Hi everyone. Apologies for an extended absence and very limited commenting. Glad to say I'm in post-op recovery (lots of crafting, not much housework - result!!) Thank you SO much to everyone who has sent kind words and thoughts recently (my DT teamies have been so supportive, and I received a card from my wonderful friend Anne too!) They have seriously lifted my spirits at times. Need to learn when not to overdo it, but every day is much better than the last, and when you have Distress Paints to play with getting back into it is not hard:)
Something rather feminine from me today!! No, they didn't perform a personality transplant (I don't think?!) I just started using paints and followed my muse. Actually this background was the result of mopping up some Victorian Velvet Distress Paint splodges after I started (and didn't finish) something else.
The joyous part is you can dry it off and then go to town with inks and stains knowing the paint isn't going to change colour/move in any way. And as for stamping, well Picket Fence Paint is a dream to apply and easy to stamp with, meaning it can be over-stamped or used for resist work easily. Oh, and yes it will work with PaperArtsy crackle glaze too! In this case the die cut was covered in Peeled Paint, glazed and then over painted with Bundled Sage.
I adore using my Tim Holtz mini collections (Nature's Elements and French Connection). Other additions to the layers include a UTEE heart, buttons (including one coloured with Moss Vintaj Patina) and a vellum butterfly. Of course I couldn't do anything this delicate without including some of Linda's lace and the rose notebook page is one around which she wrapped some seam binding (see below for details about where you can get all of this wonderful stuff).
Now I need to get back into the swing of entering challenges;
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Something Messy (I was COVERED in paint!!)
And don't forget, there are still a couple of days left for you to enter the current challenge over at Frilly and Funkie where hearts and lace are also the order of the day.
That's me all done in for a few hours but I will be surfing blogland later to catch up on all the goss...
Huge hugs to you all, Jenny xxx