Good Saturday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well and are having a relaxed Saturday. We did food shopping yesterday so we don't have to go and do that today, I do have to parcel up all the clothes I ordered to try on for the funeral, 99% of it has to go back, but trying it on at home is so much easier and more comfortable at home. I will tell you though that pulling your 'Bridget Jones ' up and down throughout the day is almost an Olympic sport, I was out of breath!!
When did ladies tights have a front and back, i very carefully put my tights on on Wednesday morning , taking great care not to ladder them, got them up to my thighs, I got Paul to help me up then pulled them up, only to realise that I had two lines going across my thighs that didn't feel right, after a little investigation I learnt that I had bought 'Support' tights, those lines were supposed to give me a 'pert, uplifted' bottom, I was tempted to try and see if it gave me a Belly lift, but it wasn't working so off they came and I gingerly managed to get them on the right way round, I had already worked up a sweat just putting the under garments on!!🤣😅
So note to self double check for directions before putting on your tights!! I always look for 'American Tan" when shopping fot tights as that was the colour my mum always wore, I don't see them though, so I'm guessing the colours have changed name since then.
Here is this week's Magazine Review.....
Creative Stamping Magazine
Issue 106 has some sweet little Springtime Stamps with 'Build A Scene' Stencil.
In this feature Vanessa shows you different ways to colour your stamped images, using Watercolours, waterbrushes pencils. There is a bonus 'How To' on Masking and building a scene.
Some lovely Springtime scenes in this feature,
Vicki has used the freebie stencil to create backgrounds for the stamps. With Bonus feature on 'Creating a Faux Marble Background' it looks a fun project to try.
Next we have a piece that explains how to try the technique called 'Papercasting'. I actually had a go at this during a Tracy Evans Workshop, you basically ink up your stamp and then add layers of Tissue, moulding each layer with stipple brush or by pushing around the detail of the stamp, gradually building up the layers of tissue and water. You then use kitchen roll to absorb excess moisture from the tissue at the end. Once you have absorbed the excess water remove the layers of tissue and leave them somewhere warm to dry for a couple days.
Here is one of he pieces I made....
I used a Tracy Evans Stamp.
Lots of lovely ideas for Easter cards in this feature.
Now this looks interesting, using your Watercolours differently to create contemporary backgrounds for your cards. The step by step is a guide to using Brushos to create a scene.
Other methods are Paint Drip, Distress ink Smooshing, a Brusho Colour wash, all very effective.
Some fantastic cards for men in this article.
I REALLY want to have a go at this technique, its called 'Print Lifting ' I know it would be perfect for Art Journaling! I just need the right Magazine.
Im this feature Sasha shows how adding a splash of colour can make such a difference to your Springtime makes.
Thats all for this review, I hope that there was something that interested you all.
Here’s my crafty buys, I ordered from HixxySoft.
Sonia thank you so much for sharing your shopping, I love that Spellbinder die, it's beautiful, I love your Aall & Create goodies too, I can't wait to see what you create with this lovely collection XXX
I hope that you all have a lovely weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,