Thanks for popping in. Waining waining waining. Whilst I miss our dogs, Dutchie and Duke every day, on days like today, I cannot help but remember the mud and puddles they used to traipse through the kitchen when it was pissisting outside!
We have a cellar here, which is slowly filling up, too. It’s called a Wet cellar for a reason I guess! At least you know you’ve got a 6ft tall warning before it gets to the kitchen! And I don’t mean Dave is standing in there yelling as the water rises! Those poor people whose homes are flooded again… what a catastrophe. I hope you are all warm and dry.
Let’s retreat to a happy place and make a little art … starting with an inky old scrap. Pick a scrap, any old scrap. Then stare at it until you see a landscape. If you’re still staring after half an hour, maybe ask a friend!
Once you’ve got your scrap, it’s time to get creative. With nothing but a tree stamp and a couple of Archival ink pads.
Plant the tree.
Use a scrap of torn copy paper and the side of the tree to add some hedgery.
Lower the copy paper hills and add some more hedgery! Change up the colours. Ink, blot plot for light and dark tones.
Trim the paper and regroup. Needs a foreground, don’t you think?
This tree has been retired, but I think we ought to bring him out again, don’t you? He’s epic!! Ok. Give me till January.
I think a flash of that orange in the background might work too…
Now for some words. Well, it is still hammering down outside, but as with everything, this too shall pass…
Voila. Barb’s Sticker booklet. What a great addition to the crafty stash! Stick it on one of the blotty scraps
Add a strip of double-sided tape on the back.
Built in matching background for a sticker.
That’ll do. It’s been an enjoyable little process. I do like making something out of nothing. And yes. I will arrange to have that tree resurrected. I think perhaps in a couple of different sizes too, eh.
Until tomorrow. Stay dry and safe.
Love & Hugs,