I really, really hope not many of you have the horrible weather we have here this morning but I think if you're in the UK we're all in the same boat! It's dark, rainy and very blowy .... roll on the weekend when we are supposed to have a mini heatwave! At this time of the year that won't be mega hot so I will be able to enjoy it if it happens, lol! Anyway, I have a quick tag to share today which I hope adds a bit of cheerfulness to your day.
Regular visitors may remember at the end of August I spent a lovely weekend with my PAtwit buddies and the equally lovely Lin Brown where she taught us many things and we got the chance to play with lots of stuff new to us. On the Sunday we all made lots of tags using different products and techniques but as usual I didn't finish any of mine at that time. Having a bit of a tidy of my workdesk this weekend I found the pile of tags which I'd covered up to protect them from the lethal sunlight in my craftroom (aka conservatory) and this is the first one I decided to finish off because it made me smile and sort of summed up the way the weekend made me feel.
Lin's friend Karen shared the workshops with us and kindly brought in her full set of Spectrum Noir pencils for us to have a try with so I'd stamped some PaperArtsy images from the latest smashing Darcy sets (hoping to buy these next Sunday ;D) and started the colouring but didn't finish it. I did like the Spectrum Noir but can't really say I saw any difference between them and my Derwent Coloursoft. I would love a full range of pencils though but no idea which to choose ...... I see lots of people singing the praises of Polychromos (spelling?) and Prisma. If anyone has a preference or can tell me the difference I'd love to hear what you think.
Anyway, I'm waffling again, lol! I used my Coloursoft pencils and Derwent blender pencil to complete the colouring on my tag and added a bit of background stamping using a couple of my JoFY sets from PaperArtsy. I stamped out the words from some cheap little peg alpha stamps I bought in the supermarket years ago, doodled round them and cut them out to complete the tag together with a bit of ribbon and some paper covered wire. The wire is my latest Eureka! buy as I've wanted some of it for ages but could only find it online until last week when I visited a local wholesalers and found a big roll of it in their floristry section. It will cerainly last my lifetime I think, lol!
I hope my tag cheers up your Monday morning. See you again soon. Oooh yes, nearly forgot it's the StampMagic show at Doncaster Dome next Sunday........can't wait!