German Phrase of the Day: Darf ich dir einen Tee anbieten? = Can I offer you some tea? Usually, I drink a LOT of tea over here. But lately, I've been bad and drinking my coffee with sugar and full strength cream in the mornings. No wonder I've put a few pounds back on!! :-O I do still drink my tea in the evenings though...it keeps me warm when the heat has gone off and the house starts to cool down.
I'm trying to get back into the swing of all my challenges...just before the COMPLETE insanity of spring travel hits. Perhaps I'll post my travel schedule for you all to ponder soon, but let me warn you, I'm gone ALMOST as much as I'm home for the next 3+ months!! Yikes! Oh..so anyway I finally got a chance to do Julee T.'s Monday Mojo sketch challenge from this week.
I used some retired Holiday Thyme DSP along with this luscious burgundy Velvet paper. I bought that at Mike's when I was there in Florida, and I knew I wanted to put it into this CB folder to emboss it. I love the richness of the texture (if you click on one of the pictures you can see it a little better...but it's tricky to capture with the camera!) If only I could have found my Sophia stamp and not just a pre-stamped image I would have pieced her dress with the paper too! Guess it's time to clean off the stamping table, huh?
I colored our sweet little Sophia with my aquapainters and cut her out with my coluzzle. I used the Marvy Giga scalloped oval to punch the layer under her. I sponged all the layers with coordinating colors (except the velvet) and used my ticket corner punch on the green rectangle layer so I could add some antique brads. It's a little dark, but I love the rich colors!!
Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Cuddle Me from Paper Pretties
Ink: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Brilliance Graphite black, Baroque Burgundy
CS: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Holiday Thyme DSP, Stamper's Select White
Acc: watercolor crayons, aquapainter, ticket corner punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, sponge, antique brads