...oooh, I been a-playing again! Unfortunately, this also means that I have been awake all night but at least it is "free" time to get inky and painty in the Room of Stash. I bought a little wooden frame the other day when I was at Crafting Time - by Artemio - and being as I am sooo tidy (ahem) it was laying around on my desk awaiting transfer to the mahooosive pile of alterables that teeters in the corner of the Room of Stash. And... also being as I am sooo tidy (see a pattern here?) I hadn't put away the Fresco paints since my last playtime... so it would have been rude to just bung them in a box and not lurve them, wouldn't it?
Also, whilst at Crafting Time, my lovely friend Miriam bought me a set of Lynne Perella stamps that I have been lusting after for absolutely yonks... and being as I am so tidy (ok, ok, I am not tidy, I am a slattern!) I decided to ink up the little lady and see what she looked like. Ohlalalaaa... isn't she a doll!!! Armed with brayer (yes, addicted to brayering now, thanks Ellen!) I started off layering up colours... all in all, these are the ones I used: Vanilla, Butternut, Smoked Paprika, London Bus, Blood Orange, Squid Ink and Little Black Dress. The cool thing about brayering is this... if you slap it on and don't like it, dry it, slap on more! Easy!
The original design had the lady stamped onto cream card... but she looked so plain... so I tried colouring her in. Then she looked a smidge clown-like and as she is such an elegant creature, I didn't want to make her look daft. What to do!!! I know, I will slap some more paint onto cardstock using the brayer. And yes, check out that red line running down her face... that was a mistake but I liked it so it stayed! The embellies are Kaisercraft paper flowers, Artemio buttons and Alphaparts. This was a quicky project and only took about 40 mins... I have big ideas for this little lady though... that will have to wait til the next nightime-playtime though.
I have news!!! Oh yesh indeedily! I have got a last minute telly box show booked for Tuesday 8th April. I will be on Create & Craft from 12pm (noon) for a TWO HOUR show!!! Oh yipyah and thrice... a two hour show... just what you have all been asking for! I will be on with some new goodies from Creative Expressions, new Sam Poole stamps and... the Melting Pot! Hurrah! Right, I shall away, I have prep to do today for classes this weekend and whilst I could quite happily sit here waffling to you, I know those images won't stamp themselves *although I am getting Grim in on the act, he is off this week and I am going to employ his inky stamping skills to help me :O)* Thanks for looking... have a great day! TTFN