Today the snow is almost gone, and we even got a few
rays of sun - I am hoping so much that we will now start
moving towards spring! Thanks to those who asked
about my cracked ribs, they are healing slowly but
surely, I am being very careful, and the only pains now
are when I cough or try to turn over in bed.
This, too shall pass!
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and we all so need
more love and less hate in the world.
I made a concertina tag book, 7x4", using tags for the front and
back, stitched onto the peeled and painted
cardboard for more stability. The tags were pasted
with the usual eclectic mix of scraps and paper-napkins,
and given a thin wash of diluted gesso. The heart was stitched
from some of the lovely fibre Gill sent me, and
some lace and flowers. The concertina pages were cut from
good quality cream card stock.
An 'arial' view:
It started out like this:
Lots of background 'filling':
A quick coat of gesso before adding the top layers
of colourful napkins:
I am linking to Allsorts challenge, hearts and flowers, Simon Monday Challenge, Young at Heart, and More mixed media,
anything goes, optional red; Go Tag Thursday, Paris, romance.
I have been re-organising my shelves so that I can show some of
the pretty books I made/ altered:
Today started off well, but it soon turned very stormy:
It all soon blew over and the day was cold but bright:
Amaryllis bloom number 8, alone in a bud vase:
Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!