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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

WOYWW #471

And another Wednesday rolls round, faster than ever it seems. Time to visit Julia at The Stamping Ground, if you're new to this, Julia has pages at the top of her blog that tell you all about this blog hop, and also all about the September crop.Despite spending the weekend at Download, I managed some crafting at long last on Tuesday, stamping onto some Brusho backgrounds I made a while ago. Which also means I'm making a dent in the UFO box, so that's a bonus.

Not totally finished yet, need to add some colour to this one, and then trim them all down. I'll probably add some foliage to them too, along the tops, after trimming.

I've used a technique with the Brushos I got from Eileen Godwin- less is more! I think I prefer that for overstamping.

We had a great weekend, and I'll put a few more photos at the end, so you can just skip those if you like.
Friday and Saturday were dull and overcast, but dry. Sunday was gloriously hot, in fact I came back with a better tan than I got from a week in the Canaries!

They have viewing platforms with seats for those that are disabled, which is great, as I'd never be able to stand all day like we have in the past.

This was Sunday, and as you can see, I needed to put my sunnies on. Just hadn't bothered yet, lol.

 Quick bit of enabling next- Eclipse tape. If you've not heard of it, it's pretty much like a roll of Post It notes, but the whole sheet is lightly tacky, so you don't have to try and get as much of your image as possible onto the edge with the sticky on. It's 10 metres long, and 6" wide, and the masks are reusable, just like Post it ones, so the roll should last for years. Available from Amazon.

And finally......................

The Download pics:

Smoke rings in the sky from the pyros from the band in the first pic, Avenged Sevenfold.

 The amazing Axl Rose from Guns N Roses ........

And of course Slash- the most incredible guitarist.


Helen said...

I am glad you enjoyed Download so much, and it was great to see the photos on FB as well whilst you were there! your cards from your brusho backgrounds look fab! I have a roll of eclipse tape somewhere... hmmm had forgotten all about that! wonder which box it is in...!! Helen #?

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Well, you certainly had a great weekend - and the weather was superb - so much better than standing and sitting around in the mud!!! Those backgrounds are lovely - I like the concept - less is more!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have never seen the Eclipse tape, but I know someone who bought some and raves about it.

Your cards are lovely and now you know why I don't make cards!

Slash. What a revival. I realize this was probably a GNR event, but I just had to bring up my connection to these musicians. Slash left GNR to start a band called Velvet Revolver. My friend Joseph (see my right sidebar) was Scott Weiland's personal assistant until he left VR to return to Stone Temple Pilots. I haven't seen Slash since 2004. What an incredible memory you just created for me tonight. Happy WOYWW from # 6.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Magnificent use of your brusho backgrounds Shaz, they will make fabulous toppers and cards. Really glad to see Download was not another Downpour, I know lots of people that attend each year and the *what will the weather be like* question always seems to be on the tip of there tongue. Lots of happy faces this year and you will be bouncing for weeks on a high after it all.
Enjoy... festival season is upon us!!
Creative Hugs Tracey #7

Diana Taylor said...

I love your stamping - and especially your light touch with the Brusho's - the lighter colours really enhance the stamping - I am still struggling with the 'little goes a long way' concept of Brusho's and I often make one hell of a mess with them! The Green Man stamp is fantastic, and thanks for the info on Eclipse tape - I use Post It notes a lot but this looks so much better.
Looks like you had a great weekend,
Hope you have a good week,
Diana x #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you had such a great weekend at Download and brilliant that you were able to sit and still see the action - awesome! Those Brusho colours are amazing, not too overwhelming as Diana said, and the stamps look great on top. LOVE the Green Man, he's just brilliant!
And the funny made me laugh, I think G knows better than to touch my fabric scissors for that very reason, lol :-D
Hugs LLJ 10 xxx

Christine said...

So loved your photos from Download. Thank you for sharing. I envy you seeing Guns and Roses .... loved them back in the day.
Thank you for the info about the Eclipse taper, what value, I will have to look into that.
Have a restful and quiet week!
Christine #21

Annie said...

