22 June 2014

Painting the town red!

Hi Everyone, while I can just about see my computer screen, I am in the conservatory and the glare has been awful, we are decorating my craft/bedroom,- yes! - still at it.  It is ALL being renewed.  

Yesterday I thought it all finished and ready to move back into, when I sat on my new chair and found the desk height was just under my boobs, I heightened the chair to it's highest and decided that as my feet didn't touch the floor, the made to measure desk had to be lowered. I thought no, I couldn't ask that of him, it looked too good, but hubby, my wonderful man of all trades decided it wasn't good enough, so removed all his work that had taken all day to do and is going to start on it again tomorrow, have I got a saint or haven't I?  I would probably have had a tantrum, but no, he said it wasn't right and it had to be. Bless him.

So another few days before I can see the screen properly.  Everything is guess work and so many of my things are mixed up in the garage and I can't get to them, that is why I haven't been posting, at least with my DT work for Digitally Sweet Challenges it's all digital, however I have had to guess colours and shading, and crossing fingers that all was acceptable. 

Anyhow, I have a bit of time while hubby is watering the garden, so thought I would let you see a card I did for my baby brother recently. Quite simple as he doesn't "do" fancy. and it had to be posted. He has been making a studio for himself and painting etc, so thought it apt.   (scroll to the end for a photo of it)

Digi image Dunderton Decorators Ltd Dr Digi
paint can Dr Digi
paint roller Dr Digi
background autumndaze paint 1 by Mommyish
paint streaks by Nibblescribbles
shirt digi paper Digi Cyber Scraps blog train Oct 2012
the wood overlay on the paint roller is from Aimeeh Harrison Design Studio Daffodil alphabet - the I.
I used PS brushes for the paint splatters
shadows added for effect and of course 3D gloss for his specs and the paint.

http://memascrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/june-2014-challenge-only-men-allowed.html  Only Men Allowed, - Yep!

http://bearlymine-challenges.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/june-2014-challenge-one-for-boys.html  One for teh boys - Yep!

My baby brother is a retired commercial photographer and still likes to keep his hand in, friends children have asked him to do their weddings too, although he does fantastic imaginative photos of them, it's not his favourite thing to do.  He is so good in everything he does, wish I had a quarter of his imagination.  He has used this branch for numerous shots in various situations, looks like he has retired it from work too. LOL.  Anyhow, here is a picture of his studio so far.


Sally H said...

a wonderful card, Faith! Love it. Hope the craft bedroom is just right very soon, and yes, you have a saint, definitely! I can see it from your side too though-swinging legs when you are no longer a child are not cool. At 4'11" I experience it often!

Shirley Young said...

Brilliant card Faith, you are so good at finding just the right image, I'm sure your brother will love the card. His studio looks amazing, must have been quite a job getting the branch in place.

Squirrel x said...

Fabulous card hunny! Your new room with be worth waiting for I'm sure and hubby is a star to put things right for you so calmly. I can imagine how Toad would have reacted. Oh wow, love your brother's shelving! Hugs xx

Crafty Judith said...

Wow and this is just so amusing made me smile - I could do with him around here to do a spot of decorating too - fabulous card hun and thank you for sharing with us at Mema's Crafts hugs Judith DT x

Papercrafting Princess said...

Funny and cute. Thanks for joining our challenge at Mema's Crafts. Princess DT Member

Christine said...

Great card!
Must've took your brother ages to fit that branch like that - wow!

creative lady said...

Wonderful card! Love the paint strokes on the card! And the sentiment is hilarious! Thanks for joining Mema's Crafts.

Lozzy said...

What a fabulous card and do love the image and your design...Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine Designs for this months challenge and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card for a guy and an artist! Love the bookcase built around the branch! Sorry I haven't been round much!

Mema's Crafts said...

Love the card and if your brother is ever in the US give me a holler..it'd be cool to have him around to help decorate (smiles) Your paint strokes say alot. Thanks for playing at Mema's Crafts. I am now following your blog.

MaryH said...

Perfectly cute & appropriate card for your very talented brother. I'm loving that bookcase with the branch in it. I can just image that as a background for a photo shoot. He will love your card! Yes, you are lucky to have a DH who is 'handy' AND willing! He's a jewel, and how wonderful that you are having a new environment to do your blogging and creating. Hope you share some pictures! TFS & Hugs. (and a hug to your sweet hubby too!).