So for this month's Teapotter Tickle were were to bring gems to the party. As I was browsing through my stamps, this one just popped out at me and said pick me, pick me! My maiden name was Drinkwater, so old hand pumps tug at my heart strings. Stamped and colored my image before cutting it out and matting it. Used the Highland Heather marker to do faux stitching on the border. I popped it up over my DP mat and strips. Then added my gems. Now to wait and see where it will travel. TFL everyone!
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 GMT Views: 234
Registered: February 23, 2016 Location: El Paso, TX Posts: 21112
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 4:20 PM
What a wonderful backstory! And I love your old hand pump. I grew up in the olden days when this was what we had at our kitchen sink so I can appreciate everything about the image you chose for today’s challenge. Thanks for being one of the gems in this Tea Potter group, and bringing joy to so many strangers each year.
------------------------------ Linda aka Bubbles
I'm not a Hoarder . . . I'm the Curator of an extensive collection of embellishments!!
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Registered: January 20, 2010 Location: Brampton, Ontario Posts: 24304
Tue, Aug 30, 2022 @ 6:44 PM
That image is so wonderfully detailed and your colouring is superb! I remember my grandmother having a hand pump in the kitchen and a pump on the well outside as well. Beautiful bright colours for your background. Will be a delight for the recipient!
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Registered: June 3, 2016 Location: near Lourdes in France Posts: 52035
Wed, Aug 31, 2022 @ 2:05 AM
Loved to read your write up, my grandmother had a pump like this I remember my mother told me she went out each day to wash herself, (body and hair) outside in every season, beautiful coloring and lovely colors on your dotted bg, love the gems too