Welcome to WOYWW hosted by Julia over at the Stamping ground.
Back after 2 weeks having finally finished my course work and met the dreaded deadline. I actually had shaky leg syndrome and felt sick the day I had to click and send all my work off. Well... it's done now and I went straight upstairs to my workdesk and calmed down by finishing off my art journal page. I also splashed out on a new handbag, (sorry hubby!) to celebrate. :)
Well... I have been pretty busy as I am on 2 weeks holiday from work so plenty of time to indulge in crafty things. First my completed journal page... I am really pleased with the way it turned out and I love the saying.... soooo true!
I think the quote came from Alan Titchmarsh, I'm not sure, but its one of my favourites.
Some close ups of the finished page. The little hedgehog is a 'Penny Black' topper and some of my favourites. I didn't have a flower stamp so I drew my own. You might notice on the background a faint flower pattern. I have found that embossing folders inked up make great stamps for backgrounds. I inked it up with distress inks and of course you can have a positive or negative print from the folder. Have a go if you haven't already.. you will get some really pretty results.
Well.... on my workdesk this week...
I am having a go at altering a box. It started out as a box with Olay products in that I won in a raffle!
I used gesso to cover it and then painted it with brown acrylic paint. I chose some paper that was on a free calendar (actually this is my second go as I didn't like the first papers I put on so I ripped them off and started again!)
I used my TH Tattered Floral die to make the flowers (a first as I've only just bought it) I inked them with DI Tea Dye, Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo then brushed them with Perfect pearls for a lovely shine. I drew my own leaves as I don't have a die yet. (I've got a long wish list!) It isn't finished and I want to put a quote in the circle, but I'm pretty pleased with it so far. I was going to keep my Pro Markers in it but its too pretty!
I've since noticed that most people using the Tattered Florals die turn the petals out and back, I've turned them in. Does it matter?
Well... that's it for this week except to show you my darling hubby's attempt at creativity for our school's Easter parade. He made this 'bonnet' himself. I'm not sure the definition of a bonnet would stand up to this, but he says he took account of the weather and sub zero Easter temperatures!
Wishing you all a happy week and leaving you with a smile...