If you are like me you have certain 'go to' craft supplies that you use more than any others!
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The Design Team really did enjoy themselves with this so do take a look here
These are a few of my favourite things - sing that if you like!!!
My journals are definitely a favourite - even when I make celebration cards I nearly always have a warm up in a journal - it may be a sketch or a collage but generally it's with another favourite supply - stamps! I am using one of my favourites here - one from a Lynne Perella Paper Artsy set - I call her Teacup lady and she has appeared in journals, on canvases and on cards!
I have stamped her onto book paper (Oh yes! I love book paper) which has been painted with gold acrylic paint and decided to leave her uncoloured.
The background was made by adding PA fresco paints with my finger to build up some layers - one of my favourite ways to add paint to a page!
I then used a stiff brush dipped in gold and silver paints and stippled onto the page (did I mention that I love metallic paints?)
I also used metallic paint to stamp the Lin Brown stem
I stamped around the edge of my page with a fringe that was part of another favourite LP stamp then some random stamping with perfect medium before adding Frantage embossing powder - I do love the texture from this!
To mount Teacup lady I used two scraps - as many of you know I hate waste so have several clear pencil cases containing scraps (not an obvious favourite) I used some infusion sprinkled deli paper and some coloured book paper.Finally I added a favourite quote which coincidentally has a reference to my serendipitous chosen word for this year - POSSIBILITIES!
I am using Teacup lady for my link to Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands for Tuesday!
I am returning to France for some photos of some markets we visited with our friends, my ex SIL and hubby.
The first is in Neuville on a Sunday when the temperature was quite high, even at 11.30 in the morning!
There was a lot to see including a man who had live eels to grill…did we???….not likely!!!
The indoor market had a lovely deli counter and quite a lot of fish and meat - I'll spare you those!
I was in my element though, with all the plants and flower stalls outside!
The town hall was a beautiful building ..…and so was the nearby church -with a water tower behind it!
There was something about this building that made me smile too!
From here it was on to lunch then a Vide Grenier( a table top sale)in a huge carpark.
By this time it was very hot and we wandered off on our own and found some shade to take a photo. I went and had a look around but despite this being the biggest VG we had ever been to found nothing to spend my money on!
We also visited a market midweek in Poitiers before joining our friends at their weekly French class!
The lady cooking here was happy for us to photograph the flat bread being cooked but did not want her face on camera. She and her Mother were making delicious wraps, she insisted we take one to try and would not accept payment!
This market was in two areas - food - mainly in a shadier part and clothing etc. in another!
Once again it was very hot and we headed for shade!
I hope you will join us at TIOT and if you have a drink related post I am sure Elizabeth and her two cats would love you to pop by at TSFT!
Thanks for looking, Chris