Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WOYWW, a tag, a card and a page.

First for all you WOYWW people. Here is the mess for this week.
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
Who doesn't love a deal? There were two 50% off coupons in the newspaper on Sunday for Columbus Day Sales one for JoAnn Fabrics and one for Micheal's. I used the JoAnn's coupon to purchase the Ranger non-stick Craft Sheet you now see on my desk. I have wanted it for a looong time and so glad I got it - this thing rocks. I can't wait to bust out the paints and foam stamps and use it as a palette. It's also great for doing those nice soft sponged edges on projects.

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
This morning I had, what I thought was, a  To Do list full of really important stuff. When my insurance agent, Steve Henke, called and invited me to a Referral Experts lunch so I could meet people who might know people who might have a job available for a graphic designer. I decided folding laundry was probably not as important as all that.

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).

The last project is not on the desk this is my entry for Effer Dare 170, Where I Stand.
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.

Happy Crafting,


Julia Dunnit said...

Ah I know just what you mean about the LO - dares and challenges often speak to me months after they've passed - and are very insipiring then! Great LO. Love your desk - I see you've done a little push back in order to get Mr H's card done, but hey, it's allowed, and he'll really be touched that you sent him a card.

Elizabeth said...

Hello Katie, thanks for showing your desk - I like those hot air balloon stamps and your tag is great but hasn't that horse got big teeth:) Regards, Elizabeth (Silverscrapper)

sasa said...

That is one funny horse - great face and tag! Hope you enjoy that craft sheet - they are indeed great things.
Love the simple balloons too - so pure...
sasa 10

Ciara said...

I love your balloon card, so simple & sweet :-)


Christine said...

Stunning balloon card, love it :-) Christine #7

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love the tag. I learned a valuable lesson today that you should stop when something is done. I think it's finished and doesn't need anything else. That balloon card is cute. The sentiment is perfect for it. And your scrapbook layout looks like you met the challenge head on and in time. WOO HOO. Happy belated WOYWW from #2.

Mandi said...

Super projects, thanks for letting us see your work space

See you again, have a great week
mandi xx

Neet said...

Great work there - thanks for talking us through the processes and for sharing it all. #142

Kathy said...

Your desk looks great, and so do the things you've shared with us here - I'm sorry to be so long getting here - but I'm glad I did!

peggy gatto said...

gosh I love the horse!!!
some wonderful creations!