Hello Lovely Visitors,
I hope it's sunny in your neck of the woods this morning. It's just broken through to smile on us here today and it's much more cheerful than the dark, dank day we had yesterday. Makes you feel so much better I think. We've just about got rid of the flu bugs here too apart from the really annoying and persistent coughs. Alexa (granddaughter) and I seem to spend our time together having coughing competitions ........drives us both potty!
Because I felt a little better I also felt a bit more inclined to play with some lovely goodies I received from PaperArtsy just before the bugs struck and last night I finished decorating a chunky heart. I'm only just learning what can be done with acrylic paints but have tried one or two types and these Fresco Finish paints from PaperArtsy have to be my favourites. I love the chalky finish to them and if you've used them on a flat surface it's perfect for stamping straight onto. However, in this case because of the puffy shape of the heart I had to do the stamping onto tissue (PaperArtsy Crackly Tissue) and then adhere the tissue to the heart. Everything I used for my heart came from PaperArtsy except I used Studio Multi-Medium Matte to adhere the tissue and unfortunately I find although it says matte finish it is actually still shiny when dry to some extent. Next time I'm going to try Leandra's Fresco Satin Glaze (as she shows in her video) and see what the difference is.
The Fresco colours used were Pansy, Moonlight, Snowflake, Hey Pesto and Limelight and I used Claret to colour the gorgeous JoFy stamped images. The touches of greens don't really show up on the photos but they are there ........... honest, lol!
I was really tempted to started adding flowers to where the hanging loop is as well as some background masking/stamping (as is my usual habit) but I love the simplicity of the JoFy stamps and didn't want to start going too fussy with other stuff so apart from the simple ribbon and a few half pearls I managed to resist, lol!
The flowers are from the JOFY09 set which is the first A5 non-Christmas set and I'm now longing to buy all the new sets that have just been released. The quote is from PaperArtsy Hot Picks HP1203.
Well, I hope I'm not tempting fate here but on Friday evening I should be wending my way down to Swindon with my buddy Jo. On Saturday we are doing the fabulous Steampunk Mask workshop with Val at Snazzy's. You may remember we should have done this workshop a month ago but the snow decided to totally disrupt our travel. I refuse to be stopped this time, lol! I'll try to remember to take some pics on Saturday but if past hisory is anything to go buy ....... don't hold your breath ;D.
Till next time, take care lovely friends.