Sunday, 17 January 2010

Beautiful sunny Sunday...

... and the birds are tweeting like mad. You wouldn't think four days ago I couldn't see any grass. Mind you the grass is very lush.

Went to see Milla this morning and she gave me my birthday pressie which she picked. She gave me a clue a few weeks ago saying "it is something I would use every day but not Friday!" I asked her if it was because I didn't work on Fridays. She said it was. Then going by my track record of my 25 pressies I said "a bus pass"!! NOOOO she cried. then would tell me any more. This is what I got:
How cool is this......... It's made by Red Herring. Same colours as my bag from Freda.

This is the mouse mat! Isn't it just soooooo scrummy.
I am using the mouse right now - well not right this minute cos I'm typing but when I need to I am. The mouse just whizzes across the mat.......
Apparently, she has just been dying for me to get it. The look on her face was enough for me tho. She was beaming. I CHOSE THAT - she said about 6 times!!!!

Anyway a change now - I have been playing with colouring in my magnolia stamps with distress inks.
This was was stamped with stazon ink (Versafine was recommended by the fabulous Kim but I didn't have one of those - have most black inks but not that one!). Anyway. I used 300 gms watercolour paper and this is the result. I haven't cut her out yet.
This one was stamped with Archival black ink and using the same colour distress inks which were (if I remember rightly) aged tattered rose for their faces, frayed burlap and vintage photo for their hair and clothes, aged mahogany for the shoes and tattered rose for the socks.
The first picture is the second one I did and I think I got a bit more adventurous with that one, colourwise. I have to say I am quite pleased with the result. I feel a purchase of some new colours coming on.

Thanks for stopping by. Going up in the cabin now to finish of some challenges. Will blog them tomorrow.

Stay safe

Love Burnice x


Chicken Licken said...

I love the bling mouse! Cool! The colours are lovely and soft in the Tildas too. Really subtle

Burnice said...

Thanks Tash. Kris drew a mouth on one the other day - I'll blog it later!!!!
Burn x

sam21ski said...

Fab pressie, no wonder she was bursting at the seems!!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Burnice what an amazing birthday present!
I love your beautiful colouring!
Tilda looks so gorgeous and your colours are fabulous!
Fantastic job!
kim x

Burnice said...

Thank you Kim - high praise indeed.
Burnice x

Chicken Licken said...

Well they might look beter with mouths but I still can't quite get them! Just not me I guess but I do appreciate what you do with them....if that makes sense!

Clair said...

I love that mouse!!!!

Are you going to Ardingly on the Friday?...maybe i'll see you there??


Burnice said...

Yep. Would love to meet up for a cuppa. I expect you will recognise me before I recognise you. See you on 29th then.
Burnice x

sue law said...

Serious bling there Burn! What an ispired pressie! Well done Milla! Love your colouring with the distress inks too!

Lesley said...

Bingity Bling Bling Bling!!!! Wowee!