I woke at 4.30am this morning feeling a bit chilly, looked out of the window and found that it had been snowing in the night. I know that many people have had a lot more snow than this, but it was such a beautiful morning that I had to take some photos and share them with you.
A few more digital layouts from our trip to Appleby. The weather was not of the best and when we drove over the A66 to Barnard Castle, the snow was right down to the road. I took some photos from the car window, they weren't particularly good, so I have given them a bit of a 'treatment'!
When we got to Barnard Castle we paid a little visit to Graphicus, the lovely craft shop of Glenda Waterworth. I managed to restrain myself and not spend too much, I didn't even buy any stamps.
We then went to the Bowes Museum, which had lots of interesting things in it and this amazing silver Swan automaton. The Swan's neck is jointed and it dips down and appears to fish out the little fishes (in the inset picture) which 'swim' in glass rods which move and look like water. It is well worth seeing and is activated at 2pm every day.
I've been away on a little mini-break with my DH to Appleby-in-Westmoreland. We stayed at a lovely country house hotel and I also took quite a few photographs. Here is the first digital layout I took of an Alms House in Appleby which has been converted to cottages, I loved the arch and the little fountain behind it.
Fonts - Scrap Calligraphy & MS Serif, Maya de Groot: Hoity Toity Paper 09, Inspiration Lane: Cafe Vienna -frame, flowers, Roseytoes - dear santa ribbon
Inspiration Lane: June Mega emblem
Inspiration Lane: So Inspired - Border
LBozeman - PB circle, Marta Designs for Digital Crea - Lavande (bucket)
Masks - Pton Designs
It's been a while coming, but here is the second double page of my art journal. The theme is Dark Nights and I started it just when the nights started 'drawing in' as they say! It's darker even sooner now that the clocks have changed.
As it says on the journalling, this has nothing to do with being afraid of the dark, it is all about how far away next summer seems to be and how long it will be till I feel the sun again. I used Dylusions acrylic pain, Dylusions ink sprays and Glimmer Mists, Sakura Glitter gel pen and some Ranger Rock Candy. Stampotique girlie is courtesy of Kaz Boughton at Slightly Wonky Crafts