Evening all. Would you like my watercolour painting tip of the day? Don't bother to try and paint with tiny brushes in temperatures over 32C! The water was evaporating from the whiskers before it was anywhere near the paper.
But never a coward, I am quite willing to share my disasters with you as much as my triumphs, just please don't laugh too much!
This is for this week's Lili's Little Fairies Challenge of Anything Goes (thank goodness for that theme!).
For this I have used LOTVs Rosie With Cake and I have turned it into the biggest Orange Chocolate Chip Cake you have ever seen - just the sort I'd like for my birthday! Badly painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers) with the swirls, curls and sentiment stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle ink. These stamps are from the Penny Black Clearly In Love set. Matted onto a sheet of Basic Grey.
And after that faux pas, I have some NEWS for you that I am just a little bit excited about and which will explain why I've not been around much this past couple of weeks.
The eagle eyed among you will have noticed a couple of new blinkies in my side bar ..... go on, have a peek, they are there, I promise.
There is a brand new monthly challenge blog starting on 1 September 2012! Called WITHOUT WORDS it will be a challenge focusing on clean and simple cards and good colourwork. The Design Team are an elite bunch of colourists, and then there is me. Well, it was my idea so there has got to be a couple of perks surely?!
I hope you will find time to pop over and have a look at the blog (I must give enormous thanks here to Angie for her superb design work) and hope you sign up to Follow. Although the first challenge is still just over eight weeks away, the DT will be posting some pics before then to fire your imaginations. Keep an eye on us, it's going to be a fun ride!