Saturday, 3 April 2010
SUCH A LOVELY AFTERNOON ...
I'm not sure if this will make any sense to you, but I had SUCH a lovely afternoon yesterday. Got done what I needed to, and then had a few hours to myself and just sat and PLAYED. No particular agenda, I just fiddled about with stuff I like ... and this is the result. I sort of feel they even look like happy work?
I must have had my distress inks for well over a year and honestly not used them that much, but just lately they suddenly seem to ... well, make sense! Yesterday I was stamping these Invoke Images houses onto old text, and I wanted to colour them but use really faded, washed out sort of shades. Ended up stamping distress inks onto the heat proof sheet and then lifting the colours (and mixing them) with a wet paintbrush. Love the faded colours I got this way.
So it was a really special time - had the radio on, just messing about happily and it made me think ... I should do this more often! So I will. Maybe you feel the same?
PS My beloved just came in, so I showed him the ATCs and he looked sort of puzzled. "But they don't make sense" he said. "I know," I told him, "That's exactly how they're meant to be." Well how would you have explained it???