One of these days I will have to look up "housework" in the dictionary, but whilst I can still feign ignorance not much gets done when my craft desk is calling !!
So I have quite a few things to show you this week !
Lynda had done A - so it was my turn with B!
Being an indecisive Libra - I was torn between doing something for Bonfire Night and enjoying a bit of Hallowe'en - so here's a second one I have made called Boo !
When we went to Manchester I fell in love with this Woodland Creatures paper - so I turned to my big Dylusions Journal - for once the size was perfect so I could leave the paper intact !
I took on the woodland theme with a quote from the poet Robert Frost that I had tucked in the back of my memory from my long distant school-days !
"The Woods Are Lovely, Wild & Deep, But I Have Promises to Keep & Miles to Go Before I Sleep".
On the tag I brayered the background & did several stencils to build up the leafy & tree images.
I had remembered I had this striped paper somewhere in the depths of my scrapping stash ! So after much rummaging I dug it out !
I drew round the sleigh to make templates to cut the internal & external panels.
The inside sides of the sleigh were too difficult to draw round so I used bronze Crocco on these & painted the runners with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Paint.
I also remembered I had this copper tape which I have used to edge the body of the sleigh. Then dug out these reindeer - they need more work but I plan to add them in due course !!
A couple of weeks ago I found that my Much Beloved had thrown these 2 charity coasters into the recycling - so I did a bit of recycling of my own !
They are decorated with Finnabair papers & stickers then I added a couple of coats of Glossy Accents to seal them ... just in case a drip escapes from my G&T with ice & slice !!
So what about the desk right now ?
I slipped into Hobbycraft on the way back from the city on Saturday as my birthday gift voucher was burning a hole in my pocket !
I had really enjoyed stitching the Seaside Girl from Tilda & was delighted to find the Christmas Ice Skating Angel kit - should be a fun winter project !
Also on the desk is my Junk Journal - with one last project from the weekend.
I had a big tidy up of my stamps & found these poppy stamps again & dug out a poppy stencil for the background. With Remembrance Day next week I wanted to make a page to honour my Great Grandfather, Thomas Blackman who died in Flanders in 1915. Here's my remembrance to him.
Just before I go ..
Tomorrow night we are going to have a Gelli Plate play night at our Scrap Club - so here's the bag packed ready to go !!
Have a great week !
Love Ali xxx