Friday, 4 September 2009

Today's Lesson...........

Oh for heaven's sake! My workroom is bathed in sunlight, I take one, ONE photograph before the camera battery runs out and it's so dark it looks like the card isn't even white. Man, it sums up today. Well, anyway this card is one of the 'Using Acetate' workshop cards - the acetate is of course the flower, I borrowed an idea from Ann the mad scientist and roughly painted the acetate in the dry brush technique and then punched flowers from it. It went down rather well..I hope you like it too - pretend that the poor photography with the conicidental spot of sunlight is entirely intentional.
I see that Shimelle is running another scrapbooking course and lots of you are doing it and that is entirely lovely and even commendable. I'm not. I'm still less than half way through another of her courses and I'm sure if she knew she'd be ashamed of me. But my goodness me, today, I have a lesson learned that is so appropriate to the course that it's almost painful to relay and as you can tell, has altered my mood.
Tomorrow is Crop day here in Ludgershall. I love it. We open at 10.30 and at 11 one of us guides a 'lesson session'. It's great, everyone who wants to has been told during the previous fortnight what they'll need and had a butcher's at a sample LO. It's a good start to a Crop, most of us make at least one LO on the day because of it! I am the transmitter of Crop emails and blah, so I've known almost as long as the Slipper Lady, (who is our LO designer this month) what I'll need in terms of photos and papers. So naturally, I've selected a group of photos that reflect a lovely day out and will look lovely together on a multi-photo single page LO. And naturally, I've got papers in my mind, because I'm on a mission to use up some of my not inconsiderable stash. Naturally therefore, after spending some time re-sizing, playing with templates and the such, I can't get the pictures to print. As at now, I've tried 8 kerjillion times and now I'm running out of time because I have to unpack from last night, re-pack for tomorrow, kit up the other pages I plan to do and make some cookies. Oh, and Miss Dunnit's social life kicks in tonight and means we'll be alone this evening, so Mr Dunnit is threatening a cinema trip, so I haven't even got all evening to faff about with this either. It's so frustrating, thank goodness I've got time to whinge. Worse though, it's humilating to admit the lesson I've learned is a familiar one of course - don't leave it all to the last minute. And in the words of the exquisitely voiced Joan Baez - it's a lesson too late for the learning...!

15 comments:

Angie said...

Now thats a good use of acetate ...simple and elegant card ... love it.
Yep I am always telling DD .... DLIUTLM ....does she listen ....nope. Of course if anything like that happens to me ... its just not my fault ...it couldnt be done too early! lol

Kim Dellow said...

Oh wow! I love the design. Kim

Ann said...

I love the card Julia. Simple but very effective. Hope tomorrow turns out to be a better day for you technology-wise!

Glen said...

Hey Julia...look on the bright side! LOL. I see a little ray of sunshine peeking through. Your card is lovely and I'm sure the sun will shine for you tomorrow. Enjoy!

Carmen said...

Oh yes. Now see if I was you the rage would be building and I would be resembling the Incredible Hulk by now. Or a snarling werewolf... I hate it when I leave things to the last minute to as I haven't got anyone to moan at either.

The acetate card is just gorgeous. I hope you got it all done and are having a lovely evening :)

Darcy said...

lol technology gets the better of me all the time. Have a great time at the crop, I will miss our next one, I have to have a 30 min operation just under local, nothing exciting or terrible but i will have to sit and wait in hospital all day ...and its on flippin crop saturday!!!pfft and grr.

Paper and Ribbons said...

Such a pretty card. I had some gorgeous sunlight the other day and as soon as the camera came out it disappeared so I took myself off to the garden but the wind got the better of me..and 2 cards!

Linda Elbourne said...

Great card - Have fun!

my5bratz said...

simple yet stunning...

and to anser your question, the red and green spots are epoxy xmas stickers

my5bratz said...

p.s I'm SURE you look at our desks with a magnifying glass ;0) lol

CoventryAnn said...

Love the idea of punching (or die cutting) acrylic painted acetate, it moves the method i used on again!! I'm feeling all inspired :)

Kit said...

I can completley relate to the whole leaving things to the last minute, time goes by so quickly that before you know it the time has caught up with you and its deadline time. I am probably going to do exactly that with the invite samples for my sister...thanks for the comments on my blog, its always nice to hear from you Julia, hope all went well :O)

Claireliz said...

Ooh must try painting acetate... now where are my paints.
xx

Enfys said...

Love the simplicity of this card.

Lyn said...

A stunning and elegant card - I love it!