I've not been doing much at the moment; little energy combined with concentrating on writing has left me a bit drained. So this will be a short post. First of all, here's where I am on the Middle Earth stitch at present.
This is still page two. This is going to be a huge project and should serve as a reminder that I DON''T NEED ANY MORE CRAFT STUFF!!! Sorry, maybe if it's in capital letters I'll actually pay attention to it.
Case in point, I did buy a few things the other day. A shatter stencil, and some mixed media thinlit dies. In my defence (which isn't much of a defence) I did at least shop around.
Anyway, back on topic. I've also made the cards I needed for next month, namely my dads birthday and fathers day.
This is the birthday one, made using a free gift paper pad I got ages ago from a magazine. The flowers were already cut so it was just a case of assembling them, and you can see I used one of the thinlit dies to cut the bottom blue panel so the yellow shined through. It just shows that flowers can be masculine.
This is the fathers day one. I started off by using a couple of distress pads and a spray with the shatter stencil, then using the rain drop stamp. This didn't work as well as I hoped (my fault as I didn't use an acrylic block) so I covered over the worst parts. I then die cut and embossed an umbrella man, inking it so that it was almost a silhouette/shadow, with light shining in places. I coloured some letters in gold paint, stamped and inked a sentiment, and added a beige flower in the corner. This is my favourite out of the two. I love the shatter stencil and can see it being used a lot in the future.