Saturday, May 8, 2021

What's Kraken?

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Happy Caturday!

It's finally starting to warm up here, after literally the longest winter ever, so we are hoping to get our final plantings done, and solve a mystery in the garden, which is the appearance of what appears to be alien brains in our garden. Knobby, weird pink things that have popped up and intrigued me. The Seek app is mystified by them, so it's up to me to dissect this life form and see what I can see. If you don't hear from me after today, it was definitely a visitor from outer space. Photos at the end of this post.

I have been coloring with greys a lot lately and I thought it would be especially fun to to grey and red with this adorable kraken stamp. (You can get 10% off the whole store here with code UNDERSTANDBLUE.) I wanted him staring up at the moon before devouring the ill-fated ship, so I kept the darker colors lower right. These are all Copic neutral grays - 0, 2, 4 and 6. The red is a Graphit Marker for getting in those teeny spaces. The paper I used is sold out as a stand-alone, but is still available in a bundle here. Otherwise, there's very similar paper in this Etsy shop. I fussy cut the image and then used a multiliner to color the edges black to blend in with the paper.

I used my circle infinity dies to cut through the galaxy paper, and then I just used a wadded up Kleenex to apply grey ink through the opening before stamping the sentiment

What's Kraken? Stamp Set — Sweet...
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Starry Skies Digital Paper Cosmic...
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Bundle - Bunny Moon Release – The...
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Copic Multiliner SP Pen - Set of 10
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Copic Marker
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Graphit — Marker Universe
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Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #3...
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Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #1...
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Understand Blue Card Making Bundle #2...
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My Sweet Petunia
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Pre-Cut & Scored Cardstock
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Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
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LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring...
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Storage Envelopes, Medium 25pk,...
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CheckOutStore Stamp & Die Clear...
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Extra Large -50 pk, Avery Elle Stamp...
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Mermaid tidy towel case and glue...
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Airtable: Organize your stamps & dies
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So what IS kraken this weekend? Any fun plans? We are going to do a socially distanced Mother's Day, weather permitting, and then just wait for some things to bloom after all our hard work.

My selloum is doing well, which I'm excited about - I was so worried!

And Clarence - my squirrel - brought his baby by a few times this week.

Here are the alien brains. What do you think? 

Hope it's a great weekend!


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1 comment:

  1. I adore what you did with the Kraken in the tub! What a fun take on that silly stamp!


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