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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Twinkle

Just a little reminder that you've still got one week left to enter the last challenge of the year at Try it on Tuesday which is Twinkle Twinkle and I'm sure you all have some crafty Twinkling going on.

I've decorated a used candle globe, I saw something similar on Pinterest and as Crafty friend had just bought this little village scene die, I borrowed it and cut it in white glitter card.  I attached it on the outside of the glass with matt medium, so simple, but lovely lit


Thanks for calling in at this busy time,

Avril xx



Sunday, 10 December 2017

Celebrate!

It's time for our last challenge of the year at Fashionable Stamping and this time it was my turn to choose the theme and I chose Celebrate which gives you lots of scope - Christmas, New Year, Birthdays.  There's lots of other reasons too, it's up to you as long as the stamping fits the theme.

I've used the Tim Holtz Plaid stamp for my background and inked with Aged Mahogany.  I've used one of my favourite Santa images, stamping with Potting Soil ink and coloured with Distress inks.  I've added some festive greenery, again coloured with DIs.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration, so please pop over to the blog, where you will also find all the details, along with information about our sponsor Ink Art Designs.

Thanks for calling in, I do appreciate it especially as everyone is so busy at this time of the year.
Have a great day,
Avril xx

Friday, 8 December 2017

Week 8 of 12 Tags



Hello, still playing catch up on the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style, which is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, and this is my take on Week 8

I loved the background and followed Linda's technique but used Brushed Pewter paint over the gessoed snowflakes.  I decided to keep to the blue/silver tones and cut and embossed the TH snowflake.  I painted it silver and then dabbed silver embossing ink and silver EP, heat setting to give some texture.  I did the same with the die cut sentiment.

I don't know where this week has gone, I really did intend to do a serious catch up - must try harder in future!

Have a lovely weekend,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Twinkle Twinkle



Time for the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and the theme for this fortnight is 'Twinkle Twinkle'  as usual it's up to you what you make.

I've opted for another Christmas card, I started with a torn hilly mask half way down my card and added a circle mask for the moon, coloured with Stormy sky and Chipped Sapphire.  I stamped and heat embossed some 'twinkling' silver stars before layering my die cuts.  I've also added a couple of torn layers of glitter paper for 'twinkly' snow.

The rest of the DT have some great makes, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Funkie Snowflakes

Well I'm even further behind than I'd planned with my Funkie Junkie tags as we've been away for a couple of days for a friends wedding, we had a lovely time, but I really must try to catch up now.
This is my take on Linda's tag for Week 6 

I loved the look of this and thought it would make a great gift card holder.  I've cased Linda's design, even down to having some red snowflake paper and some sparkly red spot foil.  My little quote was  made on the computer and although it doesn't look like it, it was printed out in red.

You've still got time to join in with this challenge and it's a great way of getting some Christmas cards/tags made and there's even a chance of winning a $25 gift certificate from The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm definitely a girl on a mission -  this is my take on Tag No. 4 of 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I loved Linda's holly background and used the TH holly stencil and Distress inks after randomly stamping a music score.  I die cut 2 trees, coloured one with Iced Spruce and Forrest Moss and layered them slightly offsetting to create a white 'snowy' outline. My stamped Christmas tree image is an old Inkadinkado stamp.
One of the great things about this challenge is that you can enter them in any order as long as you complete the 12, which is just as well as no. 3 is still in the think tank!

I'm entering this at Allsorts - Inspired by a Carol or Winter themed song (Oh Christmas Tree)



Avril xx




Sunday, 26 November 2017

No. 2 of 12 Tags of Christmas



I'm on a roll, I've finished my second of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie style  sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique.

I made mine a card and took inspiration from Linda's gorgeous embossed background, and used a Jenny Bowlin Mini North Star stencil, when the paste and gesso was dry, I used Vintage photo to distress the edges and then Enchanted Gold wax over the stars and around the edges. My Santa from Artistic Outpost, was stamped with Potting soil archival on a Nestabilities oval frame cut from linen card for a shabby look.  I added a few glittery snowflakes and a cut apart embossed sentiment.

I'm on a mission to see if I can get another one finished today.

I am entering this at:
  Double D challenges -  Here Comes Santa
  Make My Monday -   Happy Christmas

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx




Friday, 24 November 2017

12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style




Yes, I'm late, but I'm earlier than last year when I started playing along with the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style,  a weekly challenge sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique
who are offering a prize of $50 and two runner up prizes of $25 to spend in the store.