I’ve no blog today but just dropping in on a couple and couldn’t miss you out. Love the cards you’ve been making and so thrilled to see you enjoyed Download.
Annie x

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Shaz, hope you didn't get too sun burnt! Those stamps fit perfectly with the Brusho backgrounds; less is definitely more. I have a roll of that Eclipse tape and it's still going strong after more than ten years! Have a good week. Sarah #16

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

LOL at the fabric scissors - cool concert - I used to love 'guns n roses' - good to see they're still touring. Those brusho backgrounds with the stamping look very impressive and something I could try as I have all the "ingredients"! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Lillianb said...


Great pictures and love the backgrounds , Sure looks like you both had a great time

Lilian B #17

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

So many fun photos. We finally have some sunshine today. It's been a long 2 wks. I really like your Brusho backgrounds. Have a great week

Stacy Sheldon said...

hi Shaz, Ooh that is great that they have the big screens at the concert for the people farther away to see I am glad you had a good time :) I love the look of those stamps you are using on those colorful backgrounds too :) ~Stacy #28

Monica said...

perfect weather for a perfect day. Love the brusho cards
Monica # 27

Kim said...

The Download Festival looks like it was Awesome!! And I love your brusho backgrounds. Maybe my problem is I don't use less! Have a great week.
-K #35

Lindart said...

Looks like you had a FAB time!!! Great weather! Your ears are probably still ringing. . .LOL! I love your Brusho cards, someday i will try them!

Eeek - Nasturtiums might grow 6 ft! I hope not! Hopefully they will fall long before! Thanks for your visit, and have a great week, Lindart #29

SumBunneh said...

Brushos are just so fun!! Little chaotic fireworks :)

Glad you had a great time at Download... looked amazing!

Sumbunneh hugs x
Erika #13

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, looks like a great time at Download! I like all the cards you managed to squeeze in .... but then again Lavinia Stamps are one of my favourites. Thanks for stopping by earlier, and your kind words - I also had a training session on the AED on Saturday. I think the mannequin would have survived it! Have a lovely week, hugs Heather x #15

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to see you had a good weekend and nice weather too. I have one of those rolls of Eclipse tape and have used it quite a lot but still have loads left. Thanks for the visit to mine, have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x18x

Caro said...

Download sounds amazing! I love your Stamping on the brushos background...they are so pretty! Caro #37

Shoshi said...

So glad you enjoyed Download! Lovely to see the 2 of you enjoying the sunshine, and I'm glad they've got facilities for those who can't stand all day. Hope you weren't too exhausted! I love, love, love your brusho cards. I've tried doing this but compared with yours they looked a mess. I must try again... I've been using Infusions lately and my Brushos have been rather neglected! The Eclipse paper sounds a brilliant idea, like a lot of the suggestions on your blog which I never seem to get round to following up on - one day I shall have a good trawl backwards and pick up on all the tips again lol! Love the funny this week, too. Thank you for your lovely comment - yes, it was a huuuuge relief being able to retrieve all that material - I couldn't believe I could have been so stupid. It was years' worth of work... I'm doing quite well sorting it all out now but it's going to take quite a time. Glad you enjoyed the kitty videos. Loads of love to you both, Shoshi xx and happy WOYWW, #32

Neet said...

So glad the weather was kind to you (good in fact) at Download. Enjoyed the photos on FB as well as here - thanks for sharing.
Can attest to that sticky roll - I have had one for years - and it is still sticky. I just forget I have it at times and fiddle about with Post-Its, silly me.
Love your Brusho cards, must try that idea of LIM.
Hugs, Neet 4 xx (and thanks for the visit to me when I was otherwise occupied with visitors yesterday)

Twiglet said...

Sounds like an excellent weekend - Max and I spent the evening in the company of Lionel Richie at the footie ground last night - singing and boogieing away - fab! I love your Brusho back grounds - like little water colours I think. xx Jo

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I must get my Pixie Powders out and make some backgrounds. I love your cards. Glad you had great weather at the festival. Ali x #11

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