Monday, 27 February 2017

My favourite boy....

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.

Had a little hour to myself this afternoon,
realigning my head after a mental morning at work.

Since the paints and Gel Press plate were still on the worktop where I had abandoned them last night, I carried on!
No particular direction;


just more paint and a brayer, combined with my favourite boy.
Well, no, let me qualify that - my favourite boy stamp.


My favourite boy is quite without question Mark, my lad.
His shoulder is healing well, and thank you for all your good wishes. 

I pulled the print off onto Kraft card, which came out well.
and added highlights with our white pencils 
(lifetime supply, remember??)



Used pencils to add light and shade to a moon and the hills I saw.
Ran round the outside with a black Sharpie pen and then roughed the edges with a edge of my scissors.


Added a little town in the distance..
Crowborough methinks.
You can see our house from here!


Yes, and that was it.


A scrap background print,
and the hope that both my kids will come home one day.

Love & Hugs
Barb
xxx

43 comments:

  1. Beautiful Barbara! Hugs Gilly xx

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    1. Hi lovely blog friends - I hope that you are all as well as can be and keeping warm and safe during this turbulent weather! Love and hugs, Gilly xxx

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    2. Hi Gilly, it is a bit wild isn't it, we've had some heavy showers today but also a bit of sun. Hope you're both well. X x

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    3. Hi Gilly, bet you wish you were still in Spain. Wet plays today😞😞

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    4. Hello Gilly yes soggy here today and quite chilly. Sending hugs xxx

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    5. Hi Gilly,
      Like Donna said, bet you wish you were still in Spain! Love and hugs Alison xx

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    6. Hi to you all! Yes, Spain is a very attractive prospect at the moment - especially as I am told the weather is beautiful at the moment! We are both ok thanks Jackie - had a visit to the dentist & Neill is having some hospital appointments, but so far all is good! xxx

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  2. Such a beautiful piece of gelli art! Love the colours and layers. Received my club envelope today, such a great trio of goodies. Thank you Barbara! Xx

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  3. This is fabulous I do love this stamp set it is on my wish list! I LOVE the background you created too. So happy that Mark's shoulder is healing and hope he continues to recover. Enjoy your evening.
    Hugs to you both
    Linda xxx

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  4. Wunderschöne Karte, gefällt mir sehr gut
    glg Gertrude

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  5. Evening bloggy friends, hope everyone is well. Felt like the longest Monday ever! Need a bit of something tonight...Groovi, wine or chocolate? Maybe all 3! Xx

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    1. All 3 sounds good to me Donna ! Xx

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    2. Definately all 3 Donna, especially if you've had wet playtime! Sending hugs xxx

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    3. Hi Donna,
      All 3! Wet break! Ugh! At least my duty was in the dining hall so didn't get wet like the ones who had outside duty who still had to go outside to catch the smokers!! Mind you the noise in the dining hall was horrendous! Don't know why teenagers can't talk to each other - they always have to shout even if the person is only a couple of feet away! Love and hugs Alison xxx

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  6. He is a lovely boy. Just been using a white pencil on my black parchment to enhance the embossing, not one of the lifetime supply though, just a spectrum noir - contradiction in terms I think white pencil/noir ? .... Nearly gave up but I'm soldiering on with it. If I tried a little village like that heaven knows what it would turn out like - a blot of the landscape probably ! Have a good evening, I'm sure the children will return like boomerangs one day but at least they are settled and in touch. Xx

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    1. I haven't done any black parchment work yet. Maybe put yours away for a day and I bet you like it when you look again. Xx

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  7. That stamp is in my folder under favourites! I like it because it has so much movement, freedom and hope, all in one image!
    Beautiful piece of artwork. I want to get my gel press out tomorrow! An inky painty fix is long overdue!
    Hope Mark continues to improve.
    Love and hugs xxx

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  8. Glad Marks shoulder is doing well would it be nice to float of in the sky it's a great stamp need a geli play day soon xxx

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  9. Love it Barbara, so beautiful... xx

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  10. Hi Barbara, This is absolutely fabulous !! I love all the textures and all the colours, I would love to have 'watched' you create this.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Hi Barbara, beautiful artwork, and it really captures your mood. Makes me feel very sad for you, you feeling so lonely from your kids. I do hope they decide to come back home to you for good in the near future. Glad Mark's shoulder is healing fine. Thank you for blogging and sharing your art. I must try that white pencil technique, I love the effect.

