Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Happy Tuesday

Morning all, hope your day is starting well.

I've scheduled this post as I'm (hopefully) off out shopping with Sally for the day - nothing on the shopping list but who knows what I might find to buy. Actually, we don't even know where we're headed but one thing we're not short of round here is places to SHOP!!!! Wish me luck!

Yesterday we found ourselves having a domesticated day with some clothes and grocery shopping, we decided we would eat out once we'd put the groceries away. Hubby (ever organised) said he would have a look at the Doppler 9000 weather radar and said we'd best stay put for a while as a storm was right on top of us ...... sure enough, within minutes it was chucking it down in buckets. Why can't our weather radars be that accurate?!?!?
I have a couple of ATC makes to share with you today. I recently bought an Inkadinkado set of clear stamps entitled "Meadow" which came with five images. I've used the three silhouette grasses and really like them. These two ATC's use the meadow background and the butterfly which are the two previously unused stamps from this set - it's unusual for me to use ALL of the images in a set like this almost straight away ..... it's sometimes months/years/never!!!!

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Black card cut to ATC size and adhered to my ATC blank
  • Inkadinkado MEADOW background inked in Versamark ink and then Perfect pearls bronze dusted over the surface and the excess removed
  • Inkadinkado MEADOW butterfly image given the above treatment but using Pearlex turquoise mica powder instead.
  • Cheap hairspray sprayed over ATC to set the mica
Quick, simple but effective isn't it? Now for the second ATC .......................

Materials used:
  • ATC blank
  • Background coloured using Studiog inkpads 97c from Walmart
  • Close to the Heart grid image inked in a co-ordinating studiog ink pad.
  • Inkadinkado drip image inked in Color Box gold
  • Recollections ink blot/splat image inked in Brilliance purple
  • Inkadinkado MEADOW background and sentiment inked in Hero Arts HUES black

Hope you've enjoyed looking at yesterdays makes and now to share some photos with you .....

Sunday afternoon and hubby and I decided we would go out for a drive to see what was occurring outside of Mothers Day! We headed off to Winter Haven and parked at the lake opposite where Steve takes his occasional flying lesson, primarily so he could see if there was much aerial activity (which there wasn't), we were just about to leave when we spotted this ripple in the lake! ......

The ripples to the extreme left of the photo are actually his tail!!! What a whopper he must be!?!?!?

I've been told that the distance between a gators ears and his nostrils (in inches) is his overall length in feet - YIKES!

 Have a great day


Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous little pieces of art, I particularly like the second one with that great inky background.
Have a great day shopping, I am sure you will find something to buy.
What amazing pics of the gator, seems surreal somehow.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

scrappyjacky said...

Not something I'd want to bump into in a lake!!!!
And it's still raining here.

catherine said...

Fantastic Atc's Kathy and lovely effects. Don't think I'd ponder into that lake!!
x catherine

Debs M said...

great atc's x

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,what brilliant atcs,love them both,the backgrounds,and techniques you have used are just perfect,oh that photo gosh he is huge,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Lilian said...

great work kathy.
I can see why you kept away from the gator. I know i would as well, Hugs lilian

Katiejane said...

Woooow, it's hard to believe they swim around like ducks would over here! How crazy!
We had a storm yesterday too, hail stones, thunder, lightening the lot! Very odd concidering it wasn't in any way warm and in the middle of the day too! hmmm....
Well done on using all elements of your stamp set too!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Cripes . . . he's a biggun!

Love your meadow ATC's. Reminded me I have that set . . . in a drawer somewhere! xxx