Hello all, and welcome to Words and Pictures. My profound apologies that I'm so behind with visiting you all. After my internet meltdown, I then had a couple of weeks where work made any crafting or crafty-visiting virtually impossible... but I'm doing my best, and I hope to get back on track very soon.
You've arrived in time for the new challenge over at Fun With ATCs - and an unusual creation for me.
The theme is Black, White and Red, and regulars will know that's not exactly my comfort zone!
So, I thought: "Well, if it's going to be different, let's make it really different!" So here it is...
I used one of Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper ATCs, and stamped Tim Holtz's bare branches in Jet Black Archival.
That got a good blast from the heat tool to make sure it was dry before I stamped the word 'alone', using the little Hero Arts alphabet set.
For the leaf, I saturated a bit of leftover card with Cherry Pie Dylusions Spray, and then used a little leaf punch I bought in Norway a few months ago, when I did some work over there.
It was pretty much the only thing I could afford (small bottle of Diet Coke £4.50!?!).
I brushed the sides of the ATC across the surface of the Archival ink pad to give a little definition around the edges, and that was pretty much that.
I hope you like my 'hop out of kin' project.
You can find more inspiration from my brilliant team-mates for this fortnight's challenge over at Fun With ATCs, and I hope you'll find time to join in with our Black, White and Red theme. Can't wait to see what you create.
For now, thank you so much for stopping by... and I really hope I'll be round to visit you very soon!
And something a bit different here too:
What's black and white and red all over?
A blushing zebra
What's black and white and read all over?
What's black and white and black and white and black and white and black and blue?
A penguin falling downstairs
If you'd prefer something a little more in my usual vein, you'll find the Coffee Guys over at
Artistic Outpost today - just in case you missed them the first time around!