Saturday, September 11, 2010
What can I say ... life gets crazy sometimes
Once again my poor blog has been neglected. It has been a little crazy around here lately with my little guy starting school and a few other changes I won't go into here. So not only does the blog suffer but there isn't much crafting going on either. I tried to make up for that today and thought I would post some projects I completed recently. The altered canvas was painted months ago and then set aside. When I had seen the Decor Elements Thoughts and Prayers tree, I had a pretty good idea that I wanted to affix it to canvas. I was a little concerned about how the Decor Elements vinyl would adhere to canvas but all it took was having something firm placed in behind the canvas in order to rub on the tree. Having been a Reader's Digest subscriber for many, many years, I was tickled to find the awesome quote that worked perfectly with this tree. Since I couldn't paint or print the words on the canvas as I'm not very neat (always write at a slant), I turned to My Digital Studio. The quote was printed from MDS using digital background paper, digital punches, digital stamps and adding the text. The MDS print out was layered on Chocolate Chip cardstock and popped up on the canvas with the chocolate chip ribbon behind. I love it!!! It will look better once I get around to having it framed.
Another completed project was a sympathy card using the Thoughts and Prayers set. The card base uses Close to Cocoa cardstock (retired), layered with Very Vanilla cardstock. The vanilla cardstock was cut using the Big Shot and the Top Note Die. The tree from the Thoughts and Prayers set was colored using SU More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Close to Cocoa markers. A few dots of glue with a fine glue pen and a sprinkle of dazzling diamonds to add just a hint of sparkle. The sentiment was punched using the scalloped oval and large oval punches and popped up with dimensionals. A small piece of chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and a small pearl completed the front of the card.
Another sympathy card has almost been completed. My eyes were too tired so I thought it would be best to finish it off tomorrow. Everything would end up crooked if I tried to finish it tonight. I will post pics of the other card tomorrow.
Along with all of the drama and goings on of my life, it was exciting to receive my last order that contained some more Decor Elements. Our breezeway will be receiving a fresh coat of paint and then I can affix my new DE Many Welcomes Sign. The stamping space will also get a little DE as I have the Curly Sign (x2) and Simple Sign to put up. These signs will be used to display calendars and upcoming events for my club and class attendees to see everything at a glance. Don't worry - I will be posting pictures as soon as the project is done. :)
Have a great weekend.