Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Shepherd's Pie and Banana Custard Crafting
Without further ado the uncensored version of my desk...and yes, I do like ink-pads. Today I'm sharing some makes, touches of chaos and many ramblings. Feel free to nose around my space and join in with the peek of the week at Julia's.
Today I felt really out of sorts and sought solace amongst the ink. When you're a bit low you often crave your favourite "when I was young food' for that homely feel. Mine is my mum's Shepherd's Pie, followed by Banana Custard!!! Well, today I was in that kind of mood, except it was my crafting tummy wanting some home comfort with a bit of good old card-making. DT project can wait...peer pressure off, I just want to play.
Still like cards, still love vintage, still adore stamping. Imagery, details and composition always get me going... I love so many different styles of crafting yet still hope to put a little of myself in each one! Never followed a sketch before, but I said it was play day! It's inspired by Sketch 190 at Mojo Monday.
I bought a few of these style stamps years ago at a fair in Holland, think they're by Raja in Germany. Sometimes you forget that you have some real gems from way back...
Still enjoying the detail, whether stamped or embossed as I've done here.
And now for something completely different...
Colour therapy for my blog and soul! Really enjoying cutting into my Design papers. The first cut is the deepest - as they say. But as beautiful as papers are, neither they or me are being very creative if they just stay on the shelf. Last week I said you can never have too many layers...
...Add Distressed edges to the list and who knew yellow could be sooooooo much fun!?!
CASE Study Challenge 38. See - real card talk now, I sound like a veteran.
So that was my play day, onto the DT work tomorrow, but feeling decidedly less out of sorts. Must have been the crafting custard.
Thanks so much for calling by and spending some time here. It's great to see you and also hear from you. I'm off for a swim, be back soon to see what you've been cooking up...
Challenges also entered:
Creative Craft Challenge - Vintage and distressed.
Creative Card Crew - May flowers
The Crafty Pad - Spots and dots
I did it Creations - Monchromatic
Oldie but a Goodie - #18
Southern Girls Challenge - Let's hear it for the Girls
CES Challenges - Favourite Colour Combo
Flourishes - Beauty of a Flower
Posted by Sarah at Wednesday, May 11, 2011