The weather here was a bit cooler today, but great for walking, and I enjoyed watching the clouds. There are still a lot of tree trunks and branches lying around, but I hope that it will slowly be cleared away. I watched a dog today tugging on a twig, but the twig was attached to an enormous trunk and wouldn't budge, and he seemed to be rather frustrated that he couldn't take it with him - too funny!
I have made a little notebook (about 8x4") with some coated cardboard I got from a shop where they frame pictures. They often have a box outside with off-cuts of the cardboard they use to make the surroundings, and anyone who wants can help themselves - I wanted, so I did! I distressed the background with DIs in wild honey and forest moss. I used some background stamps - a flourish, script, some architectural elements and diamonds etc to give a basis, before going on to the focal stamps, the clockwork birds, the eyes, the clock, the raven etc. The top layer of stamps has been embossed with clear EP. Some of the images have been coloured with water-colour pencils. I added some patches of gilding using my wonderful flakes, too. The inside covers have been covered with striped paper and stamped. I used a mix of math and drawing paper for the pages. I am linking to Fashionable Stamping challenges, like clockwork, and a Vintage Journey, wings and things. The stamps used are from LaBlanche and Paper Artsy.
I love watching the clouds, always changing, and always impressive:
The apples are starting to get quite big in the park:
And I gave this giant Hercules plant a wide berth, as it is poisonous and causes dreadful allergies, as I experienced myself some years back- it is nearly three meters high.
I love this corner of the town walls - in the background you can see people on the roof, doing some necessary repairs to a roof after the storm.
One of the little lanes in our town:
And last but not least, the horses relaxing and feeding on their meadow.
Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by, and for your support and encouragement.