Morning all. Got the hatches battened down ready for the forecasted storm tomorrow night then? Toad came home from work last night with the most depressing news that most of the lads in his office weren't even born or were too young to remember the last big one of 1987! I confess, I slept through the 1987 one and remember being surprised to find the bird table at the other end of the garden......!
Anyhoo, you know I am often prepared to share my disasters with you - and this one taught me a couple of lessons.
Lesson 1 - Distress Inks do not dry as fast on an October evening as they do in the summer. Who heard the wails of despair as Chipped Sapphire bled into Scattered Straw?
Lesson 2 - Blue ink does not lift off! Some stray colours you can remove with a clean, damp paintbrush, but blue? Oooh no, blue sticks like glue!
Lesson 3 - Learn to know when to stop, bin it, and start again.
Image is an LOTV stamp James: Snowman
Image painted with Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Edges inked with DI Tumbled Glass
Tag die was a magazine freebie
Sentiment is from a Hero Arts set
Papers are First Edition
X-Cut small snowflake punch
Centre panel lifted with foam pads for dimension
So, looking at James' face, what do you see? Yes, that stubborn Chipped Sapphire
"Oh" said Toad "It's ok, he's in the snow, he's cold"
"Yes dear" says I "But he's cold - not dead!"
I added pink cheeks to cheer him up a bit but think all I did was turn him into a zombie bear.
Hugs, Squirrel xx