Our new theme at Try It On Tuesday is'I Believe I Can Fly' and we would love to see something with wings, on any project you choose!
The Design Team have, I think, excelled themselves on showing all kinds of winged creatures, please do take a look!
I have taken the opportunity to make a Birthday card - stocks are getting low and I am going to have some distractions for a couple of months - this is made with someone in mind.
I have kept it flat for posting - I am pretty sure that the flower will lie flat enough!
I started by looking through my paper stash - need to get that down a bit..once I had the colours in mind I used some infusions onto some sketch book paper.
and cut out a random amount as I had a vague idea about what I wanted to do.
I used distress inks through a Paper Artsy Sarah Nauman leaves stencil, masking as I went along so as not to muddy the colours.I added some random text
I then trimmed it and layered it with the papers
I wasn't very happy, even though I had inked the edges it didn't stand out enough so I inked up the tail of a butterfly from a set from the Works to make a border. As you can see I used a piece of paper to prevent the ink going onto the paper underneath.
I experimented a bit...
….and left out the doily.
Last week I had intended posting my photos from our visit to Dalemain House but life got in the way…so here they are today, especially for joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T stands for Tuesday.
Lots of lush greenery but that wasn't the reason for our visit..
Dalemain House is quite famous for it's blue poppies(meconopsis) and I must say when I first caught sight of them I gasped! They are in a less formal part of the garden
A great colour combination
One of my favourite views
A last look at the poppies as we headed back to the house
The gardener was tidying the gravel
I still have lots of photos of the garden so I will try to post them during the weekThis man decided to photo bomb my photo of the front of the house but I didn't want to wait to take another, we were headed for Larch Cottage Nurseries - I had a brochure that has been around for ages so we decided to take the short drive and go there for coffee.
I had a Polenta lemon cake and coffee, Hubby had tea and a pear and almond tart
The cafe is on two levels - we went upstairs to see the garden from above- we were the last customers of the day on the upper level
Elizabeth is waiting to greet you with your drink related post.
The birds remind me that I am also here for TIOT so please do hop over for details of the challenge and to see the DT examples!
Thanks for looking, Chris