'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, 6 July 2012

Just finished two more pages of ‘Things I love’ for the mingle and here they are.


You can zoom in on each one, here, if you like.  The right hand page is darker than I’d have liked, but I like the contrast. 


I’m not sure how much you can see of the pages behind but they’re both stencilled and sprayed and I used Dy’s colour washout technique on the page on the left, so that’s also been spritzed, so I can enter them for this week’s Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: spritz, spray or stencil.

If you’re one of my regular followers, you may remember me journalling about birds and wellies.  I told my best friend in France (who’s Swiss) about this and look what arrived in the mail this week.

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When I was there last year, I spent many enjoyable hours listening to the swallows, watching them feed their young and exercise their wings, ready for the long flight back to Africa. Cathy found this in the local Garden Centre and couldn’t resist sending him to me to persuade me to go back this year, but when my letter arrived, of course she had to make him a raincoat and give him a pair of wellies! He certainly made me giggle!

Here he is without raincoat.

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And here he is ‘in situ’ in the STILL pouring rain!!

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Welcome to the Great British Summer!

Hope the weather’s better where you are. 


28 very kind comments from lovely people:

Carol Q said...

lovely pages Cath. I really like that background on the right side page - makes the centre stand out. flipping bloomin weather eh??

Artyjen said...

Very pretty pages. The weather is rubbish here too....had to cancel a camping trip this weekend....but your birdie looks happy enough ;)
xoxo Sioux

Chris said...

Fabulous pages, Cath. Love the colours and they definitely say something about you. :)

I love your bird in his raincoat and wellies. Something to cheer you up on such a gloomy, wet day.

Unknown said...

Your pages are gorgeous!

Rosie said...

So beautiful Pages, Cath. In Germany is it very hot

Janny Jager said...

What a lovely page
With very nice stamps and colors.

Greetings Janny

Larisa said...

wow! I love your creative works so much!!! Great colours you used on them!

froebelsternchen said...

Those two pages are gorgeous..love this color and it so soft and so much layering ---awesome!
And the present from France from your Swiss friend ist so cute... great!

Have a nice weekend... here it is very hot but every day there comes rain in the evening...and so it is not good to be outside.... to hot or to wet...LOL!

xxx Susi

Von said...

Fab pages again Cath :)
What a fun bird and you reminded of a poem by Billy Connolly " Wellies are great wellies are swell they keep out the water and keep n the smell"
Von ♥

Unknown said...

This is just perfect - and so'you'.

I adore these pages.

The little girl stamp is just so cute

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Nature and peace...that's what you've expressed with inks, stamps and other thing...Great!

And the bird is so funny with his raincoat :-)))) What a great gift!

greetings and a nice weekend, Alie :-)

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

lovvely and beautiful pages Cath. like this so much. marvelous what you have made and sprayed.
The bird is very funny, what a great gift for you.
Lovely greet

Sally H said...

Stunning pages Cath, and I love the swallow too. I've had two moments this week when it was raining so much the children all had to go and look at it through the window! Stair rods and cats and dogs combined, in fact rain with seriously bad attitude!

Femmy said...

fantastic pages!!!

Sandy said...

Oh Cath your pages are devine.
So so beautiful work. Wow wow wow wow wow.

Have a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

Rosie said...

These backgrounds are absolutely delicious - love the dribbly effects you've achieved. And of course the finished page are wonderful - I share the sentiments!

Karin said...

wow, fantastic pages you made, beautiful colors and stamping!
have a nice weekend!

Michelle said...

A great page Cath, love the colours and, well, everything really!
x Michelle

Terry said...

Lovely pages thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from SSSS hugs terry xxxx

G Peplow said...

Hi Cath, Beautiful pages with wonderful layered backgrounds, gorgeous colours:0) Know what you mean about needing your own space, big sigh, xxx

Kristen said...

very pretty pages, love the color! :)

xo, Kristina
Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
Come by and see me sometime!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pages, love all the details.
We are waiting for a real summer, too. It's very wet these days.

hazel said...

Wonderful pages Cath, fabulous colours and stamping.
xxx Hazel.

trisha too said...

Lovely pages, Cath--and your wren is certainly getting good use of his raingear!


Marjie Kemper said...

Scrumptious build-up of colors. Love the blue peeking through on the right, especially!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous spread, geat colours and images. And about the weather, the same overhere too ;o(

Dotpat said...

Fab pages Cath, really love your colouring, especially on the birds and the little girl

Anke said...

Wonderful pages Cath, so lovely.