At least my design team project for this week over at Dutch Dare is done and dusted. The theme this week is Easter. Once again Kazan's sketch #23 over at 2 Sketches 4 You got me going with the card. And of course the patterned cardstock is my very favourite Basic Grey.
I used a piece of note paper which I temporarily stuck down on the inside, using it as a mask whilst stamping the flower border. This is my first attempt at masking and I know its not perfect, but you get the idea.
Below are all the tools put to good use on this project.
Below is a photo of a succulent plant in our garden, which makes these gorgeous flowers and make me think of a fly catchers ... its very apt that there is actually a real fly exploring on the inside of the flower. The unopened flowers on either side are just such perfect creations from nature. If any of you know the botanical or common name of this plant, please leave a comment and let me know.
On the disastrous hair front, I have got some good news. I went to Pieter my personal stylist at Fashion Squared here at home, to try and make some sense of my botched hair (see previous post for the scoop on this). He could not believe the mess and said that in his quite lengthy professional career as hairstylist, he has never seen such a mess and even a mannequin would have complained about it. Pieter took nearly an hour to painstakingly get everything to one length and tapered in such a way that it just falls perfectly into a short bob. My hair is now even shorter, but at least everything is one length and looks professional and above all I can confidently appear in public again. Pieter urged me to submit a formal written complaint with Partners Hair Design's Head Office in Cape Town, which I promptly did today. Its been faxed and emailed and receipt has been confirmed. The complaint is one and a half pages long and claiming the amount that I had to pay two weeks later to rectify the mess on my head. I don't think we should hold our breath, but lets wait and hear whether they respond. If there's no response in a week, I might publish the complain here at Doing Life. I would like to thank all of you who took the time to post a comment with some encouragement, its greatly appreciated. It was Duane's 21'st party Friday night and it was quite a treat to see all the students dress up according to the letter D ... from Doctors to Drag Queens ... which had everyone laughing at each other. Will post pics in due course. I don't like take pictures at night taken with a flash, but at least the occasion has been visually documented for future generations. Wishing you all a great week ahead and thank you again for your lovely comments.