Good Monday Morning Ladies,
Did you all enjoy the weekend? Lilian did you enjoy the Tennis?
Brenda how are you feeling today, are you over the worst of the virus? I know the exhaustion can go on for weeks, I do hope you are on the mend. Sending love and hugs your way XXX
We decided it was going to be too hot to go to looking around a National Trust property so we had a day in the garden, which was lovely.
We had a productive day, we got the rest of the bedding plants put in, it was too hot to do anything much though, I did the positioning of the plants and let Paul put them in, afterwards we sat and put our feet up and had an Icecream, which was much needed and very much deserved.
Today's project was designed by Karen, who very kindly allowed me to share this incredibly inspirational Mixed Media piece early. I did start something Friday but ended waiting ages for Gesso to dry, these are the moments I miss the Aga, I got used to just popping things on it and having them dry in minutes!
"A bit of mixed media for you using AALL AND CREATE stamps and stencils I wanted to try masking off part of a card and to use a fine liner to trace around too I used fossilised amber, spiced amber and fired brick
Butterfly is triple embossed It gives it a lovely glossy finish and intensify the colour (Staedtler Noris Aquarell pencils)
Black cotton underneath the butterfly and a few splats with a yellow Posca pen."
Karen I love your Mixed Media project, the panelling you have created by drawing in lines with Fine Liner is an genius idea, it draws your eye across the whole card, so you take in every bit of detail. Your butterfly is coloured PERFECTLY, I love the colours that you have used, it must have taken you ages to colour. The Triple embossing definitely makes a difference! Which Mask did you use for the middle panel please? You must be so pleased with how amazing this piece has turned out, I would be super proud if it was mine! Thank you so much for inspiring me and for allowing me to share your piece today XXX
I hope that you all manage to stay cool today and enjoy the lovely weather,
Sending love and hugs to all of you,