Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Summer Fodder and Fun

Have you ever woke in the middle of the night with a dream so real you could remember the details?
This happened to me this week and it was all about these photo huggers, so much fun, so much dimension and an added plus for the inside of the card.  Then I did a new word block and as I was doing a new brown paper bag painting for a background a very serindipitous thing occurred, I was adding gesso to a brown paper bag for color a technique but I loved all these random brown underlying show throughs. so I scanned it in and printed it out, I love this background and kept it. The corner huggers - hug the inside and outside of the card, I did the front and back.

 The huggers give the inside a great opportunity for sharing thoughts as well as giving the inside a co-ordination that is also tickling down the sides.
The back of the card also co-ordinates with the rest of the card.  The asparagus is an original element from last year.  Hope all is well out there, hugs

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

You're Great

 This was a fun and unexpected card.  My roommate has been doing spring cleaning in the backyard the last couple of weeks,  A sprinkler head had to be changed and I was sitting on the patio talking with him as he was working away.  He pulls out a bag with these rods that have threads and spacers and I ask what they are, "they are risers for the sprinkler head" he says, he is working away seeing a working sprinkler and I am seeing a new stamp, rofl.  So I beg the remaining rod when he cuts off the amount he needs.

I took the rod, commandeered one of his carpentry pencils (it fit perfectly) and put through the middle of the rod, then took some ink and liberally applied to the spacer.

I then rolled over a piece of 8 1/2"X11" paper, scanned it in and made a block for my A2 card.  I love the grid it created.  I then created a new stamp with my "Mint" stamp maker for the word block on the right.  Added some elements and a fun unexpected card.  You just never know what will inspire.  Happy Hump Day, hugs