Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well my lovely friends, we had a somewhat dismal day yesterday, boy was it chilly, in fact we were actually forecast snow through the night last night, I wonder if it will ?? Seems ridiculous having snow one day away from April but I guess it's not unheard of.
Michele I hope that your hand isn't causing you too much pain today, try and rest, I know you will find it hard, hopefully you have a good book, no good relying on craft TV these days as that is as dismal as the weather!!
I had a lovely craft afternoon yesterday, I got all set up to do a Tracy Tutorial, we started out well, although I made a right mess, paint and gesso everywhere! I didn't know that coating my pink frog card with Gesso will leave the paint 'open' longer so that I could blend the paint through a mask, Tracy also said that the paint appears a little brighter if the card is Gesso'd. I got the messy part of the background done (the painting). I then started on the focal point, I stamped the sunflower and then had to 'watercolour' it, well that in itself was an obstacle, I am in no way a natural when it comes to watercolouring! 4 attempts in I gave up. The tutorial was using a light ink to stamp so that it's almost invisible when the flower is coloured, I had to add the detail of the sunflower in with a fine paintbrush, that's when I gave up! I am waiting for Mr Amazon to bring me a fine paint brush today so that I can continue, I will not be beaten!!
On a positive note, I then went into the kitchen a made a delicious Chicken, Leek & mushroom 'Chicken Pot Pie' Basically chicken leek and mushroom in a creamy sauce with garlic and thyme with a puff pastry top !! It was delicious 😋
Today's card (thank heavens Karen had a more successful craft session than I did) Is Karen's challenge Journal Page for this week. Using Categories: Stamping/Bird/ Ink Background Karen's Description:
Speckled egg through stencil and Tracy stamps I was inspired by a photo on FB
The hardest part was lining up the square centrally which is on foam pads and I think I should have made square smaller so that you could see the black and white stamping underneath.
I love the technique you have used Karen, I also love the bright vibrant colouring on the flower too. You must be so pleased with your Journal Page.
Thank you so much for helping me out today, although your journal page will inspire us all for those last minute Challenge makes.
I hope that you all have a lovely day, wrap up warm,
Sending love and warm hugs to all of you,