Word of the Day: 20

word of the day 20



UK pronunciation /ləˈkɒn.ɪk/  US pronunciation /-ˈkɑː.nɪk/ (click the link below to listen to the word)

>using very few words to express what you mean: She had a laconic wit.

laconically UK /ləˈkɒn.ɪ.kəl.i/ US /-ˈkɑː.nɪ-/ adverb

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/laconic?q=laconically

Word of the Day: 19

word of the day 19



UK and US pronunciation /luːˈɡuː.bri.əs/ (click the link below to listen to the word).

›sad and serious: a lugubrious face

lugubriously /-li/ adverb

lugubriousness /-nəs/ noun

Ref: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/lugubrious?q=lugubrious

Hand-Carved Hot Air Balloon Stamp

Hand-Carved Hot Air Balloon Stamp

I fancied doing a little bit of stamp carving yesterday, as a break between job applications (although I probably ended up doing job applications between goes at stamping with it!) I was inspired by a tag that came with some wrapping paper I bought.

balloon stamp carving

bright balloons

I repeated the process I used for the new home cards, stamping on different papers and cutting out the shapes to collage together. I also coloured some areas with Promarkers. The colours work well on bright white paper.

brown paper balloons

I then tried stamping onto brown paper, stamping patterns and colouring with Promarkers. Quite different, bit interesting I think.

Not sure what I’m going to do with all these balloons as yet, but fun to experiment.

balloon stamp spread