Each week starting in September,  Linda posts an inspirational tag and this is my take on Week 1.
I was inspired by Linda's use of  the trees in the background and the deer, along with the foliage and sentiment at the top of her tag.

I've used the Tim Holtz Winter Tree Line to create the background and then the splatter stencil with embossing paste, sprinkling white glitter over while still wet.  I've defined my hill and foreground with Diamond Dust.

Well it's a start and a start on the Christmas cards - I'm so late this year!

Hopefully I'll get some time over the weekend to play catch up, Linda's up to week 9, so 8 behind!!

I am going to enter this at:
Moving Along with the Times - Christmas Animals

Avril xx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Colourful Life

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight the theme is 'Colourful' and as always, it's up to you how you interpret this.

I've used Rubber Dance Dancing Lady, stamped in Black Versafine onto an Oxide ink background.  The base layer was from the same batch, but with lots of added water for a paler effect.  I've used a French script stamp and used the Tim Holtz floral stencil, with Distress inks.  The sentiment was computer generated.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the details.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Life's Aims



Hello,  well this little blog has been a bit quite again, not much crafting going on -  but this time I've been off enjoying a little break to Budapest, it's such a beautiful place, with lots to do and see.

I really must make a start on making some Christmas cards  - but before I do, I've another journal page to share, again using an image from Oxford Impressions April in Paris.  This little girl looks so sweet - her life before her, what will her future hold?  Random stamping with the TH Papillion background (I know it's difficult to see) embossing paste through the Doily stencil, doily die cut and cut apart stamped words, all coloured with Distress crayons.

It's time to tidy the craft desk and make a start on those Christmas cards or I'll end up buying!

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Nature at FSC

Time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this month the theme is Nature.
How you interpret 'Nature' is up to you as long as the stamping follow the theme.

I've used Distress Oxides Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet and Peeled Paint   for the background and then stamped the Stampendous Agapanthus Cluster and the IndigoBlu sentiment in Black Archival and heat set with clear EP.
There's a great prize for one lucky random winner from our Sponsor,  Ink Art Design.

The rest of he DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Home Sweet Home


Hello,  it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight, its Home Sweet Home, as usual it's up to you what you make as long as you follow the 'Home' theme.

I've opted for a New Home card, I had a browse on Pinterest and saw this sweet card and took inspiration from the little house.  I used embossing paste through a brick stencil, when it was dry gave it a coat of watery gesso before using Antique Linen Distress Crayon, the roof and door shapes were coloured with crayons.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Thanks for calling in, hope you have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Hopes and Dreams


Hello, more experimenting in my new little journal, again using the stamps from Oxford Impressions April in Paris.  I gave both pages a very watery wash with Tattered Rose distress stain and used Pumice stone for the stencilling and shading and distress crayons for colouring the stencilled roses and leaves.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Autumn Serenity


Hello,

I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog today with this Autumn Tag.

This is my last piece for Artistic Outpost, and I have enjoyed my time on the Design Team, but life just seems to be a bit busy lately.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Timeless


Hello, and thanks for calling in and it's something different, although still in my favourite vintage style.  I've been lacking in inspiration since coming back from holiday, so hubby suggested 'try something different'  so I've started a journal.   It's only 11 x 16cm so there's no stress to fill a large page and I thought a good opportunity to use some neglected rubber.

As the current them at TioT is Circles, and there's still have another week left to link up,  I took inspiration from that.  The image is from Oxford Impressions April in Paris plate.  I used a watery wash of Bundled Sage distress stain and Frayed Burlap distress crayon for the circles and edges, and Tarnished Brass highlights.

I must  admit I really did enjoy making this page and it did de-stress for a couple of hours - at the moment I've got a 'gremlin' in the computer who calls in frequently and opens and closes tabs while I'm busy and then locks me out for a couple of hours, and typical - my computer is just a couple of months out of guarantee.  If he sticks around  and I go missing, you'll know he's won!

Have a great day,
Avril xx


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Hocus Pocus Treats

Hello, it's  almost time for trick or treat and although I don't particularly celebrate Halloween one of hubby's friends wife is American and she decorates their house every year.  I always send a card and this year I made a little treat box, which I filled with die cuts, plastic spiders and candy.

