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Roll Out Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer

Have you ever bought anything … just because.  Well that is how I came to buy this single sheet of 12 x 12 paper.  Didn’t have a clue what I was going to do with it but totally fell in love with the tranquil image of her watering the flowers.  Her face looks full of hope so maybe I too am hoping for a repeat of those luxurious lazy hazy days of Summer we had last year.

Now that takes me nicely to Our Creative Corner whose April challenge is “With A Song In Your Heart” chosen by the amazing Alison.

My chosen song is an oldies favourite by the late great Nat King Cole and just by clicking on the link you can listen to Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.

The paper was sitting on my desk and so was the image when I was on my way to bed.  Popped into the craft room whilst waiting for Andrew to walk the fur babies.

Now who knows how a crafters mind works.

Beside the paper and image was my SU glue so what did I do … slathered glue all over the image, cut the paper into four 6 x 6 squares and placed the image behind the one with the beautiful picture.  Placed a heavy book on top and then went to bed.

In the morning I spritzed water over the spot where the image was and proceeded to rub away at the paper very gently.

Haven’t done a lot of image transfer (maybe because I have never been happy with the results) and also everything I have read about it says that you should use an inkjet printer.  Guess who has a laser printer.  This time round I am ecstatic with the results.

So pleased with the result but couldn’t understand why she had writing on her face when the night before there was none.  Took me a while to realise that the paper was double sided and had script on the other side.  What a happy accident this was and if I had realised I would have taken more care of where I had placed my image.  Can’t wait to experiment with other double sided papers but the only thing is that the script comes out mirror imaged.  To make her pop even more I sprayed lightly with a spray and shine from Crafters Companion.

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Used other mediums for enhancement including this little piece of die cut which was left over from this card here.  I did tell you that everything went in one of my bit boxes.  Spread a little silver translucent paint just around the top left hand corner of the image and paper.   The quote is a stamp from Indigo Blu.