I’m so excited to announce that myself and an amazing group of creatives have teamed up to celebrate the birthday of Miranti, the lovely lady behind Pen & Peplum, to give away to one of you lucky folks a Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch tablet! This giveaway wouldn’t be possible without this beautiful group of people, I’m so honored to be apart of such a lovely group and for all the support and encouragement they’ve given me. So be sure to take the time to head on over to their blogs and take a look around, I’m sure you’ll be glad you did!
The other week I was experimenting with some leaf stamping on paper and loved how it turned out so decided to make it into some wrapping paper, which turned out to be rather fun! I collected a few different leaves to test out and found that some gave a really nice pattern and others not so much, particularly ones that were quite smooth didn’t seem to work really well. My stand out favourite to use was these lovely ferns I found that created a really beautiful pattern on the paper.
/ What you’ll need /
- Ink pad
- Tracing paper
To make simply press down one leaf at a time onto the ink pad or if it doesn’t fit you can lay your leaf on the tracing paper and brush the ink over. Then take your leaf and begin stamping on the paper creating a pattern that you like. And then your ready to use for whatever suits you.
Now this can get rather messy so I suggest using some tracing paper over the top when pressing the leaves down to avoid getting ink all over your hands, or you could use gloves but be careful not to smudge the ink onto your paper.
Just dropping by to share with you some of my favourite links, hope you enjoy and have a lovely weekend !
ONE / Love this idea of making your own hanging chair, although not sure if it’s within my skill set but I’d like to give it ago one day TWO / This looks delicious, I’m a sucker for anything with cinnamon really THREE / So in love with this beautiful bedroom
FOUR / Gorgeous photos and a lovely new top from Hackwith Design FIVE / This looks like a beautiful and fun summer party SIX / Can’t get enough of this beautiful Scandinavian home
Also loved this gorgeous baby shower from Sarah of Smitten Studio, her backyard transformation is stunning!
I am really loving everything that Lisa of Hackwith Design is doing at the moment and I was over the moon when these hand dyed pieces came out in collaboration with Indigo and Snow. Each piece is hand dyed using a technique called Shibori, which is a beautiful and delicate process that originated from an ancient Japanese craft.
I particularly love the way how each piece turns out different, making it a one of a kind piece and the beautiful patterns remind me of waves and the ocean. Lisa has also started making these things called a tassletry using left over fabrics which I just love, what a great way to add a bit of colour to your wall. And if your feeling crafty I also found this Shibori kit so you can give it a go at home !
This last month I’ve really spent a lot of time thinking and reflecting, and making some pretty big steps which can definitely be scary at times. Inspired by Miranti of Pen & Peplum, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the highlights of the past month. This month has just gone insanely fast, in fact this whole year has really. But I feel like I’m constantly learning, and jumping a few hurdles but slowly working towards my goals. So here I go, feel free to join in I’d love to hear from you.
Lately I am …
MAKING lists of things to do
COOKING coconut bread, it’s amazing !
DRINKING far too many chai lattes and trying to drink more water
I’m so excited to be teaming up with an amazing group of creatives to celebrate Bethany’s birthday and bring you this book-lover’s giveaway. Enter below in the widget to go into the draw to win a $200 Amazon Gift Card and The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, which is now officially on my wishlist !
Here are the details:
+ giveaway ends on 29/06/14 at midnight.
+ open to international readers!
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