Good Friday Morning Ladies,
Well thank goodness it's the weekend, I am fed up of laying on the bed all on my own, Paul is working from home today so I will have some company, although I am hoping that I can get up and at least sit at my desk today. I really wanted to yesterday but I was here on my own and had been instructed to stay put, which was the right thing to do, I know this because Paul made spaghetti Bolognese for dinner and I wasn't going to attempt eating that on white bed linen, so Paul helped me get to the table in the kitchen to eat, I managed ok perched on the edge of one of the tall chairs we have but after a few minutes my knee was throbbing and swelling so it was straight back to laying with it elevated!! I spent most of the day watching the Craft Store, even that got a bit tiresome after a while. Not sure what is on the cards for us this weekend, not a lot for me, probably a lot of pointing and managing! I'm not even sure what the weather is going to be like this weekend. Have any of you got plans??
Your Next Challenge
Right ladies I want you to get your 'pinny' (apron) on get your hair tied back and your sleeves rolled up !!! .....That's right I want you to get messy, have fun, get all of those ink sprays and spritzers out, your Pixie powders, Brusho's, Acrylic or Watercolour paints, what ever you fancy, just get it out and have some fun making cards or backgrounds or pretty much anything you like! I really fancy starting an 'Art Journal' I have no idea where to start or what to do, I just really like the look of them. If you don't have anything in the way of 'messy' mediums you can use dies or stamps I guess, I would love you to have a go though even if its just a few flicks of a posca pen!
I may revisit some of the techniques that I have tried in the past like 'caught in crystal' or the Baby wipe technique.
The cards above are made using a variety of techniques 1) stamping a messy background 2) Acrylic paint 3) Acrylic paint, watered down pva, texture paste 4) Brusho's .
I loved making all of them. I have seen lots of cards from you all that has some kind of messy background, maybe just use Distress Oxides! I really hope that you enjoy taking part in this challenge, I am so excited to see what you will all make.
I get so worried when I set these challenges, wondering if you will enjoy taking part, this challenge for instance has me worried that some of you don''t really do anything messy/inky. But then I think that it is actually called a 'challenge' so I hope that even if it isn't your most favourite form of crafting you will have a go, get some inks and stamps out and have fun.
Right I am going to close now as it's 2.30 am (I thought that I had written this blog post but I hadn't finished it) and I don't want the light from my laptop keeping the walrus next to me awake!!
Love and hugs to all of you,