One of the main reasons for starting this blog was to join in some of the many great creative blog challenges I've been following for many months.
So - I'm starting with Wednesday Stamper as I love this week's theme - 'Purple'.
My husband has just gone back to sea for three months and right now it feels like someone has ripped my left arm off - most people would say right but I'm left-handed!
At times like this when I can't settle and feel a bit lost, creating with my stamps, inks etc is so therapeutic and the only thing I can really apply myself to.
I made this last night during one of my insomniac phases - getting to bed at gone 5am, what with putting the clocks forward as well.
Anyway, the stripy background was made using Sakura oil pastels which I've had since I was a kid. I rediscovered them recently in the attic while up there looking for something else....like you do!
I've applied them on top of a stamped lattice pattern in yummy Key Lime Twinkling H20s but it's a very subtle effect - so subtle as to be invisible on this photo - ho hum!
So I've added some detail pics below as well.