be a LONG DAY..why does time fly when you're having fun and vice versa when you're anxiously waiting for news. Not sure if I'll be able to concentrate on much of anything in the crafting department today...I won't be out in the garden that's for sure so armed with a bucket of hot soapy water and rubber gloves...I'll be doing battle with the kitchen cupboards and the oven. Meanwhile I'm sharing Saturday's "take my mind off things" task...the "not looking so cheap as chips now" journal...
I coloured the light areas of the butterflies on the back side of the vellum with a Ranger Inkssentials White Opague Pen...hand stitched the vellum on to the front cover and cut out the large butterfly from the matching Wallflower Paper Stash Pad.
 added Kraft Card inserts and a bit of stamping with Hero Arts Stamp Your Story "Time"
adding Remnant Rubs...Tissue Tape...Industrious and Chit Chat Stickers...



 sharing a fun way of altering patterned vellum...
I painted Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the back of the leaf stem and Peeled Paint on the large leaves...it's an easy way of highlighting and colouring patterned vellum without losing any of the gorgeous detail on the front.
I'm really happy with how this turned out and can't wait to transform Album No 2 but it won't be today...toodle-oo for now from this anxious...pacing the floor and climbing the walls Momma...I'll be back tomorrow with news of the patient
Hugs Kath xxx

44 comments:

  1. This journal is gorgeous. The vellum is so pretty. Sending prayers and good thoughts for Buddy and you today.

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  2. The journal is fabulous and I hope Buddy comes through with flying colors.

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  3. I'll have Buddy in my thoughts as well, Kath. I know how hard waiting can be, but it sounds like you'll be doing something constructive, and hopefully that will help the time to go by. Your journal is wonderful!

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  4. gorgeous album you've created...stunning!!!!
    i'm hoping and praying the news of buddy will be good!!
    with big hugs for the both of you, SannaS

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  5. Thinking of you and Buddy today. What a fabulous way to take your mind off things though - that album is a wonderful work of art.

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  6. Thinking of you today Kath. Hoping it all goes well and he is home soon to lots of hugs and treats xxx

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  7. Here's sending my good luck feeling spell to his nibs and wishing the golden terror all the love I can. To his mum my heart is with you for a successful recovery to your hooligan I am with you in spirit. Xx

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  8. Lovely album.

    Many Grrrrs and licks from Anni B to Buddy for today. Hope it all goes well. x

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  9. I know how you feel Kath. . . been there myself many times with our much loved dogs over the years. Sending you both love and looking forward to seeing Buddy on your blog very soon. Sue x

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  10. Aw hoping the gorgeous furry boy is ok Kath, I'm keeping everything crossed for him. Love your journal the vellum looks very elegant and painting the back side is superb. Hope the day doesn't drag too much and you get good news. Big hug, Chris xx

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  11. Kath this book is absolutely gorgeous, I love it all. Thinking good thoughts for you and the lovely Buddy today and lots of hugs too x

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  12. Wow, this looks incredible. I was looking forward to seeing how you'd finish the project and it looks fantastic - such beautiful details!
    I really hope everything goes okay with Buddy's surgery.
    Rebecca.
    x

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  13. Favourite colour palette, gorgeous journal transformation....and thinking of you both today x

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  14. Stunning album Kath.
    Thinking of you both.
    Toni xx

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  15. I love what you have done with the album Kath, it looks fabulous with the vellum. I cannot bring myself to cut into mine just yet....lol. But I will!

    Keeping you and Buddy in my thoughts today and willing everything to be OK. Love and hugs to you both, Anne xx

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  16. I hope all goes well today Kath. big hugs. X i know i keep saying it but its true your so Clever

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  17. Thinking of you & Buddy today I know exactly how you're feeling. Gorgeous journal - so much to look at! x x

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  18. Oh this is just stunning! It certainly doesn't look cheap, but it does look exactly like the kind of thing I'd sit and stare at for ages (too afraid to use it as it's too pretty, naturally!)

