Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hospital, Paint and Christmas!

Goodness me what a month I've had!

Ended up in hospital, but I'm on the mend now hopefully and looking forward to getting organised for Christmas (I seemed to have missed Hallowe'en and Bonfire Night with being poorly, so its all systems go (in a slowly just out of hospital kind of way  lol) for Christmas!

The current SDC75 Stampotique Designer's Challenge  is Paint and so to get slowly back into crafting again I had a go at a soft paint effect directly applied onto plain white folded card  (keeping the paint quite gloopy/thick so that it creates a bit of texture) and then stamped  'Oh ...Tree'. I didn't ink the lower part of the tree image as I wanted to give the impression that the tree was in the ground (the stamp image has a tree skirt ala indoor Christmas Tree) so instead I drew a few tufts of grass.




We would love you to play along this week  :0) Paint is such a great medium for making backgrounds en mass so why not have a painty session and play around with whatever takes your fancy such as sponges, splatters, stencils and prints from anything interesting that happens to be lying around or of course you could paint your stamped images. If you do play along, PLEASE PLEASE check the challenge rules and how to label your artwork when you link to the challenge blog to enable your entry to be eligible to enter the $30 Stampotique gift certificate draw.

Hope you have all been keeping well. x See you soon.









23 comments:

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear you have been poorly, Jo - here's hoping you feel much better very soon x

Helen said...

Jo, so sorry you've been poorly and in hospital too. Glad you are on the mend. Your card looks great. Take care. Helen. x

joanne wardle said...

sorry you've been poorly Jo. hope you are on the mend.
card is cool. love it!

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

So sorry Jo that you have been poory and in the hospital. I hope it get better soon with you.
Your card looks great.
lovely greet
Marja

Carol Q said...

beautiful Jo - a really subtle background effect.

Sue said...

Lovely card Jo, sorry you've been sick, hope your recovery continues apace:)

Lottie said...

I hope so much that you make a very speedy recovery - what a shock to hear that you have been in hospital and poorly - I have so missed you.

Be gentle with yourself

Wonderful to have you back and what a fantastic card

inkypinkycraft said...

So sorry to hear you have been so poorly, hope you are on the mend really soon trace x

Chris said...

Fab card, love your background. My tree usually looks a bit like that at the end of the festive period.

Sorry to hear you've been in hospital, Jo. Hope you are making a good recovery.

Take care x

AssiCrafts said...

Love your card! So glad to see you again on your blog :-D XOXO

Claire Boelema said...

And she's back!!! Fabulous card, just love the background. So nice to see you creating again! Take care. Claire xxx

Siobhan Brignull said...

Jo sorry to hear you've not been well, the neighbours must be wondering about you as your xmas tree is normally up by now, wishing you better soon . . mwah!

Siobhan Brignull said...

oh loved the card too . . LOL

Kaz said...

Fab card, love the texture. I hope you continue to get better and get there very soon x

Kathyk said...

FAB card.

Sorry to hear you've been in hospital but glad to hear you are home now and on the mend

All the best

Kathyk

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Love the tree and the painterly background. Good to hear you are on the mend....take care,,,,

Nigel Roberts said...

Sorry to hear you've been through the wars, but glad you're on the mend.

Love the card :)

Gez said...

Fabby card Jo.. sending lots of gentle hugs your wayy xxxx

Karin said...

Love the card, Jo.
Sorry to see that you've been so ill, hoping that you are now on the mend.

flutterbycrafter said...

So sorry that you've been poorly, glad to hear you're on the mend. Fabulous card xx

Karen said...

Sorry to hear about your time in the hospital. I hope that you are on the mend and feeling like yourself again soon. Best wishes!

dutchstamptramp said...

Fab Jo! Love the nice soft colours. Good to see you back in blogland! xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Fab painty card :-)
Hope you are feeling LOTS better now x