Monday, 20 September 2010

The Colour Purple

Here's my entry for Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge 121 on the theme of the MOVIES. I was struggling for a little as there are just so many films to choose from and I couldn't think of any that went with my stamps. So a bit of browsing on the internet came up with The Colour Purple......

I used the swooshy distress ink technique for the backgrounds using Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire and then a Paperartsy stamp in black to represent the black women in the film - bit tenuous I know but. Just finished it with a short bit of film strip ribbon and some fibres.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Red and Blue

Well I’ve eventually got my act together and done a little crafting. Not very exciting I’m afraid but I needed to make a thank you card so I made it in Red and Blue to fit in with Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge 120.

I stamped this new Rosette stamp (from Oak House Studio) in Rocket Red Brilliance to create a background and then matted and layered, added ribbon and finished off with the Thank You sentiment.

Going to leave it at that for now as Blogger is playing up and annoying me.....more another day!!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Thursday again!

So where did that week go?? Can't believe it's Thursday again and I still haven't done any crafting...oh dear. I can however show you a bookmark I made for the latest Craft Stamper swap - I forgot to take a photo of it when I made it in May and whilst it didn't get in the magazine, it is featured as an extra one on their website so I copied it!!!

The bookmark had to be done in sage, pink and mauve. I embossed the Clematis Tower stamp in white and then used Bundled Sage Distress Ink for the background. The Clematis is painted in Twinkling H20s and then finished off with some ribbon and beads. Hope you like it!

I suppose I ought to go back to my chores - don't faint, but I've already cleaned the kitchen floor this morning. Hopefully it'll take a while to dry ..... and i can browse more!!!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

I'm back

Just got back from my travels up country and whilst the weather hasn't been brilliant, we've had lots of sun ... and wind!!

First stop was the North Norfolk Coast where the skies seemed to change every 5 minutes - one minute it was blue with not a hint of cloud and the next it was dark grey - but the sunsets were great most evenings. The seas changed too from deep blue to positively icy green and frothy one day when it was so stormy and we struggled to open the car door to get out!!

We sat on top of Incleboro Hill (with about 100 other people) to watch the Red Arrows do their display at the Cromer Carnival. A brilliant 25 minutes and because we were high and they were flying low, we even got to wave to one of the pilots!!

Next stop was visiting family in Nottinghamshire and then a weekend at Carlton Towers in the lea of a wind farm...and yes, you've guessed it, it was very windy again. We watched volleyball, quoits, tug-of-war etc and went with Lynnda to Coldharbour Farm for some creative fun - here's a view of the Oak House Studio from the lane. We also played cribbage and Lynnda won ....but we think it must have been the quality of her partners!!

Now it's back to school and normality. Funny how September comes so quickly - morning mists and dew - but then maybe I can get some crafting done...... once I've cleared the ironing pile!!