Saturday, 3 March 2018

Counting Humans

Good morning and happy Saturday. I'm a very happy bunny 'cos we're jetting off in search of sunshine today (though the weather forecast isn't promising much). We're leaving the kids home alone - hopefully now they're in their 20's they wont fight as much as they used to when left unattended for more than 5 seconds. I have given them lessons in how to transfer washing from their bedroom floors to the washing machine, but I don't hold out much hope!
Here is my second postcard for this months Country View Crafts challenge.

Once again I've used stamps from the fab new recent release from PaperArtsy

 I started by cutting my card to slightly less than 6x4 so that I could layer it up at the end. I've used both opaque and transparent Fresco paints and a gel plate. 
 Many layers later (but still some more to do) with lots of stamping and stencilling - I don't know where they all ended up on the finished piece!
Don't you just love these Zinski sheep! They just make me smile. All of the stamps have come from the same plate, and they've been coloured with the same watered down fresco's. Note to self, don't put a blob on your craft mat, you only use a drop from the lid, but I do it every. single. time!
I though I'd got over my phobia about buttons without thread and just stuck it down, but I couldn't live with it and had to poke holes through both layers so I could stitch it down. It's the quirky(weird) stuff that keeps us interesting isn't it - or so I keep telling Neil when he give me 'that' look.
I'm also joining  in with the  Paperbabe Anything Goes challenge 
I hope you join in with our postcard challenge, it's fun so go on, you know you want to. Have a lovely March, and I'll catch up with you when I get back (after the washing!) xx


  1. Wonderful postcard, love the colours. Have fun in the sun, we got a dump of snow again overnight, so make sure you bring plenty of sun back with you! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Aww Sue this is fab, love that wee sheep with his colourful coat and smashing background!! My favourite size to work on is the postcard..! Enjoy your break and I hope you will not need another when you return to all that washing, I know how difficult the A (Floor)to B (Wash basket) can be for our youngens.
    Big hugs Tracey xx

  3. You're right Sue, the sheep make me smile! Gorgeous background too.

  4. Fab card Sue ! Enjoy your hols and don't worry about the washing too much! Corrie x

  5. I love your quirky creation Sue and I wonder how much washing you’ll return to but hey that domestic stuff can wait for a bit of sun.....yay :)
    Donna xx

  6. This is just so much fun Sue-a reflection of you no doubt as there is always something to make me smile in your posts. Today is the instructions to the 20 year olds--mine still hasn't learnt and she is 52 this year.

    Have great time

    Love Chrissie xx

  7. The Zinski sheep are indeed very amusing, they always make me smile too and the sentiments are hilarious! I love the beautiful background you created too, it suits the image perfectly!

    I hope you have a wonderful time away in the sun! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. The Zinski stamps like this are so cheery, I love them!!! Great card, Sue with wonderful colours and colouring!!! Enjoy the holiday!!! Big hugs

  9. Thank you for the very happy (and numerous) smiles here :D :D
    This card is simply hilarious and fabulous.... LOOOOVE this sheep too, but especially what you did with it (just pinned on one of my 'humourous' boards, thanks :)
    Have a great Sunday Sue!!! xxx

  10. I hope you have a wonderful holiday Sue x
    I remember that I couldn't leave my kids alone for 5 mins either lol. I love your painty background.
    Dot x

  11. A really gorgeous and whimsical card Sue. The sheep is so cute and the colours are lovely. Great stitching detail too.
    Hope you have a really great time in the sunshine and that you don't come back to a pile of washing!
    Fliss xx

  12. I love this puffy sheep, Sue! Fabulous card!
    Have a wonderful journey!
    Evelyn xx


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