Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Decoupage Delights....The Thinking Tiger

Today's card is a design team make for the wonderful company of Decoupage Delights. I did promise that this week I would step away from pink For the last few weeks, I have concentrated on vintage ladies...and I have to say..have loved every minute of being involved with ribbons, pearls and lace. But for this week I decided to work with this fabulous image of a tiger. What I found amazing is that at first I thought that this was a photograph...but no it's an actual painting. I don't know why I haven't worked with this before...I love it. What struck me with this image is that the way that the tiger is draped over the log...I see this expression and pose every day with one of my cats. I have a large bolster cushion and the cats seem to drape themselves over the same way as this tiger has draped himself over the log.

To make this card, I first decoupaged the tiger and then picked this backing paper from the bonus papers. I mounted the backing paper onto some mirri and then on to the card. I added the tiger and then created a border using some mirri and a thin strip of the backing paper. The card is an 8x8. I finally added the sentiment and some gold card candi. I think that this card would be great for any of my or woman.

It's still so very cold here in the mountains. At least it's not raining at the moment..let's find things to be grateful Most of the cats are in the dog house today...especially the little ones. In the early hours of this morning they knocked my ribbon box down off the shelf and goodness me did they have a good time.Reels of ribbon were carried around the house and ribbon bows were sprinkled all over the parlour and the landing...I have to say that it was a very colourful morning what with the ribbons and my language. As I was ranting, the three of them sat there looking as if butter wouldn't melt.All looking so cute and big

Well the coffee is calling and then I'll be off to work on some design team makes. I have some exciting news will all be revealed on the I have also been looking through some old craft magazines from the 1960s and have found a sewing project which I'm going to do. I will be sharing that with you over the next few weeks. I'm so may have to slap So until tomorrow...take care and happy crafting.

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