Daily Archives: April 4, 2009

Instead of cleaning . . .

Here it is Saturday and I’m trying to put away paper, new rubber, and generally clean the studio.  But I got Smiley from millan.net.  I know you stampers understand what I mean . . . you touch a stamp set to move it and all of a sudden . . . well you just can’t help yourself.  You are inspired and you MUST make a card.  In reality, you should be outside in the yard basking in the sunshine and doing some yard work.  Nah . . . pretend I never said that let alone thought about it.  Then once again you get sidetracked while you are writing your blog post, see something that bugs you and then have to clean it up.  Seriously, this could be called Adult ADD . . . . I like to think of it as the mind of a creative person.  As I look around my studio, I also realize that creative people are also pack rats.  But that’s a discussion for another time.

I’m sure by now, if you’ve even read this far, that you’re for me to quit babblin’.  I keep looking around at the mess, drawing a blank so I do guess it’s time to show you my card.

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The image was stamped on Canson Watercolor paper and colored with SU markers and Koi water brushes.  The background of the image is very lightly colored with Barely Banana if you can’t see it in the photo.  The image and the panel below, were cut and embossed with Spellbinders Deckled Edged Rectangles and then the edges were sanded.  The background paper was sanded and sewn to a second panel.  To may the fun panel on the right side, I cut and embossed with Spellbinders Petite 5 ½ Deckled Scalloped Borderabilities.  The embossing was sanded to make it look worn.

  • Stamps: Bluebird from Artistic Outpost
  • Paper: Canson Watercolor; BasicGrey Periphery; Prism Mystic Light and Medium
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Coffee; SU Barely Banana, Rose Red, Old Olive and Ballet Blue
  • Accessories: Spellbinders Deckled Edged Rectangle Nestabilities and Petite 5 ½ Deckled Scalloped Borderabilities; Venture Foam Tape; Sewing Machine; Sanding Block; May Arts Ribbon; Button; Brads

Lets see if I can get back to cleaning without stamping some more.  Glad you stopped by today!

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