Another garden tour …
It is raining today! Now we are grateful for rain as it has been very dry in our area but we had plans for today and someone wasn’t listening; we asked for a 24 hour delay on the rain however in true British tradition down came the wet stuff on a Bank holiday Monday! Que sera, sera.
It has given me an opportunity to catch up a little on all those jobs that are relegated to a lower position, those fiddly things to do that seem so unimportant when the weather is decent and the lawns badly mowing or the weeds need hoicking out of the ground. Today I can do a spring clean on the computer – delete the junk and file everything else properly and do a back up. Today I can write nonsensically on my blog. Today I can mess about with stamps and ink so there is something to be grateful to rain for.
Talking of messing about with ink – a couple of days ago my hands looked as those they belonged to a martian. I was using some sprays of sparkly colour to create some background papers using pieces of kitchen towel; not having a pizza type box for spraying the next best thing was the deep lid off a plastic container but the kitchen towel had to be pressed into the spray colours and voila – greeny blue hands. It has taken almost two days to rid my hands of their new colour scheme even hair washing didn’t remove the stains. There is still a faint tinge here and there, reminiscent of mould!
Enough of this nonsense! Before I do the garden tour I’d like to show you the box for the wedding album and the wedding card.
The box itself was constructed out of white card on the top of the lid I adhered a mat of both burgundy and gold pearlescent cardstock and then using two die cuts cut in half layered those on top of the cardstock – trying to keep with the wedding colour theme of ivory and burgundy. The initials started out as plain wood; these were inked up with Versamark and gold embossing powder added but that looked too flat. More Versamark was dabbed over the heated embossing powder and ultra thick embossing powder added and melted, a second coat of ultra thick ep was sprinkled over whilst still warm and more gold ep and the whole lot melted. This gave the impression of metal letters. The ampersand was printed onto plain paper, cut out an glittered with a Sakura gel pen.
The wedding card – well I winged that to an extent. Hadn’t a clue what to do! The silhouette is printed onto slightly glossy photo paper and adhered to the inside of the card.
The rose is handmade with pearls glued to the centre with Glossy Accents and two beaded pins tucked in behind, the rose has been sprayed with mica to give a slight shine.
Now for the flowers!
Bees love the gernaiums and lupins; I just couldn’t resist this shot:
That’s it for now folks, see y’all soon!