Good Morning Ladies,
Like most of you we woke up to heavy snow yesterday morning, poor Lucy's shoulders dropped when she looked outside as she had her first day back at work today, the Wildlife park was finally able to open, she wasn't keen on driving in the snow but it hadn't really settled on the road thankfully. It didn't really effect how many people turned up at the park either, such a shame that they missed the whole of the Easter Holidays, but hopefully that will be the last time that they have to close. Although I did see a piece on a news page yesterday talking about a few Covid Hotspots that may have to lockdown again, maybe if they stop all of these stupid demonstrations the country might be able to recover, why can't people see that?!!
Today's card is another simple watercolour background card, I am loving playing with my watercolour paints, I had almost been too nervous to use them but then gave myself a talking to, it is after all just paper and paint!! This piece was made by using the same colour blue paint, it maybe hard to see but it does have an 'ombre' effect, I started with white paint and then added a little touch of blue, then added more and more , I found that the secret for me was to spritz with water, just a light spritz but it does help the colours to blend more. I set my watercoloured piece to dry on the Aga while I prepared dinner, it was dry in no time so I popped it in my platform and stamped the birds on a branch stamp from an old SU set called Serene Silhouettes, because I was stamping onto textured watercolour card I did have to go in with a black fine liner to fill in a couple of spots that wouldn't stamp. I cut down my piece and added it to a black mat, I then placed it onto a white card base that I had matted and layered with a narrow black border and added some black twine to, I stamped the 'Thank you' under my focal piece and I felt that I needed something on top of the twine so I used the tiniest tag from Tim Holtz Tag Collection and just popped three hearts on from a Julie Hickey stamp, I popped a bit of black twine through and added a foam pad to the back and placed it over the crossover part of the twine on the card. that was it, very basic but I like how it turned out and you can never have enough 'Thank you' cards in your stash, particularly ones that work for both Men and ladies.
Tomorrow I must try to move away from my Watercolour paints!!
Lilian I hope that your back is a little easier my lovely, back pain is so miserable as it affects your whole body, I have suffered for so many years and sadly it just gets worse for me, I hope that yours is easing, try and take it easy for a couple of days XXX
Lynda I hope that you are ok after your day at the hospital, I guess you are getting ready to go back again for round 2, keep your chin up my friend, fingers crossed this is the road to getting you back to doing all the things you love XXX
Margaret, I hope you are doing OK my lovely, we really miss having you around, I want to know that you are in my thoughts every day, sending love and hugs your way XXX
Sending love and hugs to the rest of my dear friends too,