Friday, October 9, 2009

guilty conscience

I've neglected my blog again... Thankfully, it's a slow day at work, so I'm blogging from here. Apologies for the "raw" image, but I don't have PSE on my work computer to "pretty it up", centre the image, blur the edges, etc. So, you're getting to see my photography skills at their nitty-grittiest. (my old graphic arts teacher would cringe...)

Perhaps I will replace the image with a new, "prettier" one later, but I wouldn't hold my breath on that, LOL!

So, a while ago I had posted on Facebook that my dad was a pirate...well, he'd had retinal surgery and had to wear an eyepatch, and that was the big joke so that the kids could see the funny side and perhaps not be so afraid of "Granda".

That's why I *had* to make him this card. The sentiment is from a real set (it is *not* computer generated) from Starving Artistamps and as soon as I saw it I knew I'd never get another chance to use it as suitably as this! The focal image is also from Starving Artistamps and it is stamped on watercolour paper and coloured in using my often neglected SU! Watercolour Crayons. The sentiment has been UTEE'd (the new carpet in my basement has now been "christened" as I dropped it sticky-side-down once while heat setting it - grrrrrr!) although it doesn't show up in the picture.

Inside I've stamped another sentiment from the same SAS set. It simply says "ARRRG!"

So, if anyone has any suggestions for getting the last of the UTEE out of my berber carpet (can't see it, but it's really rough - good thing it's recently become sock/slipper weather in these parts) feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section! I've tried reheating it (slightly...but burning the entire house down would be far worse than a rough patch of carpet under my craft desk) and picking up the melted bits with paper towel and it worked a bit. Now you all know why my blog was named "Stamping ReckLesley"...

Happy stamping!