Thursday, September 13

Be Yourself

Guess what?  My planet's solid than ever... almost.  I'm very happy with my revamped paper station, ribbon storage and my craft desk had some changes as well.  I just need to get rid of some more clutter, and it's all good to go.

Speaking of clutter, while going through them I saw this paper bag from a recent craft show purchase.  I really liked the colors and design so I decided to keep it for a later project.  Along with a found paper tape measure, I was able to make this card:

Materials used:
cardstock/dp:  Bazzil, Paper Reflections, Me & My Big Ideas, recycled paper bag, leftovers
image:  Tim Holtz
ink:  Copic, Ranger
tools:  Spellbinders, Janome Sew Mini
embellishments:  flower (Prima), trim, paper tape measure, twine
misc.:  UTEE, Glossy Inkssentials
adhesive:  Scotch, Glue Dots, mounting tape

With a part of the paper bag for my background, I painted the left side with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Chipped Sapphire.  It's my first time to use Distress Stains, and I really liked it.  I sewed my new background on coordinating cardstock with zigzag and running stitches.

It was a challenge for me to use this image by Tim Holtz, but I held my breath and started to color with Copics.  I guess it worked with my background very well, and I love the outcome.  See the center of my flower?  That's melted UTEE poured on a small ceramic mold.  I made a bunch of them, and I finally get to use one on a card.  I also colored the center of the flower with Distress Stain to go with the color scheme.  It doesn't show so well, but I covered the sentiment with Glossy Inkssentials for more pop.

I really enjoyed making this card - not my typical style, but I really like it.

Don't forget to check out Oozak's challenge this month - all about SPARKLE!  Click here to join and get the chance to win some fab goodies. 

'Til next blog!

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