Wednesday, June 4, 2008

TMTA and my weekend

This weekend was beautiful - there was lots of sun, and we got out in the garden for a bit of winter pruning. The mornings have been icy cold - an indication that it's going to be quite a chilly winter. Here's Chewbacca, soaking up some of the last winter sun we'll probably see for a while.

This week's TMTA theme is Towers and Columns. I think this Collections stamp was one of the first that I ever bought, and it's very useful. (Like most Collections stamps are, I suppose.)

I'm trying to learn to love my colour laser printer, but I don't think we've achieved true harmony yet. I'm printing on the most excellent lightweight brown paper that is used as filler in the delivery boxes at work - we have scads and scads of the stuff, and it takes paint and ink beautifully. The laser toner is apparently a little fragile, though, because it started flaking off my Grecian woman straight away. I've sprayed the rest of my attempts with fixative now, in the hope that they'll be a little more sturdy. They look quite nice though - the brown paper really emphasises the warm tones:

What else did I get up to this weekend? I played with our new Dremel! Nina's workshop made us brave - we drilled glass and dominoes and wooden discs, and I planned out a necklace based on the nursery rhyme The Little Nut Tree:

I had a little nut tree
And nothing would it bear,
But a silver nutmeg,
And a golden pear.

I chose this theme mostly because I saw the nutmegs in the supermarket, and thought they'd be easy to drill through. But the nutmegs look good, all covered in silver leaf and varnished.

Although, en masse, they do look a bit like shiny possum poo.

And I've been embellishing my box with the pieces taken from my burned chiffon sandwich:

Now that I look back on it, it was very busy.


Clau said...

A dream of a weekend filled with sun a creativity. Beautiful works!

stampingwitch said...

wonderful work

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is really stunning.
Absolutely gorgeous. Love them.

Netti said...

Lovely things you have made here. Really like your ATC with that great column background.

NessH said...

great work..thanks so much for sharing..I am glad I found your the ATC...and yes who doesnt love Collections stamps..

Faye said...

Wonderful blog with lots of gorgeous art. I dropped in to see your tower ATC, very nice indeed.


Hey Dani
just LOVE your burnt Chiffon piece woman and ATC.OH my the eggs you printed are gorgeous too...can't wait to see what you make with them