Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Loads of Thanks
I wasn't sure I would make it into my craft room tonight. I'm fighting a bit of a sinus headache and I really just thought about crawling in bed, but it's Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs! How could I sleep through that? In fact, I have to thank those guys because in between periods (and overtime!) I played around in my craft room because I needed a thank you card. I pulled out a Newton's Nook stamp set called Wagon of Wishes that I think is just adorable and stamped out the wagon with the apples. I played with my copics trying to color the apples to match the apples that grow on the tree in our backyard. It was kind of hard to get that green, yellow with a little red combo, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I was a little stumped for a layout for the card, but then I remembered that I loved the Mojo Monday layout and I haven't participated in that for a while so it seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at it. I've also been playing around with trying the current Inky Paws challenge which was to use wood, metal or cork on a card. So I started by breaking out the Hardwood stamp I bought during the Stampin' Up free shipping promotion a while back. I used Vintage Photo Distress Ink on some watercolor paper then used a damp brush to spread the color a little. To be honest, I wasn't sure I liked it and I really wasn't sure I liked it with the image I had colored, but I kept plugging along. I broke out my Lawn Fawn Circle Stackables and Scalloped Circle Stackables to set off the cute sentiment from the Newton's Nook set and then remembered how much I liked the tag stamp and die from the Lawn Fawn Winter Gifts that I used on a card a week or so ago. So the last piece I wasn't sure about was the strip on the right. I knew that a red strip would help tie it all together, but plain red wasn't working for me. I pulled out a couple of embossing folders. Wood grain didn't look quite right and I ended up debating between a dotted texture and this Quick Kutz Zig Zag folder. Fortunately, I have a great resource when I can't decide: my husband! So then it was just some glue, a couple of chomps of the corners of some pieces and a few wood veneer hearts to balance what seemed to be a bit of a plain spot in the corner and it was done. I actually walked back out to the family room and commented to my husband that I wasn't really sure about the pieces going together but I loved how it turned out in the end. I'll be linking this up to both challenges, but come play with me because it's always more fun if everyone plays. You have until Friday, June 6th for the Inky Paws challenge and until Sunday, June 8th for the Mojo Monday challenge.