Thursday, April 2, 2009
Best Kind of People
This card is one I made using a direct-to- rubber technique to color the image. Not having the in-color blue marker that I needed on the leaves (because SU doesn't offer them), I improvised by using a blender pen on the ink pad (oops! guess I didn't order the refill when I ordered the pad). As you can see, it worked pretty well. The upper pattern paper is the brand new "Walk in the Park" Collection by Stampin' Up! The lower pattern is the jumbo wheel "Friendly Words" inked with white and rolled on Basic Gray card stock. The sentiment is from the set "Soft Summer" offered in the current Mini Catalog, which has a great selection of new goodies. You can see the on-line copy at www.stampinup.com
Then, you can order on-line (please list me as your demonstrator), book a workshop with me, or call me and I'll do it for you. Easy as that!
I've been away a while to catching up on things, moving some things and preparing for the coming spring and summer....stamping when I could, but sometimes, just needing to take a break and do something different! At least, that was my "forced-to-make-a plan" plan after having my computer screen post a message on my screen saying "hard drive failure is imminent, save files now!" Fortunately, ALL of my stuff was saved, but I had to wait until a new one was ordered, arrived and was re-installed. (I thank my dear husband, without whose computer knowlege I would have been doomed back to the dark ages for the rest of my life!) This only took about a week or so, but I then had to finish up at least some of what I had started.
One of the major things I did, was clear out (read: made space to move around in) my 'Loom Room' and started making carpets again. #5 is on the loom now, so when I take them off the loom, (several rugs are woven before taken off the loom) I will share some photos of my rugs here. Generally, all my carpets are made from recycled garments or re-claimed materials. I wove quite alot up until the time I started stamping...while recouperating from knee surgery, and got away from it for the last several years.
I'll be posting more as I can - I really did do quite a bit of stamping in this interim too.