I'm happy to say we had nice weather all day today, which was a really good feeling. It's good to go out without being wrapped up in coat, scarf and cap, and to feel the sun. Hope the sun has been smiling on you, too!
I made this altered matchbox holder recently. I made the covers for the 4 matchboxes from coasters, which I embossed with a TH texture folder, and then painted with various colours. I started with some crackle paint in weathered wood, but it didn't look crackly enough. I put a coat of blue metallic paint on top of it, and then the crackles showed up better. Then I stenciled the diamonds and numbers with structure paste, which I embossed with Frantage EP after it had dried. The image has been cut from a gecko Galz image sheet, crackled and distressed. The matchboxes were painted with the same combination before I sandwiched them between the coasters. I added screw brads as knobs, and some flat wooden beads underneath as feet. I was pleased with the distressed and crackled look, and the little drawers will be filled with paper clips or brads etc.
I am linking to Craftroom challenge, recycle - the coasters and boxes have been recycled, and to Simon Monday challenge - M for matchbox.
This morning I visited 'my' geese and ducks at their feudal home.
The goose in the background has her three little goslings nestling next to her:
As I went past, she unfolded her wing to cover them:
The ducks were resting everywhere in pairs:
This cheeky little bird is dancing on the lion's nose:
And this little wren obligingly stood still to have its photo taken:
All in all, a lovely walk.
Have a great day, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!