Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Purple Sea.

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.
Day 3. Tick.
Just had a lovely day with a lovely group, 
and now it’s time for supper.
Here we are, following Dirty Dave.

We don’t actually know him.
It’s not my Dave, but Rosie decided we ought to investigate. 
What’s she like?!

On the subject of Dirty, here’s a mop up off the brown craft mat from yesterday. Mel suggested it, so I rolled a load of Viva Decor paint over the  craft mat and then pulled it off onto copy paper. 

Very cool.

Now I have got precisely 30 minutes to do this ’ere blog, 
so ’ere goes!
Out with the boy....

Black Archival ink.

Wrap around a 6" x 6" Canvas board.

This is delightful now.
Looks like a purple sea, with the sun setting in the distance, 
and the reflection off the water.

Gotta go.

Love & Hugs,


  1. Love it Barbara it's amazing how. Scrap paper with left over paint can look so great enjoy your evening thanks for sharing that xxx

  2. This is gorgeous, love the background, great idea too. Enjoy your evening.
    Linda xxx

  3. Love it , you do love this stamp don't you?

  4. Love it. Enjoy your evening. Hope Dave isn't getting any ideas?? Lol xxx

  5. Before I read your comment I thought, oh, it looks like a purple sea ! Enjoy your evening. Xx

  6. Amazing! Totally inspiring, as always! Have a great evening xx

  7. Loving the 'leftovers'! Happy to hear it's been a good day, enjoy your supper and tell Rosie she could get herself arrested...stalking strange men indeed! Xx

  8. Love this use of what would normally be thrown away turning it to an atmospheric picture. Glad the retreats are going well, enjoy the rest of the week.

  9. Brilliant. Don't forget to breathe x

  10. Amazing what you do with a piece of scrap paper and a stamp, of course your favourite stamp. Love it. Great to hear your retreats are going well

  11. Hi bloggy friends, hope you've had a good day. Cooling down a bit here this evening. Nice to see you back Janice. Love and hugs to you all Pam xxx

  12. For you? So simple. For me? Nigh on impossible! I just don't see the possibilities like you do, Barbara, but I do keep on trying. I have a box full of scraps to practise on!!😀 Hope you continue to have a great week. Mxx

  13. Wow. That's amazing and very inspirational

  14. I use this stamp with mop up sheets frequently and it always seems to work. So looking forward to Sunday and Monday. It's my first retreat.

  15. Lovely. Love the way you always spot the scene in the background not too sure I would. It has been a brilliant day thoroughly enjoyed all the projects and looking forward to tomorrow. x

  16. you know i love that stamp myself. i use it quite often and usually comes to the rescue when i'm stuck, hugs xx

  17. Beautiful. Thanks for a fabulous day, even if I made a total hash of the ....... Not a problem because I learned loads, and will do it again. xxx Maggie

  18. Purple is one of my favourite colours, looks like a calm evening after a storm. I wish I had your imagination xx

  19. Hi Barb,
    Glad today has been a success - never doubted it myself! How can you produce something as lovely as this with a piece of scrap, that's what I want to know!! Your favourite stamp never fails does it? I think you should Groovi him too. Have a good night , love and hugs Alison xx

  20. Hi bloggy friends,
    Hope today has been as good as possible for you all. Been a funny day, warm ( muggy) but dull, then this afternoon hot and sunny, about an hour ago started raining ( again) , apparently might thunder as well. Think tomorrow might be a play day, (don't know whether stamps or Groovi) after we've been to the pool. Love and hugs, Alison xx

  21. All packed and ready to fly, but only just remembered to print off the car hire details and my DVLA code thing - why is it so complicated these days? Just one more round of guest breakfasts and room cleaning tomorrow, a visit from the plumber to try to sort out a mains water leak outside, and then I'll see you on Friday xxx

  22. Wonderful! Love it! It never ceases to surprise me that gelli mop-ups often turn into such lovely pieces of artwork!

  23. What a great idea and has made a beautiful piece of artwork Barbara. Glad the new group are enjoying themselves. x

  24. Hi Barbara
    You fo make me chuckle, I wonder what dirty Dave looked like, not a patch on your Dave I bet! Wow oh wow ho would have thought this was scrap paper, it looks amazing. And there was me this afternoon trying to make hills and sky to put my boy on, I might have another go tomorrow as it didn't look quite right. Have a great day again tomorrow.
    Love Diane xxx

  25. Hello Barb, that certainly elicited a laugh. Did you find out anything about Dirty Dave? Love your little bit of art, it constantly amazes me what you achieve with scrap. Enjoy the 2nd day with the 2nd group. Take care all. Bx

  26. I love it! Looks like you spent hours on it! X

  27. Hello Barbara

    Fabulous! Love it!!

    lol Barbara W (Worcestershire) xx


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

Barb x