Morning (afternoon/evening -delete as appropriate) and welcome back for another WOYWW with Julia... the crop will be here before we know it!
The weekend just gone was very wet (Saturday anyway) and I was determined to spend as much of it as possible making Christmas cards..about time too!
the result of the weekend's labours...
Mostly penguins (a gorgeous stamp from Katzelkraft) and based on a video I saw linked on Facebook from Marta (Maremi's Small Art) hopefully this link will work...
(you may need to copy and paste it into your browser)
which I watched on Saturday morning before going out in the rain to do my shopping.
Instantly inspired to use the idea as a starting point for some Christmas cards.
Now. I mentioned an oops moment... some of you saw what happened on Facebook/twitter.. I was colouring the texture paste on the penguin cards. Put the bottle of Prima ColourBloom Spray (Cobalt, if you're interested!) down on the craft mat, using the end of the spray to add some drips to the card...
Cue slow motion bottle falling over, ink flowing out onto the scrap paper on top of the craft mat, and slowly (but quick enough) onto the edge of the rug and carpet ...
oops indeed. You know in cartoons when things slow down and you can't move?
It was seconds before the thought "that's going all over the rug" permeated my subconscious enough to "pick the bloody bottle up"
Once I'd mopped up as much as I could and cleaned my hands I took some pictures.. tweeted them and posted to facebook, as you do in this modern age... someone later asked if I'd grabbed my journal to produce a background. No, I hadn't I said... the paper towel in the bin was still quite wet... so grabbed it out and pressed it onto the journal page... nice! the left side I smooshed around a bit to get solid colour, the right side I left with the impression of the kitchen towel - two backgrounds... And yes, I have now saved the kitchen towel, now dried and a lovely blue... surely something can be done with that too!
At some stage I will wash the colour out of the rug, it is water based ink after all... but for now, it's staying . a reminder to my (laziness) carelessness (the craft sheet is wider than the cutting mat underneath it, so of course I chose that bit to put the bottle down, causing it to tip... )
You will also see from the first picture some more cards in progress - the yellowy ones are from one of my masterboard backgrounds, and there are some stamped images waiting colouring and matting and layering onto card bases.
Have a great week everyone.