Thanks for popping in!
Here we are Day 3 in France, and having a fine old time.
Today we went to Hennebont and had a little mooch,
The sun was out when we got back,
so we have been walking and talking non-stop!
While the others are over the way in the big house,
making art and eating chocolate brownies, I thought I would slope off to our little house
to have a little chat to you, and show you what I did today.
Well actually, I noticed the others doing this trick yesterday, and it looked very interesting, so I thought I might have a go today, too.
See what you think...
First find a book you no longer want to read, that you are happy to cut up and deface. I must admit, this feels a trifle sacrilegious, so I asked Dave to donate one of his books!
He was more than happy to give me a book about the life and times of Van Morrison - mostly because the author’s critical opinion did not sit well with him.
On the subject of books, there is one very popular book on my shelf well worth reading, NOT tearing up! My good friend, Nigel May, wrote his first novel last year, and is already ranked very high in the web book world. Now he is getting ready to launch his next novel ADDICTED.
That impresses me.
As somebody who wants to write a book, but hasn’t even figured out what to write about, it blows me away that my friend has not only done it - he’s now written the next one!
Cut out 3 hearts, different sizes, like so.
Then put them to one side.
some acrylic paint
Dob a small amount of each colour on the Gelli Plate,
and then use your fingers,
your fingers to swirl the paint around!
I made 3, just in case...
Lay the 3 book hearts out as you would like to see them,
and glue them into place.
Outline the hearts with a charcoal pencil,
both on the paper and off the edge.
Use your finger to smudge and shade.
Looks quite good when the hearts are shaded...
Design a layout with some stamps.
I used the Journaling Set and the
I LOVE these stamps.
Using an Archival black ink pad, add a few images,
and then add the little squiggle border with a black micron pen.
There is a hidden message in mine. Can you see?
and as my Mum always says,
“A promise is a promise”.
So there we are. Inspired by Mandy, Maria and the ladies.
And inspired also by Nigel May.
There are so many talented and clever people in this world!
Tomorrow is Market Day!
Off to Josselin, to buy some more Gateau!
Here is a picture of Dee Paramour, with Paul Church in a headlock.
And all because of chocolate brownies....
Spot fag ash lil outside... (aka human spellchacker!) She’s not here.