But I did manage to get some crafting done today. My ideas came to me after rummaging through my stash and stumbling across my embossing paste, not used that for ages. So it was tag time! Out came the card, the distress inks, found a suitable stencil, and off I went.
I was inspired by Sheena Douglas to do this technique, using several inks on one piece of card. Then I added the Indigo Blu script stamp, just random, just felt like thinking outside of the box.
So happy with that, on to the next bit...
So used a bog standard knife as the applicator.
By this time the tennis had started, I so wanted Andy Murray to win, I'd watched him play all week and just sensed that something had changed, he was playing with more conviction. Even so it was a nervous time, but he played brilliantly, he had total belief and he did it in 3 sets, no mean feat against Roger Federer. It was a well deserved Gold Medal, good thing I don't bite my nails, rather I had my stint on my mini cycle, think I must have made it to Wales and back!
By which time the embossing paste was now dry enough to colour.
I used the metallic papermania pen on the main part of the hat, and her collar, and the promarker purple on the underside of the hat and ribbon. Add a string of pearls to her hat, stamped and glossy accented one flower, dug around for a smaller flower, found one, used 3 shades of purple on it, thanks to pro markers, another dollop of glossy accents, two more 'pearls' for the centre of the flowers, and finished off with a die cut flourish and some ribbon from the new stash I got yesterday.
I'm rather chuffed with this. Wasn't sure how many flowers to put on it, but just felt that two were enough. Love that script stamp, it is a very chunky stamp, but open to interpretation.
Yep all round a good day, planted up my new bedding plants, Mother Nature was kind enough to bless me with a short sharp shower just after I'd finished putting them in the planter, saved me a job. Dead-headed the roses, pulled out a few weeks, made it all tidy and rounded off with a Bacon sandwich... And a few Gold Medals!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, thanks for stopping by