Good morning everybody. Looks like nice weather again today, although the weather frogs have been promising us rain and storm. At the end of the day we will know if they were right!
Had a great day yesterday, just played all day, painting, crafting, reading; felt like a fish in water! Which reminds me, that I made a tag for the *Blog Challenge Garden*, theme *the deep*. At first I thought it was a silly theme, but then that lovely Beatle's Song *I want to be under the sea, in an octopus's garden in the shade* started going round in my head, and I was hooked. So, here it is:
I painted the background with turquoise metallic acrylic paint, drew some sea-weed with a felt tip, and added glass splitter as sand, and some shells and fishes I found in my decorations box. The skull was left over from halloween, and the blue fibres were in my stash, too. I wrote the opening of *Octopus's garden* round the edge, and that was it.
Then I want to show you some of the lovely things I have received this week from crafting buddies.
Lynne of *Adorn* sent me this beautiful notebook, tag, and home died lace in a wonderful shade of really hot pink, and the lace is so beautifully presented on a card and fixed with a decorated pin:
The lovely Notebook is next to my lap-top, so I can write down all the challenges I want to do, or things I would like to buy etc. A very big improvement on my flying scraps of paper! Thanks Lynne!
Then I received the coasters from the Gingersnappers Art Coaster swap, which were rather battered as they arrived, but I have tried to fix them as well as I could. Here they are:
Thanks to all four ladies who put so much work into their lovely coasters, and especially to Sharon, who organised and dispatched etc, a lot of work with so many participants!
And here is one more thing I made yesterday. It's a 6x6 canvas, coated with structure paste, then painted with gold acrylic and distressed with stazon timber brown. I used the dragonfly die cut and 4 of the inchies I showed yesterday, and an image from CI behind a TH fragment. The little chain has been made from broken jewelry scraps.
*Simon says stamp and show* challenge - anything goes.
Okay, this was only going to be a short post today, but it seems to have stretched a little! Have a great day, take care of yourselves, and thanks for visiting!