Greetings friends. Sorry I haven't been around for a few days but the sun has been shining and it's light til..... well, it's light. We don't get midnight sun as such, being here in the south of Norway, but at the moment midnight is more like dusk and the sun sticks it's beaming face up not too long after. They keep saying we are going to be getting some serious rain, so I'm weeding and planting like a good un but it remains desert like. That's dry and dusty rather than Peach Melba...... What do you mean Peach Melba is a double 's'. Ah well, it is after midnight........
Over at PaperArtsy Carol Quance is back with some amazing projects. I decided to have a go at a canvas Carol style.
I started with a 10 x 10cm flat canvas and used texture paste through Crafters Workshop Alpha mask. This is a new one for me and the first time I have used it. Very pleased. Then I splashed around with some red, yellow and orange acrylic to get some summer feeling going on. Don't you love those hot colours. I highlighted the letters with silver ink. I stamped Lady With a Ship on Her Head from LPC001 on white card and cut her out. I am rubbish at colouring so after a few aborted attempts I decided B&W worked for me. And for the project of course. I used another stamp from the same set on clear shrink plastic and then painted the back with white paint. A couple of silver charms from Korthobby with a few seed beads and the Lady is ready to set sail.
You know, or maybe not, that I am not really a sentiment person, but if the shops were open I would have been there spending an obscene amount of money on some witty sentiment stamps or rubdowns. Alas, or maybe luckily, the stores are all closed so I resorted to one of my favourite saying courtesy of Crafty Individuals Seaside background papers. The colours were perfect for the scheme as well. I think I may have to get a black frame for this to really set off those hot summer colours.
Joining the fun at
Korthobby Utfordring - Sommerinspirert
Stampotique Designers Challenge 105 - Anything But a Card
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Something New (new mask)
It's starting to get light outside, definitely time for bed! Thanks for dropping by.