Friday, 9 April 2010
Sent my daughter off on a train to visit a friend in Wales today. She'll be going straight back to uni after her visit so I wont't see her for a while :( . On the walk down from Euston to Charing X (yes don't choke - I did actually walk, it was a lovely day) I popped into Falkiners/Shepherds the bookbinding supply people and had a browse at their gorgeous papers, handmade, Japanese all sorts. They were very expensive though so I managed to restrain myself.
Round the corner from Falkiners is Blade Rubber Stamp. A nice little stamping oasis in the middle of London, actually it's the only one as far as I know. Central London overheads must be too high for craft shops. I was very restrained today, I bought some ez mount, which I needed after my 'blip' earlier this week ;-)
Anyway here is a picture of something I made earlier (about a year earlier actually). It was for a Scottish friend and the flowers are thistles, this is a CI stamp - CI213 and distress inks to stamp the image. At a guess I'd say I used Dusty Concord ans Pine Needles but not completely sure. I spritzed the stamp with some water (Tim Holtz technique)to help the colours a bit. The letters are grungeboard minis and the ribbon and cardstock was from stash. Next week I must definitely add some more new stuff. Especially after my shopping trip earlier this week!