Well if ever there was a day for staying in today is one of those days, and other than running around the garden trying to capture the contents of my cardboard recycling bin I have not left the house, bliss!!
So what to do then?? that's easy..... make something!!
I have been having a play with another recent purchase following on from the CHA launch Stampers Anonymous Classic #17 stamp set and decided to make a tag.
This stamp set makes me think of summer days sitting in the countryside with a sketch pad watching the butterflies enjoying the moments of nature without caring about the time. That moment I have tried to capture within this tag.
For the background I used a tag that I have previously mopped up some ink with and then stenciled over the top with Tim's new doily stencil using shabby shutters and victorian velvet DI.
I then stamped the main image onto cotton fabric using potting shed archival ink and coloured with distress inks and then aged with vintage photo. I then cut the image out using pinking shears. The fabric piece I machine stitched onto the tag by sewing around the entire tag.
To symbolise a lack of interest in the time are the handless watch faces with the pen nibs that will record any thoughts that need capturing.
I have stamped onto a idea-ology journal tag and cut it in half and placed it behind the fabric to make it look like it is a lot bigger, and finally just the word "Pause" which i think says it all.
So that's my day..........
Hope you have a lovely weekend
and see you all soon