    Hope you can have a chill Mindfulness evening, and a less busy day tomorrow
    Love Brenda xx

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    1. Hi Brenda,
      Hope today has been better for you. Love and hugs Alison xx

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    2. Thanks Alison, still pretty unwell, so I'm really limited in what I can do just now. It's bite sized bits of craft!!! Hope your knee is improving and you're enjoy more freedom now xx

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  12. Awesome piece of artwork Barb - what gorgeous colours. Glad Mark is healing well too. One day they may both return to the fold - even if it is to look after their poor worn out mum. Lol xxxx

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  13. Love the artwork and have never tried to pull a print on kraft card, but I really like the effect. Glad Mark is on the mend. Never got into my craft room today as it was a beautiful day so we took a trip to Abriachan gardens on Loch Ness to see the snowdrops. Maybe it will rain tomorrow? x

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  14. Gorgeous card Barb, love what you do x x x

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  15. Hi Barbara, beautiful art I love the colours you have used.
    I watched all the shows yesterday the lady did good. Lots of information for us all to digest.
    Well after watching you and Tina last time Tina showed us some picot cutting well I think I had a light bulb moment got it At last now need the new pink mat for embossing .
    Must keep going and it will get easier.
    Love the new easter plates.
    Glad to hear Mark is improving.
    Lynn xx

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  16. Fantastic artwork, love the subtle white highlights, just takes the artwork to the next level x

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  17. Lovely card , I love the boy also and my own boy who celebrated his 44 birthday yesterday . Remember , you gave him wings so he fly and leave the nest . Joy now. Janice

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  18. that is a great card. worked so well on kraft card. i'm sure one day both your kids will be back, hugs xx

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  19. I'm putting this card in the gallery Barb ! xx

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  20. Hi Barbara
    Love this stamp, he is so useful for many occasions. Ooooh kraft card and gelli plate, I need to play! What an amazing background, the hills and village and clouds are all there ready to highlight, fantastic. It's good to hear Mark is on the mend, it's hard when they are so far away and have had an operation or are injured and you just wasn't to be with them. I'm sure they will be home for some home cooking and mum time again soon.
    Love Diane xxx

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  21. Hi Barb,
    Wow! This is gorgeous, I love it! Dave is right, it deserves a place in your gallery. It will look beautiful framed. I do hope that one day Grace and Mark do come home for good. Glad to hear Mark's shoulder is coming along nicely. Had to ring Clarity towers today and Jeanine was so helpful, polite and nothing was too much trouble for her. Your staff certainly do you proud. Love and hugs Alison xxx
    Ps forgot to say my happy post came today - all 3 are brilliant.

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope you're all ok. Been one day ahead of myself today - convinced it was the 28th. Got up at 6.30am( unheard of these days) as someone was coming to assess some damage on a table sometime between 8am and 1 pm. I was cursing like mad when he didn't show up. Then I happened to look at the calendar and realised he's coming tomorrow, so another early morning!!! I think senility is setting in! Better get to bed then, love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

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  22. Wonderful artwork, beautiful background, so atmospheric. Received club goodies today, all three are great. x

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  23. This stamp is always a go to for you Barbara and I always love it. The background is great with him and the white pencil adds some beautiful highlights. So glad that Mark is recovering well. x

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  24. I love this, especially what you've done with the background, just amazing. Looking forward to Sunday. My diamond club goodies arrived today. All 3 are fabulous, love them, and your projects too. Thank you xx

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  25. Hi Barb, another fabulous piece of art, love the way you have defined the hills. Glad to hear Mark is on the mend. Also received my Club envelope yesterday, all 3 items are singing to me. Take care all. Bx

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  26. I think this is one of my favourite backgrounds out of all the lovely boy pictures that you have done. I had my gold member goodies today and i think both the stamp and the stencil are brilliant. Thank you.

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  27. Good to know Mark is on the mend! Love this stamp too - added him to my collection last 'Gray Day' love his little sister with her heart balloons too...so much life in them, they always bring a smile xxx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x