.... and I hope you're all having a lovely Sunday. I gather from my friends' tweets this morning that not everyone in the UK has had the sun that I woke up to and it keeps going cloudy here but I don't really mind because it means my craftroom goes down to a bearable temperature, lol! Crafting this week and most other things too have been on a very slow burner because heat makes me sooooo lethargic (and grumpy to be honest).
Anyway, over on the PaperArtsy blog this week we have been treated to some fabulous and very varied projects again and the returning principal designer for the week was Penny Nuttall. I really loved her first project which you can see HERE so once I summoned the energy to face the heat I decided to have a go at a scaled down version. I have to admit my project has lost something 'in translation' because I gave my sewing machine to my Daughter two or three years ago after I lost all interest in sewing and it had been gathering dust for about 10 years and my hands are not up to lengthy bouts of hand stitching so I used adhesive for my project ...... definitely looks much better with pretty stitching!
Because I wasn't stitching and my burlap/hessian was very loosely woven and my linen was very fine, I decided to use some card at the back for body so I roughly blended some Distress Inks round the edge first.
I used a couple of pretty wooden beads on each end of my kebab stick and layered strips of co-ordinating ribbon and paper flowers.
I had a red chunky heart which was the perfect colour match so I hung that from the bottom ribbon.
I'm not totally delighted with this little piece purely because of the missing stitching but it was fun and I like the colours which are not my usual go to ones. I enjoyed doing the stencilling too.
Now I have something special to show you ;D! This is a pretty bottle decorated with glass paints by my granddaughter Alexa (with help from her lovely stepmum, Yvonne) which she proudly gave to me last Sunday. Can you see the M for Mamma in the circle? I love it!
That's it from me today unless by some miracle I manage another PA challenge piece before 5 pm...... which I doubt very much ;-). See you again soon.