Now that the party is over and the winner has been drawn, it is my pleasure to announce the winner. However, before we get to that, I'll keep you in suspense for a bit longer and show you how I spent last Tuesday evening. And I didn't pay a cent, either, so it was all free for the Queen of Free.
Unfortunately it started out rather badly, with tons of rain and flooding. Of course, that didn't deter me, because I had been to Sally's all day, helping her clean out her garage. When the rain started coming down in buckets, I ran home like a drowned rat, but a quick shower helped and a big fluffy towel dried me off nicely. And here we were
at our first destination.
I had seen an ad on TV that Applebees was giving away two free appetizers at participating restaurants. I called the one closest to us and off we went.
On the phone, I was told each of us would receive two free appetizers, but the person didn't tell us
we had to share them. Since Sally was hungry and neither of us had eaten all day, which didn't bother me, since I only eat once a day, anyway,
she ordered three more appetizers and a Thai shrimp salad. I was content with my free portion of the appetizers, but Sally insisted on sharing her salad and the other appetizers, which came at various times, rather than all at once.
By the time we had finished our meal, I waddled out of the restaurant and we were off to our next destination.
Both Sally and I had gotten two free tickets
to the ZOO!!
It had been years since I'd been, and I was thrilled to see it was all new to me. I took over 300 photos, and, after I cull through them, will share them over the next few weeks.
Now that you've seen my freebie day, I'm proud to announce that Patty of Magpie's Nest is the winner of my ATC.
It's pretty obvious how I made it, but I'll still walk you through the steps, anyway, even though this post is long already.
I began by spritzing two colors of my handmade mists on a dictionary page I chose for my background. I then colored two pages of card stock with Staz-on reinkers and 91% alcohol. I like this technique because the card stock never buckles, but stays completely flat.
Next, I printed my tea cups on the dried card stock and cut them out. I also printed the words on printer paper, then colored the words using dye ink.
Once the dictionary page was dry, I sewed around the page. This was for decoration only, and was not used in place of glue. I then adhered the sewn dictionary page to my ATC back. I used a glue stick because the dictionary page is quite fragile.
For the assembly, I used a piece of foam tape to lift the green cup off the page.
Patty, your ATC will be in the mail tomorrow.
Now it's time to share your T Stands for Tuesday post. Be as brief or as lengthy as you like, share your ATC, or wait until you hear from your PIF partner. It makes no difference, but be aware, we are using Mr. Linky again, so I can't remove your post in the event you get it wrong the first time. Please observe the rule that you must share a drink or drinking vessel, whether it's through art, photography, or an actual glass, cup, mug, or pot.
<div class="Second on the 2nd button" style="width: 200px; margin: 0 auto;">
<a href="http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow">
<img src="http://www.halleshobbies.com/secondlook.jpg" alt="Second on the 2nd" width="200" height="200" />
Bleubeard and I welcome you
Art, including the journey, background techniques, new experiments, photos, failures, and successes will be shared on this site. I have removed my e-mail address until such time as I can get it to work again. Thank you for understanding. You can always leave a note on my blog and I will visit you.
Please check out my Previous Collaborations link above to see what projects I have been involved in over the past seven years. Current and ongoing projects only are shown below.
Occasionally, Silent Sunday will showcase photos of my home, neighborhood, or community. A picture is often worth a thousand words.
Feelfree to drop by every second Thursday of the month for my Second Thursday Tutorials. They are interspersed with my other Tutorials found at the link above.
Bleubeard will guide you to each Altered Book Lesson as it appears
Click on any lesson you might have missed or want to review