The door bell rang at 9am and my Postie handed me the most amazing envelope hand decorated from Norway... ..
I recently won a prize in Rubber Dance's birthday giveaway . This is my wonderful prize which Bibi sent me, including a couple of extras.
This time I was making a page for the lovely park which my Hb and I used to visit each day to sit and eat or lunch and relax. This was such a haven from the heat and the view was stunning.
On one of the days I sat and made a little sketch of the bougainvillea in pencil and when we got back to our hotel balcony I sat and coloured it with Inktense pencils. I then stored it safely until I got home. I am not an artist, my freehand drawing is pretty basic but I still had great fun trying.
I wanted to incorporate this little sketch in my holiday journal as a Moment so yesterday I made myself an inky page using distress inks and stencils.Lot of spraying and inking .
I used 2 of Tim's fab new distress ink, fossilised amber and abandoned coral and added picked raspberry.
I loved the blend these colours make...they just shout summer to me.
I added some stencilling too
And yes my new Rubber dance sun looked just perfect on my page. I stamped it with red archival ink
I made holes for my ring binders so that I could place my elements correctly without making holes in them.
Here is what I made.
Here are some close ups
PaperArtsy stencils I love using stencils and have used 2 different ones here.
Frilly and Funkie It's summer
Simon says stamp Mondays stamp and mist
A Vintage Journey celebrations I am celebrating my recent holiday by creating a Moment for my Travel Journal.
The Artistic Stamper summer is on its way
Noor! UK here comes summer
Creative Inspirations your favourite crafting item here is it my Distress ink pads....I think I use them on every crafting project
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Stamp and create summer fun
Stamping sensations dies and punches
My holiday journal is still very much a WIP at the moment. I am really enjoying making it but it will still take a couple more weeks to finish. Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you enjoy your weekend. The weather is forecast to be really hotting up here.....a heatwave is apparently on its way and we are being warned of temperatures hitting 32-34c in the South Of England next week....phew! I am glad my garden is all tidy now, I think we might need to get the fans out for indoors and my studio.We are out and about but tomorrow is day at home....perhaps it will be Pimms O'Clock in the garden ;0)