Monday, 4 April 2011

My Favourite Month......

 I love April.......so many exciting changes taking place in the garden. We have a sea of muscari at the moment so couldn't resist altering one of my photos using Kim Klassen textures..
Whilst out in the garden I found a hydrangea skeleton....so pretty and delicate.
What an amazing flower.....it even looks beautiful when its lost its life and colour. I altered one of the images in Photoshop.....
 ......then boosted the colour and tried a new transfer technique on fabric. I'm really pleased with this - first you iron a piece of Bondaweb (transfer adhesive) onto fabric, peel off the backing paper, then iron your print onto the adhesive. Next you spray water on the back of the paper, leave it to soak a minute then just rub the paper off. I've found this method works better than using gel medium (for me, anyway).
Maggi and I had another great day out last week; we met in Nottingham and had lunch in The Pitcher and Piano bar which is in a deconsecrated church in the Lace Market area. All the stained glass windows have been kept and restored........

This huge, amazing arch is dedicated to one of the ministers of the church. If you click on the pictures you'll see the inspiring words.
The big wheel is in the market square again...I think this is its 3rd visit. Sadly Maggi and I didn't have time to try it out ;-) but we did find time to visit the Victoria Market and buy lots of gorgeous fabrics :-)

Oooh I almost forgot;  I've made another Spirit Cloth......I'm becoming addicted!

Happy April....... :-)