Friday, June 25, 2021

All's well..

 Hi friends!

It's been a while since I posted and though I still don't have anything to share with you, I just wanted to let you know that I'm just taking time out to do other things  There is so much to do and the weather has been favourable to finally gets to grips with stuff that needs doing in the garden.

I've spent the last few weeks clearing borders, chopping down overgrown trees, trimming back huge laurels, repairing a leaking fountain and swing chair and re-modelling a new area. It's all been hard and heavy work and I'm not as agile as I used to be but we're slowly getting there. I'm still being creative it's just that my creativity is outdoors right now.

I hope you are all well and as it is now raining and DH is golfing I'm going to catch up with your blogs...

Enjoy the upcoming weekend

Till soon

~ Ros ~

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Big Bee

 Now see what that bee started? 
You were all so complimentary and encouraging with your comments that I did another one....
This time a big bee inspired by a cushion I saw on Pinterest. It allowed me to paint a little more detail like the tiny hairs on his/ her legs.

But I'm not very good at doing wings so these are digital wings printed on Vellum and the veins painted over... In case you are wondering, I use a lovely paint brush by Pro Arte (from Amazon) that allows me to add fine detail. 

A mix of painted flowers and leaves with a couple of fabric ones thrown in, some rhinestones and a great deal of satisfaction. I hope you like it, sharing again at Double D Challenges

Have a Bee- utiful day

~ Ros ~


Tuesday, June 08, 2021

It's a Bee

I'm back today with a card for two challenges
I always enjoy joining in with the CAS Mix Up and this month it's watercolour - How could I not?

And then there's the fabulous challenge with my friends at Double D who have supplied this lovely mood board for inspiration

And... I just love bees!
So I had to pull out my pens and paints, though I've never attempted drawing a bee before, yes I did have a stamp but I wanted to try my own and I am quite pleased with the result

 I tried to photograph the shine on his wings but I couldn't - Trust me it's there... My flowers and leaves are all hand drawn and there is sparkle in the centre of the yellow flower but again hard to capture

He is in 'flight' as per the prompt at the CAS Mix UP  
and judging by his legs, he's already visited a few flowers

 It's been a while since I sketched and painted and now I want to do more Lol!
Thanks so much for your visit, have a lovely day
~ Ros ~

Sunday, June 06, 2021

Catching Up


It's been a while and suddenly it's June... I hope you are all doing okay, hopefully I will be catching up with you sometime today. 
All is well here, the sun is shining and I finally got to see my older brother who I haven't seen since his accident and subsequent operation. He's doing fine, cycling 35 miles a day and then complaining his knee hurts! Well I'm not surprised given his operation was not that long ago. Still it was so good to see him.

I also went to lunch with my GF's who I haven't seen for around 18 months. Oh that was such a joy and I was smiling all day long. Suffice to say not much crafting has been done but I do have a couple of cards to share with you... I have 11 birthdays on my calendar for June and have been sorting out cards to send and doing online postage. This is one that you haven't seen

It's a digital image printed onto vellum and fussy cut. It came out quite pale so I used pencils to enhance the flowers and mounted it to a background of ink blending and stenciling

My second card today is another one made up from stuff in the bits box

I've left room for a sentiment for later

I certainly have enough cards for months to come I think so I've also been concentrating on some sewing. The warm weather means a change of wardrobe and I've been altering all those things I should have done ages ago, trousers I never wore because they needed shortening, and tops that needed a tuck here and there. Now I've a few new outfits...

Have a beautiful day 

Till soon

~ Ros ~