Thanks for popping in.
Just stepped outside for a moment,
and looked out over the garden from my perch in the trees,
where I have been beavering away at prep for Sunday’s shows.
Looks empty, doesn’t it?
Well believe you me - it isn’t !!
What a racket! A chorus of birds chirping away in the trees.
Can’t see a single one, apart from the cheeky little robin
who darts into the hedge as soon as I get my camera out.
I love to sit in the kitchen with a cuppa, and wait for them to come to the feeder. I enjoy watching the squirrel battling with the squirrel-proof one on the right. It is so comical. He has figured out that he can’t put any weight on the base, because it shuts all the openings to the seed. So he hangs upside down and defies gravity!
This simple little piece about sums up life in our garden.
I have used a few of the miniature stamps which come with the huge framer stamps which are being launched this weekend.
And I mean miniature.
Much smaller than the Wee stamps!
And they were wee....
I thought it would be good to have some of them rinky dink size.
Firstly, to create landscapes within the larger shapes
(see yesterday’s blog)
and secondly, to make smaller cards.
Let’s build a little scene, shall we?
Here’s a hand in the frame, to demonstrate the proportion.
Now imagine how tiny this little chappie is!
And all the detail is still there.
Notice the squirrel’s perfect positioning.
Easy with our handles.
Gone, but never forgotten.
Yep, he’s looking at lunch.
Add a little foliage...
A make up sponge and a couple of Post-Its is all we need
to finish the job...
If you have a chance to watch, and stock permitting,
I shall be doing this little demo on HOCHANDA on
Monday evening at 7pm
How did I get the speckled background?
Mmm. Tune in to find out. Piece of cake.
Love & hugs,