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

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

 A fun playtime today 😁

I couldn't resist this elephant stamp from Katzelcraft, and of course a couple of other small items somehow found their way into my shopping basket 😖 I just don't understand how that happens. Does it happen to you, too?

Anyway, I cheated because I made this background either just before or just after Christmas, when I tried out some watercolour paints on watercolour paper, trying to get a deeper result with them. They are plastered on, so far from a watercolour effect, but that was exactly what I was after at the time. I can't tell you how many images have been on this piece, waiting to be glue(d down, until I changed my mind - again! But I decided it would be a perfect place for Ms Picasso Elephant. I did also end up, somehow, with the Les Pabos sheet I used last week. I have no idea what Pabos are...I should ask my friend in France. She has grandchildren, so maybe she'll know. I just know they make me smile.)

So this is coloured with pencils - a variety of types, with some blending experiments, too. Some is finished off with Inktense pencils and acrylic paint pens because I wanted the vivid rainbow look on Ms Picasso's painting. I thought she'd enjoy a pedicure, so I painted her toe nails to match her beret, and added a few red jewel like dots - the dots were part of the image, so I just coloured them. I used some oddments for the background, which was stamped both in grey and in white - and an Aall and Create Circles background stamp.

Linking to

Word Art Wednesdays, Anything Goes

Creatalicious, Anything Goes/Water

Rainbow Card Challenge, Radically Rainbow

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Saturday, 12 June 2021

 Yay! I stamped...I've been colouring some images the last few days and today I just felt the urge to make something. So, knowing I have a few KCUK birthdays coming up, I made this. They're not colours I use often but I love them. It's Ripe Persimmon, Abandoned Coral and Toasted Marmalade. They work well together. I think they almost look like Pomegranate shades or Watermelon.

Linking to

Creative Fingers, Anything Goes

Mix it Up, Anything Goes + stamping

Crafting Happiness Challenge, Anything Goes + optional Summer

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Thursday, 3 June 2021

Hello! Happy June!

I'm here to share the last book I stamped. I've made so little since then but I'm so yearning to get back in the creative space and play again, weather and 'sorting out' allowing 😊 Some of my shelves are looking quite bare, but that's deliberate and it makes me happy. I'll be starting to put some online this weekend, all being well.

This one is a bit of a strange shape - again - because I kept adding to it, as I so often do and got in a bit of a pickle with the closure, etc - but what's new?  It's Janet Klein themed again - these images are so much fun to play with and to colour, plus the pages are small enough to be relatively quick to decorate.

So here it is...

Only showing this one because you hadn't seen the inside cover.

I know it's upside down, but this is the cover I made in the end.

And this is how they look opened up - front and back.


Just looking at this makes me want to stamp again and play with some colour! It's so therapeutic, don't you think? 

Linking to

As You Like it - CAS or Full and Fancy and why?
I find it really hard to make CAS because I'm just too messy! Plus, I love the therapeutic effect of colour and colour and more colour!

Fab 'n' Funky - Go Girlie!

Crafty Gals Corner - For the Ladies

Crafters' Café - Anything Goes

Creative Moments - Anything Goes

I don't seem to be able to add links at the moment, so I'll be back in a little while when I've figured out what's wrong - unless it's just a blogger issue, in which case I'll have to try again later.

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