It is a beautiful morning here in my little part of Staffordshire and I hope the weather is fine wherever you are today.
It is half term here at the moment and I have been spending some of my not-on-the-school-run time catching up on some crafting projects (and laundry, and cleaning and gardening...and quite a bit of reading...) So - a whole week ahead of the deadline I am posting my entry for The Craft Barn's latest Dictionary Challenge. This week's letter is F but with the added twist that the word must fall between Fe and Fr, so (as my dictionary is a French/English dictionary) I have chosen fenetre meaning window.
A fun little piece this time around, but sticking to my basic colour palette...
The wall effect was created by pressing modelling paste through a That Special Touch Stone Wall mask and additional texture added by stamping in to the still wet paste with a Paper Artsy Minis (Ink and the Dog) number stamp MN23 (I used this same technique here - I really like the effect). I masked off the area for the window with a Post-it note which I removed before the texture paste dried. Having left the page over night to dry thoroughly I lightly inked over the bricks using a blending tool and Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge DIs.
The window (Cottage Window) is from Stampin' Up, stamped on to smooth white cardstock and coloured with Copics. I couldn't resist adding the little spider hanging under the sill.
The roses are quilled paper roses - (blimey it's been a while since I've done any of that I can tell you!) but I think they add the perfect touch of colour and whimsy to the piece.
Well that's all from me - think of me today as we Moonshine's will be "working on the chain gang" moving a ton and a half of granite setts from the drive to the back garden - hmmm can't wait!