Good morning everyone. Friday the 13th Eeeeeeek !!! Hope this finds you happy and well. I also hope its not too cold or wet in your bit of the world. Although we have cranked the tog rating up a notch, no need for the heating yet thankfully. I have to go through my snuggle under my Shaun the Sheep fleece blanket for 7 consecutive days before its deemed cold enough for the heating to be switched on hahaha !!! No blanket required as yet.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post. Nesta and I had a lovely time on Wednesday. A funny film at the pictures (thank goodness for Orange Wednesdays otherwise it would have been pricey) and a fab lunch too. Happy times !!!
A very warm welcome to Carol (Carol49gtlum) who has kindly become my 21st follower. Thank you so much and if you get chance, be happy to hear what you think about my offerings or life or the universe or anything really. Haven't had chance to check if you have a blog at the time I'm typing but rest assured, if you have, I shall swing by to say hello.
Patricia, you get back in this pond right now !!! I thought you Scots were a hardy bunch but as you're not, I've had the pond heated for you.
Val, I hope that your scan went ok and that it didn't cause you to panic. Glad you had a nice time with Wendy the day beforehand.
Now, to today's card. I said I had been asked to make a "rustic" elephant card for Thursday. Turned out Nesta actually meant ethnic . . . . . I was sort of relieved as I wasn't sure what a rustic one looked like lol !!! She then changed her mind and decided she wasn't giving me much notice. Then she changed her mind again . . . . . . Wednesday afternoon, still required for Thursday . . . . . .gulp !!! (for her Brother in Laws birthday)
Now, I don't have anything remotely elephant orientated so I had to look through books etc for inspiration, then hand draw what you see and colour it in with, hate to say this to you colourists, felt tips I got from the Pound Shop . . . . . I can hear the gasps now . . . . sorry ladies. I did use metallic Promarkers for the shiney bits though.
The white spots were done with a white gel pen and . . . . . . Tippex . . . . . .sorry again.
The base card is a piece of A4 black card Hougied in half and there are several mats and layers of black and white, with gold metallic marker round the edges.
I topped the picture with acetate (Yea, its taken me over 12 months but finally I use some acetate) then made a 4mm frame from black card to hide the tape (bonkers or what ?).
I did enjoy doing it as its another "out of the comfort zone" project and I had a call to say Nesta's BiL was very happy with his card.
I did try and upload another photo of Nellie's head but computer say no.
Hope its not too much of a shocker. Have a wonderful day folks and thanks for popping by the (heated) pond.