...or else you will see that even now, at the ripe old age of...*ahem* 40something, I still can't seem to colour within the lines! There was much mirth and merriment in the making of this tag - it is one of my demo tags from Ally Pally and one of the lovely ladies watching its creation said that she thought it was a stamp of a robber on a get-away horse (you know who you are lol) I could see what she meant because she was looking at it from a funny angle. Actually, it is Papa Noel on his trusty reindeer, getting ready to whizz 'round to my place to drop off lots of goodies for me ( I have been very good this year.... well sort of lol)
The base tag is coloured with Old Paper Stain, dried, blended with Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo and a smidge of black around the edges to frame the design. The colouring - well, the less said about that the better. I have lost my waterbrush... had it last week, can't find it this week. So, instead, I used a paintbrush and spritzed water onto the craft sheet and a nice puddle of Fired Brick Stain and coloured that way... hence the going over the lines on his knee... my excuse and I is sticking to it!
My demo desk - pic here - was massive, which is just as well because I do tend to spread out when I am making stuff... all in all I had a fab day - I would love to be able to show you two more of the Xmas tags I made using Tim's new stamps and the gorgeous Stampers Anon Classic Favorites... but alas, I left my desk to go and do my sit-down demo, came back, both were missing. So, if it was you who helped yourself to my tags, well, what can I say? Ask me and I will make you something... please don't steal, it is an ugly thing to do and it makes me crabby because I didn't get photo's of them - not fair at all right?
Anyways. Yesterday was a grand day out. Chuffing frreeeezing though! I was getting ready in the morning and Grim said "tis going to be chilly today... less than 10degrees" So, I decided that I would wear layers, all four of them. And as I was getting ready I spied my big wooly pom pom scarf... and thought "oh I won't need that, tis still September" WRONG!!! We were lucky enough to get seats in the grandstand which is undercover - thank heavens. Now. You all know I have probs with my back. Well, it is high up, up there in the grandstand. Which means several flights of steep stairs. It took me about 29 hours to climb up them... but I did it, grumbling all the way, as you (or I) do. Once up there, I then had a fit of the vapours... blimey it is HIGH. And I have never had issues with heights before... ever. So, it was a "don't look down" moment, lasting more than a moment, more like several minutes. Finally I got used to it - mainly because when I finally did look down, we were sitting right opposite Jason Plato's garage. Just wish I had had my binoculars with me (snort) Grim went wandering off (ok, he went off in search of bacon and coffee) When he got back he said... "there's a lift!" Oh yes, there is indeedily a lift. Phew, I don't think I could have managed a whole day without finding the facilities lol Anyways, I have thawed out now, it was a case of cozy corn pillow, fleecy blanket, fire on full, heating on full, nice chinese food on ...erm.. full (teehee) and telly box on X Factor - I only watch it because Grim forces me to I hasten to add. I shall away now, I have lots of jobs on my to-do list and I only have three days this week because I am away to Preston on Thursday. Best get a wiggle on then! Thanks for looking, have a good day! TTFN