A rare statement from me today - Happy Monday!! Yep, it is a UK Bank Holiday so the majority of UK residents have a bonus day away from work. Sorry to those who are being forced to go in to work today, I hope it's not too awful for you.
Now then, practice makes perfect. Apparently. You see, my problem is I gaze longingly at blogs of very talented crafters and am inspired by many of them. Today's card was a stamp purchased because of one of those drooling sessions (thanks Coops) - the moment I saw it I just knew I had to have it. And that's where the trouble starts you see.
Despite spending hours looking at what these inspiring bloggers create, and trust me, there are some truly gifted colourists out there, and I do mean gifted, I practice and practice and practice like a good little squirrel, and somehow, I just don't seem to ever be able to get the end result to look how I want it to. Is it the perfectionist in me? (it's a very small part, believe me) Who knows. Here is the end result of several hours with the pencils.
The stamp is Sugar Nellie - Dress Up Games
Painstakingly coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
Papers are LOTV/Nitwits Shabbyshack
Memory Box Bamboo die
Unbranded tiny butterfly punch
We're popping out now to try and find some bedding plants. Toad put together one of those temporary small greenhouse arrangements - a plastic tent over a metal framework - so we at least have somewhere to protect the baby plants from torrential rain and inquisitive starlings, and hopefully hungry slugs.
Hope you are having a super duper day folks
Hugs, Squirrel xx