I will be sharing three project today: number 1 is a tag,
number 2 is a card and number 3 has been moved off the desk already.
|Project 1 - The Tag|
The first thing I did when I unrolled the craft sheet was use it as a place to mix Distress Inks. I used the colors Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo on the sheet with a spritz of water and mushed this tag into it. I grabbed this horse image from a mini calendar that I've been holding on to and some old Making Memories rub ons and decided to see how they would look together on the tag. The horse looked so ordinary, so I had to find the extra to make the words and image work together. I figured a flying horse would be extra enough so I pulled out my Tim Holtz Regal Flourish stamps and added feathers with the Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I guess they are horse feathers.
I like the way this turned out. It's not quite done didn't like the enormous amount of white space at the top so I added a key from Hampton Art Stamps. I will have to work on it before I attach it to a card or gift it. Any suggestions?
|Project 2 - The Card|
I had a great meal, reconnected with my real estate agent, and found a body shop that will be fixing the mirror on my car. Thanks Steve.
I made Mr. Henke this quick card to thank him for inviting me. The papers are all Stampin' Up (Whisper White, Certainly Celery and Soft Sky which is long retired). The images are from Papertrey Ink's Up, Up and Away set. I chose the sentiment because his invitation really was a spirit lifter.
Ink on the balloons is Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Charcoal. This ink stains PTI stamps terribly but if you tap lightly onto the pad it will only stain the raised area making it easy to see where your image next time even if you are using a really light color ink. The sentiment is stamped in Stampin', Up's retired Ballet Blue. The balloons were colored with SU markers in Old Olive and Close to Cocoa and water colored using Garden Green and an aqua painter (a paintbrush with the water inside the handle).
I wanted to play along when the dare was initially posted but the words "take a picture" were in the challenge and I didn't feel like going to the store for more batteries. I also wasn't much inspired by what I saw around me.
I bought batteries when we were out and about this weekend so the camera was ready. All I needed was inspiration. Hello Columbus Day! It was so beautiful here Monday that I could walk outside in shorts and barefoot and not even feel a chill. This was inspiring to no end. So I ran upstairs grabbed the camera and started snapping.
The absence of bushes, while sad, was not going to keep me from loving my clean patio. I saw nothing but possibility in my garden that day.
The numbers were die cut using Sizzix Lime Light Sizzlits, which are long retired. The bit at the top was from Making Memories packaging. The paper the journaling is on is from a Making Memories Spiral bound Journaling Book I got from the back wall at Hobby Lobby. You know where they sell the clearance stuff (starting to see a theme?). The base card stock is from Bazzill, love the color.
Well I need to get dinner ready we have 2 meetings this evening in 2 towns at the same time. So glad one of the parents from my son's den has agreed to take him to his Cub Scout meeting so I can go find out what I need to do for first communion prep. Thanks Mr. Lee.