Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, it was good to hear that most of you had no real side effects after having your vaccination, I wonder if we will hear about ours in the next couple of weeks, I will be relieved to have it done. Maybe the side effects are worse for men!! 😂 teehee!! Paul cringes every time he sees them giving the vaccination to somebody on TV, the needle does look big though. Do you remember when we had vaccinations at school? They used to ''sterilise' the needle in a Bunsen Burner between students, can you imagine the implications of that these days? I have noticed that the people you see giving the vaccinations on TV for the most part don't wear gloves.
Todays card took a couple of practises to get 'right', I also had a little bit of tuition from Sophie, she was explaining that it was better to blend in the opposite direction to your pencil strokes, this helps get rid of the pencil lines, giving a smoother finish, she also bought me down a 5B pencil that was a little darker for the areas in shade, she was also explaining how to use her battery operated eraser to create lighter areas, I think I probably spend about 3 hours sat colouring and blending, erasing, adding more colour and blending again. I think I am happy with the results, it doesn't look as good as the 'professionals' would do, but it's not too bad. Actually the first mistake that I made was stamping the Chrysanthemum in Black, it looked wrong, so I stamped again using SU Basic Grey and found that worked much better as you didn't have a real harsh border. I added the Honey Doo 'Have a Wonderful Day' sentiment and matt and layered onto black card and then onto a white card base. I think it's simple but effective!
Lucy was busy constructing her bed yesterday, I am looking forward to the big reveal, Paul has gone in to work today so I will be in the craft room, what are you all up to today?
I hope you all have a good one however you are spending it,
Love and hugs to all of you,