I'm not a vegetarian. I love the idea and totally get the appeal that eating a vegetarian diet holds for so many of us. The thought of fresh tender veg of any sort makes me happy, for sure. Occasionally, when dining out (well, OK, pub grub), I will order the vegetarian option - specially since I launched into the diet of my life. I most often enjoy it, but also often think how enhanced my eating experience would be by the inclusion of well, bacon. In the same way, I often look at the beautiful works that others make in the grunge 'genre' and find myself thinking that it would be lovely in colour.
So last week I got a chance to put my money where my mouth is and did a workshop base don coloured grunge. Not all plain sailing. Only one of six workshopeers made the card above in it's original sample colour...most decided the Fired Brick was a bit too gruesome and opted for Broken China topped with Teal Stazon stamp images. Nice, for sure. Not often I offer a choice of colours, but I sort of knew it was a bit 'blood and bandages' and then the Lady Nurse emailed to say she didn't like it...well, ya gotta go with the customer, specially when they're right!
This one didn't come a cropper though, some Evergreen Bough, droplets of one or other of the supposed mica sprays for the background and then some gentle stamping. I say 'supposed'...it was a mica spray, but as with all my sprays, it doesn't spray any more. Mica gets stuck in nozzle after one squirt and it's curtains for the next three years of using. Argh. And please don't recommend lots of hot water and a jolly good pumping. Really - I did say it - pumping! Been there. I think what I'm trying to say here gals, is that despite everything I've said, I'm loving the Distress range in colours. Because lets face it, if you can produce it in 7 shades of wee wee, think how lovely and cheerful it would be in a range of other colours. I draw your attention here and throughout Sarah's blog actually...her work is aspirational for me, and when she gets her colour on - well, it fair makes me feel fizzy.