Yes I know I haven't posted in ages but I've been rather caught up in changing habits of a lifetime and creating a new lifestyle. Both husband and I have decided that enough is enough and we need to eat smaller portions and move a lot more. So that's what we've been doing, between us we have lost over 30lbs in 7 weeks and visiting the gym on a much more regular basis (they don't laugh now when we get our cards out as there is no dust flying out as well through lack of use). This week I have started the excellent NHS couch to 5k running programme (aren't pod casts great) and a new weights regime. I can't quite look at myself in the mirror when I'm lifting the weights as a) I'm trying to concentrate on breathing right b) I forget to breathe and go red and c) I'm sure I'm pulling right gurning faces as I lift the weights above my head and that will make me laugh and possibly drop the weights.
But last weekend I did manage to do some art and here it is using the fabulous JOFY stamps from PaperArtsy.
Rather than a beach scene I ended up making it look like a garden shed, but that's the versatility of the stamps.
This one is JOFY Mini 23 which I stamped on a ripped out book page lightly painted on Concrete, stamped in black and then painted in Sage and Tinned Peas (sometimes neat sometimes mixed) .
The really deep mini canvas was painted first in Tinned Peas, Crackle Glaze layer and then in Concrete and Sage mixed.
Sanded on the edges and then stamped using the large clocks stamp from Clock Plate 2 and embossed with green embossing powder. Some beautiful lace on the edge, ripped crunchy waxed craft paper and string and finally some buttons and some driftwood.
Well here's hoping I can manage to find a balance between eating less, moving more and crating as well!