I recycled a tea bag box, painting top and bottom with black and then covering with spider's Web paper before adding the witch and web die cut.

Just a quick fun project that I'm linking to Yvonne's give away.

Avril xx

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Serenity


Hello,  I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this Autumnal piece, for all the details, please pop over to the blog.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Going round in Circles at TioT


Hello,

It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight we're Going Round in Circles

I  made a page in my colourful journal that I started after doing the Marjie Kemper Inventive Ink online course.

I stamped the circles with white Colourbox ink and embossed with  white EP, before stamping the bee from Inkylicious.  These were masked before adding colour to the background with Distress inks, then stamping the wording.  The bees were coloured and Stickles added to the wings. to the wings.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in and have a great day.

Avril xx


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Secrets


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card and if you'd like to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Spooky Goings On at Try it on Tuesday



Hello, yes, it's that time of the year when we get in the mood for Halloween at TioT.

I've made a card using a witch die cut, cut from some shiny black card along with a cauldron image I found on the internet, which I coloured with Promarkers.  I used Distress Inks for the background and added some stars cut from Brushed Pewter stained white and black card.  A torn piece of die cut and some  'spiders web' - that stuff's got a mind of it's own - and then my plastic spider - yuk - I don't like spiders.  As my Witch is cooking up something strange, a computer sentiment.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the blog to see their spooky creations.

Another scheduled post, so thanks for calling in.

Have a great day,
Avril xx











Sunday, 8 October 2017

Time Waits for No Man at Fashionable Stamping







Hello,  this is a scheduled post as I couldn't miss telling you about the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and for this fortnight Shirley chose the theme of  'Time Waits for No Man'

I've used two old Crafty Individual stamps for my card.  I stamped the Gent and cogs stamp directly onto an Oxide inked background, masked the image before stamping the clocks label as a background.  I also stamped the image onto white card, fussy cut the gent and then using Versamark and Clear EP, heat embossed.  The sentiment was printed on the computer and coloured with the Oxides.

The rest of the team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.  We have InkArt as our sponsor who are offering one lucky random winner a stamp from their online store.

Have a lovely day whatever you're doing,
Avril xx





Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Next Shot


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card, if you want to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Autumn Glory


Hello,  a couple of weeks ago I was lucky and won the challenge at Stamping Sensations and they asked if I would like to join them as a Guest Designer for their October Autumn Glory challenge

I've used a Flonzcraft stamp, stamped in Black and heat embossed with clear EP.  I started with Fossilized Amber, Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves and Rusty Hinge DIs to colour my layers.
The base layer was  stamped with a small leaf from Artistic Outpost using Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.

The DT at Stamping Sensations have some wonderful inspiration for you, so why not pop over to the blog for all the details.

We're off  on holiday on Tuesday, so things will be a little quiet around here, but there are a couple of scheduled DT posts lined up.  I need to to start the packing now, but whatever you're doing, have a great day.

Avril xx



Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hero


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card and if you want to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Party Time





Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight the theme is 'Time/Clocks'

I've used the Tim Holtz Alarm clock coloured with Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass stains and added a  clock face from the Thrift Shop Ephemera pack. The background was made using Oxide inks and with such a pretty dress on my little paper doll, it just had to be Party Time, which was printed on the computer.

The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Thanks for visiting,
Avril xx


Sunday, 24 September 2017

Leave a little sparkle


Hello, and thanks for calling in,  I've another card to share using my new Rubber Dance stamp.  This time I've fussy cut the lady from the background, coloured her with Distress Crayons and matted her onto a piece of Oxide coloured card and lightly stamped the Tim Holtz Papillion background adding some faux stitching.  The base card uses the first and less watered application of the inks.

The sentiment was printed on the computer, I also added Frosted Lace stickles over the word Sparkle. then added some die cut wildflowers, again, coloured with Distress Crayons.

As I'm using my Rubber Dance stamp, I'm going to enter this at Rubber Dance Forever Stamping Challenge.

I'm also entering The Artistic Stampers challenge - Take a Little Colour

Have a great day,
Avril xx






Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Papergirls


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card, and if you want to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Paperboy


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog with this quick card and if you'd like to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

You don't need Therapy




Hello,  It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight the theme is  'You've Got a Friend'  you can interpret this as you will - real/imaginary or animal, it's up to you.

