Rosemaling & Absences
It’s great learning new things isn’t it.
This week I’ve learned all about the decorative folk art style that originated in Norway- Rosemaling.
See this…this made me go ‘wow’ when I saw it on the screen.
I wanted to create something similar with this set
As someone commented over on the Make The Day Special Stamp Store blog- it doesn’t look that much initially- but look closely and there’s lots you can do with it. Here’s a little Flipagram showing you the process
Yes- it did take a while to prep. I wanted to do ‘no-line’ colouring where you stamp in a light colour and then add layers of alcohol marker shades. Looking at the complexity of the shapes- it would have taken forever so I simply stamped in dye ink and added in details with pens and white gel pen.
I added details with Chalk white ink from the smaller foliage stamps in the set
See how those shapes have the echo of a wave form. Still loving navy blue too!
It’s a little quieter in our house, subdued even.
My no.4 has gone away for a week on a school residential and at least one person is really upset.
Will is really missing his big brother and doesn’t know quite what to do with himself.
He insisted we went to the shop yesterday so he could buy him a present for when he returns home. He bought him a Star Wars mug and a packet of Pork Pies. A strange combination if ever I saw one- but he got very excited choosing just the right present for Jamie.
He was rather worried about the unsafe situation in the fridge.
“Someone will eat the pork pies meant for him and he’ll come back and find an empty packet”, he exclaimed.
I thought it would be a good idea to label them somehow..
Lovely to see how when it comes to it, they do miss and care for each other.
I’m now on sole ‘playing’ duty as littliest has no one to play with. Last night was ‘Top Trumps Supercars’
I fully expect several more rounds tonight!
See you soon when I’ve played every board game in the house 😉