Well this Saturday the weather was so-so - and I decided to ignore the demanding voice of the garden until Sunday and have a mad catch up on my Journal 52 !
I have had these Woodware stamps for a while - they were 2 sets that came as freebies in 2 different magazines - but not got to play with them - so it was fun to give them an airing !
So I went back to the poetry books I had as an A-Level student (gulp was that 33 years ago !!) and chose this searing Wilfred Owen poem about the First World War - The Send Off.
It reminded me that rhyme can be bitter, emotionally demanding and so moving.
I love the city all lit up at night and the juxtaposition of the ancient Tower of London with the sleek modern Gherkin building behind it !
These were 2 techniques that JOFY taught us at our recent class at The Stamp Attic - the main panel is the Chalk Board technique.
This is taking a black background and stamping in Snowflake white Fresco Chalk paint - then adding colour with more chalk paints.
And a bit of adding back in the white lines with a white pen !
The 2nd technique was creating a master-board & then cutting it up to make a background.
I used a selection of JOFY stamps (including the new ones Lynda bought me for my birthday) in honour of our teacher !
I used a stencil called Greek Key then added the mosaic effect marking, Then I played with some Lavinia Stamps I bought at Ally Pally back in April.
The page is called Mosaic & Magic !
I was so excited to be all caught up & cross all the challenges off my list, that I just had to celebrate with a G&T !! Well it was evening by then !!
I have been working on the giant MDF fob-watch I also bought at Ally Pally.
Still work in progress !
And the ABC ATC challenge Lynda & I are doing this year is up to "V" - tricky to decide what to do - Vegetables seemed a bit boring ! So I have gone with Vampire Bat ! Well it is Hallowe'en this month !
And some scribbled drawings - I have started the Sketchbook Skool "Beginnings" course - and am trying to build up the courage to actually pick up a pen & start drawing - these were the apple & pear in my lunchbox today !
And on the floor being packed tonight, a few bits to play with at Craft Club tomorrow !
Well I shall be AWOL next week as I am working at SIAL - the huge food industry trade fair in Paris - so will be in a state of collapse by this time next week as it is very hard work - and much more physically demanding than a normally desk-bound girl like me is used to - so extra comfy shoes are packed !
So have a great fortnight & see you soon ! Ali x