I had started to build a background with my few neon inks when (very fortunately) I revisited the blog and saw that another entry had been posted using the spat stamp and neon inks. I quietly put mine away for using on another card as it didn't come up to scratch by comparison!
I was looking at the title of the challenge, thinking of my first card which was very inky indeed, and thought I would make a card that was heavier on emotional aspects rather than visual.
I clear embossed the annabelle stamps splat stamp onto light grey cardstock (despite it looking more like Kraft in this photograph), matted it with Bazzill Liquorice cardstock and attached it to a PTI Enchanted Evening card base.
A sad little sentiment from PTI's Peaceful Garden in Memento Nautical Blue helps to set this sombre scene of unmitigated misery. No ambiguity here!
Really, these enormous crocodile teardrops would make the recipient smile I think! I hope they would entice them into a phone call, text or postcard, at the very least :)
I must try taking the photograph in natural light, I have my craft space in our very cramped garage and there is no natural light at all...I dream of designing and building a studio that would enable me space and easy access to my spinning wheels, sewing equipment, paper crafting, painting...ho hum! Maybe next time round.
Well, the colouring in this photograph (taken outside on this lovely sunny spring morning here in Hobart) is much more accurate. I've lost the glistening effect of the clear embossing on those big wet tears, and it's a crooked image but one can't have everything in this life.
Now I just need to see if I can rejig the link to the annabelle stamps blog to display this one instead of the too tawny night shot above...here goes...fingies crossed...if their blog goes down it wasn't me!
We are having a festival of sail here at the moment with several tall ships in port. They made a lovely display coming up the Derwent river yesterday, with many local yachts and motor boats accompanying them into the harbour. Although the day was fairly overcast, my daughter managed to capture a few shots when the sun shone around the clouds and lit up the sails.
Here is one of the photographs...
And here is one of our local family of Wattle birds looking for lunch, which she caught on camera while waiting for the sun to break through the clouds onto the ships...
Bye for now,