I am longing for Spring. I’m literally counting how many minutes earlier sunset is each day and savouring the extra little bit of light. We haven’t had the really wintry weather we had last year, but what is it this year with gales? I don’t remember it being very windy last year, but we seem to be living in a permanent storm force ten at the moment. The garden shed has blown off its base and is perched at a very drunken angle in the corner of the garden. It was in a pretty derelict state when we moved here, so earlier this week I got permission from the landlord to let Adrian loose on it with a crowbar and lump hammer. I am hoping there may be some planks I can salvage for artwork.
So with thoughts of mild, warm, sunny Spring days ahead, I made this little card with the Breath of Spring stamp set. It’s stamped in black Versafine on watercolour paper and coloured with Inktense pencils. I’ve layered it onto some card coloured with Distress stains (Crushed Olive and Pine Needles I think). It’s mounted onto a lilac pearl card and stuck onto a deep purple scalloped card.
The layered panel stands a little taller than the card itself so it’s almost like a mock stepper card. I put decorative paper on the back so that if you look at the card from the back, the sticky up bit isn’t just plain. Well that’s what I’d like you to think, but I actually made the classic mistake of putting my double sided tape all over the back and just as I was about to stick it on, realised there would be exposed adhesive on that back piece so if I ever stuck it in an envelope, it might never come out!
According to the weather forecast, it looks like there’s a lot more Winter to come before I’ll get my warm Spring sunshine. Ah well, I’ll go hibernate a bit longer in my craft room with those new stamps …