I'm still doing battle with this new computer... I have to say I really REALLY don't like the keyboard - I've re- typed that many times I can't tell you. It's so touch sensitive.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Saturday, October 09, 2021
Hello there... This week has gone so fast!
It's very dull here today but we've enjoyed a few days of really warm weather and nature isn't quite sure what to make of things. Flowers are blooming...
Alongside the holly...
...and the garden chairs are out again.
I just paint randomly and then look for shapes I can outline and remove paint here and there with water
Monday, October 04, 2021
Hello... How are you? Good I hope.
After my last post, my lovely brother came to the rescue and plumbed in a new tap so all is good there. As for my knee, lets just say I am getting nowhere... The system has completely broken down as far as GP's go. It's no wonder people are clogging the A&E and Walk In centres... I give up.
Other than that I have been trying to get to grips with a new computer. I had my iMac for over 12 years and it served me well but it was getting so slow so I decided to treat myself to a new one. Unfortunately the programs I was so familiar with have all gone along with normal size USB's so I am hoping that my card today looks okay. I had to buy a hub to plug my camera into so I could download and then fathom out where it went to etc...
So... A card for the challenge at the CAS Mix Up
I do love their challenges and this is another I hadn't tried. There are different techniques shared on the blog - I tried a few till I found one that suited me and finally a card
I used rose leaves, painted them with watercolours, lay them onto my card and smoothed them down with a piece of kitchen roll and waited a few seconds before peeling them off. I should point out that the stronger the value of the paint, the better the result and I think using plain smooth card was better than watercolour paper or card.
I die cut a stencil for the background, painted in part of a tree and added some fallen berries
The sentiment from Uniko has been stamped and embossed.
I'm off to do some baking now... Well, I have done an exercise class and I've lost weight so I deserve a treat. Lemon meringue it is then...
Have a lovely day/evening
Till next time
~ Ros ~
Thursday, September 30, 2021
The colours got lighter as did my mood and I couldn't resist adding little doors to those trees and then I was smiling, wondering who else lived in that forest until finally...
Gold dust was falling down and what started as a bad day ended a good day.
I still don't have a tap and I'm miffed about that but I do have my paints...
Have a good day friends
~ Ros ~
Monday, September 27, 2021
Good morning friends...
The sun is just putting in an appearance after a night of heavy rain and high winds which have left a ton of leaves around...
Today I have a couple of my paintings to share - Anyone who follows me will know I have a penchant for little houses. I love those little driftwood ones up on Pinterest and I have something similar on my mantle
Aren't they sweet? The shells are lights by the way. Anyway I had a desire to paint some myself
...Cos I love the sea
I even pulled out a cover plate and used part of the die cut on the bottom of the card
Some old Rubons were perfect for the sentiment and whilst looking for them I discovered a bottle of Puffy Stuff, well why not...
Then again a little place not so close to the sea would be just as good, a solitary place to paint and sketch all day and maybe a little sewing too
And I added some of the negative bits from that coverplate to the top of the card. One thing I still love are my frame dies, though I don't know what this one is, probably a set from Aliexpress.
I think I may even do some Christmassy houses... Oh wait did I just say the "C" word...
Have a lovely day and thanks again for your visit and your kind comments
~ Ros ~
Friday, September 24, 2021
I hope this finds you all well. I went for an x-ray this week, my knee has been troubling me for months and whilst they suspect it is arthritis, it hasn't been right since my fall last Christmas so it needs checking. We are still not able to have face to face appointments with a doctor sadly, and phone consults take weeks so not much I can do. When I'm at my exercise class my knee creaks like an old door - Talking of which, it must have been in my head when I did this...
I hope my knee doesn't look as bad as this door on the x-ray Lol!
But we're in Autumn, a beautiful season and so far it's been a warm one which is good considering the energy crisis - Yes our company went bust so we are waiting to hear what happens next. In the meantime I'm enjoying the season and made this next card with that in mind
That's the thing when I pick up my pencil, I can't seem to stop
Apart from my sentiment stamps, it seems all the rest are being used less and less...
Have yourselves a lovely day and enjoy your weekend
~ Ros ~