Monday, November 06, 2006
Here is my entry in Kym's 'Objects of Desire' CJ over on www.ukstampers.co.uk. As usual I've uploaded them round the wrong way! I painted the background with acrylics, and then stamped leaves and flowers with versamark. Some are embossed; gold, copper or distress embossing, some are chalked. (I made a mess with my first go because I embossed after chalking, and ended up with the chalked flowers half embossed!) I want a beautiful garden is stamped and inked round the edges, the 'beautiful' is stuck with foam dots to raise it. The three little stamps down the side (I love them!) have been smooshed with ink and coloured with pencils. The watering can has been raised. The cute lady, post, flowers and grass are all from a set from paper Artsy. I love them ,even though they are a bit cute for me! The background is smooshed with distress ink (old paper I think!) I stamped the lady and post first, and then masked them and stamped the grass and flowers. I used distress inks, spiced marmalade and fired brick. The green is peeled paint. I coloured the lady and post with pencils, and stamped the word bloom in scattered straw. I love the way the colours have turned out, just the sort of colours I'd love in my garden!
Been feeling a bit under the weather this weekend. I had a long lie in on Saturday, and another sleep in the afternoon! Nasty tickly cough. We managed to go and look at fireplaces again, and have chosen what we want. I've just got to ring the shop and organise them to do a survey, but noone is answering atm!
M went on his bike to the bike show at the NEC yesterday. It was really nice to have a day to myself!!! (I find with M about, I can't get on with things so well!) I feel much more organised with house, washing and office type stuff now, even though I didn't actually do anything!
List to do:
Order scrapbook stash - I haven't spent any of my earnings yet! I've got a list going.
Money, check bank current account, check bldg socy account for %,
Make new CJ - Christmas Traditions
Do entry in Flo's CJ - Dreams and Nightmares
Order NYC photos
Make cards for jane, kim and Sarah (9th Dec)
Make mini book for sarah L (fri)
Not going to get it all done today!!! Last week just disappeared in a haze of jetlag, washing, ironing, and lack of sleep!
Job is going Ok. I quite enjoy it when I get there. The only problem I still find is that I can't sleep becasue I'm worried about getting up so early!!!
Posted by Linda at 5:45 AM