Good morning, just managed to drag myself out of bed and stagger to the coffee machine, I know if I manage that then the rest will be easy. Now I am sitting here with a large cup of frothy coffee with chocolate sprinkles on top and beginning to wake up.
Looks like it will be another hot day here, the cool air from yesterday has disappeared, and the birds seem to be having a who-can-sing-the -loudest competition.
I had a another crafty day yesterday, doing some tags for challenges,
First I made something like I like, so it's made of cardboard and grungy, and it's going to be ny entry into Simon Says Stamp and Show a tag and Dragon's Dream TIO where the dragon wants to see things with wings, so here is it:
I made 3 cardboard tags and some wings which I painted with gesso and then distressed with TH inks. The heads have been stamped onto speciality card from LaBlanche using forest moss, and then cut out and fixed to the tags. I have kept the embellishments minimal, as I want the beautiful faces to be in focus. Just added a few small flowers, and two leopards, who are strolling through all three tags. I joined the tags with twine to make them into a tryptich, and added the wings. I very much enjoyed making it, and like it the way it is.
And then I made another card for *Less is More* where it's still monochrome week. Here my new try:
I like this card better than I did the other 2 I made at the beginning of the week. The sheep have been stamped with archval ink in black, and then the middle one has been watercoloured black, and the grass and sentiment have been added with black ink.
And I'm still not finished....I made a tag for the Three muses challenge, where the theme this week is exotic birds.
I used a cardboard tag again, painted it with gesso in white and a splodge of gold left over from something else, bubble dried it, distressed it and used one of my birds cut from my own painted and stamped papers. Added a few flowers, and it was finished, too.
And then our grumpy parcel postman came yesterday, and brought me a packet that Tee (Creations by Tee) had sent off to me in April....They had been examining it at the customs and have such a lot of work to do, that they needed almost 2 months to check out that my present from Tee was not a lethal weapon or stuffed with contraband....Tee, thank you soooooooooo much for my lovely present!
Tee had packed the torso into a pretty envelope decorated with butterflies, and sent me a beautiful pink tag with it. The second picture shows the torso getting some fresh air on my balcony after beein locked up in an envelope and handled by customs officials for nearly 2 months! I wonder what they thought it was???
Anyway, now she has landed at my place and will have a good home, and I am looking forward to getting her dolled up - any ideas?
So, here's wishing you all a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!