Saturday 3 April 2010

Maddison's new hat

I just had to post this. The girls came round the other day and Maddison was wearing a new hat which Becca had made her at school. It's so cute. Here is the tired bunny with her hat on.
I think Becca did a great job, she is in year 8 at school and made this for her sister in design and technology lessons. Well done Becca.
I hope everyone is looking forward to choccie Easter eggs tomorrow.
LOL Bxxx

The letter 'B' - (bumblebeesandbutterflieswithbrenda)

Hi Everyone

It's a brighter Saturday, although the clouds seem to be looming in. Mum is also brighter today, she has been very slow and lethargic since coming out of hospital but she seemed much happier and was organising herself when I went to see her earlier. I hope the progress continues.

This week's theme at Theme Thursday Challenge is 'Your Favourite Letter' and of course this caught my eye immediately and I chose the letter B, what else could I choose???

I had great fun creating it and a saying I found helped me to have more confidence in putting it together quickly, rather than spending hours 'thinking' and changing my mind.
"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them".   Pablo Picasso

As you know I cannot see the end product in my head and although I have an idea of where I am going, I always end up stopping along the way and going back over bits and changing them. But I guess that is the process of creation for me and the way my brain puts things together.

So, the letter 'B' - B for Brenda, B for Brown, B for bumblebees, B for butterflies and more .......
I had a card with a pre-printed border down one side and used Dusky Concord DI round the edges to pull it together. I have several bee stamps and used two of them here, I also stamped the honeycomb, the postmark, the handwriting and the square heritage design. I added a bee and butterfly, both printed from the computer. Across the centre I stuck torn, brown paper with ink distressed edges and some ribbon and added the ornate letter B in the top left, taken from my stash. I also printed the sentiment by William Shakespeare which starts with the letter B and ink distressed it to fit in with the rest of the card. I added a wax seal with my initial, of course the letter B.
Hey presto, completed in less than a day and I really quite like the finished effects.

Challenge List

Theme Thursday - Your favourite letter of the alphabet
Tuesday Taggers - It's a bug's life
Creative Card Crew - Vintage / Aged
Papertake Weekly - Open challenge
Simon Says Stamp - It's so distressing
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
For Fun Challenges - Anything goes
Sassy Cheryl's challenge 5 - Distressing
Allsorts Challenge - No design papers
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Wings