|And a bit of a close up!|
- ATC blank
- Snippet of white card on to which I stamped the Lost Coat background using Ranger Archival jet black ink before then adding Distress Ink in worn lipstick using a cosmetic sponge
- Using the same cosmetic sponge I then used the mini circles stencil by TCW to add texture, using the same ink too
- Viva Las Vegas (plate #921) image stamped on to a snippet of white card using Ranger Archival watering can ink
- Pro Markers used to colour the image
- Ranger matte gel medium used to both attach my image and to seal the Distress Ink colour, applied with a sponge although it LOOKS (if you look closely, that is) like brush strokes!!!
- Precious Remembrance Shop sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Icicles used to highlight
- Crafting with Attitude - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING GOES
- Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge No. 147 - MAKE YOUR MARK (in my case alcohol MARKERS!)
- Little Red Wagon - challenge No. 292 - USE IT UP (something you've never used before ... in my case the VLV image)
Another friend sent me a rather fab moulding mat which I have yet to crack the seal on but ... I'm working on it!
Regular readers will recall that I swap ATC materials with a buddy on the Isle of Skye, it makes things more interesting than a straightforward ATC swap, especially since we've been doing this now for YEARS!!! The latest batch appeared on the mat recently and I posted a pic of what I received in my Wednesday post .... initially a bit stumped by them but, here's what they turned in to .....
|And a closer view|
- ATC blank
- Unknown image (received on a slightly larger than ATC sized piece of white card)
- Alcohol markers to colour - now there's a thing I've not used in a while!, preferring, of late, to use water colours of one form or another - 2015 was the year for me to get to grips with them!
- Piece of patterned paper - I chose to use just one of the circles of, by die cutting (see below)
- Icicles to highlight
- Paper Artsy splatter image stamped using Memento inks: pear tart, bamboo leaves, dandelion and tangelo - presto! Multi coloured "snow"!!!!!
I'm still debating a sentiment - yes or no?
Can't remember the materials I received? I posted them initially in Wednesday's post .. but, to save you all having to scoot back, here's a reminder ...
Now, NORMALLY, I wouldn't see Pam's take on this challenge until my next swap from her but, for whatever reason, it would appear that she sent her own ATC with the materials too. Would you like to see what she chose to make with her original materials?
|THIS IS PAM'S ORIGINAL ATC AND NOT MY WORK|
Just goes to show how two people can start off with the same materials and manage to produce something COMPLETELY different! You may prefer Pam's or you may prefer mine and that's OK, it's what makes us different! I found it odd to see hers before I made my own and had to make a conscious effort to do something different with my materials - a little tricky given the form they took!
And now for this weeks Friday Funny, brought to you courtesy of Pat G - it's entitled "WARM MILK"
In a convent in Ireland , the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying. The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable.
They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she refused it.
One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.
Back at Mother Superior's bed, they held the glass to her lips. The frail nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop.
As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader...
"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."
She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said: "
"DON'T SELL THAT COW."