I'm a bit late with today's post but there IS a reason for that, if you read on ......
|My finished tag|
|THREE die cuts and first coat of paint - weathered wood|
|First stencil and 2nd paint - picked raspberry|
|Second stencil and paint number THREE - black soot|
|The number THREE, as a border|
- White luggage tag - 60 x 120mm
- Memory box bubble die cut (x3) attached to the tag using Ranger matte gel medium (recently acquired stash from a shopping expedition with pal, Cherry)
- Distress Paint in weathered wood sponged over the entire tag
- Distress Paint in picked raspberry sponged through Memory Box grid stencil
- Distress Paint in black soot sponged through the TCW faux brick stencil
- Inkadinkado numeric three stamped as a border using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Paper Artsy image stamped on to white card using Ranger Archival jet black ink and fussy cut out before adhering to tag
Then, being on a bit of a roll, I carried on and made this one:-
|Inked and watered!|
|Three Distress Inks and Three stencils (one of which featured the number THREE|
- White luggage tag, 60 x 120mm
- Distress Inks, applied with a Tim Holtz mini blending tool:- hickory smoke (all over and then again through a stencil), aged mahogany (through another stencil) and rusty hinge (around the edge)
- TCW and Memory Box Stencils
- My three stamps were by Inkadinkado (rock star set), Fiskars (all boy set) and Visible Image (Edgy set)
- Versafine onyx black ink for the stamping
- Tsukineko "goosebumps" sprayed randomly. As you can see from the photo above, it was applied unevenly to add interest and texture as well as to protect the water based inks
|My THREE stencils|
|My THREE Distress Inks|
|And my THREE images|
- Dragons Dream TIO - challenge - TO USE THE NUMBER THREE
- Through The Craft Room Door - September 1st challenge - ANYTHING GOES
- Clear It Out - September 1st challenge - ANYTHING GOES - I used lots of inks in this tag AND some goosebumps which I've had so long I had to clear the nozzle before I could use it!
- Scrap Creations - September 1st challenge - ANYTHING GOES
|See what I mean?|
|BAAlloons Shaun, sited in view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge|
|Clifton Suspension Bridge, which is obviously undergoing some maintenance work|
|Helter Skelter Shaun, sited in Clifton Village|
within The Mall Gardens
|Helter Skelter's side view|
|Off on the trail of the next one|
|Can you see him yet? He's the red blob on the left hand side|
|And here he is Jarsberry RAM!|
|And we're off, on foot, to the next one|
|Following the Harbourside walk|
|to see Sgt Shepherd!|
|With the added bonus of a steam train named Judy!|
|The Harbourside walk also takes in a dry dock, doesn't this barge look tiny in there?|
Someone was onboard, painting it though.
|And, finally, Lotus Shaun, sited on Gas Ferry Road, close to the S.S. Great Britain|
|Feeling hungry ..... again?|
Thanks for joining us on our tour of Bristol and the Shaun in the City trail, hope you've had fun, we did and (SURPRISINGLY) didn't get wet either, despite the blackness of the clouds!!! Feel free to click on any of the links I've added, you never know, you might find yourself wanting to visit Bristol too! Despite our best efforts on the trail of Shaun's we still only notched up 46 out of 70!
And now, since it IS What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday .... here's a sneaky peek at my work desk .... yes, alright, it's as untidy as usual and yes, as always, it's a VERY small area!!! Feast your eyes ....
I have a serious question for you all ...... this morning I received an e-mail purporting to be from someone I was friendly (electronically) about three, four years ago. My question is: WOULD YOU HAVE OPENED THE ATTACHMENT? Let me give you some more information ...... the e-mail originated from a Canadian service provider (last I heard this person was in Devon, England) and was different from the one included in the body of the e-mail. Also, after all this time ... the e-mail wished me merely "Salutations" and included a link to a web site!!
FYI: not only did I NOT open the attachment but I have marked it as spam so no more should be allowed through. If you genuinely sent me this e-mail JSL then please leave me a comment.
And I found out that one of my cards got picked over at CAS-ual Friday .... for my entry for their "pretty patterns" challenge ... I'm chuffed to bits - it's been mailed out already but I HOPE the recipient loves it too.
And this was my card