Good morning you all. I have woken up feeling like the lady at the post office - grumpy! And that in spite of lovely weather. Today is a holiday here in Germany, it's Ascension Day, and also Father's Day. This means that nearly every able bodied man goes out with his friends, mostly pulling a *Bollerwagen*, a little cart with a handle. I think they were really made for kids; kids who don't like sitting in a pram any more love being pulled along in a little cart! But on *Father's Day* the carts get loaded with *refreshments* - barrels and/or crates of beer and a picnic, and the men all go off somewhere to enjoy the countryside. I don't know if they are all capable of enjoying it after partaking of the *refreshments*, but that's the tradition here.....
Yesterday I had a crafty day. First I tidied my working space. Sorry, but I had to, when my AWS (Available Working Space) is less than the size of an ATC, I do it. And yesterday I managed some tags and a canvas.
The first tag is for 2 challenges, Dragon's Dream TIO and the Blog Challenge Garden. The Dragon wants to see timepieces and the Challenge Garden soft pinks and greens, so here is my tag:
The Tag has been made from a piece of corrugated card from a box. I distressed the background with bundled sage and Victorian velvet, and then sprayed it in walnut green using a TH clock template. I stamped a part of a clock (LaBlanche) and some flourishes before embellishing with some floral rub ons, two halves of a clock (pieces of time) and a few cogs. The clock faces were also sprayed and brushed with perfect pearls. I coloured a white rose to match, and added *time* cut from a package and glazed with glossy accents. Then I gave it my last remnant of pink lace, a bow, and a time quote, and it was finished.
Then I made another tag with a matching pocket for the Dragon, as time and time pieces are favourite themes of mine.
I made the tag from a 6" square of coredinations paper which has been sprayed using TH templates and moonlight spray from My tattered angels, as has the tag. I also used some home made spray using spiced marmalade ink to make a contrast to the blue, which I used on the reverse of the tag and pocket. They have been stamped with various motives (maker not known) using Stazon timber brown. The back of the tag has been stamped to match the back of the pocket. For embellishments I added a TH disc, a piece of ball chain and some beads from an old necklace.
Then I made a canvas which I am also entering into 2 challenges; *Passion for Fashion* at Daring Cardmakers,who are being sponsored by
and *Anything goes* at the Craft Room Challenge and *At the Mall* GC105 at Gingersnaps. Oooooooooops, that makes three!
The canvas has been covered with a page from one of my old fashion magazines from 1899 and painted with diluted gesso. I used the TH dress form, cut from an old box, as a template and sprayed it with *Juneberry wine*. Then I added some tissue tape, the dress form, some images and a piece of lace, and that was it.
Okay, I think I have rambled on for long enough for the time being, now I just need to enter the correct link at the correct blog! Here's wishing you all a great day, take care and thanks a lot for visiting!