Friday is the best day of the week don't you think! A working week has come to its end and one has the whole weekend to look forward to.
Monday 23rd is my birthday and DH the sweet darling asked me already a couple of weeks ago if I wanted to have "one of those machines you've been talking about". I've been refusing to buy one for several years, stubbornly sticking to my crafter's knife and scissors, but lately I've warmed up to the idea. I am now the owner of a Big Shot but have no dies - yet. Don't know what I need and have to check out what's out there first.
I've been fiddling with my page for the 1 April OUAS challenge for some days before finishing it yesterday evening. First the pretty sketch and prompt.
The theme of the challenge is HOME.
The prompt is to create a layout and freely interpret the theme "HOME" based on the sketch. One can journal as little or as much as one likes, but the layout must incorporate this theme and this sketch.
So here's my take on the theme and the sketch; "Wherever You Go". I've kept pretty much to the sketch, not flipping anything.
I get so frustrated when all the texture and mediums used on this page don't photograph at all. There is misting/masking, gesso, molding paste, stamping, chalking, inking in several colours on this page, but still hardly any of it comes across. Grrr!
I printed on canvas using an old typewriter font and then mounted it on a piece of Prima packaging. The amazing velvet pink cabbage rose has travelled all the way from Brisbane, Australia in company with some stunning lace and other gorgeous flowers almost too beautiful to use. Thank you infinitely darling Lindy!!
A glimpse of the soft chicken wire mask/misting.
I've used this photo of DH taken last summer before, but as it's one of my faves of him, you'll no doubt be seeing it again :)
Stamping in brown + black + a couple of pink hues, gesso, misting in sand + suede + a couple of pink hues and splatter in white acrylic paint.
Soooo annoying that the layers of misted and gessoed lace don't show properly. It's very pretty IRL. Lindy - I just enhanced the dye with similar colours. Mwah mwah!
Home Sweet Home from Marianne Design, TH key and number plate, Prima blooms.
This is the journalling and that's all I've written this time:
Home is to be loved,
to feel safe
and to belong.
Home is where you are.
Where you go, I go too.
More of the misting, stamping and gooooorgeous lace. I inked up the edges in TH distress ink in Broken China and Black Soot. The stamping is made in TH Vintage Photo + Victorian Velvet.
I mounted the photo on cardboard before placing it on top of the matting of hessian and muslin. Together with the gessoed lace, everything on this page makes it rather chunky and heavy IRL.
And so we've come to the end of this post. To all of you lovely peeps out there, I wish a wonderful wonderful weekend when it comes! Thanks so much for popping by!
Cheers! xoxoxo Eila