Bob & I decided to go for a drive today & had a beautiful drive around the countryside. We were going to go along the coast road but there was some massive hold up at Flint so we made a detour which took us up onto the A55. Not what we had wanted. A decision was made to go into Llandudno & have some lunch & then take a country route home. We had a very nice lunch & I managed to grab a few moments to pop into the craft shop - now called CraftAge. Our daughter in law (Gareth's wife) works in Llandudno for the British Heart Foundation so we popped in & said hello to her.
The drive back was really lovely & we covered quite a few weather changes - that is what makes this country so beautiful.
Anyway - over the weekend I gave myself some me crafting time. Having got everything ready for my talk on Wednesday evening I turned my thoughts to canvases.
There were a few teething troubles with ideas I had. The first one came after treating the canvas & then adding some colour by using Brushos. Then when it was dry I laid down a layer of matt medium to allow me to add more colour over what was already there. But I forgot - didn't I - Brushos are water based so they moved beneath the medium. Although once it was dry I now have a rather attractive delicately randomly coloured canvas. It is sitting on my desk for me to think about a little more.
I also pulled out a 4" square canvas I decided to do some stamping on this canvas. I had an idea to do something with butterflies. The colouring of the canvas went well - it is one with a deep wooden frame & also there is only a small opening at the back so not much unsupported canvas. I had chosen a silhouette stamp of plants & small butterflies & also the fact that I would stamp it directly onto the canvas.
Next teething trouble - the image did not stamp well despite the firmness of the canvas - only the outer edges had stamped. As I had already decided to use a verse about butterflies & stamp it on tissue paper with Stazon I also choose to stamp the silhouette garden in the same way. I played around for a while with the layout & working out the best way to get both pieces of stamping on there. Having made my decision the verse was adhered to the canvas & then the garden stamp.
This brought about the next teething trouble. I didn't quite get the garden positioned as I wanted it - but managed to lift it & lay it again. Unfortunately it overlaps the bottom line of the verse & I smudged the y of quietly.
But not to worry - I had to start somewhere & lots of things were learnt in that session.
Here is the photo of the little canvas as it has ended up looking;
I have quite a few of these little canvases - so I will try again.
That it is me for today.
'Bye for now.