I'm beginning to think this image is true ......
I picked: two C6 cards, two stamps, two layers, two inks and this is what I came up with ....
- Two white C6, 300gsm, scallop edged card blank and matching sized envelope
- Four blue card panels (for matting front and inside)
- White card for image panels (front and inside)
- Inkadinkado snowman image stamped using Versafine blue ink (front and inside of card and front and reverse of envelope)
- Penny Black sentiment stamped using Versafine smokey grey ink (front and inside of card and front and reverse of envelope)
- Stardust stickles to highlight snowman and text
Many of my readers and/or followers will also be familiar with the fantabulous Darnell and her blog ... well, she has now risen to the heady heights of having 500+ followers (YAY DARNELL) and has launched a challenge to celebrate. There's a pretty magnificent bunch of prizes too and only a couple of rules - she knows we don't really DO rules! Anyway, it's a NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge so you HAVE to use something that's never been used before - and we all have those - and explain this in post too. So, I used the Penny Black sentiment for the first time ever in the above project so I feel I can enter this for Darnell's challenge. She also said "with an emphasis on friendship" well, Christmas is the time to reconnect with old friends so I'm HOPING that she won't feel my project to be too tenuous to allow ..... or will she?
A now for a quick ATC ........
- ATC blank
- White card snippet cut to ATC size
- IndigoBlu flourish image stamped several times using Memento tuxedo black ink
- Distress Ink in picked raspberry applied to the stamped card using a Tim Holtz blending tool
- Switching to a clean foam pad I spritzed some water on to a craft sheet and soaked it up with the clean foam pad before placing on to the distress inked ATC. After leaving it in position for a few seconds I removed it and cleaned off the pad before repeating again - called the bleach block technique, last used in my post on Wednesday but I then proceeded to cover it up ... so I thought I would have another go - without covering it so completely this time!!!
- Paper Artsy splatter image stamped numerous times using Color Box gold ink
- Clearly Inspired rose image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
- Wink of Stella (black) used to draw over the rose image to give it the super twinkle!
- Hero Arts sentiment stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
And finally ..... the Friday Funny, this week brought to you courtesy of Marsha - where DO you find them all?
A sign read: 'Don't Miss Bruce The Amazing Scotsman'.
There, on centre stage, was a table with three walnuts on it. Standing next to it was an old Scotsman. Suddenly the old man lifted his kilt, whipped out a huge willy and smashed all three walnuts with three mighty swings!
The crowd erupted in applause as the elderly Scot was carried off on the shoulders of the crowd.
Ten years later the salesman visited the same little town and saw a faded poster for the same circus and the same sign 'Don't Miss Bruce The Amazing Scotsman'. He couldn't believe the old guy was still alive, much less still doing his act!
He bought a ticket. Again, the centre ring was illuminated.
This time, however, instead of walnuts, three coconuts were placed on the table. The Scotsman stood before them, then suddenly lifted his kilt and shattered the coconuts with three swings of his amazing member.
The crowd went wild!
Flabbergasted, the salesman requested a meeting with him after the show.
'You're incredible!' he told the Scotsman. 'But I have to know Something. You're older now, why switch from walnuts to coconuts
'Well laddie,' said the Scot, 'Ma eyes are nae whit they used tae be!!!!!!!!!'