At the top is a canvas which was a lovely bit of inky indugence, I started by covering the frame with a couple of layers of gesso, then stippling the edges with acrylic pain applied by splodging........another technical term........with a polythene bag to give a lovely textured finish. I coloured the inner of the frame with Pan Pastels and then stamped Hero Arts and Inkylicious poppies which I coloured in with distress markers.
For my second piece I have managed to combine products from both of our sponsors, the border stamp is FlonzCraft Baroque corner stamped onto a background created with tea dye and broke chine distress inks and a spritzing of dazzling diamonds glimmer mist. I randomly stamped the centre of the piece with wire and butterfly stamps then added a couple of roses made with blue satin ribbon from Pretty Little Ribbons and swirls using a Cheery Lynn die and spellbinder leaves. The butterfly is also a spellbinder die.
The winner of last weeks card is............Kathleen, well done please mail me with your postal addy. And this week I have another set of 10 Elegant Tent Cards and envelopes on offer. As usual a winner will be selected at random from all comments left this week, if you visit more than once then all comments will go into the draw. All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is:
1) Be a follower 2) Pop the Saturday Candy logo from my sidebar on your own blog
Note the new signature at the bottom, isn't it pretty, a very kind blog friend Julie sent it to me, thank you so much Julie.
Good Morning Peeps, hope you are all OK. Thanks for all your lovely comment on the photos I shared yesterday and I promise I will as requested share some more as soon as new blossoms burst into life. The May (white thorn) in our hedgerows looks to have an abundance of buds and providing we can avoid more frost and heavy rain it should look beautiful.
I have been having yet another clear out in my craft room and have some goodies which I know I will never use so thought I would offer them as candy.
The one at the top has stamps and embellishments and the second smaller one a collection of ribbons and embellishments.
It will run until 17th June when two winners will be selected and is not connected to my Saturday candy which will continue as usual.
To be in with a chance of winning please:
1) Be a follower and not just one who pops along for the candy......I will discount any candy only blogs.
2) Post the main candy picture at top of this post on your own blog sidebar with a link back here.
Apple blossom always looks beautiful with the droplets of rain
Morning all, the sun was shining first thing so I took the opportunity to grab a few photos from the gardens, but there are not many to be had still and we are a good month behind now, what a funny season when the daffodils are out with the lilacs.
The only lilac in bloom, we have several varieties but all the others are tight buds still
In the orchard it's also a funny season, the pears have now blossomed and in full leaf and there looks to be a reasonable amount of fruit, the plums and gages are just going off and the apples in the early stages of blossoming as you can see.................note one small terrier by the name of Poppy going about her work of keeping things in order.............at least I am sure she thinks she's in charge of everything, a typical terrier really.
So far this the only Viburnum in bloom the rest are way behind, I think this one is Lantana but we've got several varieties and I get some muddled, but it's a biggie pushing 10' and that's after it's winter prune. Note the blue sky, that was a couple of hours ago and now the rain clouds are gathering
This Kerria Japonica is really struggling, the one in the top hedgerow looks better but after all the rain this week it's a bit wet underfoot the go up through the paddock to take a photo
Self set Pansies, they never fail to give a good show
And a glorious daffodil, plenty still in bloom and here we are mid May
OK folks, that's my little share for today. Now I need to get my head down and do some office work then later on some magazine work which needs to be on it's way very shortly................a Christmas commission this early would you believe. Hope you all have a good day.
Morning Peeps, the sun is shining but will it last ? Yesterday was a real washout, we had it all hail, thunder torrential downpours but no sunshine.
A mega quick post here at I have to be at the AHT in Newmarket for 10am with Holly for her follow up appointment to see when they will operate. I am hoping it will be soon as she is a big girl now, at six months old she is almost the size of our grown up labs so her 'little problem' becomes more of as issue, especially at night when one puppy pad is jot not big enough if you follow my drift.
So a share of a card I came up with using Stamp Addicts rural stamp sets and Clarity poppies. A simple enough card stamped and inked through an oval mask and a little poppy in the corner created with Tonic Rose stamp and punch set. Most of the colouring is Pan Pastels with a little watercolour pencil to highlight.
Good Morning to you all, hope everyone had a good weekend. The weather was a bit iffy here, but at least the wind has dropped and it's not raining at the moment.
Just a couple of shares of card using more Tonic Pick of the Bunch punch and stamp sets which I am still loving.........in case you hadn't guessed. The one at the top has an Artistic Outpost sentiment and flowers from the Peruvian Lily set shaded round the edge with Pan Pastels and the DP is Kaiser I think..........it was a paper pad and I've not got the outside cover any more. The little butterfly is from the Pick of the Bunch Fuchsia stamp set, stamped and glittered and the leaves Memory Box.
This one uses stamps from several of the stamp sets.............thumbnail links below.......for the background, TH fence and dress form which I decorated with lace and ribbons and the roses are made from vellum using the Punch and Stamp Rose set and again shaded with Pan Pastels. I cut the top of the card with an oval die by taping it in position the laying it with only the part I wanted cut onto the cutting place with the rest sticking out............hope that makes some sort of sense.
It makes me happy if my work provides inspiration, but please do not directly copy for submission to challenges or magazines. I am always happy to answer questions about products and techniques I use, please mailmeto ask.