Good morning dear ones…
Oh, huh, it’s afternoon already…
OK then: good afternoon dear ones!
You probably forgive me my late blogpost
when you see the photo and read my haiku.
(WARNING: ‘Dirty picture’!)
|De volgende dag
getuigt een volle asbak
van een lange nacht
|The morning after.
The ashtray shows that it was
a very long night
For more haiku and photos, visit Recuaerda mi Corazon
where Rebecca hosts the weekly ‘Haiku my heart Friday’.
Don’t worry, I have nicer pics to show too!
(Oh, and before you ask: I’m alright, thank you – full ashtrays
don’t necessarily mean TROUBLED nights you know!)
You know that I love transferring photos onto my pages.
I never tried transferring a magazine picture though, so when
the ladies at the ‘workshop by the sea’ asked me to show them
the transferring technique, it was the first time I used a magazine
image. Elvy’s transfer came out quite alright (she shows the page
in a blogpost here – it’s the portrait in the background on the fourth
photo) but Margot’s and mine looked very blurry and vague.
When I wet the page, the image is clearly visible so I tried bringing it up
by putting another layer of mod podge over it, but that didn’t work.
What you should have seen is a Japanese bonsai tree
I put the page aside but it stayed in the back of my mind: why did it work
with Elvy’s image and not with mine? We used the same magazine, so
‘different paper or ink’ could not have been the reason. I used somewhat
rough background paper – but Margot used the same background paper
as Elvy for her background and her transfer came out blurry too…
I couldn’t leave it alone.
Suddenly I thought of this: both Margot and I transferred images of line
drawings. The images didn’t have much colour. Elvy used a very colourful
page to transfer. Would that be the solution?
So I tried again with a colourful image.
Haaaa… hooray for not letting go… it worked!
This page isn’t finished yet. I want to work on it some more and add journaling
- but I’m happy I stuck to it and tried again. At least now I know it can be done
with magazine images – as long as you choose colourful ones.
But to be honest: next time I see a magazine pic I’d like to transfer; I will scan
the image, print it and transfer the printed one
One last thing before I slide into the weekend:
Today is the last ‘voting day’ for the top 2000!!!
You have until 8 pm (MET – Middle European Time) to vote
for your favourite band/song HERE.
(The site is in Dutch, but it’s easy:
- find your faves in the list and click on the names -
there’s a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15.
- Click ‘verder’
- Add ‘free choises’ of bands that you like who weren’t
in the list – if you have any
- Click ‘verder’
- Fill in your name, email, zip code, country, year of birth
and ‘man-male’ or ‘vrouw-female’. Foreigners better don’t
cross the boxes that come next!
- Click further
That’s it! You will receive your list via email as a reminder that you voted.
The broadcasting of the top 2000 starts on December 25 at 12.00 -
and ofcourse my top 2000 blog party/event starts at the same time!
I’ll give more information in the next weeks so keep an eye on my blog
if you’re into creating ánd music! You don’t want to miss the fun!!!
Now go and have a lovely weekend dear ones!
Create something – anything – and remember:
‘Keep on rockin’ in the free world’
(yep, that’s on the list too!)