I persuaded hubby to save his tea bags and I now have a nice little collection. I so admire my lovely blog friend Alison's tea bag art and so I have made a tentative start on using my tea bags with a page for my Art For Arts Sake theme at Art Journal Journey!
I used some Distress Oxide ink (Vintage Photo) via an acrylic block onto my page - a bit of a sorry mess but once it had been spritzed a bit and allowed to run it was ready for some stamping. I used the protractor set by AALL and create - I know - Maths is not me, but I love this set!
This is where I totally forgot to take any more photos - I was so happy to be back in my craft room this morning I just carried on! I stamped the Lynne Perella image onto the tea bag and added the bunting from the same Paper Artsy set (LPC005)and then added some random stamping using Kaisercraft stamps and had some lunch - and watched some of the Tour de France!
When I went back to it I thought it could do with a touch of colour so I stamped the words from Tracy Evan's bird set in red onto a margin from an old book and then used a small stamp from a Trish Latimer set (memories of a wonderful workshop!)I knew it was complete then!
In case you hadn't guessed we went up to our caravan for a long weekend and got back last night.
I hope I managed to visit most of you - I did keep grabbing moments when I had a connection!
As I am here for Tea Stands for Tuesday at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog I'll show you where we went on Friday.
That's right - no drink - hubby couldn't wait to taste the Chocolate, Coffee and Walnut cake at the Rotunda in Morecambe.
I looked out of the window and waited...errr....patiently!!
This is one of the few empty tables outside - we had changed tables as a huge group came and sat right in front of the window!
At last our coffees came!
We both had cappuccinos - not my usual choice but as my sugar levels have stabilised at a lot lower level I felt I could afford a little treat! We forgot that coffee at the Midland Hotel is always accompanied by wrapped biscuits so into my bag they went for another day - maybe for a train journey!
This was our only outing, unless you count a trip to the Laundrette and Rowan Tree Crafts where I went to pay for next weekend's workshop with Jenny Marples and Elizabeth Robinson - I am getting quite excited as it is something different, making a journal, along with some demos!
The rest of our time we sat on the decking enjoying a little breeze!
It really was too hot to walk far, so a late afternoon walk along the sea front was as much as we wanted to do!
The poor garden is drying up and with a request that we use less water in our area we only watered the pot plants and the hydrangeas that were looking very thirsty!
Finally, before we came home we moved our pot plants off the decking into the shade - the warden is going to water them for us!
Thanks for looking, Chrisx