Sunday, 20 January 2008

Books, gravestones, and morning tea

Following on with my gravestone shapes, here is my first little book.

I have been having a go with transferring images using Bondaweb following the directions Maggie Gray has given on her blog. It's so easy. I was really impressed. Using Photoshop, I took a picture of a head that I drew ages ago, and put it against a photo of rust. I changed the colours of the rust to make it look more like lichen as seen on gravestones. I ironed it onto cotton and then washed the print away. I like its ethereal quality.

What I particularly like about this method is that it is using materials most of us have anyway. There is no buying any specialised paper or liquid.

A little while ago Gina nominated my blog for a You Make my Day Award. (Despite several attempts blogger won't let me add the picture of the award).

The rules are that I have to

Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times."

I started trying to come up with 10 blogs but decided to stick with my absolute favourites and the ones that I check really regularly for up-dates. They are:

Zoe at
Joyce at
Sheila at
Margaret (Digital Gran)
and of course Gina’s Fan my Flame

The person, however, who for me deserves the You Make my Day Award above everyone else and nothing to do with blogs is…. Drum roll … My Husband! For bringing me a cup of tea in bed every morning. I am fairly lousy at waking or getting up and this cup of tea works miracles!

Who would others nominate for this award, outside of blogland?


MargaretR said...

I am thrilled you have given me the award. I'm also enjoying your blog very much.

Gina said...

The book is lovely and the transfered image stunning. Fancy telling us how you did it at a Zigzag meeting? We'll be doing image transfer soon.

Well done to husband for his "Make My Day" award - mine brings me tea each morning (at 6.30!) which lets me have a half hour reading time before I get up... so I guess he deseves it too!
G x

Kentish Maid said...

Oh Lesley - thank you so much for nominating my blog. Sometimes I wonder if anyone reads it all! Just love these little books you are making,

~ Witchypoos ~ said...

WOW .. Thank you for the award !

I have not updated my blog this weekend as I have been working on a secret project for my Mum...;) so no progress pictures...

The book is great ! Looking forward to seeing some more transfered image work now =)

Carol said...

I do like your gravestone book and the wonderful transferred image.