I've used a photo from the internet, these friends look as if they're having such fun.  I used a few vintage layers,   some wildflowers and a computer generated sentiment.

The rest of the design team have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Thanks for calling in, have a great day.

Avril xx

Friday, 8 September 2017

Do What you Love

Hello, I've not had much inspiration or time in the craft room lately, but as I've got four 'girly' birthdays this month, it's given me the push to get my act together and get organised.  As a little incentive to get  motivated, I bought this Dancing Woman stamp from Rubber Dance and she's been well inked this last week.

The card base had already been embossed with crackle paste through the Flourish stencil and was in the 'bits box' so I dipped it in Worn Lipstick, Fossilized Amber and Antique Linen DOX.  I used Brushed Pewter Distress paint and my trusty finger over the embossed cracks - which gave it a look of Mother of Pearl!  The stamped panel was a mop up piece, again in the bits box, that must have mopped up some Brushed Pewter stain along the way as it has a lovely sheen,  I used Worn Lipstick DI to emphasise her dress and Wilted Violet to the flowers.  The sentiment is computer.  I used a dull silver card to mat.

I am entering this at:
  Rubber Dance Forever Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes
  Rubber Dance - September colour challenge
 
 Challenge 1.-14. Sept.

Thanks for visiting and hopefully I'll get caught up on blog visiting over the weekend.

Avril xx




Tuesday, 5 September 2017

ABC Fun


Hello, just popping in to tell you that I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this  'Back to School' card.

For all the details, please pop over to the main blog.

Avril xx

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Think and Wonder


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this Mixed Media tag, for all the details, please pop over.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Show us Some Stitching at TioT


Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight  it's 'Stitch It'  and as usual it's up to you what you make as long as there's some stitching - real or faux.

I haven't used my Dress form die for a long time, so this was a great opportunity.  I cut 2 from white card, stained the base and top of one with Vintage Photo Distress Oxide, the other was trimmed to leave just the body, to which I glued some printed linen and trimmed to shape.

The DP was trimmed and pieced and I machine stitched the border, I used a Rose stencil with DIs and then stamped and clear embossed the G 45 and Tim Holtz words.

The rest of the DT have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog for all the details.

Have a great day,

Avril xx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Paris


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog with this card, for all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx                                                                                                                                         

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

TioT's Garden


Hello, the current challenge at Try it on Tuesday is 'In My Garden' and I took the opportunity to ink up another flower, this time I've used Tim Holtz's Flower Garden stamps.

I stamped onto watercolour paper and fussy cut the flowers and coloured them with Distress inks, adding a few stamped and fussy cut leaves.  The sentiment is Tim Holtz and heat embossed with white EP.

You still have one more week if you join the challenge and all the details can be found here.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Lessons for Life



Hello, I don't know about you, but I'm a bit of a messy crafter.  However,  fortunately for the craft room, my friend comes over most Thursdays and I have to tidy to make room for her which means the 'box of bits' keeps getting bigger. I try to use them up from time to time and always feel good if I can make a dent - no matter how small, so here goes...

This crackle background was the 'try' when I first got DecoArt Crackle Paint, applying different thicknesses and after drying this was too good to throw, so in the box it went.  I've now used Distress Sprays Tumbled Glass and Chipped Sapphire and just left it to dry in the cracks and added some stencilling for interest.  These sentiments  had been stamped for something else, so I cut them apart and rearranged and also cut apart my little Paper doll boy as his friend/brother looked a bit timid for what I had in mind.  He reminds me of my son, not in looks but whenever we took a picture of him and said 'smile' he always stood to attention!

I am going to enter this at Tag Tuesday as their theme is Use Your Scraps.

Have a lovely day,

Avril xx


Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Don't Drive Too Fast!

Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost Blog today with another masculine card, for all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

In My Garden at TioT


Hello, it's time to tell you about the new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's   'In My Garden'  

I decided to use my new Paper Artsy Kay Carley stamps.  I stamped with Black Archival and heat set with Clear EP,  I also stamped a couple of masks on post-it notes so I could layer the flowers.  Leaving the masks in place, I coloured the background with Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass and Broken China and then sprinkled on PA Infusions In the Navy.  Unfortunately a little of the Infusions sneaked under the mask, but after colouring the flowers, it didn't really spoil.  The sentiment is from a Jofy set.

