Thursday, 14 October 2010

Break through with your old bras....

October is Breast cancer awareness month and as you already know I was asked to teach at the Golborne Scrappers Pink Booby 5 crop in aid of Breast Cancer Research.

User40884_pic21866_1272496213It was a fabulous event and very well organised by a voluntary committee of 5 people - Dawn Cheshire, Rachel Taylor, Ally Whittaker, Sonja Broad and Leanne Weaver, pictured below

66683_487066085970_540245970_7566008_5730887_nThe total figure raised has yet to be announced but a little bird tells me its the most money they have raised so far!!!

I taught an altered domino necklace class at 1 am!!!!

Yes, I managed to stay awake, but not for thefull 24 hours - I gave in at about 3.30 am LOL :D

As part of the event the ladies asked everyone to donate old bras, in any condition to be collected by the local Soroptimist group.

Depending on the condition of the bra decides its destination - some are sent direct to Africa, some are recycled and the really bad ones are taken apart by the ladies in Africa to create their own bras.

‎215 bras collected ... 12.5 kg weight ... filled ONE complete recycling bag and a layer on the 2nd bag. The bras are destined for African ladies eventually and they are guaranteed complete safety from rape. When the ladies are wearing a ...bra, it means they are being "looked after" and cannot be "touched"
You may see bra banks in your local community, in shops or public meeting places. I know for definite there is one in Debenhams and I have seen one in my local gym.
Please support them by taking your unwanted bras in any condition as they will all be put to good use
We all know somebody or have been affected yourself by breast cancer so please give generously and support your local events to raise money for this very worthy cause.
I was very proud to be asked to support this and hopefully helped to raise lots of funds.
Heres a few more pics for you :D

Mrs Cheshire taking register LOL

Half of the hall with lots of busy peeps

The pink ladies hard at work

me teaching in my PJ's :D

An impromptu gurning compI think Leanie wins this one!!!!!

Hugs'n'snogs,Julie xx

Friday, 1 October 2010

A canvas wall hanging.......

created for Octobers Vanilla Sugar project :DI started by painting the canvas with a cream acrylic paint as a base.
I then mixed a spritz of Victoran distress re-inker with water and sprayed around the edges and through a prima mask on to the front of the canvas.
I then sponged on the inka gold in graphite through the mask with a sponge and continued round the edges of the canvas.
Next I sponged on some versamark ink in the top corner and sprinkled on some utee, which I then heated. I love texture on my work, and this gives a lovely glossy raised area on the canvas
I cut out the images from Graphic 45 Le Romantique and glued them down then highlighted with rock candy distress stickles, carefully smeared on (NOT!!!! LOL)
I spritzed some gorgeous Prima flowers with the ink then stuck them down with glossy accents.
I added some lace, TimHoltz ticket and memo pin and a metal butterfly from my stash.
I stamped and inked the edges with coffee archival ink.

Hope you like my project,
Julie xx

Well the birdie is out of the cage....

....LOL it makes more sense with my badge than cats and bags LOL!!! :D

Thank you for the congrats all ready peeps - I'm so proud AND now I'm an international designer LOL - look out world here I come :D

Jacque is lovely, and her stamp company is just divine - I fell in love with them as soon as Moira at Happy Daze started stocking them!!!
And as they are unmounted they are an incredibly reasonable and affordable price!
Pop over to the BLOG and meet all of the lovely talented new design team :D

AND to celebrate the new design team Terry is offering a fabby blog candy HERE :D

I have had a few peeps posting about my Faux dichroic glass technique who haven't spotted my tutorial - if you go back a post HERE I show you how to do it step by step :D

Oh and another little bit of news, I sent a link to my blog post for the afore mentioned technique to Vive Decor and got an e-mail from the MD for the UK section of the company himself who loved my work :D

heres a snippet :D

"I am the MD for Creativ Company UK and we are the distributors for Viva Decor in the UK and Ireland.
My German collogue just emailed me the link to your blog where you have created the most amazing finishes using our Croco Crackling Colour. I just wanted to say a big thank you for sharing your fantastic techniques with us."

Hugs'n'snotty snogs everyone (i'm battling a cold!!! and its winning :-( !!! )

Julie xx