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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Let Me Share Your Day

Hi, as you can see am back from Stratford on Avon, the weather was a mixed bag of icy cold to boiling hot. We spent our time mooching about sightseeing, having a river trip, visiting Shakespeare's grave etc and lots of good food to add to my growing waist.............ouch.


I photographed this at an angle which makes it look a bit skew whiff, sorry about that.

The background is made up of Acrylic Squishings and Alcohol Ink Blowing.  Stamps are by Papermania and Joanna Sheen.  Cannot make up my mind if this is a man or a woman...........  Also haven't made up my mind if its going to be a journal cover or a hanging..........am so full of indecisions  at the moment.......... thought the following quote very appropriate..............lol
Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.     Oscar Levant
Hope you are enjoying the sunshine today and looking forward to the Bank Holiday weekend.  Thank you for popping in, take care of yourselves, hugs Annette x


57 comments:

Deborah said...

Fabulous, Netty, esp the 'squishings' and 'blowings'on the background. The stamp is definitely female - there was a fashion for wearing masculine style shirts in Edwardian times. I think she's a bit of a bluestocking.

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece, whatever you use it for it will look good! Glad you enjoyed Stratford, lucky you! Valerie

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is wonderful; I love it!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Looks great, choice is good, I'm sure it will end up in a perfect setting.
Yvonne x

Paula Whittaker said...

I've got that stamp, and she's definitely a 'she' - liking the striking colour.

Linda R said...

I am loving this. such a wonderful background. So happy to hear you had a happy holiday..

Hugs~

Jolanda said...

love all your squishings!!!

Netty said...

Can see why some of you think its a She.........but why does she have a stubbly chin............mmmmmmm x

Crafting Queen said...

Wow,I love the colours in this. It's really beautiful.

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun make, really like it! Have to say, I think it's a woman.... Whatever you decide to do with it, it will be wonderful!

Heidi said...

Great work!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Buttons said...

WOW Netty! This is a triumph! Adore that crackled background and your squishy 'being' (whatever he/she is:) Hugs, Jenny x

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you had a great time Netty.
A fabulous creation here and love that squished background.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Joan said...

I had never though about it not being a woman but then I had not noted the chin! Love your vibrant background colours

Joan

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous Annette...I love it.xxx

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant project however you choose to use it
carol x

Rita said...

Wonderful creation Annette. I think it's a woman too. Glad you enjoy your time in Stratford, it's such a beautiful place. Hugs Rita xxx

Paper Profusion said...

You are so artistic Netty! Fantastic colours just worked magnetically to draw me in. I think it's a woman (re your comment - happens to some alas - age can be so cruel but she looks in the right age range lol!). Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

on second thoughts I've looked again and no - that's too much stubble - must be male. Nicola again x

Lori Saul said...

I love this wonderful whimsical piece Netty- great imagery( I have used that image and thought it was a she)!

I have a new blog now and you can find me at www.atfoxglovehollow.blogspot.com

take care,

Lori

PetraB said...

This is terrific ... you could have a survey and a vote as to what and who is what and who (lol)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Annette, I like the images,and the wonderful background.
Kevin xx

Terry said...

I think she may be in "menopause." Oh I so hear you about not being able to make up your mind! Do that all the time! The background is gorgeous and that is one fun image! Hugs!

Karin said...

stunning tag, love the colors and background!

Joanna said...

Very pretty, love colors and background. I do not know either or this is man or woman... :) Have a nice day Netty :)

Candy C said...

Netty...I love your piece. Who cares if it's a man or a woman...he/she is wonderful! Just call him or her "Pat", a name that can be male or female, too. haha I love your acrylic/alcohol ink background. That looks very cool. I also really like the bright colors you've given to Pat. That piece would look good as a journal cover or a hanging. It's wonderful! Glad you had a nice trip to Stratford on Avon. I would love to go there someday. I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comment. <3 Candy

Sharon said...

This is amazing Netty - very cool - love the images and background!

Samantha Read said...

hehehe, great fun Nettie xx

Pam said...

Very cool Annette!!

Von said...

Wonderful !
Von ♥

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous background! I sure hope she's a woman as she's the image I used as my avator when I was on F&F!

Lori said...

Cool piece Netty! Always love your technical terms, you know, acrylic squishings...lol...

Sandy said...

He/she does not make for a very pretty lady but we can not all be beautiful!!! As always super good and creative but I have to admit I do not have a clue about the techniques you used. "Squishings" and "Blowing"? I am quite familiar with acrylic paint and alcohol ink but "squishings" and "blowing" -- my word. Do you squish and blow at the same time? I love the Oscar Levant quote.
Glad you had a nice time .. as you know, I would dearly love to go back to Merry Old England.
Sandy

Dotty Jo said...

Brilliant! Jo x

butterfly said...

Glorious colours, and the black on the corrugated card makes for a fabulously funky look! Glad to hear you had a good time in SuA... heading there for work in a couple of weeks, so hoping for some nice weather!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

love this Netty, wonderful colours, very quirky and some great paint tecnhiques. How about this.... are you a woman of decision? "well yes and no" ......

Roban Studio said...

Hi Nettie ♥ This piece is so exciting with all those juicy background colors! So much eye candy here. It's just lovely. I think it would look fab as a hanging. Hugs ~ Rhonda

1CardCreator said...

So cute, brings smiles to me, love the image, such fun! Love the quote and so often true of me too! ~Diane

Zue said...

Just call him/her a manwo.
I am too old to make decisions, so I don't....any more.
Fun work, Netty and.....glad you enjoyed the Bard's country:)
Xxx
Sue

coops said...

so stunning netty.fabulous design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Pia Rom said...

Haha, too funny...thank you for making me smile :) ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Annette, love the colours and squishings and she's a she to me lol.
Glad you enjoyed your break, sounds fun.
Hugs Brenda xox

Gio said...

Man or woman, ...anyway it's gorgeous, Netty!! Even the angle...gives more movement to the whole card!

Jane Wetzel said...

this is so cool! and I LOVE the quote..gotta use it since it is so me! lol tfs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Great work Annette. And a very lovely piece of work.
lovely greet
Marja

Sherry said...

Sounds as though you had a nice trip Annette - good old British weather eh! At least it seems to have taken a turn for the better now (fingers crossed for the bank holiday!)

Lovely artwork as usual (it looks like a woman to me).

Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Gorgeous vibranu and cheerful composition, love it!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...a wonderful kaleidescope of colour, very vibrant, a real eye grabber and the crackled background is a super contrast, lovely work Annette...Melxx :)
Isn't Stratford gorgeous it's ages since i've been up there...x

Gloria in CA said...

I love that quote by Oscar Levant. Glad your time away was enjoyable and your piece is awesome. It looks like a "she" to me. Nice work.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

wow.. funny and gorgeous !

Viola said...

WoW! this was both fun and lovely! =)

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I think she is a lady...searching for adventure! She sure found some amazing color here! Gorgeous card!!!!

Martina2801 said...

A most beautiful and fantastic creation, dear Netty!
Have a nice weekend my friend (here
it's been raining since last night without a break :-()

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Netty, love the acrylic squishings they make for a wonderful,backdrop. The pop of colour is wonderful and I love the focal image. Tracy x

Rhonda H said...

Very cute! Love the colors!!

2amscrapper said...

love this! love that quote too!