Monday, September 19, 2011

A Fally Floral Card

At the office: There's a new position opening up in my department at work, and I'm seriously considering applying for it. There is risk associated with this position because it's not clear how long this position is funded for, but perhaps a little risk is okay. The new position would give me a great opportunity to work on some different projects. This is not to say that I don't like what I do now, but I would like to entertain the idea of filling another need in my department.

One of my co-workers recommended that I take some facilitation classes as part of this fiscal year's performance plan. Ah-HAH! What a great idea! I'm so use to working on the logistics of a meeting and taking meeting minutes, but I think the next logical step would be to facilitate meetings. Practicing my meeting facilitating skills would really help me work on public speaking. I think in order to move to higher positions, I have to get more comfortable talking in front of people, so this would be me...getting out of my comfort zone. Plus, these skills will be useful no matter where I work. We'll see where these professional adventures take me in the next couple of months.

Today's card was inspired by the approaching fall weather and colors. I took 3 of my Distress Inks and mashed the ink pads directly on my craft sheet and sprinkled water onto them to dilute them into a watercolor. I then walked my Hero Arts background stamp through the puddles, but not too much because I wanted to keep the colors somewhat separate. Then I rummaged through my scrap pile to come up with the panel that has the sentiment on it. I used some of the polymer clay flowers that I created over the weekend using molds that I got from MoldMuse.

Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird, Warm Green. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Barn Door, Wild Honey, Antique Linen
Stamps: Studio G (sentiment), Hero Arts- Cling Classic Fabric Design (background), Fiskars- Friendship Garden (leaf)
Punch: Fiskars Scalloped Sentiment border punch
Clay: Sculpy Clay in Red, Just Orange. Premo Sculpey Clay in Cadmium Yellow Hue
White Gel Pen: Uni-Ball Signo Broad White Gel Pen
Pearl: Queen & Co.- Sunflower Yellow


Jen W. said...

LOVE that background! Definitely going to try that technique...

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