...cor! blimey! and! thrice! (sang that word) This is my 1600th post!!! That is one heck of a lot of waffling... and if I had a care to, I could always go back through all my posts and see how many words I have typed... yeah, right! Can't see that happening too soon lol Anyways, today sees the start of my 4 Day Deal on Create & Craft, starting bright and early at 8am. All the deets on how to see the shows are in the sidebar... and remember, if you aren't in the UK or can't get the channel, you can always watch online on the website.
Today I have another canvas sample I have made for the shows. This one has the scraped paint technique (am hoping to demo this) and a tissue (good old Kleenex) stamped background, applied with beeswax and then a diddy canvas on top to add a bit of extra depth and somewhere for my sentiment to go... which also ties in with this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge too... deets HERE.
The pretty flowers are made using the Spellbinders Spiral Blossom die, three of them in total and all dipped into the molten beeswax and then dusted with Forever Blue Perfect Pearl powders to add a smidge of blingingtons. The leaves are the Spellbinders Nested Leaves (loving these!) and they have also been dipped into the wax. Once I had done the background, I added some more splodges of molten wax to the corners of the canvas, once it had set, it had some Biscotti (my FAVE) Perfect Pearls pounced over the top and then a quick buff to make it all pretty and shiny.
Much mirth and merriment (what? again?) in the kitchen again last night! So. Grim cooked the most delish roast dinner for us - we had bought an "extra" turkey thingywotsit from M&S at Xmas and frozen it... so we had that, oh my word, it was deeevine... along with swede and carrot, brocolli, cauliflower cheese (nom! sorry Ellen) and Grim's special roastie spuds. For afters we had also bought an "extra" Kirsch soaked Cherry filled Xmas Pud from Sainbug's at Xmas... so we had that. But! No rum sauce! So I decided I would make some custard. No matter what Grim says, Xmas pud and cream is just plain wrong... and it needed a sauce so custard it was. Now, I loves custard, one of my fave things... but I am ... ahem... not that good at making it and usually resort to a tin. Which we didn't have. So I decided to use the Bird's powder. After carefully checking to see if it was still in date... and reading the instructions and getting everything out I needed, I attemped to open the tub. And the lid was stuck fast. So, I pulled a little harder. And the lid flew off, covering my face, hair, chest and most surfaces in the kitchen with said powder. And did you know, if you try to pat a big dump of custard powder off your chest and breathe in at the same time, you can inhale said custard powder and then practically choke to death? No? Well, you can lol Anyways, undeterred, I carried on and made my custard... and oh my word! I can indeedily make custard... I didn't burn the pan (most unusual that) and it was lovely and thick and creamy and... ooooooooh perfect! With that lovely image in your mind, I shall bid you a goodly day. Thanks for looking... TTFN!