Good morning you all from not-so-sunny Rhineland. I had a good sleep, I fell asleep over my *Craft Stamper* Magazine. Must have switched the light off some time in the night, but apart from that, I suppose I slept soundly, for which I am very thankful. The birds are still busy singing, and building their nests. Yesterday I went for a walk in the woods with Emily, my friend's dog, and enjoyed it very much. The green of the leaves looks so new and tender, just great.
I even saw some violets peeping out from under the dead leaves from last year.
And lots of trees in the gardens on the way to the woods which were in bloom.
Emily, the doggie who accompanied me, was not so keen on sitting still to have her photo taken:
I was starving by the time I got home, so I delved into my fridge and made myself some sandwiches with some of the (hopefully!)edible bits and bobs I found there, and then got down to doing some crafting.
I altered another picture frame, but this time I tried something new.
I used the aluminium tape I bought at the discounter recently and embossed the strips with a TH Texture fade folder. Then I stuck them directly onto the frame, just piecing them together. When it was finished, I neatened up the back with some strips of smooth tape and distressed the front with archival black. As the pattern is patchwork, you don't notice where it is joined together. Then I made some flowers. I used the aluminium seals which are in a lot of boxes with dry goods, they already had an embossed pattern on them, so just cut them with TH's tattered florals. After distressing with archival black again, I alternated the flowers with some prima ones in black, fixed them together with brads and got these lovely flowers.
Simon Says- stamp and show anything but a card;
The Stampman - anything Tim and
Just for Fun
Anything you fancy.
And in the evening, while I was watching TV, I made another little mixed media card, with distressing, stamping, gold foiling, rub-ons and a scrap angel. This is for a swap. I really enjoyed making it, fitting all those strange images together and watching it evolve - that, for me, is always the best part.
P.S. Forgot to say; the saying *Sich regen bringt Segen* means something like *Getting moving brings rewards*