Look what I found……
You know how it goes, your other half asks where a certain item is and you just know for sure it is lurking in that overstuffed hidey hole. How to ascertain that it is definitely there though? After all one is in danger of all sorts of injuries if that cupboard door is opened as all the contents threaten to fall out. Whenever there is the necessity to do a quick clean up because visitors are due shortly then there is always a particular cupboard or drawer that is hurriedly opened and several things are rammed or slung in and the door banged shut quickly.
Well DH asked for a certain item and I knew my luck had run out, I was just going to have to get down and dirty and clear that cupboard out. The first things to fall out was a huge bundle of various computer cables – what the heck do we need 6 USB printer cables for? We only have one printer. There are several modem cables – why? And I couldn’t even name the many other cables I discovered. So what did I do? Threw them away as utter junk of course, erm, well actually I tidily rolled them up and stuffed them into a space in a drawer – well you never know when they might be useful!
I never did find that certain item that DH was hunting for, of course not because I remembered afterwards, while stuffing cables in the drawer, that was the hidey place for the certain item. Never mind at least the cupboard is now tidy and everything can be seen BUT what I did discover was some atcs I did years ago and had forgotten about. Here they are:
Please don’t ask me at this juncture what inks, etc I used on these because I have been to sleep since making them! I do know that I used tiny little shells that we collected when on holiday in the Isles of Scilly – I only collect the very smallest shells! I also used seed beads to represent the sand and some teardrop rhinestones for fish. The little fronds pretending to be sea weed are strands of moss.
A rectangular piece of stampbord (not a spelling mistake) was inked then stamped with a partial image and then some of the ink scraped off to create white areas. I stamped a peacock feather on a small rectangle bead and added a small length of chain and a charm.
This ATC was made with torn scraps of paper adhered to the ATC sized cardstock, some teardrop gems added, a Chinese coin and two stamped butterflies.
I went through a period of making ATCs just for the fun of it, I have swapped one or two. These three were residing in a special atc-wallet-in-a box along with a couple of others that aren’t worth photographing 🙂
Now for something a little different – you recall the framed picture I created? It is somewhere on this blog where I made the frame from aluminium tape that I embossed. Well I finally got around to finishing the other one!