Sunday, February 6, 2011

Something for Sonia....

Hey there. I hope for you on the eastern coast of Australia that you are all going OK. We have had floods in both Qld and Vic, A horrific cyclone in Northern Qld and NSW is experienceing a very uncomfortable heatwave at the moment. Today we have an expected top temp in the mid 30's, yesterday we hit 41.5 and to make matters worse...the nights have been nothing short of UGLY and uncomfortable. It is not easy to sleep well in 25-30 degC heat at night. We do not have aircon....just the good grace of all windows open.

Anyhow...back to today's post. You may have noticed that I have been a part of Inkspirations4U. I was very fortunate to win a pass through Sonia Garbutt....and I believe she has another promotion running for the next round starting soon. So, if you are interested in challenging yourself and having a heap of fun and gaining access to FAB tutorials...pop over and give it a go.

Some weeks back, I had the good fortune to meet the incredibly talented Sonia face to face with her 2 beautiful gals. I wanted to make her something special to thank her for giving me the opportunity to experience some wonderful well as challenge myself further with pink!!! This is what I made for Sonia.....

This notebook is A7 size, but I still managed to fit quite a bit on it. The DP is a dictionary one I used for my Father's day cards here. To bring all the colours together I used my Tim Holtz distress inks in Aged Mahogany, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo. I also used the Mahogany on the petals of the red flower do dull down its intensity as it started out Christmas Red. The lace is courtesy of a vintage workshop I did at Alice in Paperland's some time back. tthere was a MASSIVE tub of lace that a lady had donated and we could take what we wished and donate as many gold coins that we felt represented what we had taken. Needless to say I could have gone MAD, but did manage to get some intricate laces for a very reasonable price.

Across the white flower I stamped a small script stamp from Kaszazz in Vintage Photo. To finish it off I popped in a pewter brad. The letters are  in SU Cherry Cobbler. The back is very simple....

Sonia also surprised me with something amazing that I will show you in a later post.

Thanks for cruising on by and I hope that next is somewhat cooler. Take care all.

Stuff Used:
A7 Notebook fm Hot Dollar store
CS: SU Cherry Cobbler, Vintage Dictionary DP fm Alice's
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Aged Mahognay, frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo
Stamps: Kaszazz Script Background (4077KM)
Other bits: Cuttlebug Olivia Alphabet, Flowers fm stash, Pewter brad fm stash, Lace fm stash

Lynda xx


Patrice said...

How lovely is this note book! Love how you stamped across the little white flower, I've not thought to do that.

I bet Sonia loves her personalised gift.

Sonia G said...

I do so love my personalised gift! It's in my handbag and carried with me at all times.... I am having trouble writing in it though! It's just too beautiful!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your kids too! I know that my girls enjoyed the experience!
I hope it's cooler for you today! I do feel for you, I ended up coming home from Sydney a couple of days earlier, as my sister doesn't have air con, and it was slightly unbearable!
Congrats on winning another pass to Inkspirations 4U! I hope you are feeling a bit more mobile, by the time it starts up again! Sounds like you and Andrea have "crafters cramp"

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

LOL ... crafter's cramp! What a great name! Must remember that one! Sonia is a hoot! This seems vaguely familiar! Oh ... that's right ... I got a sneek peek!!! LOL! Looks even more beautiful on your blog. Thanks for the email to brighten my day! Hugs xxaxx