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It’s a really neat Framer Stamp. You can pop any picture in it.
Let me show you how.
You start by stamping the Home Framer and the pets directly onto a sheet of double-sided adhesive, using Black Archival
We used to have 2 beautiful black Labs, Dutchie and Duke,
and two beautiful black cats, Romeo and Juliet.
Dutchie, Duke and Juliet are already on Rainbow Bridge.
Faithful Romeo is still here with us.
Now we need a picture for the O.
In our garden there is a little Wendy House, which is my haven, my sanctuary. No electric, no phone. Just a propane heater and candles. My idea of serenity.
Do come in...
And in this little house, I put all my trinkets and treasures.
You know, all those little things, dust-catchers, which we usually hide in drawers?
Yet each one tells a story, reminds us of somebody special.
It’s where I go to think.
So maybe I should get out there more often,
I think I’d like to write a book out there.
It’s a safe place.
So this is what I did.
I took a few photos of the Wendy House.
In my computer, I sized one to fit the O.
Printed it out.
Stamped HOME so that the O framed the little house.
Cut the O out.
Once you have got your photo ready, put it to one side.
Lay a sheet of A5 acetate down on the sticky picture,
and dab alcohol inks onto it, using a blending tool.
Flip the picture over and peel the wax paper off the back.
Lay the cut out O with the little house into the O,
with the picture facing to the front.
So when you flip back to the front, the photo print is in the frame.
Easy when you know how!
err...try to get it straight...
You’d need crampons here!
I love it my little Garden house.
In fact, today being Sunday,
I think I will take a book out there for an hour and finish reading it. Clarissa Dickson Wright’s autobiography: Spilling the Beans.
My Dad gave it to me. Great read.
What an amazing life that woman has led! Hardcore.
There were several times in her life where she would have been grateful for a safe little place like this.
And so I am full of gratitude today.
And will be tomorrow.
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