Thanks for popping in. Been poodling around the house today, cooking, cleaning, ironing and just generally catching up with domestic chores. This kind of productive yet not particularly mentally taxing activity leaves the mind free to wander and ponder, don’t you find? And that is precisely what mine did. Without even leaving the kitchen, I managed in a very short space of time to get all riled and caught up in the corruption and devious, manipulative behaviour of powerful people. The lies, the divisive treachery, the lengths that people will go to to get what they want, to win. Seriously, I was only 3 shirts into the ironing pile, and my head had taken me to a pretty dark place.
I caught myself by shirt 4. Had to distract the thoughts, had to redirect them, if you know what I mean. So it was Kate Morton to the rescue with an Audible book. And I focussed on the plot in the book which was unfolding. Thing is, the story also involved intrigue and deception. Some poor servant girl getting knocked up by the rich Lord of the manor, and being banished to live in poverty and shame, just because of a wealthy lecher. That pissed me off too. Same shit, different era.
Nothing for it; I had to come up to the Shac-Shac and immerse myself in artwork. Pure and simple. That always works, you know. Even simple crafting can keep you focussed and hold your attention. I thought I’d play with our Honesty Die by Mel. It just seemed appropriate.
Here’s a simple two-for-one step by step I rustled up this afternoon
Cut the Honesty out of a new colourful Amazonia Design Card. Trap the scrap by spritzing the die with water lightly first. Scrap stays in the die.
First the positive piece. I used one of our Nested square dies to cut out a little border around the aperture.
Dib dib dib a little Zig glue on the back, then mount on a plain white cardblank. Done. The colourful paper does all the talking. Piece a cake. Honestly.
Next the negative scrap.
Cut a piece of double-sided adhesive sheet a little larger than the die.
Lay it down on the scraps/die and rub all over the back with a pencil eraser, to ensure the adhesive grips the scrap.
Peel away the die and all the scrap will stay stuck on the adhesive sheet. Trim around the edge, peel away the backing paper and stick the scrap to another white cardblank.
Sprinkle with Pergamano Glitter. Done.
Yes. A beautiful, arty design by our Mel. Honesty. It’s one that often gets overlooked. It’s beautiful, and it speaks volumes.
Here we have the Positive and Negative images of Honesty….
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Love, Honesty, Truth and Respect. If we don’t have these in our lives, what have we got? You only have to look to the opposites to see what we are left with: Hate, Deceipt, Lies and Disdain.
GROUP HUG NEEDED!!!!