Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very Happy Easter Sunday to you all. Big, big thanks for the whopping amount of entries for last weeks' challenge - I think we set a record with 40 entries! Before I announce the winner, I will let you know the new theme... and do the usual housekeeping: So this week the theme is... NATURE. To join in is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy. Add in the theme and some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry. If you haven't got a blog, worry not, you can also join in via email or on Facebook. The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 6th April 2013.
So, before I waffle on about this weeks challenge, I have the winner of the last weeks candy to announce. Like I said, there were a massive 40 entries to the challenge - thank you all, I truly appreciate each and every entry. I fed the number into Mr Random.org and the winner he picked is #14 which tallies with Sue's entry. Congrats to Sue, please can you send me your addy and I will pop the candy into the post for you :O)
The theme this week is a poignant one for me. I decided to dedicate the theme this week to my lovely Grandma who passed away, this day, 25 years ago. I chose nature for the theme because she taught me more about nature than anyone else. We used to spend hours walking along the river Aire and fishing for sticklebacks and tadpoles in the Leeds - Liverpool Canal and the time she devoted to teaching me names of plants and different uses for them will always stay with me.
I am sure I am the person I am today because of the time I spent with her when I was growing up. I still miss her incredibly, I wish that she had been around to see me mature into a woman, I wish she had been able to meet Grim, I know she would have loved him but more than anything, I miss her wisdom and her unfailing faith in me and unconditional love for me. We used to get up to all sorts of larks too, like the time we went for a walk and inadvertantly wandered into a field of bulls... or the time we were watching Jasper Carrott on the tellybox and she was laughing so hard, she fell off her chair (I still reckon that Sherry might have played a part in that too....) Anyway, this one is for you Grandma.....
This canvas is one of the samples for my upcoming shows this week (all the deets are in the sidebar) I think all of the products on the show are online now so they won't come as a massive surprise. I used Eco Paints, Beeswax (LOVE the new Creative Expressions beeswax, tis lush) and some stamping to make the background for the canvas... and then added some ickle canvases to add depth to the design.
The leaves are Spellbinders and the roses are made from a stamp... well, not the actual stamp, you know what I mean lol And the spiral flowers are also a Spellbinders flower. I dipped the flowers and leaves into melted Beeswax - bit like a Faux Porcelain but with wax... and check out Mr Owlington ... he is made using Mold & Pour and a pendant I have... and then beeswax poured into the mould and a dash of Perfect Pearls to jazz him up a little. Cute huh?
Right, I shall away... I am going to be having a busy day today... not only am I going to be doing my demo prep and last minute samples, I will also be eating lots of chocolate (I have two Easter eggs! Yay!) and it is the start of the new British Touring Car Championship season today at Brands Hatch so we will be watching the races... and cheering on Jason Plato as usual. Grim is cooking our dinner and we have a Christmas Pud for afters that we have saved, tis one of those Kirsch Cherry filled ones from Sainsbug's... ohhhlllaaaaallllaaaaa... I am turning into a little piggy! Thanks for looking... have a lovely day! TTFN
PS.... GO PLATO!!!