Thursday, 1 April 2010

It's Not an April Fool

Thanks for all your encouragement in response to my first Zentangle Doodle yesterday!  I think it was beginner's luck as the one I started tonight is not going to my liking at all!  Still, I shall persevere. I do know that I need to get some decent pens to use, the one I am using is too thick-nibbed for most of the doodles. Keep you posted!

Instead, I have needed to have something to take my mind off the Liverpool football game which isn't going as well as I would have liked, soI have made this card. 

This started as a square tag on which I clear embossed the flower flourish by Tim (set is called fairytale frenzy) twice - one upside down.  I covered the tag in dusty concord DI and a dab of tumbled glass round the edges.  I wiped off the ink from the stamped images with a damp paper towel and stamped the message.  I rounded the corners of the tag just to help it fit within the scalloped edges of the cream card it's mounted on.

This is my entry for the Gingersnap Blue Moon Challenge - Take on a Tutorial (which is Hels' "resist" tutorial.)

In case you were wondering about the title of the post - well, today would have been my (21st) wedding anniversary - yes, I know, it's April First... April Fool's Day.... it is a very long story and probably not very interesting to anyone so I won't bore you with it.  I don't think the fact that we got married on April 1st had anything to do with the subsequent divorce.....!!!!

And now the football has just got worse so I am going to sign off!


Linda Ledbetter said...

Helen, your use of the Tim stamp here is GENIUS!!! Nice botanical yin/yang you've created, and just perfect for the sentiment! Thank you for sharing it with us at Gingersnap Creations! I'm inspired!!!

Lori said...

Oooooo, love the colors on this one, and like Linda said, the placement of the stamp is brill. Great use of the resist technique!

Lynn Stevens said...

Your resist technique is gorgeous with the purple tones and Tims stamps. Its Beautiful indeed!

Laura said...

Great rsist technique and result. Well done. Thanks for joining us on Gingersnaps.

Gingersnap Stampers said...

You did a fantastic job with Hels tutorial - thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps!