Rain, rain, rain today! It's been good for the garden, but what a contrast to the last few days of high temps. It's not cold though still around mid 20's. We do really need the rain as we were a bit short last winter. The rain just made it a bit dicey getting my craft things in and out of the car several times today. I packed to go teach class, unpacked, repacked and then unpacked again when I got home. This is also really the only thing I hate about grocery shopping - having to handle everything about 5 times before it actually hits my own shelf or refrigerator! I can see the allure of on-line shopping.
Well, my ladies started making their tissue box covers today. One finished all the cutting, scoring and folding, embossing and cutting with a couple of dies and the ink distressing and can finish it off at home as she just has to put the panels on and glue the lid on. The other lady managed with a fair bit of help to get up to being ready to do the distressing, so not sure if I need to take inks next week or not. I finished off making the little secret box for her and she only needs to decorate that by gluing the panels she has already made onto it.
We are moving on to making a picture for the wall using an artist canvas and a serviette - very simple process but it needs to dry in between painting and putting the serviette on. I hope it will be a warm day next Wednesday!
I again had lunch out on the run with my friend Rose and then we stopped off at one of the cheap shops so she could purchase an artist's canvas for next week. I picked up a couple 12 x 12 paper packs from My Mind's Eye which were discounted by $10 each and some pretty little ribbon and fibre trims for only 99 cents. I asked one of the workers how much they were and he said $2.00 each so I bought 6 - LOL, I could have had 12 for the price that I thought I was paying.
I sat down after tea and looked up some of the challenges that are around at the moment and decided to make a card for one and then see what else it might fit.
The basecard is SU Choc Chip and then a layer of my new DP from My Mind's Eye - Complete Boy. The rectangular piece is SU Poppy Parade. The stamp was a freebie with a Creative Stamping magazine. I stamped it with SU Early Espresso ink and then coloured with Copic Markers. I matted it with a piece of choc chip and then pricked holes around the edge and stitched it by hand. I added a vertical greeting from Stamp-It called Tiny Birthday Down. To finish off I added 3 black bling to the poppy parade panel.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Cards for Men - Challenge 5 - Sketch
Celebrate the Occasion Challenge - Challenge #52
Party Time Tuesdays - PTT#57-Anything Goes!
front of card
inside of card
Loved reading the comments on my last post. Thankyou and hope you have enjoyed popping in to see what I am up to!