Friday, 14 October 2011

Noel canvas

Mmm... it's been so long since I blogged.  I blame my daughter of course, I still don't have a camera so for the last few posts I've borrowed hers but the state of her room means it is not readily available.  I'm not prepared to venture in in an attempt to find it myself and when she's home she can't be persuaded to look for it either.
However, my sister-in-law challenged me here to put up a pic of the noel canvas I made recently so I've managed to get a reasonable photo with my camera.
Julia chose nearly the hottest day of the year to run an all day Christmas card class at Tidworth and asked if I'd like to come along and do a spot.  So half the ladies chose to make a canvas with me and above is what we made.  I used distress stains to cover the canvas super quick and the baubles and little banner underneath are made from grungepaper with the bauble (Elusive Images) stamped onto acetate and mounted over the grungepaper.  The twig was kindly donated by my apple tree.
Everyone chose their own colour scheme and each was different and they came up with some combinations I wouldn't have thought of but which looked fabulous.  I like to see everyone take my idea as their starting point but come up with their own look.
The day was really enjoyable thanks to all the hard work Julia put in to the preparation and the day, to Amy, my niece, who kept the coffee flowing, and to all the lovely ladies who came along to play and get inky fingers.
Apart from this I haven't been doing too much lately: cards for birthdays etc., ATCs when I just want to play and try out new stamps.  I've been reteaching myself crochet, something I used to do years ago but had more or less forgotten so I've been using the very useful book by Jan Eaton, '200 crochet blocks' and just doing samples of each of them to get comfortable doing the stitches and working patterns.  Great for doing in the evening while watching tv.
Full of good intentions to be back soon!