Well, thank goodness the second lot of antibiotics seem to be doing the trick and I am feeling much better!!
In spite of feeling pretty grim, last Friday I took mum for a long awaited trip to Art from the Heart in Harrogate. We had a lovely day and even though I was exhausted by the time we got home...it was the most I had done for 10 days....it was well worth it! Mum has wanted to have a go at an Altered Book for ages, so Dyan gave her a brief, but very thorough. lesson to get her going. As mum doesn't drive I had to go too....SHAME!!!!....and I sat quietly in a corner and worked on a Stampotique book.
And here it is.....
I loved making the backgrounds for the pages. First I folded and stitched together watercolour paper to make the book. Then I used really watered down Adirondack Dabbers, then sprayed over them with Colour Spray using templates. I also sprayed some old book pages at the same time to make the hearts, hats, flowers and circles with. The white smears and rings are just gesso, which very effectively picked up some colour from the dyes underneath. All the embellishments are just hand drawn, cut out, stuck on and then doodled around.
I love the Stampotique stamps, and guess what?? Yes, my collection is now under way!! I loved the 'crow' stamp, for obvious reasons, so I had to have him too!! Anyway, a HUGE thank you to Dy for a great day!!
Well, we're off to London, to see the Queen on Friday! Hope the nice weather lasts, or that at least it doesn't rain! I think a quick trip to Blade Rubber Stamps might just be in order!!
Bye for now xxx