    Lots of hugs for you and Buddy. Hope all goes well today. x

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  19. Thinking of you and Buddy today. Your album is stunning!

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  20. What a fantastic transformation Kath x I love the gorgeous vellum and papers......a real wee treasure.
    You and Buddy are in my thoughts and I hope all goes well x

    Huge hugs Annie x

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  21. thinking of you and the furry boy today. hope all goes well. xx

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  22. Brilliant Kath, love this book, each page is a treasure in itself! Great work with those vellums and I love all the collaged layers!

    Hope your weather improves, I'm in Cornwall right now and she's past here now, but still showery...

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  23. Thinking of you and Buddy. x

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  24. That looks amazing, as mentioned in other comments, each page is a work of art. I want to hold it and flick through those pages and touch them! My mum always said there is nothing like a bit of hard work to take your mind off things, it doesn't always work but at least you will have got some of those horrible chores done. Here's wishing the time would go faster for you and your beloved dog but also to say he will be ok and back soon with his lamp shade on.

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  25. Thinking of you today. I hope all goes well for Buddy. Sending you an extra big hug. Love your journal. Hugs. Jan. xx

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  26. Wonderful creations Kath.Thinking of you all today,sending HUGE HUGE HUGGLES.xxxx

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  27. Hi Kath
    This journal is lovely.Thinking of you and Buddy.
    Love Angela x

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  28. I looked at the clock late last night and thought of you and Buddy, knowing today is the day the nasty goes away. There is nothing like a major housekeeping project to keep one's hands busy while waiting for news. Your journal is an amazing project; stunning. Lots of people praying and caring. Big hugs.

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  29. Hoping all goes well today for Buddy and you Kath!

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  30. Hi Kath, haven't been able to comment lately, but have been remembering that todays the day. Love all your makes, you have been very busy. All the best for the morn... Trish

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  31. this is wonderful Kath. Love the tip about painting the back of the leaves to highlight them. Love the way the book turned out - clever use of the butterflies on the cover two. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  32. Fabulous journal, wishing Buddy all the best.

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  33. Hope all went well today and that Buddy has come around from the op - hugs to you both.

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  34. Back to visit your blog for the 2nd time today just to say hope that Buddy is recovering from his op and that all went well. Hope he's back home with you very soon. Sue x

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  35. Been thinking about you and Buddy all day. Hope your day's gone well.

    The journal is beautiful;surely no-one would actually use it though?! Interesting technique with the vellum. Thank you, Jan

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  36. Gorgeous Journal! great work!!
    Bizz, Sylvie

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  37. Hiya Kath - well hopefully your long day is over now and you have been able to give the furry boy a big snuggle! Hope it went well. Your piece is amazing - gorgeous work xx Hugs rachel x

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  38. Hi Kath, quite a tough time my end this week so sorry for my lack of comments..just wanted to say that I'm thinking of you.Hugs xx

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  39. Hi Kath! Hope the day went ok and you're getting ready to snuggle up with Buddy! You certainly have transformed that journal - what a lucky find! Sorry for lack of comments! Take care, Chrisx

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  40. this book is gorgeous, I love it all. wishing Buddy all the best.
    hugs, Helena

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  41. Your journal has transformed or "metamorphosed" beautifully just like the pretty butterflies on it. Give Buddy a wee cuddle for me. I know the worry you're going through. Our youngest Lab has gone through numerous surgeries over the past 3 years with suspicious lumps, all caught in time, so thankfully she hasn't needed chemo'.
    Keeping busy certainly helps put time in, get these jobs done and takes your mind off things a bit.
    take care
    Alexandra x

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  42. Fur baby is hopefully all well by now. I love this booklet. I have a question...how did you cut the half circle tabs? Or Did the booklet come that way? Thank you. Best crafty wishes in the new year to all. Hugs

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx