My sixteen year old son took part in a three day music festival in Athens after winning a place with his band Chinese Basement . The festival is called school wave and it is open to students up unto the age of 18 who are in a band After various auditions that took place during the course of this year they where chosen as one of the 22 bands from all over Greece and only two were chosen from Thessaloniki and they where one of them ! This is a huge organisation and a great honour for them to play live in front of 6,000 people. My house this week has been full of teenagers to-ing and fro-ing and trying to get their CD ready . They have had it professionally produced and have paid for it themselves earning money by busking in their free time. Can you tell I am one proud mummy !
Anyway.............Over at Less is More our theme this week is a One Layer Card , " Things with Legs " Now I think you will agree that this is a very interesting subject and one that has immense possibilities ! I did in fact keep mine simple as I returned home from a wedding in the small hours 5.am to be precise so am feeling a little bit shaky, am always looking for excuses for my lack of talent lol .
For this I used various pigment inks , I just wanted to create a bit of a random background , you should see the ten other " random backgrounds " in the bin ! I used a Crafty individuals stamp for the main image using Stazon ink and boy does that ink Stazon ..........on my hands , on my desk, on my chair and the dogs !!!!, they ran off with one of the ten failed attempts that missed the bin !
My Little " Out of Africa " scene here am sure you will agree those giraffes definitely have long legs !
Now this is a silly little one and I don't do cute but just like the simplicity of it ! and of course they do have legs now don't they !
Now this last piece has nothing to do with the challenge but it seems only fitting after sharing something with you about my youngest son I should share something with you by my oldest ! One afternoon while I was crafting he came and sat next to me and started to paint using my distress inks he did the outline in pencil and then used the inks to blend. It took him about twenty minutes to do and my simple little card with about three things on took about two hours ! Of course it is a work in progress from his sketch book but I thought he made great use of the inks don't you ?
Will be round to see you all later on but I feel some " lying down " coming on still very tired from dancing the Greek Version of " The Conga " !!!
See you all later.