I was AWOL again! But I’m back #206

Hi

Sorry I disappeared for the past week or so as my parents arrived back and promptly turned our world’s upside down for a bit with hospital stays, an operation and then recuperating time. So no craft for the past week or so for me. 

However tonight they said goodbye (they are leaving the UK to go back to Spain for another 7 weeks) and I reclaimed the craft room.  Firstly I filmed the unboxing of my latest Artful Days goodie box and then I made an ATC to get myself back into the swing of things.

The starting point was this painty scrap of card. 

I added some distress crayons in stormy sky and crushed olive to the parts not painted and smudged them with my finger and some water. 

This created a nice earthy tone.

I then took one of my magazine pages I had put to one side and chose the image of the Sagreda Familia in Barcelona to add on as a collage. 

I have been wanting to put my Dyan Reavley class to good use for a while so it was fun to do it… albeit on a small scale and not as odd as I did in the class.  I also cut the word Barcelona out of the magazine and did some doodling and edging. 

I then finished with a stamped sentiment. 

I love how this finished up and looking forward to making more collage ATCs in future using magazine pics etc. 

Love how the distress ink comes through the paint on the background too.  A fun mix of media. 

Right I’m going to sort out the unboxing video now… link

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

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