It's the start of the weekend - yee haa. I've had a funny old week with a family funeral on Wednesday. This afternoon I'm meeting a pal for coffee which will be nice - we've not caught up in a while so there will be lots to chat about too .... there may EVEN be scones!
- Pink card snippet
- White card snippet with the Tim Holtz bird crazy image (Boris, to his friends) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Glossy white card snippet that's been coloured using brusho's in lemon and scarlet and those crystals activated with spray laundry starch and allowed to dry in a "greenhouse" of cligfilm!
|"Look in to my eyes"!!!! and think those happy thoughts!|
- ATC blank
- Pink card snippet cut to ATC size
- Brusho/starch snippet cut to slightly smaller than ATC size in order that the pink border should show
- Tim Holtz Bird crazy image stamped twice (once on to a snippet of white card and once directly on to the brusho/starch panel) using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Masking fluid painted over eyes and beak
- Using the speed colouring method to colour my bird and Distress Inks in mustard seed, shabby shutters and peeled paint before fussy cutting out .... didn't bother with his legs as these were stamped on the brusho/starch layer.
- Signo Uniball white gel pen used to highlight the eyes and wing features
- Paper Artsy gloss glaze brushed over "Boris" to protect the distress inks, though maybe next time, I'll use either a baby wipe or a better quality brush as you can probably even see the brush strokes in this small pic!
- Clearly Inspired foliage stamped around the edge of the brusho panel using Ranger Archival sepia ink
- Paper Artsy sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Once my ATC was assembled I used a Kaisercraft border and Memento rosebud ink to stamp around the edge
I'll be entering the above ATC for the following challenges:-
The 25th of every month (except December) is designated as RUDOLPH DAY to encourage us crafters to make Christmas cards all year round and to avoid a last minute panic, come November!! So far, in 2015, I have made just SEVEN cards and this includes the two below!! YIKES! Methinks I may well be playing catch up sometime this year. This month the delightful Debs set the challenge over on Craftbubble 2½ (membership required) grou Craft Mad & Loving It ... her challenge? To Either use "cool colours" or to "Make a Masterboard" OR to do both .... well, after thinking about it - I decided I'm no quitter so I went with both too!
- White card
- Distress Inks: tumbled glass, broken china and salty ocean simply pressed on to the white card
- Kaisercraft "old script" stamped multiple times using the broken china ink
- Recollections "splatter" image stamped using Memento Mediterranean blue
With my masterboard almost finished ..... I added a Hero Arts star image using the memento ink AFTER I photographed it!!! ...... it was time to chop it up and use it ..
|Card number One|
|and it's co-ordinating insert and envelope|
|Card number TWO|
|And it's co-ordinating insert and envelope|
|And two tags as well re-SULT!!!!|
Further materials used:
- 2 x 12½cm square white, 300gsm, card blanks and matching sized envelopes
- A4 of blue card for matting
- Chocolate Baroque snowflake, Inkadinkado sentiments, stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
I'll be entering these for the following challenges:
- Craft Mad & Loving It - "Rudolph Day" - use cool colours and/or make a masterboard
- Scraps of Life - "Rudolph Day"
- Sweet Stamping - "Blue Christmas"
- ABC of Christmas - "F is for Frosty"
- Fab 'n Funky challenges - "Christmas"
And now for the Friday Funny brought to you by ATC buddy PatG this week - ENJOY! It's called "Why you shouldn't lie!"
The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Several hands went up.
The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my LONG sermon on the sin of lying!."
and there you have it ..... the reason we shouldn't tell lies!!!
Hope you will enjoy a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by