Well the weather at the weekend was a rollercoaster of grey clouds, fleeting sunshine, deluge downpours & hailstones !
The menfolk headed off to footie on Saturday afternoon & Lynda came over for a play date !
We decided to dive in to playing with a Gelli Plate !
So we hauled the acrylic paints, brayer, stencils, paper & card down to the conservatory and had a happy few hours experimenting & getting covered in paint !
I am not much of one for experimenting on my own - it was so much more fun playing together !
We learnt a huge amount just messing around, bouncing ideas off each other and saying "what if we do this or that" !
By the end of the afternoon we each had a great stack of printed sheets to use in our journals and on projects !
Here's our creations !
This week my desk is its usual messy self !
I have a new page in my junk journal.
When I was passing through Heathrow earlier this month I wandered into the perfume section of the Duty Free Shop to have a little squirt of something fragrant, I spotted these cute fabric labels promoting the new fragrance from Guerlain - La Petite Robe Noire.
I just knew I had to grab one & create a page .. so I found this Prima doll stamp & tried some paper piecing ...
I have a page under construction - using one of my Gelli prints.
Its about how, as an adult, we tame our inner monsters to meet what is deemed socially acceptable ..
I very rarely lose my temper or even raise my voice but sometimes when I see a child have a tantrum, I secretly wonder if - when sorely provoked - it would be lovely to let the inner monster out - just once in a while !!
And also perched on the edge of the desk are a couple of Zentangle magazines - one about dangles & one a great magazine I picked up in Germany with some excellent designs as inspiration - planning to have a Zentangle play when I get a minute !
Anyway have a lovely crafty week & looking forward to seeing what you have been up to ! Ali xx