Have I told you how much I love my gelli arts plate? I especially love finger painting on my gelli plate, because I am naturally messy. I also especially love my new *supersize* gelli plate. Oooh, it wasn't cheap but sometimes you 'want' something so much it becomes a 'need,' and I like to justify my purchases by sharing my newly acquired goods in my workshops. See? I am not just buying it for me, I am buying it for everyone ;-)
I love the combination of the gelli plate and Amsterdam acrylic paints, as they are just the right consistency, they don't dry too quickly, and the colours are fab. I have also doodled on my prints with a Signo uniball pen - the only white pen I have found that really works.
On Friday, my new electric clothes airer arrived. I am so sick of damp clothing hanging around in the house that just won't dry at this time of year so I decided to invest in one of these. But ha! almost as soon as it arrived I could see its real potential! Perfect.
And while I was at the workshop Julie gave me this super-size ring to put my washi tapes on. Yay! I have long admired Julie's own, so was delighted when she gave me this one. But now I need to fill it with more washi tape don't you think?! There are gaps that need filling....
And of course I did a little spending while I was there too. It would have been rude not to. Look at these beautiful themed kits called Plundered Pages..... the sad thing is I used read Judy comic when I was little and now here I am buying it as a vintage comic LOL! These are going to look great in my junk journals.
And these awesome little embellishments by Artchix Studios just fell into my basket too!
And when I got home yesterday there was a new Stampington magazine waiting for me, with a 'Congratulations you've been published' letter attached. What?! I hadn't sent anything to be published! I opened it to find a a copy of Handcrafted inside - it's a really beautiful mag - haven't seen this one before. And it turns out that this mag is a collection of articles from other Stampington magazines, and nestled in the middle was my 'Journal your year' article from Nov/Dec 2011. What a great surprise, and always a very huge honour indeed to be published by Stampington.
Well, it's half term here, so the kids are at home for a week and we get a few lie-ins, and a rest from the relentless taxi service that I seem to have become! Byee for now, enjoy the half term!