All of the 'Victorian Children' images here are on CI-277 plate, along with the words/sentiments. It really is excellent value for money you can get so much out of it. I started by making various ATC sized backgrounds using paint, torn paper, gesso, then overstamped the swirl from CI-236 to add further detail, using pale chalk inks. On the first card I added a backdrop of a distressed tag, a tiny tag to which I added the sentiment, then added the image, flower, leaves abd button to embellish it. The second card had a chalked background behind the ATC, created by chalking, then overstamping with CI-213, crackle background.The oval is a punch, again stamped with the swirl stamp around the edges and the image added before finishing off with the embellishments. Card 3 uses painted corrugated card as a background which was ripped to reveal the original colour. I rounded the corners of the ATC, overstamped again with the swirl, and finished off with a sentiment, bit of ribbon, leaves and a flower. This is one of my all time favourite plates so far, I feel I will never tire of it............
OUR FUTURE NEW (well old) HOME
Well here it is, the bungalow of our dreams....... Well we are still dreaming, and will be for a long time as it really does need a massive amount doing to it. I mean massive amount too, both inside and out, but we are really looking forward to seeing the transformation, although it may be slow..... I will be posting its progress on my blog and as soon as we get the keys will post the 'before' pictures of the inside. It will be a permanent reminder of how it looked and to record the hurdles we come across.
This is the back of the bungalow. It is very plain, but hopefully we will be able to get it looking a bit more interesting. The garden is quite big, and a lot of it is overgrown as you will see from the following photo's.
The grass near the back of the house has been kept, but the further into the garden you go, the more unkept it becomes. You can just see the bungalow through the trees on the photo above.
There are so many trees and shrubs, it is like a secret garden. Josh is gonna just love it playing hide and seek in here, mind you, I will be keeping an eye out for hazards!
Even so there are some lovely established shrubs which we will hopefully trim back and keep.