I hope everyone has had a great week, and is looking forward to a wonderful weekend. The Superbowl is this Sunday! Wow… already. Who are you rooting for? This is the first year in a while that I don’t really care either way. I didn’t pay much attention to Football this year.
Onto crafty fun! Last night I played for just a bit, and came up with a card that I love. I seriously love this one!
I used the new Timeless Textures set that is in our Occasions catalog.
I am hoping this comes back in our new Annual catalog! I have Gorgeous Grunge from our current catalog and use it way more than I would like to admit. Little texture details like what are in both of these sets can add SO much to a project!
Now, before I show you, I have to admit something. I don’t do “grungy” well anymore. Mixed media and grunge used to be right up my alley. It was more difficult for me to come up with something clean with straight lines a few years ago. I must have lost that muse at some point.
It took me a good 45 minutes, and many many rejects, to come up with a background that I was pleased with. I seriously should have taken a photo of my reject pile. I saved them all, in case I can do something with them later.
I did snap a quick shot to send to my dear friend Shawn, just to prove to her that I was working on something (I was supposed to make something the night before, but DH and I were both sick…).
(Notice that I am NOT a neat stamper?!?!?!)
At this point, I got the background done using Crumb Cake for the majority of the images. I stamped off once or twice before putting rubber to paper (which is why my Grid Paper is such a mess!). I only used full ink on a few of the little splatter dots and the floral swirls using Blushing Bride.
Now, have you ever known that you purchased something, only you can’t find it *anywhere*? I had that problem last night. I am 100% sure that I purchased two packs of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies (in addition to a metallics pack…). Can’t find them for anything. I even went back and checked my orders to make sure I wasn’t loosing it. Nope, I purchased them on 10/28! Thankfully I found two that I had received from my upline a while ago. Now, why can I find two loose doilies but I can’t find two packs of them? Mega grumble….
Anyway, here is the end result
I wasn’t sure about the sequins, but I think that I like them. The card is very muted and subtle. I think that the sequins adds just that bit of something that it needed!
Below is before I finished, with no sequins. I was trying to decide which way I liked it better…
What do you think?
(Supplies listed at the end of the post)
Thats it for now!
Think that sums up my feelings today 😉
Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!