Tonight I decided to abandon struggling to make cards which I really didn't feel like doing ,is it the end of the earth if I actually have to go out and buy a couple of cards ? and if I wasn't so darn picky about what I send to whom I have a load of cards in my box which would do if I don't get these ones done. Anyhow I have been wanting to do an altered dictionary for ages so today I bought a cheap one from the works, however when I came to try and work in it its so thick it won't stay open so I think I need to gut some of the pages before I start, as I wanted to enter the Craft Barn challenge I tore a page out of another old dictionary and used that, if I manage to complete the alphabet I will put them in some kind of book or binder, only 25 more to go ! I stuck the page to a piece of card and streaked gesso over it and then sprayed with various Crafty Notions colours. Stamped Mme Berth on tissue paper and stuck it on with glue'n'seal,coloured her with distress inks,stencilled the vines and sequin waste and stamped a few fashion words.I had put masking tape over the word Vogue and for a horrible minute I thought it would not come off without tearing the words off.
My name is Joan.I am retired person who spends far too much time playing with rubber stamps and anything crafty, not particularly gifted but like to have a go at anything. I am married with one grown up daughter and live in a village in North Yorkshire