I made this tag on Sunday but with all the children's art work needing completion it's the first opportunity I've had to post it. Although I've been really busy, I've been trying to fit in the occasional craft session as a way of relaxing. I would like to thank everybody for the amazing comments about the children's work they are very inspiring. Speaking of inspiring Mr Holtz has managed to come up with yet another great idea for The Twelve Tags of 2012 July tag. I've had a bit of a surfeit of red, white and blue after the Queen's Jubilee and the London Olympics, so I decided to go with these summer colours. I've used Tim's Mona Lisa stamp as it's such an iconic image known the world over much like the Statue of Liberty. I used black Archival ink which I wiped the off the background in order to make her really stand out. The Eiffel Tower stamp is by Clarity Stamps. I think Leonardo would have enjoyed meeting Tim and the gang as I'm sure he would have been fascinated with all the wonderful inks, paints and stamps they've developed! x
Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed dabbling with a variety of crafts. My earliest crafting memories are of spending hours doing 'corking' or 'french Knitting' at my grandmother's house, using a wooden cotton reel with four short nails tapped into it and endless tangles of coloured wool. I also have fond memories of those little knitting kits, that came in a container that was made of the same material as an egg box. Happy days!
My interests now, range from textiles to ceramics, with knitting,felting, sewing and card making in between. I've reached a stage where I feel I know a little about a lot of different crafts. I'm still striving to become a master of at least one!
My favourite craft adventures at the moment, include digital collaging using PSP Elements, rubber stamp making with my imagpac kit and getting to know my Craft Robo.
When not crafting or looking after my family, I work part-time as a teacher, supporting visually impaired children.I also teach ceramics in a primary school and do occasional art residencies in mainly primary and special schools. Phew! I didn't realise I was that busy.