Tuesday, 14 August 2007

100 Posts & Other Assorted Stuff!

My pages for Tina's Hexagon (Tag) Book

Well this is my 100th post - I love blogs - reading others and keeping my own. If I analyze why, I think it is because of the wonderful connections I have made as a result of having a blog - for example, connecting up with Kari, Jacqueline, Lynda, Barbara, Peggy, Sephi & Keron (all as a result of blogs!) plus I love the motivation and "accountability" blogging creates for me. It makes me much more aware of how I spend my time and whether I am using my time in a way that I will be happy with (later on).

While I was away I was nominated for a Rockin Girl Blogger Award (thanks Kelsey) and also for a Creative Blogger Award (thanks to Kari over there in Texas!). I am really chuffed on both counts and while I am not going to "pay it on" this time, I can recommend each and every one of my blog links as wonderful creative places to browse for a few hours! Actually I need to spend some time updating them as my list of favourites is much longer than my blog list.

Since I got back from Perth, I have been trying to reorganise my creative space (so I can fit in the new bits and pieces), making a few "Australian" ATCs for the "Wall of ATCs" in Belgium, doing my pages for a Hexagon (Tag) Book exchange, making background papers and trying to finish my sister Marrijane's very long overdue birthday "gift". Oh, and playing with the embellisher of course!! On a non-creative note, I am also trying to come to terms with yesterday's news that we need a new solar hot water system - man, those things are expensive!! Especially after a lovely extravagant week of holidays...

These are my three Australian ATCs for the "Travel the World - Wall of ATCs" -

Colours of Australia - Vineyards, Ochre & the Beach
(Paint chips with stamping, sequins and postage stamps)

These are some backgrounds I have been playing around with today (mostly water soluble oil pastels finished off by scraping Golden Satin Glazing Liquid over the top with a discarded credit card, but one is oil pastels with an overspray of Adirondack Color Wash Spray in Stream, and one is just the Stream Color Wash with Moon Shadow Mist in a gold shade).

And this is my piece of rusted fabric with patina as well. It has benefitted from being left for a full week without interference! I love this and will have to really think how to best use it to accentuate the markings which are a bit more vivid in real life.


Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Debbi,
Congratulations on your 100th post!! Beautiful pages!!

Also--I love the fabric with the patina!

Thanks so much for the feedback on my new blog layout.


Julie H said...

What a lot of eye candy. The tags are beautiful, and the ATC's combine your style and the Australian feel so well. I am so glad you have the blog and i don't need to wiat for Somerset Studio to see your work.

jk said...

Wow! Those fabrics are unbelievable! Never seen anything like it...

Kari said...

You amaze me! Everything you do just comes out so....perfect. I used to THINK I was creative. Now I know better. lol
Congratulations on your 100th post! I, too, have become a huge blogging fan. I love "meeting" people from all over the world. It's kind of funny how different we all are and yet the number of things we can still have in common. My aunt started me on this whole blogging thing...I "resisted" at first because I figured I wouldn't have anything to say. (How funny is that? I can't seem to STOP talking once I start TYPING. lol). But I'm glad I did because it has allowed me to meet people from all around the world.
Congratulations again on reaching the big 100!

Night Owl Designs said...

Your hexagon pages are beautiful, Debbi! Congrats on your 100th post :-)