Monday, 20 August 2007

Wednesday Stamper (Stitches) & My Mail Today

I have missed the last couple of Wednesday Stamper themes so I was determined to come up with something for this one. The theme is "Stitches". Although I often sew on my paper-based items, this time I have just used stamps. The stitch images are from Nadine Anderson's "andstamps" range and the vintage women are from Paper Artsy (chosen because they look so "stitched up"!). The background is pink acrylic paint with lots of Moon Glow's Starburst Stain in Tiger Lily Red Orange and Moon Shadow Mist in Crow's Nest Copper.

And I survived the first day back at work after holidays - maybe it was because I discovered at lunchtime that my copy of Artful Blogging had arrived! It has been hard waiting for it given that everyone overseas has been buzzing about it for weeks now! Thanks to Jo at Artistic Journey for making sure my copy got to me as fast as possible. The issue of bedtime reading tonight has been resolved.

On a personal front - the new (and hideously expensive) solar hot water system finally got installed today, Zach has soccer matches three nights this week plus Sunday (and that is not counting training on one night), Joseph goes away tomorrow morning for a couple of days with work, I booked my first mammogram today, I didn't get to a bookshop or the library today despite having great intentions and I am about to go make marshmallow brownies as a treat (special request!) for my Edith Piaf loving Zach. I love it when my music choices become cool!

12 comments:

Hermine said...

Its absolutely gorgeous.

Willy said...

Fantastic card!

DymphieM said...

Wonderful card. Love your 'faux' stitching.

belinda said...

beautiful card debbie! love the many stiches and stiched holes :) thanks for sharing the andstamps link

Sue McGettigan said...

We were just listening to Edith Piaf on our camping trip :)

Love that card Deb, I still have to get my hands on the magazine - definitely a keeper I reckon!

Jacquelines blog said...

Interesting magazine? It makes me curious...You're card looks great!!!

Sarah said...

Beautiful card. thanks for sharing!

Sija said...

Fab card, wondeful colours.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

such a gorgeous piece! love how you designed it. enjoy your blogging magazine!

Silvia said...

Really beautiful, so many different stitches.

Seona said...

fabulous card!

Greensleeves said...

Very elegant! Love the colours!