Friday 11 October 2013

Studio Cabin Makeover

Well my studio has had a make over at last! 
I have wanted to do it for years!

Since Mr Lottie's serious illness it really made me see things differently, and now that he is on the mend I am going to start enjoying life and spending more time in my studio - which I decided I would brighten up with a Makeover.

 I took these photos in the pouring rain

It's brighter in real life and on a sunny day!

It is my haven - and heated so that I can use it all winter.  It got rather neglected for the past couple of years a Mr L was so ill - but now it has a new lease of life - just like he does - and I am going to make the most of both!

I had a wonderful time creating arty crafty things, reading, 
gazing out of my window watching the chickens - who all seemed to skidaddle when they saw the camera! - or maybe it was the heavy rain.

I took the opportunity of chatting to a lovely forum friend on the phone - a perfect day!

Postcard swap on UK Stampers

I am rather enjoying the post card swaps on UK Stampers forum - they can be quite addictive.

This month the challenge is 'Blue and Birds'

I found some old stamps that hadn't seen daylight so decided to give them a go

These are cling on stamps and I found that the lines were a bit too thick for my liking
But I painted the images, and tries to blur the lines a bit with Gesso, and I painted in blossome and flower heads that were not on the stamp to soften the effect.

I might have another go at this theme if I get time - but for now I am experimenting with mail art for another swap - this time on Cardmaking Paradise