Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Much better now!!!

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 was the most I had done for 10 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


patcrafts said...

Glad you are feeling better. Your book is wonderful i just loveeeeeeeee it Stampotique are my favourite as you know and I can't wait to do the book at the next AFTH workshop.
Have a great time in London at least you won't be stranded or abandoned.
Hugs Pat xx

chrisg said...

So glad your journey wasn't wasted Jayne - LOVIN' your book - The backgrounds are gorgeous - very Dina Wakely.
My little collection of Stampotique's is also growing LOL ... they are like an addiction!
Would love to see your mum's altered book too. Great that you can share your crafting enthusiasm with someone close.

Sandra Hall said...

Oh my! I love your book! I am going to do that very shortly and now I can't wait! I hope to be purchasing some of those stamps soon too. Really glad you're feeling better. x x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wowser Jayne, this is fantastic. Love all your different colours and the stamps speak for themselves. Glad to hear you're feeling better and have a good time with the Queen. xx

Gez said...

Hi Jayne
Glad to hear you are feeling better. I love your book. It's super! Glad you enjoyed Harrogate & your Mum did too. Have fun in London & enjoy the long weekend. Hugs, Gez.xx

Stressed Stamper said...

wow just found your blog - love how different your cards are to mine - I need to try some different cards thanks for showing me