Wednesday, April 13

A Day Out!

No movies for me this morning ... and it was "into the wild" I watched yesterday ... directed by Sean Penn ... a truly mesmerising watch!
Well ... onto today ... here I am in Olney playing shop in the absence of the lovely Karen! Problem is ... I am my own best customer ... I am just ogling everything ... like a kid in a sweet shop and mentally I can feel myself persuading "me" to buy stuff before I leave tonight ... oops!
Just a quick tag to show you today ... this was indeed a tag from the weekend that I made while demoing on the LB Crafts stand.
The entire tag is coloured using Distress Stains and Colour washes ... with only a teensy bit of Distress Ink to frame the edges.
I used the waste from the Grungeboard alphabet soup pack ... love that stuff ... no need to clean it and it absorbs all the inks you use ... so gradually you get other colours bleeding in ... very serendipidous ... I did n't even spell chack that ... hands up whose impressed :0)
The text stamp I used is from Lord Tim of Holtz's Stuff to Say sheet and the butterfly is one of the new Movers and Shapers! You know Tim ... the man that can run up the side of the Eiffel Tower while performing open heart surgery on an ant with only a locket key and an accoutrement!
The Mannequin is indeed an Art Part from THE Wendy Vecchi ... painted with PaperArtsy Snow flake acrylic and some more colour wash. Then stamped in Coffee Archival with one of Wendy's stamps.
I am thinking about stacking up some chairs outside the workshop window so I can get a good look at what Leandra and Lin are up to ... they are making AC projects ... if I strap a camera to the crash helmet I am going to need ... I may be able to offer you a sneaky peek too ... c'mon ... spill ... What's it worth?
Right ... I must away ... I might even get some blog hopping done this afternoon ... Have a good one ... oh and hands down now :0)


Helen said...

Love this tag, I need that Stuff to Say set, but just couldn't afford it this weekend. Enjoy playing shopkeeper!

Netrix said...

You'll be getting your wages docked!! Back to work!! If I were you I'd have alllllll my wages spent in that little Aladdins cave before I left at close of business and then some. Ahhhhh lb crafts the bestest little craft haven in olney. You going to the bull inn for lunch?? We went there whilst at the artsycrafts event (marita, Gillian-aka stumpy McNo legs(my short sis)and the once met never forgotten siobhan aka, Mcfly) it's deeelish.
Have a nice playday Linda
Jeanette or netrix_ on twitter!

Kaz said...

My type of day playing shops in a craft shop!!! Hope you are having a ball!! We demand sneaky peeks!!! lol have fun


whyducks said...

Lovely work and colours, enjoy your day.

france papillon said...

Hope Karen finds out what a tease you are while playing shopkeeper! lol Love all the contrast in colors and shapes on your tag!

But didn't like that i had to keep my hands up to read your post :p

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag, love the colours and the background is yummy. Enjoy the shop. Tracy x

Minxy said...

Hay shop girl, shouldn't you be stacking shelves or something lol
Love the tag and your use of the grunge waste x

Rachelxx said...

Love the tag - I've said hello to Tim who keeps popping his head in! Is he keeping an eye on your working? LOL

Caroline said...

I love the colours on this tag x

Sid said...

The colours just pop Linda !!

Angelnorth said...

Love the spinner body on the butterfly, fab tag!

Shazza said...

great tag Linda, lucky you playing shop, get your purse out x

Katherine said...

LOL be careful with the chairs :) Beautiful tag - love the colours. Not sure how much money I would earn working in a scrapbook shop...I might even hit negative numbers with all that stash around :)

fairy thoughts said...

greta colours and i love the tailors dummy with the butterfly. it is very dangerous to work in a craft shop. isn't it ?

Claire said...

Love it Linda, can just imagine you standing there ogling the stock - I'm jealous.

craftimamma said...

Fab tag Linda. Didn't get to watch you demo much on Saturday but enjoyed what I did see as always. Hope you enjoyed your day in the shop and didn't 'eat all the sweets', lol!

Lesley Xx


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