Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fall-To Layout #136

Here's my take on this week's Fall-To Layout (#136). I think that any cardmaker needs to have a few sets of go-to alphabet stamps. That way, you're not restricted to just sentiment stamps, you can make your own sentiments. Today, I wanted to use what was already laying around my work space. I started out with a card base that had a yellow piece of cardstock adhered on it. I masked off about 1/3 using a Post-It and stamped some berries on the remaining 2/3rds. I liked the tone-on-tone effect brought about by the Yellow Ochre ink. I added other elements from my scrap pile. I started out thinking that the sentiment would be "Celebrate" but then I realized that I wouldn't have enough space, so I did "Call Me? Miss You" instead. Even though the sketch has a button as an embellishment, I decided to use the tiny rhinestones for a little sparkle.
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Prussian Blue, Yellow Ochre, Blackbird.
Stamps: K&Company- AB Lotus Floral Stamps (leaves), American Crafts- Rue (alphabet), Fiskars- Friendship Garden (flower)
Paper: American Crafts- Abode
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch

Song of the day: "Some Kind of Wonderful" - Grand Funk Railroad. I went to Janice's 1-hour spin class this morning (I had to get my fix because she'll be on vacation for a little bit) and at the end of the class, when we had one song left, she called out my name, "Tina, Jessie J or old people music? Jessie J?" I shook my head no. I don't like that "Price Tag" song. I figured any old people music would have been preferable to the Price Tag song. This was the old people song she played. I think it'd be a good running song.

My spinning buddy had her baby at the gym today. "Can you say hi to Tina?" And my friend wiggled her baby's feet and the baby smiled. Awww, yay! The baby had cute rubber ducky pjs.

Link: Cute marriage proposal story.


Jen W. said...

I'm going to have to try this "using what's on the desk" technique. Love the card! :)

Monika said...

I never ever have *what is laying on your crafting space* because I have no extra space ;)

I'm sad because there are so less sentiments in my mother speech :( and I can't write any sentiment in english -because most of my friends did not like this,

your card looks fine -

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