Ok, this is going to be a fast thrown together post or I will never get it done. I apologise for no freebie as promised today – but tomorrow if all goes well. Without further delay.
I’m terrible, I chose… rectangle, does it count? I had the dickens with my cards today – all fumble fingers and such:
I think I re-worked this one about 4 times. I had stamped and embossed the sentiment in gold but it looked cheap. So many adjustments, so much indecision. I was ready to slap myself and say “GO already!” Sheesh.
I do like these simple and sweet little flowers – I made one in an earlier post – the triangle fold but with this one I squashed them over to one side. I added the little bit of crochet thread for the delicate bow. I want to share a bit of advice I learned from my tatting days (which are still going on but very sporadic) My hint is that when you tie something tiny like this to dab both the ends of the thread and the little knot with a product called Fray Check – I think I bought mine at Wal Mart. Seals the thread nicely and invisibly.
365 Day 181 – Super Sketchy Sunday
Yes, once again I am a deviant. Well I have some hints of the sketch I am sure. The artist in me just takes over, sorry.
I’ve been meaning to give my friend this beautiful photo of her I took way back in June and today I thought I’d incorporate it into the sketch.
My take on the second piece of paper is to use this piece of onion skin type paper and paint and pencil on a “faux drop shadow” – I think I will for sure use this idea again.
A little mini glue dot colored with my versamark inkpad and a strand of jewelery wire make the photo hang nicely. Oh yes, the frame was a free file from sxc.hu which I altered. Printed to photo paper and cut out.
I tried to find this exact word in my stamps collection – not sure if I have a “beautiful” in it and then I had the brilliant idea to look in my magazine collection – there are hundreds of ads in them screaming “beauty this and beauty that” and there you have it in a nice font even. Just snip snip and its mine!
Instructions were to include 5 buttons and 5 bows.
I hope nobody’s going to shoot me, I only managed two bows and 4 buttons.
I just could not see how I could jam it up any more than it already is.
I used pretty pink little buttons (I only had 4 of them in the entire jar) and then topped them with pink gems.
But here is what was fun and is a COOL idea I had while having my coffee with 2 squares of chocolate for breakfast today.
I discovered it quite by accident on another card and it hit me this a.m. … If you take sheer nylon ribbon and blow at it before you stick the ribbon on the card (you will have to experiment, a little tricky) with your heat embossing gun you can make it go all ‘shrively and pretty’!!! Oh I have so many ideas I want to try with this.
Ok, and I just have to blog these last two snaps:
Last night our friend Italia and John had us over. There were 8 of us people (including them) and there were seven GIANT pizzas!
Cooked on the bbq with bricks under they were FABULOUS.
And that’s Italia with an uninvited guest in the foreground.