I was lucky enough to have a big family surprise this week. I went to collect my daughter from the train last weekend and found she had brought her brother with her. They both live in a city about an hour and a half's drive away. I was pleased to see them both of course, but then looked up and there was my other son who has been away living in London for two years - remember, I'm in New Zealand and you can't get any further away!
What a surprise!! We managed to spend a few days together before he went off to see other family and friends, but have some more time together later this week.
So....I figured that I could base the August Pick a Stick Challenge (#PASC816) around this.
This is also an entry in Stampotique Designers Challenge 254
Step 1: Ripped up book text
Step 2: The rub ons are the larger heart and some metallic chain - some kids' rub on tattoos I got from a sale bin.
Step 3: "Everything was turning up good today".
Step 4: Our dog was out with us for the day.
Step 5: My three kids also in the photo. (Their initials are R, S, & G - mutti is German for Mummy and my eldest was born in Germany so this is where my blog name comes from - just in case you were wondering!)
Step 6: "Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song." Seemed appropriate as we're all into music, listening, playing and singing.
Step 7: Golden High Flow Acrylic in Phthalo Green and Phthalo Blue.
Step 8: The plane which brought my son home and that he will leave on again :(
Step 9: The fabric is the dry wall tape to add texture.
Step 10: "Every place I go, I'll think of you, Every song I sing I'll sing for you." It's from Leaving on a jet plane but I liked it more that that line.
I finished with some stamping, and gold acrylic on the tape, some splatters and black ink around the edges.