Monday, February 22, 2016

Missed again

Poor little blog. Still, I do what I can!
I've been away with Phil to see Carys this week. We had a lovely time in Bradford and have lined up some things to do (for free) next year. We were allowed to watch a rehearsal of her next show and sing Karaoke in the bar with the students (my parents would not have been allowed. mind you karaoke hadn't been invented when I was a student)

So here is a craft catch up
The Friday before last the Daring theme was "Party Animal"
and here is mine
(lousy weather for photographing)
Love this grumpy looking horse being made to dress up. I had fun going through die cuts to make him look thoroughly embarrassed! Most are Maggie Holmes. I layered up papers and added a glitter circle as otherwise the star of the show got a bit lost. A craftwork cards sentiment completed the look.
It is quite a bulky card
This week I am late with the card as I was away so to make up for it made two on the Geometric theme.
It was an excuse to play with the three new stamp sets that arrived this week - a background, some flowers and those labels

One was embossed with black and the other white. I used Clean Colour pens for the background of the first and all the flowers/leaves. The second was painted using Distress Pads, water and plastic. I had some trouble with my embossing folder (It is really too thick for a Cuttlebug) and so had to cut down/disguise where it went wrong.
So which is best? I can't decide!

I've also managed to squeeze in time to do two layouts for Quirky Kits (details on the QK blog)

and finally.... something completely different.

One of my Churches has worked hard on a new entrance and toilets and we had the official opening this Saturday. I love the entrance being uncluttered but felt it needed a little bit of art so I made this
I used square 8x8 canvases and iridescent paint. Originally the lines were going to be straight, but they looked much better loose and blendy (I think there is a sermon in there somewhere) (there is a sermon in almost everything). As Brixham is by the sea/countryside I wanted to reflect that. I used 4 colours as well as the gold. A lovely man from church put it on the wall for me. I had visualised it with all horizontal stripes but quite like the verticals too.

And here I am next to it in my uniform so you get a sense of scale
with my phone in my pocket. Tsk!

1 comment:

Svenja said...

I don't know anyone who does bold colours better than you do.