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Monday, 27 June 2016

Monochromatic Weather...

I missed last weeks challenge at LOC so I'm getting in early this time.
Their challenge is "Monochromatic" and as I've done nothing but complain about how grey our weather has been I thought I'd stick with it as my inspiration lol
Meet Gothic Hamlet, on a dark and stormy night :D
*Who I am also entering in the June Dream in Darkness challenge*


I started by colouring Hamlet with a pale grey...
 and slowly building depth with gradually darker greys.
 Until redefining the lines with the darkest grey.
 Now he needed a background.
I cut a rough window in a piece of hammer(horror)ed white cardstock...
 and drew a few stone blocks around it.
Next the view of the weather...
a piece of black card put through a Sheena Douglas embossing folder, highlighted with white paint,
 and we have a very stormy sky :D
 I have to say I'm quite pleased with how this turned out :D

Enjoy XXX
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Friday, 24 June 2016

Letting Go....

Haven't had much "creative time this last week as poor Roo had another seizure last Tuesday. She seemed to be recovering until Saturday when she had a repeat episode. This time she went blind and even more deaf than she already was. Poor lamb panicked whenever she couldn't feel me. She stopped eating and hardly drank anything for 3 days, so on Wednesday I took the decision to let her go. She was loosing weight rapidly and my choice was to have tests done(2 weeks for results) and watch her slowly starve to death or to end it immediately
It was an extremely difficult decision. Which option was least selfish?
I decided I couldn't stand to watch her become anxious and fearful as she had been when we first got her. She was very calm at that point and so I asked the vet to help her on her way.(yes I was crying like a baby)

She is now resting peacefully with Keira and Meg, bless their loving souls.


XXX


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Friday, 17 June 2016

Take a break...?

This weeks prompt from A Dash of Sunny...
This is a subject I'm not very good at
 so I share a canvas I re-used to illustrate my dilemma ...

"Gardener's Rest"

 " Think...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...
 Busy...

Relax
Eat    
Sleep 
Think 

REST?"

Hope your better at it than I am lol
Enjoy XXX
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Playing with prizes...

Over the past few weeks I have been fortunate enough to win some lovely prizes...
one being my choice of 3 images from Aliciabel.
Now you may think that I wouldn't want "cute" images(lovely as they are), but what's not to like about 
 I decided to use her for this weeks challenge at LOC "Stencilling"
She needed a back ground, but I didn't want it to be too cute, so I took some papers from this pack(which I have no recollection of where I got it lol)
The backing card was bigger than the paper...
 but the design allowed me to paper piece with hardly a join visible :D
 Now the stencilled element.
I used the waste from an alphabet strip die...
 cos no alley wall is complete without a bit of graffiti... 
 Using distress ink and a cotton bud gave a wonderful "spraypaint" effect I think.
A little shading with more distress inks and
Lilith is off to a very select night club :D

I also chose 2 male images Sweeney Todd and Gothic Hamlet
Enjoy :D XXX

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