... a few months ago Bernice told me all about a blog that she was setting up, called An Attitude of Gratitude... and told me all about it, how art would be mixed with things that we are thankful for, with different quotations and themes for each day. In essence, a journal blog of gratitude... with a challenge for everyone to join in. So, would I like to be involved? YOU BET! Today, 26th November, is my day for my theme, which is Dreams. Bernice asked a few questions about what I dream about... about what dreams I have had... have they been realised and what dreams I have for the future... to see what I said HERE is the blog that Bernice has set up... oh and she also has a Facebook Group too! Deets of that are at the bottom of the blog page.
Armed with a wonderful quote from Walt Disney, I set about making a little something for the challenge. There was also the remit of making my own washi tape. BUT. I am a donut, as you all know, and I forgot to add in the washi tape that I had lovingly forgotten to make! Doh! Anyways, Bernice has forgiven me for being said donut... bless her! My entry is an altered photo frame that I covered with some gorgeous Kaisercraft papers and decorated. Why did I chose to alter something? Well, out of all the things that I do, altering stuff is by far my favourite. I love to take something old and plain and jazz it up, adding a touch of shabbiness to make it look like it isn't newly made. Simple sanding of papers works so easily, a smidge of my favourite inks, Distress, add a subtle little something to tie the whole design together.
So my washi-tape-less creation was suitably altered with papers and ink and stuff and then I set about decorating it... with another thing that makes me smile biggly.. which is making a big old blousey rose using the Tattered Florals die and more of the Kaiser papers. A few bits of metal to finish off the design and of course, butterflies, I do love my butterflies!
Right, I shall away... I slept like a log last night (literally) and I have seized up, the perils of sleeping for too long, I am like an old lady this morning! I had a FAB weekend up in Rochdale with the lovely ladies of the Jollie Stampers Craft Group... we had two full days of getting painty, inky, sticky, chocolatey... and lots of other things that end in "ey" lol Again, a big, big thank you to the ladies for asking me to come and teach... and to Joan who organised the whole weekend and for being a great hostess and feeding me scrummy food! I have all my boxes to drag in from Ferdy... and then drag upstairs and then unpack... worst bit is the putting away, same as when you come back from the supermarket and have to unpack... yak, no like that bit lol Thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN