Monday 25 June 2012

It was on a Monday Morning...

As in the Flanders and Swann song, It was on a Monday morning  the Gas Man came to call!  .  They've been working on the gas mains in our area lately and it was our turn to have our pipes upgraded and our supply checked out.  So one of us had to stay home from work to ensure that they had access to our premises and that, after texting my deputy and my boss to check  it was OK, was me.

Having an unexpected day's leave, I began work on this week's Sunday Stampers challenge (as set by Hels Sheridan).   This week the topic is Pockets, and here's my interpretation.

I began with a piece of brown card, cut in half lengthways.  I sprayed one half with Ink Refresher and set it aside to dry.  The other half I embossed with to get the crocodile texture (I think it's a Cuttlebug folder) and then inked up with Perfect Medium and heat-embossed with clear detail embossing powder. 

Once I'd cut the plain card into a tag shape and stamped it (the sentiment reads "Your destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things") I cut the pockets out of the mock croc and plain card;  I rubbed over the plain card with Judikins Micro Glaze to get the well-used leather look (I would imagine that Badger Balm would give much the same effect and smell nice as well!) then assembled the tag. 

The ephemera were printed from Tim Holtz's Distressables CD, aged with som Tea Dye Distress ink.
Hope you like it!


Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS, she said, shoutingly... LOVE that texture loads... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Redanne said...

Oh, I like your piece, I thought it was real money in there - lol. Love the way you have weathered the mock croc. Hope the gas men did a good job.........Anne x

Rita said...

Like it indeed. I love it lots. Never heard of Badgers Balm ,but will try to find it. TFS. Hugs Rita xx