Wednesday, March 28, 2012

His N Hers Hats

This gorgeous early spring weather is fantastic isn't it?

We took full advantage of it last weekend and spent an afternoon at Worm's Head on the Gower, lapping up the clean air, sunshine and a spot of light lunch in the pub overlooking the breathtaking sweep of  Rhossili bay.

Just two quick photos from my mobile; we took the proper camera too buy I've yet to upload them. It's lovely there though. The bizarre peninsula of rock that you can see in the first photo looks like a giant dragon raising his head from the water (although not in the angle in this pic!)....hence the name Worm's head......"wurm" is thought to be Viking for dragon.

This warm weather (let's hope it lasts!), is a million miles from the cold snap we were experiencing just a few weeks ago. I even purchased a woolly hat it was so cold, despite the fact I always look like an idiot in them!

I was inspired to scrap our hats when I noticed them lying together on the hall sideboard one evening. Both hats were remarkably similar to each other, yet still quite unique and very representative of mine and Mr T's personalities......the hats were a similar style; grey wool, with coloured icons in repeated rows around and around. But mine had pretty, girly flowers, whilst Mr T's had geeky Space Invaders all over. So very us, each of them! And so my journalling was born....
I put together the page for the Sarah's Cards Blog showcasing some lovely Crate and October Afternoon papers.

I needed a good, clear space for my journaling where it would be in focus, but didn't want to completely cover up any of those gorgeous patterns. So I cut a heart shape mask from some scrap paper and misted through it with white Mr Huey, before stitching lines for my writing straight across the heart.
And hey presto.....
I am loving the colour grey at the moment in my scrapbooking, so much so I've just bought a grey (or as near as) Mr Huey mist, and can't wait to get spritzing it all over my pages!!
Thanks for visiting as always! xxx


Jenga said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Missed you at the weekend :( Roll on November!! xxx

Rachael Elliott said...

Gorgeous photos Nat, can't wait to see the other ones you took!
Missed you at the weekend xxx

Caroline South said...

Gorgeous layout, I love the stitched journaling heart x

KraftyKaren said...

really lovely layout - sorry you weren't at the retreat. I love the idea of using the mist to form a journalling panel, must try it sometime as I sometimes use paint but then found it a difficult texture to write over.