Friday, September 14, 2012

Playing around

I don't have a completed project for this post, because I was just playing! Actually I am gone. My friend Kathy is coming for a visit for the first time since her back operation. I hope she is up to shopping, because I know that's what she wants to do. And yes, I'll take you along and show pictures of our day. For these hand painted pages, here is what I started with and



these are what I made. Lots of hand painted paper. I got a little too much (OK, quite a bit too much) paint on the first four papers (the ones underneath). All the colors eventually blended together, and I kept transferring a big blob of paint from one sheet of cardstock to the next.


On the fabric front, I made these little flags. For this one I used a little lace, a swatch of hand painted Cream of Wheat resist fabric, a rubber stamp, and a Micron ink pen. The fabric curled when I scanned it, so I hope you can read "Sunshine Day."


This one was supposed to be humorous, but I left too much room after I wrote the first "Carp" Diem. The fish is rather pale, but the Micron pen did a good job with "Catch of the day.

Just playing with no means to an end. Be back to visit YOU when Kathy goes home this evening.


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10 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

Carp Diem...haha. Hope you have a wonderful day with Kathy!

Julie Richards said...

Wow! Awesome for just playing. I like your ideas, truly inspirational. thanks for sharing
Julie

Dianne said...

ha, I love that 'catch of the day!'...my Latin teacher would probably not have approved, but I think it's cute and funny! hope your computer woes have been cured...

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Hope you have some sunshine days with your friend. xox

Rita said...

Have a great day. Enjoy time with your friend. :)
Love your little flags! Play-play-play! Good for the soul.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Nothing better than playing with art supplies! Hope you had a fun day with your friend!

voodoo vixen said...

Love the play on words for your fishy flag and hope you have a lovely time shopping with Kathy!!
I have to go play catch up with your posts... the boxes have taken over my world and it is not good!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Love your paper and those flags! Wonderful!

Margaret said...

Love the results of your play, the colours are fab. Sunshine day is my fav! Mx

~*~Patty S said...

Playing is one of my favorite pass times and background papers always come in handy

that is some great big holed punchinella!

your flags are lovely and funny too
oxo