It would be lovely to see what's in your garden, so why not join in.  The rest of the DT have some great inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you'll also find all the details.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Use Your Inks at Fashionable Stamping


Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and this time Dot has chosen 'Use Your Inks' and you can use them anyway as long as you use them to stamp as well.
The prize for the Lucky random winner will be a stamp from our Sponsor Ink Art Designs.

For the background of my card I took inspiration from Brenda who made this tag a while ago.  I loved the background, and as I've had this stamp from Crafty Individuals for quite a while (un-inked), thought it might be something to try for my  'inky'  piece.  I used Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac  and Stormy Sky DIs and spritzed and dripped with water.   Then stamped randomly using two colours,  I used Frayed Burlap and Dusty Concord.

My butterfly was stamped with Black Archival and I watercoloured with Fossilized Amber DI, when it was dry I applied a little Frosted Lace stickles and rubbed over with my finger, which just left a feint shimmer.  I decided on the position of  the butterfly and then stamped the antennae with black so that I didn't have to fussy cut this part.  I masked off part of the sentiment and again stamped with the two inks.

The base layer was distressed with inks and then a script stamp using Frayed Burlap.

The rest of the Design Team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at:
  Penny Black and More - All Creatures Great and Small
  Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
  Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes

And just for fun - I decided to used similar colours to Brenda's tag, love how this turned out too.





Thanks for calling in, have a great day,
Avril xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Why Fit In?


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with another masculine card and if you'd like to find out all the details, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

A Post Card for TioT




Hello and thanks for calling in today, I've got another card to share and to remind you that you still have another week left to join in the Post Card( Mail Art) challenge at Try it on Tuesday.

I've had this image for  a couple of years - one of those just had to have stamps, but it hasn't bee inked up very often, so this was a good opportunity, I've stamped it twice, but only coloured the top rose with Aged Mahogany  Distress ink, both layers were dipped in Vintage Photo Oxide ink.  The DP was sent to me by my lovely friend Chrissie and was just perfect for this card.  The sentiment came free with a magazine.

Well I've got my fingers crossed for a better week, we had no internet last weekend and then I've had major computer problems, but with a little help from DD, which at first didn't seem to solve anything, it's now behaving,  so with some luck we'll get back to normal.

Have a great day whatever you're doing,
Avril xx


Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cocoa Labels


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with another Masculine card, and if you'd like to find out the details of what I used, please pop over.

Avril xx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Postcards at TioT


Hello, It's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and for this fortnight it's  'Postcards'  and we would like you to either Make/Design or include a Postcard on your project.

I've made a little seaside scene using Crafty Individuals stamps which were fussy cut and coloured, and then arranged on a paper napkin, that was included with a birthday card from my DT friend Yvonne, which I adhered to the base card.

The rest of the DT have some wonderful designs for your inspiration, so please pop over to the main blog, where you will also find all the challenge details.

I am entering this at Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting, have a great day.
Avril xx

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Flowers in the Sun




Hello and thanks for calling in, I've actually got round to inking up some new PaperArtsey stamps that I bought at Happy Stampers in May.
I need a couple of 'flat' birthday cards to go in the post, so with a little bit of colouring and a background of Yellow Brushos and Wild Honey DI stenciling,  a quick card  and that's one done.
Something a bit different for me.

Have a great day,
Avril xx

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Anyone for Coffee


Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card and if you'd like to find out the details, please pop over.

I'm going to enter this at :
  Penny Black and More - One for the Boys

Avril xx

Monday, 24 July 2017

Learn to Pause


Hello and thanks for calling in, this poor little blogs been a bit neglected lately, but a wet weekend resulted in some productive play time for a change.

I was wondering what this little girl has could sit on and as she has such a dreamy expression I thought about her just sitting and watching with nothing to do.  So here she is sitting on the garden wall in the sunshine.

I used Crackle paint through a brick stencil and when dry,  rubbed the Distress crayons over and then highlighted the brick pattern with a white pen.  Tumbled Glass crayon for the sky, then Squeezed Lemonade crayon through a stencil for the sun rays  and some wildflowers to complete the scene.
Thought this sentiment was just right.

Lots of showers forecast for this week, so I hope this little girl made the most of her sunshine!

Avril xx



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Paris background



Hello, I'm over on the Artistic Outpost blog with this card and if you'd like to find out the details, please pop over.

Avril xx