When I was cutting circles for ATCoins recently,
I found in my box a set of dies for hexagons which I had bought many years ago
but never used.
Hmmm ...... "why not an ATHexagon?", I thought.
One of the dies is 2 1/2" which is the perfect size, so I hunted through my scrap card
and this is the result. The background colour had been previously done by swiping card through puddles of Distress Oxide inks.
I was given this stamp by one of my friends a few months ago which I hadn't used until now, however, it's just the right size for an ATC, or in this case, an ATH.
I stamped it directly onto the hexagon, then twice more on white card.
I coloured both images, cut them out (one completely, the second one around the legs and body).
A small piece of washi tape was stuck down just under the body and wings,
then the cut image was glued directly over the top.
Using tiny foam dots, I popped up the body and legs over the image.
The word 'quanked' came up in my FB feed this week
and as I hadn't been feeling the best and was really tired,
it fitted how I felt perfectly.
"Quanked, an obsolete word meaning 'overpowered by fatigue'; listed in a glossary of words by Dartnell and Goddard, used in the County of Wiltshire (1893)"
Art Impressions - Bird Brains [UMD 1878]
I reckon some obsolete words should come back into the english language,
what do you think?