Sunday, 3 October 2010
Early afternoon update - there is an earlier post if you are keen enough to scroll down!
The rain has stopped and it has brightened up but I still don't think I shall be hanging out any washing!!!
Having used up my entire stash of ATC's recently, I decided to make an ATC using some of my new Paper Artsy stamps and Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick. I stamped the P.A. cog several times, as a background, in Victorian Velvet and then stamped the watch in memento tuxedo black and cut out, before lightly dabbing with the pad I had used on the ATC background. Once adhered to my ATC I stamped the top of the watch and the P.A. sentiment directly on to the ATC, again using the memento tuxedo black pad. Hope you like it. I'm probably not done yet . . . I'm thinking I need to make some more ATC's before I go away AND the challenge over on Craftbubble's Craft Mad & Loving It group (temporarily meeting here whilst craftbubble appears BROKEN) would seem topical on more than one level. With CB broken and Halloween approaching - it is "BUBBLE BUBBLE, toil and trouble"!!! Tee Hee - so I would like to get on with that challenge too.
Well Bubble Bubble toil and trouble made me think of witches and Halloween - I am (SPOOKILY! enough) totally without any witch stamps!!! I know - hard to believe isn't it???? But (thanks to Lauren's canny gift purchase in February) I DO have some Halloween stamps and quite a few of them . . . . Having made a couple of Halloween ATC's last week I didn't really want to use the same stamps but I DID feel forced to re-use the bats (sorry) and came up with this ATC. I used a pumpkin coloured ATC blank on to which I stamped in memento ink (Tuxedo Black again - my favourite) the Trick or Treat sentiment and a smattering of bats (no idea what the collective noun for bats is - just checked - apparently it's a COLONY!). I stamped the pumpkin on to white card, cut it out, ran it through my xyron and stuck it to my ATC blank before applying my glue pen and adding orange glitter to the pumpkin body and some gorgeous black/green sparkle 'n sprinkle glitter to the greenery atop said pumpkin. Then I decided to run amok and took my quickie glue pen to the colony of bats!!! and then black glittered them AND the spider dangling from my sentiment but I think that was one glittering too far as the glue pen kind of lost the spiders legs in the gluing! (sorry) - hope you like my Bubble Bubble, toil and trouble ATC!