On Monday Jo and I had a craft day. Not really had one for ages due to her working and me not being too well. So Monday was a complete 'blow out' day where we blew away all of the cobwebs from our muses!
We both worked on 6" x 12" Stampbord blocks, but both did completely different things. I had decided the night before that I wanted to use some Claybord inks that I had gotten in a random stash box from Graphicus a couple of Christmas's ago.
I coloured the Stambord block with Pumice Stone DI and then dropped the Claybord inks on one at a time and blew them with an air duster (compressed air in a tin which is used for cleaning computers). I had tried early with a straw, but the effect was sooo much better with the air duster. I used a heat tool between each colour to stop it going muddy.
I then used one of Sir Tim's saying stamps on an ATC sized piece of Stampbord, already coloured with the DI, and scratched into it before colouring the lettering with Promarkers. I've always known that I wanted to use this stamp but just didn't know what on. I think its perfect here!
I then used an Elusive Images (EI) stamp from the Artistic Affirmations theme plate with part of the message being raised up on a domino sized piece of Stampbord, coloured with the same DI again. Again I scratched into it (I love doing that!!).
My Mam and I were both given a rose to mark International Women's Daywhich was yesterday, by a Polish friend called Pawel. He used to be a neighbour of my parents and they always got on well with him.
Apparently yesterday is observed in Poland and he just wanted to mark it with us. You can read about it here.