Monday, June 20, 2011

DMZ Vietnam

Happy Monday!! Hope you had a great weekend, we had the usual soccer/kids socialising/Henry injuring himself (falling off his ripstick) weekend here. And I managed a stupid minor burn to myself by attempting to cut open a hot chicken kiev with a blunt knife, only to succeed in covering myself with very hot garlic and butter sauce - genius..

I actually got half an hour talking scrapping with Francine and ordered some more Tim Holz distressing ink, hooray!

And I finally finished this page which I have been working on for the past few days. Love this photo. It was taken on the day we toured around Vietnam, visiting military sites. A really interesting day, which may have only been improved if the guide we had paid for had turned up instead of just the taxi driver whose English was only marginally better than our Vietnamese...


I used this weeks sketch over at one of my favourite Greek sites, Get Creative, love their stuff!!

Isn't this such a cool sketch??

On a side note, I usually scan my flatter Lo's, esp if the day is dim like today. I take photos of the lumpy ones as the shadows from the scanner make them look quite dodgy. So i scanned this one, two perfectly good halves, and applied my usual photo merge in photoshop, normally a great result. Today it gave me this back in return -

-Huhhh! So I ended up merging the two halves by hand, a bit of a pain. Hopefully photoshop will come and play a little nicer next time...

And i have to apologise for whinging about public transport last week - we are so spoilt here, buses are clean and pretty cheap and really I only had to walk a block to get home. I had promised myself to stop complaining about little things this month, so rap on the knuckles for me.

Complaining about big things like our political leaders however is a whole different story...

(be very glad you don't live here and have to listen to me complain about them every time the news comes on, but I guess again compared to Greece we have it pretty easy as well.)

Have a great day xx

9 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Hi Karen , sorry about all the family injuries his weekend. Fabulous layout and the photo is fantastic just love the distressed effect. Perfect take on the theme and always a pleasure to have you with us at Get Creative.

Marie

Irini said...

Politics.... too distressing too talk about Karen!!!!!
Sending you some healing vibes to all the injured members of the family LOL LOL LOL!!
As for the layout just fabulous, perfect take on the sketch!!
Thanks for the plug (wink wink)!!

Channa said...

Hi karen, Great lay out and love the picture and the effects on your LO. Good luck with all the injuries. Thanks for playing along with get creative.

TeenaBugg38 said...

thats pretty dang good for merging by hand girl!! I want one of those 12 x 12 printers should a day come when money begins for fall from the sky.....lol. Love your LO.....I have only been out of our country once....and that wqas in my teen years on a senior trip to ther Bahamas. They speak really good english there plus being a teenage girl you get really good service too...lol. Hope your arm heals soon and ever one begins to mend quikcly!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry about the injuries this weekend... heal quickly! :):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeee the lo... awesome photo...and I think you did great with the merging of the 2 sides! :):):):):):):):):):)

eudokia said...

awesome!!!! i really like the colors and the details!!!
thank you for joining us at get creative!!

elenigratsia said...

Well between your injuries and scanner merger woes .... at least a brilliant layout has emerged!!! I love the B&W photo ... it works so well with your choice of papers!

EFI said...

Wooow it is so beautiful!!! Love it!

sandi said...

Wow! What a great lo and I love that pic...awesome!