Tuesday 24th July -its a big day for most 16 year olds across the UK - the day they find out if hard work and determination pays......and it does.
The boy done good and will be off to college in September - we had a sneaky suspicion he would be OK, but a few niggles cropped up during revision time and at one point he thought he may have actually blown it - faith in his own ability is on about the same par as mine - we both need to be more confident and up our self belief.
Just before we left the house to go fetch his results, Bobs and I sat having a chat - one of those "what if...." chats - I told him that the only thing he needs to do in life is to hold on to what matters - and he replied - "my family"....it was a *teary eyed moment* and I'm glad we shared it because over the past week, raging testosterone levels (combined with the desire to be flexing ones muscles) has been the order of the day....and I thought the terrible twos were bad! LOL!
Our earlier conversation prompted me to settle down this afternoon and have a little play.
I used some...yikes not sure whats its proper name is - plaster of paris bandage (the sort they make plaster cast from when you break your leg....which is what I did two years ago and the nurse at the hospital gave me a roll of the plaster stuff to play with!!)....anyway - I used a piece of the plaster cloth, gold wire and lots of embossing powders on this page.
The heart was heat embossed and then I added some glossy accents which I dried using a heat gun - love the poppin and cracking noise it makes as it bubbles away - but be warned it gets really really hot and hurts when it sticks to your fingers!!!!
After watching a few "how to's" over on You Tube I had a go at doodling on one of my pages - but in the process I wrecked 5 of my best journaling pens- so I gave up!
Ive managed to find a decent pen which writes over both acrylic and watercolour paint - I just need to find the time to finish it off!
Do you like mini books?
If so check back tomorrow to find out whats happening with this little lot.
Thanks for calling by.