This month's blog header comes from our visit to the Botanic Gardens last September... I had originally picked a photo that was vivid autumn colours on some of the little Japanese trees in the rockery - this is also from the rockery area and a bit softer on the eye.
I was especially pleased with "Reach for the stars" as it used up two pieces from my spare/reject background box - the wrinkle-free distress base, and the watercoloured girl and cat who had a sentiment stamped upside down beside them on the original card. Mind you - if I know I'm going to be cutting out, I prefer to use a lighter weight of watercolour paper to make it easier for myself, and she was stamped on a particularly good heavy one.
Oh, and I have been meaning to give a book recommendation. One of the books we took on holidays with us was Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan. C read it over a few days and enjoyed it, although he felt it had a bit too much of Google the place. I read it in a day, and didn't feel that. I see that there is now a prequel, which I will have to check the library for.