I've been in the huff. Twice I've typed out my post and twice Internet explorer has stopped working and it hasn't saved. So this time I'm saving as I go. Haven't been to blogland much this week, I am sometimes spending more time blogging and blog browsing than I am actually pursuing the craft, I can see it's going to be a bit of a balancing act.
The challenge for this week on Less is More, is pastels. I started out with good intentions but it is on the borderline I think for meeting the challenge rules. http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.com/
I started with pastel friendly plastic, in pinks,blues and lavender and heated it, then ran my tweezers through it. But that's when the black base starts to show!!!!So it's bolder than you would expect pastels to be. I added a couple of pastel gems and some punched hearts in pastel shade, covered with Glossy accents and stuck into the palstic before it dried. I filled in the gaps between some of the pieces with crystal glitter and added a teeny peel off. The background is just stippled lavener acrylic.
I did worry about it not meeting the rules but to be honest it made me think about my reasons for entering. I'm not in it to win it, I'm in it to participate in the lovely little community that's building, and to learn from other crafters, and to give and receive some constructive feedback and generally just to pick up hints and tips.
So there it is, I'm still putting this one in, I'll still enjoy looking at the other entries, making comments and reading the comments I get in return.
Went to Durham yesterday and they had some birds of prey in the market square. They were glorious, 2 owls, an eagle and a hawk. Really beautiful. Lacey had her photo taken with the cream owl and didn't even panic when it started flapping it's wings.
Got my Amazon delivery of the Frida Kahlo diary and paintings, plus the film Frida starring Selma Hayek. She was an amazing artist with a fascinating life. I am in awe.
Off to watch a bit C and C
Got a blog award yesterday from Lis. Please take a look at her fab blog . http://mycraftblogumentary.blogspot.com/
3 things about me: I studied French and English Literature at university. I have trained as a reflexologist. I am addicted to chocolate.
I will be passing on the award shortly once I have browsed through my fellow bloggers sidebars.