Saturday, March 29, 2014

Deconstructed Sketch 143

Just got back from our roadtrip to beautiful Florida :)  Never thought the day would come where I would agree to travel over 22 hours(!) in a car with our 2 boys, but I'm so glad we did-and we survived! We had a such a fun trip, and the drive down, with a stop-over in Chattanooga, Tennessee, made the trip that much more fun and adventurous!

Here's a photo of my boys on the Tennessee River Gorge Mountain Trail:

Overlooking the Tennessee River:

We truly enjoyed all the southern hospitality (and bbq!) while staying there.  
I also made sure to sneak in some shopping at Hobby Lobby (which we don't have up here), where I stocked up on some card making supplies that I can't wait to use :o)

Since we've been back, I've only had time to create one card. In a couple of weeks I'll be going to a bridal shower. It's been years since I've been to one, and come to think of it, I don't think I've ever made a bridal shower card before. I seem to be gravitating towards The Deconstructed Sketch time and again - I just love the inspiration I find there :)  Thanks for this great sketch, Jen!

Thanks for stopping by

Supplies Used:
Paper: Floral Bunches, blue, white, vellum: all Recollections
Other: Sentiment computer generated; Michael's gemstone; scoring tool on Fiskar's cutter used for embossing & scoring pattern for umbrella

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello, Sunshine!

The Deconstructed Sketch has a fun, circular card sketch this week and I decided to play along using some MME 6x6 paper pads that I can't seem to get enough of lately. I've also been getting a lot of use out of the cute CTMH 'You Are My Happy' stamp set.  For this card, I used the sun stamp that I stamped twice, fussy cut (I ended up cutting out the dotted rays altogether), and paper pieced.  I coloured it with Copics and gave the sun some extra shine with Liquid Glass.  The clouds were punched out using a Fiskars cloud punch and layered with 3D foam tape.  The sentiment is from Verve's 'Artful Elegance'.  I had paper pierced the kraft layer, but thought it looked a little plain, so I decided to hand stitch it with some hemp twine.

Hope it's sunny where you are!
Thanks for looking :)

Supplies Used:
Paper: CTMH Dotty for You, Colonial White, Black, Kraft; My Mind's Eye Springtime, Stella & Rose 
Stamps: CTMH You Are My Happy; Verve Artful Elegance
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Only Orange
Other:  Fiskars cloud punch; Fiskars circle cutter; CTMH Liquid Glass; hemp twine; Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circles; Cuttlebug