Friday, August 6, 2010

SFYTT Magnolia/ Gramma

So, I am leaving tomorrow morning to fly to Regina and spend the weekend with my hubby for our 11th anniversary! We are staying at the beautiful Temple Gardens Mineral Spa Resort in Moosejaw. It is a fantastic spa resort and has an attached casino and those of you who know me (so far everyone, lol) know that I enjoy gambling:) My sweetie told me to go ahead and book myself some treatments in the spa, so I chose a hot stone massage and an acai berry pedicure! Sounds delicious, but I don't think you're supposed to eat any of the products;) And then I am riding back here to Alberat with him, as his job is FINALLY over! Yippee! He's been gone since the middle of June, so the kids are soooo excited to see him:) But first mom and dad need a weekend together. So this is my last post until next week. My first week in Blogland has been fun and I feel almost addicted already! lol! Thanks for jumping on the bus with me and taking this little journey! I appreciate your support and kind words!
Here is my card that I got done today, in leiu of a weekend post:
OMG- This is probably my favorite card that I have ever made and I had no vision of what I was even going to use for a stamp or paper or anything when I started out! Just Jen's Sketch for You to Try for this week and that's it! I bought this stamp the other day when I was in the store picking up some EZ Mount for another stamp and their Magnolia stamps were 30% off, so I figured "what the heck" and bought 2! It wasn't until I stamped her I realized how adorable she really is. The 'rubber' her just didn't do her justice. I stamped her in trusty memento ink onto Taylored Expressions Choice Buttercream. It's such a nice would love it if you tried it. And it colours nicely too. The colours of copics I used will be listed at the end of the post in the supply list. She is cut out with a spellbinders circle nestie and sponged with SU creamy caramel (discontinued, which is a crime) and chocolate chip ink. I then cut out 2 of the same die(1 dp and 1 choc chip CS) using spellbinders labels three and trimmed the patterned paper one so that the back chocolate CS one would show. Brown baby braddies are on the corners. All of the layers of DP and CS are sponged with chocolate chip ink. I wanted a really vintage look and sponging is pretty much the easiest way to achieve some level of distressing on a project. The DP is my new fave!! I only wish I wouls have bought more now that I see it in action! I also added 2 olive buttons with twine bows to follow the sketch design. That's one of the nice things about sketches- they kind of help you to do things that you normally wouldn't do. I never would have put 2 buttons on a card like this, but now that its done, I think it looks balanced and really finishes it off.

Her little apron is also paper-pieced using some of the same DP. I then stamped the apron a 3rd time on a scrap of buttercream, coloured the pocket to match the dress and glued it on top of the dp piece.  The inside of the card has another circle nestie that is sponged and has the sentiment stamped in chocolate chip ink. That stamp is by My Cute Stamps and is called Sweet Chocolate. The punches are from SU and Martha Stewart.

As I was making this card, it was making me think more and more of my Gramma Edith Hunt (my mom's mom) who passed away about 3 years ago. Everything from the paper to the wooden spoon and apron...she even wore a kerchief to town when her hair was in rollers. She was always cooking or baking and would feed us a loaf of homemade bread and churned butter and canned jam for lunch...Mmmmm...I can still taste it! In honour of her I think that I'll give this card to my mom for her birthday (Aug 17). I bet the first thing she'll think of when she see's it is Gramma too:)
Stamps: Magnolia, My Cute Stamps
ink: Memento tuxedo black, SU creamy caramel and chocolate chip
CS: SU chocolate chip, old olive, TE buttercream
DP: Basic Grey 'Nook & Pantry' collection
Punches: scallop (SU); trellis (martha stewart)
Dies: Spellbinders Front: Labels Three, Standard Circles Small; Inside: Standard Circles Large
Copics: skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, R12
            hair: E25, E27, E47
            dress: YG93, YG95
            socks: Y23, Y32
            kerchief/ribbon:E08, E13
            spoon/shoes: E55, E57
Other: twine: SU; buttons, baby braddies: unknown

1 comment:

Mandi said...

This is so cute...I think your mom will love it!