So, knowing how much I struggle with these things, my lovely friend Magaly tagged me with this award. But being the awesome person that she is, she changed-up the rules before passing it on lol
So instead of sharing 7 random things about myself, I have to share some (and I quote) "sugary sweetness" that has occurred in my life recently.....
so I give you "PUDDING"
This was a lovely refreshing dessert I made last week :D
A meringue nest filled with strawberry ice cream, blackberries fresh from the garden simmered with a little sugar, poured over and a lovely heap of whipped cream! Doesn't come much sugarier or sweeter than that....and the warm syrup melted the meringue, turning it into chewy toffeeness :D
One specially happy thing that happened though this week, was receiving these fabulous Paper Artsy stamps from another friend Darcy
They are called "mini" but each stamp is about 2 and a half inches in length :D
Thought I'd try using chalky paint for a change. These are test pots from a DIY store, £1.10 each so no major outlay there lol
Using a piece of heavy grey board (also Paper Artsy, which Darcy kindly included for me to play with), I did a quick "smudgy" background and then used the same paint to stamp the feathers with.
As the paint dried a lovely matt finish it was easy to stamp over with more PA stamps and Archival ink,
Before edging with Inka Gold wax in a green colour(have had it years) and a hint of black ink.
The stamp set that the sentiment came from also has this wonderful image, which I thought would make an interesting topper. I stamped it onto some supersmooth card, painted with the same paints as the background, and cut out.
Before adding the topper, I wanted to make it stand out a little more. I stamped the same image in position directly onto the background, and used it as a guide to add a dark shadow.
Finally I added some metallic gold pen details and glossy accents to the wings and clock hands.
I feel I should be adding something more, but I don't want to cover all the lovely feather impressions, so for now it is done...as am I :D
I would like to enter this tag for Manon's Paper Saturdays challenge :D