Meanwhile, Matt's been working on a project of his own - re-vamping our old barbecue. It was originally a housewarming gift from my Mom's boss Vicki when I bought my 1st house nearly a decade ago. It's served us well, but it was time for a new burner and racks. Matt cleaned it up, installed the new burner and got it going again for a new summer of grilling. But then today he headed into the garage with the old rack. I couldn't help but find out why. Turns out he chopped it into pieces to fit the bottom of the grill so he can spread out the ceramic briquettes better for a more even temperature for cooking. Pretty smart guy. Personally I just enjoyed watching the sparks fly (and being grateful that he thought to wear eye protection).
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Seeing Shamu and Matt's new project
When I saw Sketch 115 at Got Sketch?, I immediately started thinking about an orca tail to replace the three vertical strips of paper. I old wish the papers had better contrast in this picture (or maybe that I had better photography skills). I used paper from Stack 5 by DCWV on plain cardstock from Sierra Pacific Crafts. For the bracket, I found a pattern at Doodlelicious Designs and added my own text and Stickles. The orca brad was from Creative Imaginations. I honestly don't recall who makes the flower. It was part of a pack I picked up at the Creative Keepsakes Convention earlier this year. I had the half flower left over from an earlier project and when I saw it in my flower bucket, I knew it was perfect.