Planner stamping -The Owl and the Pussycat

Planner Stamping Jo Whight - The Owl and the Pussycat


Planner stamping - Jo Whight - The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea in a beautiful pea green boat. They took some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five pound note.

Well, this is the theme for this weeks spread.  I don't know if you are familiar with this 'nonsense poem' written by Edward Lear in 1871.  I found the stamp reduced to £1.99 in my local craft shop (about $3)...bargain.  It is strange because I wanted to do an Owl & Pussycat spread a couple of months ago but I couldn't find any suitable images anywhere and then this one literally fell in to my lap, metaphorically speaking.

I have started to plan the week.  It promises to be an interesting week.  On Thursday my husband and I are booked on a balloon flight that we treated ourselves to, in order to celebrate our silver wedding anniversary two years ago.  It has been cancelled so many times due to the weather, so I am not getting too excited yet.  But currently the weather is fabulous.....

I know it is a cliche that us Brits are always talking about the weather but it is so changeable.  8 days ago it was snowing here.  Today the sun is shining and we got up to 28degrees C (82F). So, it is anybodies guess what it will be like in 4 days time.

The Owl and Pussy cat were stamped on to sticker paper, which I coloured using polychromos.  The background to this piece was sponged on to the planner sheet using 'tumbled glass' distress ink.  The stamp was then fussy cut and applied over the background.  White gouache was stippled over to look like the foam on the waves, and to blend the the two pieces together.  The title was stamped using those tiny alpha sets you can buy in most craft stores.  I paid £1.00 for mine.

The whale is from Lawn Fawn and was chosen because of the semi nautical theme.  My 'work' stamps are from tiny stamps big plans, and you can see how well they co-ordinate with the 'don't forget stamp' from Studio L2E

Most of my planner stamps are from these two companies with the odd Technique Tuesday stamp as they are readily available in the UK.  I am absolutely thrilled with my Audrey 2 stamp, which tells me it is time to feed the sour dough...that one was from Tiny Stamps Big Plans.

If you want to know about any particular stamp, please shout and I will find out which set it is from.
Would anybody be interested in seeing a `with pen` week?

Now I have to go and add my mums birthday. big oooopsie it is on Wednesday...I don't know why it hasn't made it to my monthly spread, but at least I have remembered in time lol

Hope you all have a fabulous week
Jo xx

The Owl and the Pussycat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are, you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are."
Pussy said to the Owl "You elegant fowl,
How charmingly sweet you sing.
O let us be married, too long we have tarried;
But what shall we do for a ring?"
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows,
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose, his nose, his nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
"Dear Pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling your ring?"
Said the Piggy, "I will"
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon.
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand.
They danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.

Edward Lear 1871

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