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

Sunday, 5 August 2012

******Take Flight******

is the theme of the new Sir Stampalot Challenge and here’s something I’ve had in my mind all week – didn’t quite end up the way I planned, but it was good to play and I like the fact that there’s much more ‘white space’ than usual.  This was a personal statement or ‘affirmation’ for me and that needed to be stronger than the background.

I started with my three favourite Pigment inks on the right hand side, then finished off with a touch of Lemonade (or whatever it’s called) from the Spring Distress inks and did the left hand page with that and the other two DIs.  I love, love, LOVE this colour combo :-)  Just wish the DIs were permanent …  Oh, I also used a bit of Evergreen Bough because I love it, but it seemed really deep on this paper.  Amazing what a difference the paper/card itself can make to the end result.  (Just re-read that and thought ‘duh’ – what a daft thing to say … but I hope you knew what I meant).


An old PSX stamp and one of my all-time favourites.


The die I used for the mask is from SU.


This is for the Sir Stampalot Challenge, as above and for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is ‘What do you say?

I’ll try to get back before I leave on Wednesday, although my calendar is rapidly filling up and I haven’t even thought about packing, etc, yet… not to mention last minutes shopping, no dry weather for washing and having to say goodbye to Dad because he’ll be going back to New Zealand next week!  I do have a few other bits and bobs to blog, though.

See you soon and have a great week!