Welcome one and all, some really good crafty friends and new followers alike. It's good to have you along.
This week has been a complete blur and I feel like a taxi service! There are at least another two trips to complete before the night is out so this will be short and sweet.
I have a number of deadlines looming (including crafty ones - ha! that'll teach me to be ever so slightly smug at the beginning of the year). However, PMA required so here goes with the first one - have created another of OH's birthday project and it fits the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge 'A Little Bit of Brown'
This is like my warm up for TH's tag but also works for this project. The image is OH's great-grandfather sitting on his uncle's horse - NOTE: huge horse, no reins/stirrups/harnesses of any kind, no riding hat or protective clothing!!! The HSE would have a field day these days, but it looks like he is just enjoying it!
The background paper is Basic Grey which has futher flourishes stamped on it, a stamped acetate filmstrip has been coloured with Butterscotch alcohol ink, and the photo has been aged with a touch of brown ink. The photo has been coloured with Wild Honey and Pine Needles, and the sentiment is from Sam Poole's Art Sayings (another must have in my humble opinion).
Apologies at this point - this photo is slightly fuzzy but hopefully you get the gist: there is a piece of faux material textured wallpaper (inked as ever); a strip from K&Co Life's Journey tape measures paper; a lock and key, stamped on antique gold card with 'Morris Dance' Metal Flakes and black archival ink and Crackle Accents on the key; buttons stamped from Sam Poole's Vintage Sewing set and coloured with Versa style inks; and the word Journey has been stamped and embossed in black which has been blurred slightly deliberately. And there you have it. The collection continues to grow - more to come - but in the meantime I want to end by showing you an ATC I received from my crafting buddy Anne.
I can't tell you how she created it but I can say I was blown away to receive it. It is going to have pride of place on my new crafting memo board (when I get round to creating it) as a reminder of the friends made through blogging and crafting. I am one lucky girl. Hugs, Buttons x