...dum,duuum... tralalalaaaa... yep, am a-singing again! Sorry I have been AWOL the past few days... I have not been feeling too well so I have hunkered down, took a few days timeout and enjoyed the nice warm weather and read a couple of books! Now I am feeling a smidge better I thought I would show you what I got up to at Inspirations last week when I was there for a demo day. As ever, I had a lovely visit there and it was fab to see so many lovely peeps who came to see me. A special mention to Trish: Trish came along to watch me demo and during the break for lunch she had a nasty fall and sadly couldn't come back and watch me finish this sample... hoping that Trish is feeling much better now and is over her bump.
This is a lovely MDF heart shape which I covered with scraps of paper using the paper blocking technique (a fab way to use up scraps and HERE is the linky to the wonder that is Paula Cheney's website where I first saw this idea) Once the heart was covered I cut away the excess bits of paper using a craft knife (and managed to keep all 10 digits!) and sanded the edges to neaten them up. Next up came some texturing... using Dina Wakley's Birds stencil, I used Gold Pearl Texture Paste with a dab of Midnight paint in it to darken it slightly, applied the paste through the stencil and set it aside to dry.
The flower is a Die D-Lites Spellbinders Daisy... how cute is that flower!!! And how fiddly to make!!! Thanks to the ladies who "beared with me" for this assemblage, it seems to take an age but we got there in the end! Kind worth it I reckon as it is a super pretty flower.
Every bit of paper blocking needs some shading so out came my beloved Stabilo ALL pencil... it was actually Dina Wakley who introduced me to these little magic pencils and I wouldn't be without mine now... and I have scoured yonder t'internet and found the cheapest are HERE :O) I wanted to add a bit more dimension to the heart so I stamped two hearts and then stuck them to some cardboard packaging to give them a bit of "body" and cut them out, coloured them with Aged Mahogany DI and then popped them onto the heart, along with the sentiment, which is also a Dina Wakley stamp.
Today I am in a state of much excitement and merriment... why??? Well, that would be because tomorrow is Friday the 13th!!!! Oh yesh, I do loves the number 13, tis my lucky number in fact... and I loves this Friday the 13th especially as it is my birthday! I shall be celebrating by dragging poor old Grim around several garden centres and nurseries, well, he did ask what I wanted to do... and of course, as it is my birthday I will be scoffing copious amounts of cake because, as we all know, cake on birthdays is calorie free... right? I shall bid you a goodly day now and away to the Room of Stash for a little light inky and papery play... thanks for looking, have a grand day! TTFN