Thursday, July 30, 2009
Use It! #20/CPS 126
Hi friends! I haven't had much time to craft at all this week (and I do NOT like this!) but tonight I squeezed in time to do this week's Use It! challenge, and to catch up on my neglected craft fair merchandise. I also paired the Use It! challenge with a sketch by CPS.
I've been trying to use up my older Christmas patterned papers, so I knew I wanted to use this snowflake paper by... actually I don't know who made it. I remember finding that odd when I bought the paper. It just says "The glittered Christmas Stack", but it doesn't have a company name. I don't think it's DCWV, but it's on that order. Anyway, I knew I wanted to use that paper, so that was my starting point. I paired it with some deep purple cardstock by DCWV. What else goes with snowflakes besides a jolly snowman? Nothing. So that's what I used! :) The snowman and hat stamps are by Hero Arts, and I colored him in with my water color pencils. My trusty StazOn ink pad is starting to dry out, so tonight I used black chalk ink instead. I found out that coloring over chalk ink isn't the greatest idea- anywhere I colored started to pick up the black ink. :( A trip to Michael's for more ink is definitely in my immediate future! :) To the snowman image, I added a bit of silvery blue ribbon to fill in the space at the bottom :)
Denise's Use It! challenge asked us to use an unusual item, so I figured now was a great time to use some old sheet music my mom was going to throw out. I used my 2" scalloped circle punch for the background. Next I took the back of a clear circular sentiment stamp and stamped it with Versamark on top of the sheet music. Then I added purple, blue, and green chalk to the ink for a bit of see-through color. To that I added these snowflake "sequins" that I bought on clearance last year. I got about 200 for 99 cents :) I glued those on top of the sheet music (which is why I had to add the chalk... the snowflakes didn't show up on just the sheet music) and added a coordinating gem. I just bought a one-pound variety bag of gems- there are a TON in the bag! YUM! :D The only downfall is they don't come with adhesive, but I fixed that with a glue dot. Okay, so that sums up my handmade snowflake embellishments.
Here's a recap of Denise's challenge:
1. An unusual item
check! sheet music
2. One stamp
check! Hero Arts
3. One die cut or embellishment
check! my handmade snowflake embellishments :)
Thanks for bearing through such a ramble-y post... hope you like my card set! :D
-Suzanne :O )