....nay and thrice! I have THE lurgy! Oh yesh, after a whole nearly two years being cold free, I went and picked up a bug... and oh boy, I have been on my death bed! Well, maybe that is a slight exageration but it has been bad! So bad that last week I got the new Winter Seasonal Distress Paints and nearly a month ago I got the Autumn ones and I haven't even played with them!! I know!!! Sacre bleu! Well, I am midst prep for a Melt Art Pick of the Day starting Tuesday 29th and running through 30th October and I am also getting the last bits together for my Melt Pot Retreat this weeked... so I is a little busy... but there they were, sitting there, on my desk, looking all ignored and unloved. So I gave myself an hour to play... and I made this tag:
The background is a smoosh of Antique Linen, Dusty Concord, Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough... wow, the Iced Spruce is all I hoped it would be, I loves this colour! The others are just as lush to be honest but I do like to have a favourite you see :O) Once dried, I layered some Distress Inks over in the same colours and then spritzed and flicked some water over to get a nice blotchy background.
Not content with just doing that with the Paints, I decided that the new Burlap Layering Stencil from the Duke of Distress needed taking out of its packaging (yep, another new thing lurking!) I used Cut & Dry foam to apply Dusty Concord randomly over the stencil and then another zap with the heat tool to dry the paint. Next up came a bit of stamping using a mini flourish (another Tim stamp) using Jet Black Archival to stamp... remember to heat set the ink, the DP's are waterproof when dried so your Archival will need a zap to set it. I made a rosey blossom using the Tattered Florals die and coloured the paper with Dusty Concord to make it match in.. and the Tattered Leaves were coloured with Evergreen Bough DI. A little banner of Film Strip and some Idea-ology to decorate and an Ornate Plate with another little Tim stamp inside and voila, finished... and it actually took me just under the hour too!
AlfieCat has been up to his old tricks again! The other day it bucketed down and he was a bit miffed, he hates the rain, so he was sitting at the backdoor, tapping his paw and waiting for the rain to pass. All of a sudden he leapt up and pounced outside onto the patio, turned tail and hurtled back indoors. And, in that moment of pouncyness he had managed to catch an earthworm and brought it inside for his Mummy... ewww, he really is a dirty little muckakk! Needless to say, Grim was deployed to pick up said earthworm... well, I say earthworm, I should have said earthworms, as yes, one had now become two!!! Gnash, gnash lol Anyways, with that lovely image I shall say... Thanks for looking, have a great day!! TTFN