Julia Aston - Me!
Claire Brennan - Owner/Designer
I paper pieced my little school girl's outfit and embossed the blackboard sentiment with white embossing powder. I colored the rest of the image with Copics. My flower is cut with a PTI flower die and I used a Labels 3 Nestability to cut the image. Everything is sponged with Ranger Distress Tea Dye ink.
Tomorrow Kent and I are going on a boat cruise on the Essex River with the Adult Fellowship Group at my church. It's supposed to be in the 80's and sunny so it should be a wonderful day on the water! Then we're all going to Woodman's, a locally famous seafood restaurant for supper - should I get fried clams or boiled lobster?!?!? or maybe scallops...... baked scrod....... fried shrimp.....????? There's nothing better than fresh seafood from New England! Yum!
I'll be back tomorrow with my Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch card - hope to see you then!
Stamps: My Favorite Things - Pure Innocence - You Make the Grade.
Paper: Bazzil Irish Eyes, Ocean Tides - PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket/Girl Friday, October Afternoon/Thrift Shop-Still in the Box.
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Tea Dye
Accessories: distresser, flower die - PTI, foam dimensionals, glue dots, hot gun, white embossing powder, spiral punch & scallop punch - SU, adhesive paper ribbon - K& Company, Labels 3 Nestabilities, Ink applicator - Inkssentials Ranger, brad, basic grey, Copics: B45, E19, E33, E35, E34, YR21, E51, 100, circle punch.
I paper pieced the mum and little girls dresses and hat and I restamped, cut out and popped up the little girls basket of flowers.
Our family always uses the British spelling of Mum (British heritage) so that is how I write it but no stamps here in the US spell it that way.
My card is 6"x3" - a fun size to use now and then and I used copics to color what I didn't paper piece.
Now - I really and truly don't think I'll be posting tomorrow night! It's the wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner but you never know!
And boy - are we busy here in MA watching the Bruins, the Celtics AND the Red Sox - what a great sports year for our teams!
Please remember to check back on Friday for my fun news!
Stamps: Inky Antics, Darcie's Unmounted Mother's Day Sayings
Paper: White, aqua mist: PTI, Close to Cocoa and DP: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine
Accessories: Copics: YR61, Y11, G00, E09, RV11, E50, E00, R20, V12, glue dots, aqua mist saddle stitched ribbon: PTI, Rectangle nestabilities, small heart punch: McGill, edge distresser: Heidi Swapp.
I used Michelle Zindorf's Northern Lights tutorial here as inspiration. Michelle is such a terrific artist and she makes a tutorial every day on her blog - you really have to check her out!
This is the sketch we were given.
I had to make panels 3 and 4 the same size because of the size of my tree stamp and I turned it on it's side. I sponged the River Rock panel with certainly celery and Blue Bayou leaving a clear space in the middle - and then stamped my tree from the Natural Heritage set by Artful Inkables with black ink. I love this tree and sentiment don't you? I used the Distressed stripes cuttlebug folder on the black panel and I attached little blue square brads to the corners of the blue bayou panel.
Stamps: Natural Heritage- Artful Inkables
Paper: River Rock, Basic Black, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky: SU
Ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Certainly Celery & Blue Bayou: SU
Accessories: hole punch, blue square brads, petite rectangle nestabilities, glue dots, cuttlebug, Distressed Stripes folder, foam dimensionals
Next up is my card for Amy Rysavy's A-Muse-a-Palooza Ambassador Challenge - we had to use the layout of 4 punched circles on a square. My card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4.
I first traced circles on a piece of Very Vanilla CS and then stamped my images within the circles the way I wanted them placed. Then I colored the images and paperpieced the pillows, lampshade and girls dress. All the images are Amuse. I had this circles chipboard piece (forever!) from a Stampin Up On Board Accents set so I was happy to finally use it! I covered it with this pretty DP from 7 Gypsies (after I punched the holes out of it!). I attached it to the vanilla stamped piece with foam dimensionals. I cuttlebugged the card using the Floral Fantasy folder then attached the chipboard over it.
You can see the detail of the paper piecing better in this close up.