... oh ho! AlfieCat has been up to tricks again... more of that in a mo though... first let me show you a demo tag I did whilst at Ally Pally a few weekends ago. I was demoing the fabby new Distress Paints and my fave Studio 490 goodies. Now, followers of old will know exactly how I struggle with that l'il ol' thang called... colour! Oh yesh, I shy away from it, I live in my comfort zone of blues, browns and greens... and occasionally foray into realm of pinkyness but never do I usually go for oranges and reds. Well, a lovely lady had come along to see me demo and said "can you do something in the reds and oranges?" So I said "*gulp* Yep, sure can.... " (whilst breaking out in a light covering of dew) Anyways... this here tag is the result.
The paints used are Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door. I know! Bright! I smooshed the paints onto the craft sheet, dipped the tag and then spritzed with water... I should have spritzed first as the colour is just *that* side of heavy. The jug was covered with Rock Candy Crackle and once dried, I used Picket Fence and Black Soot, dabbed over the top and then blended with my finger to make it go a grey colour. The crackles look fab and aren't showing up much on the pics. I then overstamped the jug with the co-ordinating stamp using Jet Black Archival ink. The rose is also an Art Part, painted and then stamped and stamped underneath too so I have the stem and leaves showing. A smidge of stencilling with Forest Moss and the new leafy Stencils for Art and voila, one... ahem... very bright tag!
Anyways... AlfieCat! So, he went out yesterday morning and was sitting staring at the drainpipe that is on the end of the house. Huh? WeirdoCat more like. About an hour later, I went out and saw him sitting in exactly the same place... still staring at the drainpipe. So I gets down on my hands and knees and stares at the drainpipe too. Nope, not a sausage can I see, so I call him a "div" and go back inside. Any road, half an hour later, I go out again (I was doing *chores* emptying bins etc, I don't make a habit of being in and out all day lol) And he was still there. Still staring at the chuffing drainpipe!!! So, once again I got down on my hands and knees (not a pretty sight, nor an easy feat with this ol' war wound) and then I heard something!!! A little scrabbling scratchy noise! So, I lifted up the bottom of the pipe and out comes some leaves and some moss... and... POUNCE.. goes the not so WeirdoCat Alf... he has got his prize... a mouse!!! So, actually, I owe Alf an apology... he was waiting for over two hours in total to get that... well, I tried to grab said mousingtons off him but he did that daft cat dance thing again and beggared off down the garden. An hour later he is in my Room of Stash... with the (now deceased...) ex-mouse. I hear that apparently if they bring you a mouse it means they loves ya... well, yep, Alf must love his Mummy cos that sure ain't the first time he has done that. Clever boy *she says proudly* Right, I shall loves ya and leaves ya... Thanks for looking, have a fabby day! TTFN