Just a quick post today as I'm planning a big dinner for a belated-Father's Day meal for my Dad (and Mom) as Alicia and I were away last Sunday at Brownie Camp.
Last week I was playing with yet another new set I got (... and I wonder why my Visa is about to self destruct this month!!) "Timeless Talk" - page 19; $20.95 clear; $27.95 wood. I hemmed and hawwed over this set for the LONGEST time. I loved the images ... but then I wasn't sure what I was going to DO with them ... but I was drawn to it over and over and I eventually decided that yes ... I had to have it! Again, I seem to be low on images lately! Here was my first kick at using it:
So! For this card I used Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Crisp Cantaloupe papers. The image is in Early Espresso and the sentiment and musical notes (from the wheel - page page 100 - $7.95) are in Baked Brown Sugar. The button is one of the new Very Vintage Designer Buttons (page 169 - $7.95) that I colored with a gold Sharpie. I was surprised how well it matched the Baked Brown Sugar color! Alicia and I had tried making our OWN buttons with the new Buttons & Blossoms mold and clay (page 167) We made Crisp Cantaloupe buttons. Hers turned out much better than mine did! We added a few drops of reinker to the clay and squished it around to make it the right color. Then we pressed the clay into the molds. The flower molds were a lot easier to use than the button molds ... Iforgot to take a picture of them ... The flowers didn't look quite right on this card and I kept mangling my buttons getting them out of the mold so I aborted and used the vintage one instead. The molds and clay are FUN ... I just have to play around with them a little more to figure out the knack of it ... I know I was pressing the clay in too hard ... definately a knack to it.
So that's it for this week. Pop in again soon. I'm not sure when I'll have a project to share - I'm at the school all week helping out with the girls' field trips as their last week of *school* wraps up. Until next time ... have a stampy day!!