It is Friday again - so soon and over on their site the challenge this week is Alphabet.
I popped over to Jo Capper-Sandon's blog where I saw her latest gorgeous work of art for the theme - which prompted me to have a go.
It is hot here - very hot - and very humid - the sort of weather where you just want to flop and doze - but I thought I would have a go.
Sadly I did not achieve anything anywhere near Jo's standard - I even printed out a picture of hers to inspire me - but what was in my head didn't translate into reality - so instead I just played about.
I loved the way that Paula had made these cards on Wednesday cutting out parts of quote stamps, so I thought I might try that.
After many goes, I failed miserably at that too. (She can't make jam though so I am giving her some LOL) Edited to say that apparently Paula can make jam - I see a competition coming some time soon LOL
This is what I ended up with (Click to enlarge)
The mount board I painted with shades of blue ink, and tried to get a cloudy effect.
I stamped all the images on, and outlined some with white pen (as Paula had done on one of her cards). I did cut out some pieces of quote, but only one turned out OK. The other I stamped straight on to the board. Tim Holtz stamps in this set look 'grungy' it's not me smudging them - honest!
The 'd' (for disaster or dream) is punched out of card, which I painted black and embossed - that actually looks good in real life!
Off to cook the crumble, which I should have done instead to messing about in my studio shed - and 'd' for dream that one day I will master this arty crafty lark.
And when I have finished all that, put my chickens away, tidied up my things in the studio, I will just have time to make tea before I run out of energy.
Have a good weekend everyone