It's the weekend! Yeah baby! Ours will be full of kid-tivities (basketball, party and 4H meetings), how about you? Before you dive headlong into the first full weekend of 2012, I hope you'll take some creative time and join in on some great challenges. To start it off, a fabulous sketch from Pam and Just Us Girls!
I drew my color inspiration from the creative ladies over at CR84FN....
And added in some Papertrey Ink Make It Monday technique. This week is a la carte...we can pick any of the previous techniques to use this time. I jumped at the chance of going back to Week 13 for Make It Monday #13: Impression Plate Tricks 2...this is one I remember wanting to try so badly but just not working out the creative time to make it happen. Well, no more! I got some technique on amd can I just say *love*?!
Click on the top picture in this post or the one above to get a better look at how the oval die masked a perfect oval frame into the delicious Papertrey Ink impression plate woodgrain . I was able to use Lacey Ovals silver Nestabling to frame the outer edge of the impressed oval and the inner edge of the white cardstock oval. This color scheme + the Papertrey stamps and impression plate woodgrain remind me of tea in a good friend's country kitchen! I also used one of the floral stamps from Stitches and Swirls to stamp a "doily" for my teacup to rest upon. I can see a long-lasting creative love affair with this stamp set coming my way.... Yowsa!
In the meantime, I am thinking of all of my friends today and sending this cyber greeting your way! Especially to my gal pals over at Just Us girls:
PLUS, we have the honor of introducing our first Guest Designer for 2012...the talented Kylie Kueter! Welcome to the land of JUGs, Kylie! We are so glad to have you!
Ok friends! Let's fire up those creative engines and let those ponies RUN! Hope to see you around the challenge linkies. Thanks so much for stopping by here!
Paper: Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Impression Plate: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Papertrey Ink and Stampin Up!
Button: Papertrey Ink
Twine: The Twinery
Craft Supply: vintage bookprint and seambinding