We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Spray time!

My craft room is going to be out of action for a couple of weeks, as I'm having it decorated, but first I have to empty it!  Slowly going through everything; being a little bit ruthless and chucking stuff out - which really goes against my nature and "that could come in handy for a future project" thought process!

Anyway, before I packed up particular items, I needed to make a card for a friend's birthday, and to save a bit of time I was going to used some pieces of card I had already sprayed with Dylusions.

Co-incidently the current Paper Artsy challenge is all about sprays ..... so here is the card.

I prepared a background by sponging white acrylic paint through a stencil to act as a resist, then used some Prima sprays to give a mica sparkle (which doesn't show on the photo!).

I then stamped and die-cut some flowers with the Dylusions sprayed card, using some newly acquired Heartfelt Creations stamps and matching dies (this is the daisy one).  I don't usually like using stamps with matching dies, as I seem to have problems lining them up, but a friend persuaded me these are different.  And they are!  No problem lining the dies up with the stamped images, so I'm a convert now!

Back to my sorting and packing now, and to avoid withdrawal symptoms I have put a few bits on my kitchen table (including my Brushos!), so that if I feel the urge to make something I can.

Happiness is shortly going to be a new craft room (I hope!).
Happy Maytime.


  1. This is so pretty. I do hope your craftroom is soon ready for use again and that you have lots of fun creating in your 'new' improved space! Thank you for joining in with the PA theme this time. xx

  2. Just beautiful. Gorgeous colours. Everything coordinates so well. I feel your craft room pain. I'm going to be packing up my craft room in a few weeks too.... I'm already dreading it :oD Lx

  3. This is lovely. Really pretty colors and I like that it's not too "full" - just sweet! Two weeks will go by really fast... and in the mean time - write down ideas so you will be ready with great MOJO to begin in your new space!!! j.

  4. Gorgeous design. I also love HC flower dies. I find the stamps and dies that are attached are easier to line up. I have some that are not attached and the stamps do not get used, too much fiddling for me. I just went through cleaning up during our move and then again when my husband painted my craft room, it all had to be moved out! Makes you realize just how much we accumulate. Cheers, Shirleyxx

  5. Love the flowers's vibrant colours. Hope you get your craft room back in action soon!

  6. Those daisies are lovely. Glad I managed to persuade you to give them a go :-)