We had a couple of storms yesterday which were really scary,
I nearly fell off my chair because the thunder was so loud! It rained very heavily, and even my balcony, which has a roof and usually stays dry, got soaked,
and my living room windows got wet for the first time in 10 years (except for when I occasionally clean them!) The Rhine is still very full, and no end to the bad weather yet - thank goodness for waterproof coats and wellies!
I am taking part in a swap with a group of lovely people, one of whom is my dear Elizabeth. Her chosen theme was rust, and as the pages have arrived I can show the ones I made for her. The dark rust on the backgrounds was given to me by dear Susi, as she had rust paint and mine had dried out! Thanks a million for helping!
The first one is a 'portrait' of Elizabeth with her cats, Bleubeard and Squiggles:
After finishing this page I heat dried the paint on the reverse,
which made the cat's head swell up and bubble - aaaaaargh, it looked awful. So I made a second head and fixed it over the first, and covered other strange bubbles with the metal ornaments. It was not as I intended, but that's life....
Here I used some rusted old linen:
I sent the tags to accompany the pages:
And for Art Journal Journey, maps, I have another dragonfly piece, using stamping on a map background:
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday, hosted as always by Eva and Kristin
I discovered this tree in our little town last week. The flowers are gorgeous, and smell wonderful - does anybody know what it is called?
Sorry, this post is a trifle looooooooooooooong......
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!