Morning lovely crafters. I hope I find you well this Wednesday morning. I've just realised I've not posted since last Wednesday, goodness where did that week go. No excuses, just trying to get ahead of myself ready for half term which, for us, starts tomorrow and they go back on 1st November. Three training days have been added on so crafting will be hit and miss for the next week or so. My DH is also off next week so lets hope the weather behaves itself so that we can get out and about.
You find me with a busy workdesk again this week. I'm trying to get some Christmas pressies made and put away and I have a canvas in progress for my MIL. She doesn't have the internet so I know there's no risk of her spying anything. She admired the one I did for my Mum in the Summer so I thought I'd do one for her in her colours. She has a burgundy colour scheme so I've started with pale pink and will work up to the darker shades, hopefully. I just tend to play and see what happens.
I've shown you mine so lets see what you are up too. Pop over to see the desk Headmistress, Julia, HERE and get snooping.
As we are at the mid point of another month it's time to provide a bit more inspiration for The Stampman ATC swaps, which this month has an Oriental theme. I am still struggling with ATC's but was quite pleased with how this one turned out. I used Barn Door DI on glossy paper and overstamped with some text. The flower was gold embossed and then coloured in with promarkers using darker reds. I found the beads in a toy shop in Italy and thought they had a lovely antiquey feel. Funny the things you find when you're not looking.
I am also walking round with a warm glow this morning, and not from sitting on the radiator either. You may remember the Christmas Paint Fusion wall hanging sample I did for Sheena's Pick Of The Week shows some time ago. If you don't you can see it here.
Anyway, Sheena asked me if I would mind if she taught it at her workshops. Mind, I was thrilled that she thought it was worthy and there is a photo of some of the hangers her ladies have produced on her blog today. They are really lovely and it has made me want to make another one now to hang up with the decorations come Christmas.
Right, my washing machine has just finished so I must dash and get them outside before the weather changes yet again. The sun's out and there's a good breeze today so I'll just say thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.
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