Sunday, 19 February 2012

RANDOM STUFF

We've been away - or I'd have posted before now. It was Himself's 60th birthday, which we celebrated with a trip to York during which we wondered how we had got so old without noticing .... And speaking of old, I was being a grumpy old bat the other day and decided to write about it. Above is the basic page I made using all sorts of bits and scraps ....

Then I started writing on it and forgot to take pictures as I went along, so this is the completed page. Its one I'm really pleased with, for once the images and the subject matter really worked together, and I also amazed myself by not writing in straight lines! It can be done ....
This seemed as good a time as any to share another page where I didn't manage to take pictures of the stages ... this began with an offcut of scrapbook paper, to which I added a cheeky cherub. Then it dawned on me that the page was a bit dark for writing on, so I added this shape with gesso - a bit pale so I inked over it a bit, and used my Caran d'ache crayons to outline the edges.
Well you know me - I can't see a blank space without wanting to write on it, and as you will see I had something I needed to get off my chest....
So now the awful truth is out there - I am VAIN (a bit, well possibly quite a lot). And I was cross with someone for assuming I was a pensioner, which didn't excuse my not being honest and coughing up the full adult ticket price. Sigh. Can't be a good girl all the time (apparently)!!

6 comments:

SHARY said...

Two great pages! Loved reading the journalling, sorry found them so funny. x

gillyb's crafting blog said...

tee hee - love it

Kath said...

Fabulous. I love the pensioner's discount. It was his fault for making assumptions!!! ......but it is SO funny.

Deborah said...

Sorry, I had to laugh too. But have you ever been addressed as 'sir'? I have and I have enormous boobs - didn't do much for my vanity LOL

alexa said...

Oh, Rosie, I am amiling here but along with you, having recently been asked by an assistant in B and Q if I knew that there was an over-60s discount available on Wednesdays: arrrgh! But your page is lovely (I love your choice of the cherub and the older lady) and more than adequate public penance for what you feel was wrong-doing. The stocks couldn't be more public! Can we collectively send you a sticker for page marked 'Absolved'? :)

Linda said...

Love the humour in these pages Rosie...you made me smile this morning :-)
I think I'm ready for another trip 'up north'.....