Firstly, I'd like to welcome new follower, Julie Juhl, hope you find the time to pop back soon.
If you've been following my blog this past week then you will know that I met up with a fellow crafter in Sarasota yesterday, here. We first met in 2009 in Ybor City and decided it was high time we met up again so ...... we agreed to meet for lunch! Naturally, I took my camera so check out the pix below ....... there IS crafting in this post too so please bear with me ..... all the way to the bottom!
|As we arrived at Marina Jacks it was "sprinkling"|
|The view from our lunch table amidst the sprinkles!|
|As we sheltered from what was decidedly NOT sprinkles we pondered which boat we'd like to own!|
|L-R: Steve, me, Cheri and Don - taken by a kind bystander|
|My DELICIOUS blackened grouper sandwich|
Steve's delicious seafood salad - mmmm
And now for the craft stuff ..... an ATC
- ATC blank
- White card cut to ATC size
- Distress Inks: antique linen, tea dye, fired brick, black soot
- Water spritzed over ATC, allowed to develop and then blotted with paper towel
- Stampers Anonymous pointing finger and ticket inked up with Memento tuxedo black, stamped off once and then stamped on to the ATC
- Stampers Anonymous mustache and TPC Studio sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- White, 300 gsm scallop edged, C6 card and matching sized envelope
- As part of the "use up your scraps" exercise I used offcuts of kraft and black card for matting and layering and an odd piece of white for my focal image, which I swiped with Distress Ink in wild honey, spritzed, blotted and then edged using D.I. black soot.
- Stampers Anonymous mini mustache image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- Inkadinkado sentiment stamped on to another white offcut using Memento tuxedo black (the versafine is too juicy/oily and simply smudges on such small text)
- I dabbed the sentiment with my blending tool, without re-inking, and then mounted it on to black card and running both panels through my Xyron sticker maker to apply adhesive.
- Crop-a-dile used to punch a small hole at each end of the sentiment panel
- Two "screw head" brads
Hope you all approve ..... "mustashe" off and enter this over on the Simply Less Is More challenge as I used Jen's super sketch ..... again! Thanks, Jen.
Don't forget that you still have a little over a week left to enter the U.S. Mothers Day challenge over on the Hobbycutz challenge blog and you DON'T have to use a hobbycutz die to do so, though there are additional prizes for those who do.
Have a great Thursday peeps