Saturday, 3 April 2010


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???


Artyjen said...

There is no hope is there! Why does everything have to make sense to men?
In the broader term these have touched my faculties "by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body" LOL!

Kaz said...

They are just fabulous. I'm so happy to see you like just sitting playing and seeing what happens. So nice that you are able to have the time to do that. I've been doing that this last couple of days and it's felt good. I've only just seen you have FM - I'm on the other end of the scale with ME!! Crafting has helped me loads xxx

Heavens2Betsy said...

I have just found your blog and really like what you are creating here - non-sensical is a compliment in my book! I look forward to seeing what you do next. Congrats also on winning the Artistic Stamper blogcandy x

Jaqi said...

Stunning atcs Rosie, I love the colours , they are just perfect, thanks for sharing , Jaqi x

Ann said...

Why does art have to make sense? Watching grown men kicking a football around a field doesn't make sense to me! We just enjoy what we do, as a hobby or a business, either way, and justification is not required I think.
Beautiful artwork BTW.