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Art Therapy is Heart Therapy ~ TwinkleToes2day (aka mo)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Rubbings Take2 and A new sketchbook page

I enjoyed doing the leaf rubbings so much the other day, I wanted to do some more, and after a few folk mentioned bark rubbings, I wanted to have a go at that.  But - not being a spotlight person, I couldn't bring myself to take pencil & paper out to any local trees with me.  So, whilst on my walk yesterday I kept my eyes open for fallen bark, which I pocketed and collected a corresponding leaf.  I only found three, from an oak, a lime and a cherry tree, so I pocketed a few different leaves as well to fill up my page.

I really would like to get better rubbings of bark and think that would be better acheived on bigger bits of paper, so I've decided that the next time I go through the woods at the river, I am taking pencil and paper with me :D

My next bit of craftiness from last evening was a sketchbook page.  I had the page completed up to the orange/pink flowers, waaay back last year, and flicking through my book I decided it was the best background for a couple of my gorgeous new stamps from Rubber Dance.  ((Happy jiggy dance))  :D  I used the Robin, a seagull, the vine and some of the words from the sheet named #B3-M: A little Birdie.

They are gorgeous quality and stamp beautifully; so crisp.  I treated myself to a whole host of these new stamps and look forward to playing with them.   Psst - throughout May, there is FREE shipping wolrdwide too!  You can follow Rubber Dance here on Facebook for news, chatter and to keep up-to-date with all their new releases.

I went over some of the background with oil pastels to bring out the colours a little more, and apart from the stamping on my page, which I coloured with a mix of watercolour pencils and Neocolor 2s, I just added some butterflies from a napkin.  Oh yeah, the black leaves are stamped with black archival ink and were made using a piece of scrap rubber, from the edge of my birdie sheet, cut to shape, and then I made the veins with white neocolor and a waterbrush.  Et, voila............. I hope you like.

Well, I hope you have a crafty day, and until next time...............
..............thanks for popping by to say 'Hi' *hugs*


  1. Love the rubbings! Must have a play...

    Great piece, very colourful and fabulous stamps, can see why you like them:-)

    Had a look at ICAD blog. Great idea but not up to doing 61 days straight. I do like iCards for their size which is why i chose them for the CB Challenges.

    Enjoy the weekend:-) xxx

    1. Thank you so much MOH - I would love to see your own rubbings.
      Remember, you don't have to do all 61 days of the ICAD - many people don't - just jump in and out as you like.
      I do hope you have a fab weekend too, and the weather is kind to you.

  2. Hi Mo, I think your second set of rubbings are even better than your first ones, I love the addition of the bark too. As for your page, I love the background colours and the butterflies are an absolute delight! I dare not look at any more stamps............. oh but maybe I will just have a little peek.... Hugs, Anne xx

    1. Hi Anne - Thank you so much! I enjoyed doing both, but was more excited about doing the second set because I knew the process was fun, haha. I'm glad you like my page too, thank you. I know you will love the stamps when you see them. Have fun looking, anyway. :o) xox

  3. These rubbings are even better than the first ones Mo. Be brave missus and get out there and get rubbing them trees haha.
    Seems like a good idea to have a stash of painted background papers. Hmm, must put that on my to do list.
    I will be doing a whole rake of crafting tomorrow on Anne Brooke's Workbook in a day workshop so I will do a blog post about it.
    Thanks for another great read x x x

    1. Hahah, thanks Lynn. I am thinking of going 'tree hugging' one day next week with Gracie.
      I'm looking forward to hearing all about your workshop tomorrow. Shame you'll miss that market at Hebden Bridge that's on as well tho. It looks good. xox

    2. Doesn't it always work that way. I would have gone to that x

  4. Very creative as always Mo. I look forward to seeing what you do in the future with the tree bark. :))


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