Tuesday, 25 August 2015
An unusual background ...
Hello lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week’s going well. I’ve projects and posts I need to get back to. I need to create, finish, photograph, edit photographs, type posts and schedule my posts for DT obligations, Christmas card club and challenges. I may be MIA for a few days because of trying to catch up.
We've had severe issues with Windows 10. We planned to update over the coming UK bank holiday. The DT obligations, Christmas Card Club and projects I created should have been finished and the steps above covered by now. I can’t remember the last time I felt so dumb, so lacking and so useless computer-wise. It’s fair to say that we’re not happy that our computers automatically updated. DH had to un-install some of it because the laptop wasn't usable, DH is still having serious issues and this laptop is not perfect but I'm now able to get back to and finish my projects, photographs, edit photographs and type my posts. I know many have not had issues but we have, and that was shocking. DH was and still is a computer geek and if a computer geek is struggling with updates something’s not right lol! I’ve wanted to rip my hair out at times grrr! Anyways I can now get back to what I need to do and I'll be crafting and working in the background this week to catch up: because it all went so wrong over the weekend I had to stop what I was doing and we had to get this sorted for both of us.
Here is a mixed media card I created especially for some challenges, and thank goodness it was created, photographed, photo’s edited but no post written before the laptop/Windows 10 went potty …
A little 125mm square card
Isn't she lovely! I'll try to play with the other Rubber Dance stamps I own next lol!
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge Pens &/or Pencils: watercolour pencils
Colours & Optional Twist in the garden
Tando Creative Challenge Colours
Try It On Tuesday Challenge Sending You Flowers
A month or two ago I had a bad fibro flare which meant I couldn’t sit upright at my craft desk, our sofa or our chairs for several days. I was frustrated and grumpy because I’d had an idea for a background that I really wanted to try before I forgot. DH went into my craft room (aka the room of complete and utter mess) and found the stencil, the watercolour pencils, a rejected canvas and a rejected canvas snippet for me so lying on my front on the sofa I quickly got the rough idea drawn.
A couple of hours later I had an A3‘ish’ sheet of canvas which I covered with watercolour pencilled dots using one of my Tando stencils. DH then located a small paintbrush and a pot of water for me. I was still having to lie on my front at this stage and I used a damp (very lightly) paintbrush to draw the colour in (it was barely damp because I wanted the colours to stay where they were and not blend too much). I am going to do this again soon. I’ve no idea why or where I thought of this, I may have been inspired by a blog or Pinterest Pin and I don’t really care because I love the background sheet, all from a piece of art that I tried to create and was going to bin lol. I had a snippet of canvas paper, probably 125mm x 210mm, that DH located and I drew free form blobs on that piece. That turned out just as good as I hoped it would so now I have one largish background sheet and one small snippet that are unique in the way that I created and coloured them. I love it when it works!!! There was a final bonus after creating these backgrounds: I found doing this so relaxing and so soothing that my fibro flare eased and I was able to sit back upright for an hour or two.
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Stamp: Rubber Dance stamp
Stencil: Tando Creative Dots Stencil
Miscellaneous Tools: paintbrushes; pot of water
Card Paper: The Works Canvas paper; 5” square scalloped card #; snippet of MM paper I created with the same stencil and Maimeri glossy gel; a snippet of inky BG paper created with AquaTints underneath the image too
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Faber Castel watercolour pencils; The Works acrylic paints
Ranger Archival IP: Sepia
Embellishments: WOC Daisy’s
Adhesives/Mediums: Double sided tape; Stix2 glue gun (thank you Brenda)
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 6 years old