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Today, there was no choice, Mr Beez and I had to bite the bullet and brave Meadowhall, Sheffield’s big shopping centre, to do some shopping. Now I LOVE shopping, but not at Meadowhall and, for someone who loves Christmas, I’m not overly keen on Christmas shopping. Once I know what I’m looking for, I’m fine but it’s generally the case of having no idea at all and if I do see lovely things I want one for me too! Our foray wasn’t totally without success. Mr Beez was surreptitiously making lists when he thought I wasn’t looking and I did come away with one or two names on my “nice list” ticked off.
Having braved Meadowhall it is quite remarkable that I have also managed to make a little something to share over at Sunday Stampers for this week’s string themed challenge.
I love these little canvases and they are really easy and cheap to get hold of. I’ve used some old book paper (remember that altered book a few weeks back – I’m still using up the bits I cut out?!) and coloured it with some Vintage Photo distress ink. Once the ink was applied I spritzed it with water to make it blotchy. I then added water to the left over ink on my Splodge Mat and splatted some over the top of the canvas.
Once dried, I wrapped some string around the lower part of the canvas and dabbed on some white acrylic paint.
The tree is the roof part from one of the Dylusions Little Houses stamp set. I love to use it as a Christams tree. I’ve stamped onto green paper and then gone over some of the lines with a white gel pen.
The words are from a sheet that I bought from Etsy.
The finishing touch was to add a little gold star.
As I reach the end of this post one thing is very clear. I absolutely do need the M & S “Twelve Days of Christmas” nail varnish box set. Anyone heading for Meadowhall??!!
Thanks for buzzing by.