Well it is for me - I have an extra day off work today (an 'insect' day as my kids call it at school)! Lol. So, a little extra crafting time, I think.
It's time for the next challenge over at 'Make My Monday' and this week we would love to see your projects 'Creating a Summer Scene'. This one had me stumped for a while - couldn't think of any of my vast stash of stamps that I could apply to the theme, then I remembered these ...
The stamps are all individual ones from 'Art Impressions' which I bought ages ago - with lots of opportunities for masking. The scene is made up from three main stamps (watering can, wood tub and plantpot) with some added foliage and flowers. The main parts were stamped onto watercolour paper with archival black ink and coloured with my distress inks and the flowers and foliage were stamped directly with the coloured distress inks. I added some colour to the background, a little fence and some green leaves around the edge. I decided to make a little easel card using 'Circles and Lacy Circles' Spellbinder dies. The little row of plantpots across the bottom were also stamped, masked and coloured with distress inks and used to provide a stopper for the card. I added a cute little sentiment from my stash.
If you have time, please pop along to the main blog and check out the work of my teamies.
Hugz, Jan xx