CONFESSIONS OF A SCRAPAHOLIC

…IT’LL BE OUR LITTLE SECRET…

This and that…

Posted by Catherine on July 16, 2008

…slooowly getting back into the crafty swing of things. I think I was feeling a lot of pressure to jump back in and be all creative after the hectic couple of weeks and I was getting frustrated with myself when I wasn’t coming up with anything even remotely spectacular. So with some advice to “RELAX” from my fantabulous PIC, Marti, I took a deep breath and just tried to do things slowly. Focused on my beads and all the problems I’ve been having with shipping (I’ll be shipping with UPS or Purolator instead of Canada Post for a while just to see how that goes!) and tonight I’ll be working on CLEANING and maybe a nice, cleaner space will help get the creativity flowing some more.

I made a card last night to go with my Mom’s Mother’s Day present (yeah, I still have it, but she saw it already), it’s a huge box of assorted cards for her to have! It’s one of the first in the housewarming section…

So to be COMPLETELY honest, it’s not EXACTLY my favourite of creations, but I’m happy that I was able to actually complete something. I don’t know why I don’t really like it…it’s just one of those days where everything you try to make feels like it’s not really coming together, you know? But I was able to try out another one of Marti’s tutorials on her blog and this is the multicolour distress embossing powder technique. You can’t really see it all that well, but each part of the card (the flowers, the diamonds and the lattice) are done in different colours of embossing powder. And the little house USED to be a Studio G wood-mounted stamp of a church, but I covered up the steeple to make it just a regular looking house.

So ingredients, ingredients!
Unless otherwise stated, all materials are from http://www.pezadoodle.com
Glossy cardstock cut down to size
Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in: Tattered Rose, Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint
Pezadoodle stamp: Harlequin Flowers, stamped with Perfect Medium
Studio G wood-mounted stamp (from ScrapHut), stamped with Adirondack Pigment Ink in Pitch Black
3D pop-dots (from Dollarama)

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One Response to “This and that…”

  1. Katie Renz said

    Hey you. Has your life settled down for a bit? I’ve tagged you so please feel free to play 🙂

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