Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Morning Has Broken..

I love listening to the birds in the morning and this journal page just seemed to fit with the background I prepared some time ago, I just added some mop up paper towel, then used yet another(clean) paper towel to add some 'snowcap' paint dabber for clouds and then turned the paper towel around and dabbed 'lettuce' through a piece of lace to make a couple of bushes. I drew the tree, birds and birdhouse with Tombow pens.

I have also made some more of these.....

At the weekend we were planning to go to a Food and Craft show at Dalemaine House but when we got there it had been cancelled! Never mind...just down the road was the Alpaca Centre, smiley little things they are! Ooh! and guess what? They had this HUGE bag of clippings! Great for needle felting! Gorgeous subtle colours!
the tissue box may give you an idea of the size of the bag

We had a lunch in the Rhegged Centre then on to have  wander around Penrith, a lovely town if a bit sprawling. Walking down by the church I spied a craft shop(Penrith Crafts) - fantastic - small but very well stocked so bought myself some more Claudine Helmuth stickybacked canvas and multi medium matte gel...thought that was it, but the owner was so enthusiastic about a new product she had in that I just had to have some - haven't tried it yet, so looking forward to that today.

On the way home we decided to go to Shap Abbey, so pleased that we did. No one else around, we got a real feel of the isolation of the place, up a winding path then round to the front of the abbey which was huge, although ruined (thanks to Henry Vlll!)A lot of the original stone had been taken for building farm buildings in the nearby area but English Heritage have put signs around and you can imagine just how busy a place it must have been!

The weather stayed fine so we still had a lovely day, 
we did wonder what weather we were going to have when this was our view on Friday night!!
Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments, 


patcrafts said...

You certainly get around, this is what people do when they don't have dogs, I have 2!!!!
Love your journal page, great way of creating bushes and you can draw too I am green with envy. xx

Artyjen said...

Great painty page! Sasha Distel? Yes please ;)
I think we are both showing our age with that!!
xoxo Sioux