Saturday, 31 January 2015

Lost and Found Hat

My son Simon lost the beanie his Grandma had made him and he was a little upset.  We had narrowed it down to being lost on the bus on the way home from swimming or somewhere in the school playground, which he seemed to think was what had happened.  Unfortunately the snow falling this past week has scuppered any search and rescue plans or indeed any chance that it would be in a reasonable state when it was found.  

Last Thursday the bus driver who drove him to swimming handed it over to him.  Not only had he found it on the bus after they had all alighted the week before, but he had known who it belonged to and had kept it safe so he could return it to him the following week.  I made this card for the driver to show him our appreciation (now we just have to find which driver it was).

It also gave me a chance to experiment with some new ink techniques.  I washed some Distress Inks onto a piece of card stock and sprayed a couple of Glimmer Mists to give it some shine.  I then stamped several hats leaving an empty space.  I had thought to die cut an arrow to point to the empty space but my husband suggested the question mark.  I gave the PTI question mark and the Memorybox "merci" the Glossy Accents treatment and sprinkled them with some Sakura Pale Gold Tempera Powder Colour (something I've had in my stash for over 20 years).

The hat was a little wooden block stamp I bought on a trip to Riot Art Stores in Sydney earlier this year - I thought it would go rather well with some of the stamps from other sets I have and for those difficult man cards we have to occasionally make.  I stamped another hat on the inside and coloured this one in.

I'm entering this card in the Stamplorations January Challenge

I'm also entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge where Anything Goes this week.

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Wonderful story and what a perfect card to thank that nice bus driver with. Hope you find him. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.

  2. Awesome card and a very thoughtful way to thank :) Thank you for sharing with STAMPlorations !

  3. Fab card, love the distress inking & all the dimension on the diecuts :)


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