A very symmetrical beginning which you probably all know is not my favourite. I can't wait to see what Shimelle does with it! Here is mine ...
|My Little Shoe Box papers|
I discovered something new today ... The felt shapes that Little Yellow Bicycle make DO NOT like distress stain! I tried to stain some die cut circles and no matter what I did it wouldn't dry. So I tried wiping off the stain and painting it, but the stain never fully came off and nothing else would dry on them either! My cute little bird worked though. I painted him roughly with some distress crackle paint and that dried on the felt! And in the process of all this experimenting I have died all my fingers GREEN! If anyone knows how to get it off please tell me!!!! I have tried lemon juice and that didn't work either, I guess I will be going to work with green fingers tomorrow :-) The little nest the bird is sitting in is made from the left over stems from my rose heads. I twisted them together and then turned them brown with a permanent pen.
Oh, and the little semi circles were grunge board that I embossed in one of my new embossing folders to get the sun pattern. By then I had had my fill of distress stain and so I inked them and sprayed them!
I hope you find time to give this starting point a go this week. I needed a happy distraction this evening and this worked wonderfully.