Friday, July 4, 2008
The Gothic arch challenge this week is mermaids. I was so excited because I thought I still had a mermaid stamp, but drat...I just sold it. I cut out this arch before vacation and then stopped. This morning after a long day of driving home yesterday I set out to finish it. I looked up mermaid in the old dictionary I have set aside for crafting. The answer was in the definition- the body of a woman with the tail of a fish. I have lots of women stamps and a trout stamp. That's how this mermaid came to be. She is a combo of bathing woman and a trout. I think it's fitting since we just got home from an amazing white water rafting trip where I'd like to think I was a graceful bathing woman. In reality I was unceremoniously dumped out of the raft into a very shallow rocky stretch of river. My backside is still a bit sore from the rocks that I landed on. Grace is not my middle name, though I wish it were. The guys caught and released quite a few trout, so the tail fits right in. It was a great vacation and the arch was a fun way to stamp it.
Supplies used: psx trout stamp, inkadinkado woman stamp, rubber stampede map stamp, grungeboard swirl, forest green and black staz-on, halo blue gold lumiere paint, lime green and fruit punch stickles, golden interference oxide green paint, vintage dictionary definition, flower.