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Monday, 17 September 2012

Big Bunny

Well, I've been busy doing loads of projects but as I'm entering them for various things, I can't put them on my blog.

However, I can introduce you to the newest member of our household.  Enter stage ... Pete!

He's a rare breed - an English Lop and his ears measure 2' from one end to the other!!  However, the breeder who owned him has got a new male rabbit with even bigger ears so Pete needed to be retired and found a loving home.  Well ... how could we resist?

I think he's every bit a good a post on my blog as any of my crafty project ... hope you agree!!


Thursday, 6 September 2012

Beach Painting

Well ... if you live a tourist area and the sun is shining you may as well join in the fun and be a tourist yourself!!

So the other day I caught the open top bus which goes from the end of my road to Swanage, a small seaside town on the Purbecks.  The route goes through Sandbanks and onto the chain ferry to cross the mouth of the harbour.  I sat on the top listening to my ipod and ducking the occasional stray branch and it was glorious.

I chose a spot up on a small grassy hill overlooking the busy beach, ate my picnic and played with my watercolour crayons all afternoon - what a treat.  My aim was to try and capture the colours and textures of the beach and the sea and then incorporate them into my layouts.  Not sure how I am going to move this idea forward but it you dont start to play ...

I was not successful in all my efforts but it was such fun and something I want to try to do more of - nature always picks the best combinations so that's got to be good starting point for art.

Keep experimenting and have a good weekend ... xx


We visited Lulworth Cove recently and took a clifftop walk.  The weather was perfect for walking and the views of Durdle Door were breathtaking.  

After the walk we strolled to Lulworth beach and bought some fresh fish from the little shop that sells some of the local catch.  I took this photo as we looked back up the lane through the village.

I created the background paper by layering and painting old sheet music and book pages which I then stamped and inked.

The filmstrip is an alterations die which I have cut from co-ordinations paper and sanded back heavily and added picket fence distress stain.  I used a paint colour selector card which I stamped with different mini stamps all by The English Stamp Company.

The street lamp is by Dusty Attic and the butterfly is by Lost Coast Designs.  The cottages are by Crafty Individuals.

Keep smiling ... the sun's out at last!!