What a great achievement - 6 whole years of blogging. Well done, Julia. You deserve a medal and our gratitude for putting up with us all for so long. Thank you for all you do to keep us all going.
I will try to keep it short this week, as we all should but seldom manage. My first photo is of the treetops that I can see from my craft room. It just looked so beautiful this week with the different colours of foliage.
The next three photos are less pretty, but do show something of what I have been doing recently. The things you can see are carefully placed to hide things that you are not allowed to see yet. There are lots of backgrounds waiting for further inspiration. Some are created using marbling with alcohol inks on water, and are on a variety of papers and card. Others are the result of mopping up all the remaining ink left on the blending mat after an inky session. Often, these mopping up pieces are the most useful as backgrounds. I am often horrified to see people at classes just ignoring this bounty and washing it away. What a shame and a waste of valuable inspiration.This batch were done on plain white card and a few on the ultra shiny Chromo card. I like both sets of results. The biggest difference is in what you can then use to colour in your stamping as coloured pencils work less well on the shiny card.
My final picture also shows the cover of the programme for this year's Land Rover National event which was held not far away at Eastnor Deer Park. The picture covering the front and back cover shows an event from the past and is believed to be drivers lining up for a scenic drive round the estate, led by its former owner Major Ben Hervey Bathurst, Note the lack of seat belts, roll cages and roof in many cases, No Health and Safety in those days.
Now my caravan is finally sold, I only slipped over to see friends for the day, but it is a beautiful place to camp/caravan.
If anyone would like to swap ATCs, I do have a few spare ones apart from the one needed for the official swap, so just let me have your snail mail address and I will get them off to you asap.
Happy Birthday to all you deskers.