.. some crafting done, not only that but no rain, and the icing on the cake - the sun came out and shone all day here in the north-west.
So after a bit of washing, walking the dog and tidying in the garden (you have to make the most of it) I settled down for a play.
First I made a card - rare event for me these days but I wanted to play with my Pan Pastels.
Not sure these are for me, as they are so messy - or is that just me - but I settled down with them, making backgrounds. Then decided to play with stamps and my Versamark pad and this is the result.
I coloured a background piece with yellow and orange pastels and stamped in Versamark with a sale bargain stamp (think it is Laura Ashley) before pouncing the red pastel onto the image. So far so good. The dress form was stamped onto similar yellow.orange card then masked so that I could stamp the flower through and pounce again. Words stamped on vellum, roses coloured with pastels and a few buttons thrown on finish it.
Still not sure about the medium, would rather get out my sprays and inks - so that is what I did next. I'm in a deco book swap on KatysCorner Yahoo group and as I only have one set of pages to make I thought I had better make my own set. My theme is 'vintage' and I have some beautiful pages from the ladies in my group. I was going to use a sewing theme but decided to go more industrial. Sprays came out and although not finished you can see the first layers on the pages here : -
Now all I have to do is decide where I'm going next with these - it's all part of the fun.
Watch this space.