Sunday, September 7, 2008

All Play?

If "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" then what does all play and no work make Jane? A fascinating woman, of course!

Actually, Avi and I did do some work today, so I can't in all fairness say "no work." But boy! Did I have fun playing today? You betcha!

Remember the card I showed you a few days ago? I had plenty of leftover paper, and I've been trying to use it up. The background and leaves (made using a punch by EK Success) are from that leftover paper. The picture of the woman is from Collage Stuff, and the word stamp is a partial image from a stamp by Posh Impressions.

Then I made this tag, using strips of leftover paper and some black cardstock. I stamped the leaves and acorn (Posh Impressions) using a Versamark ink pad (clear ink) and clear embossing powder on black cardstock. I then painted them using Perfect Pearls mixed with a bit of water. I got the idea from the Ranger website. I used the leftover Perfect Pearls mixture to spatter the backgound of the tag before gluing down the leaves and acorn. I am pretty sure the ribbon came on a gift someone gave to Liat for her birthday. I painted around the edges of the card with some bronze colored paint I bought at a local art store. It's actually part of a set; also included is a glaze that, when painted over the dry bronze paint, creates a verdigris effect. I have only used it once like that, and wasn't thrilled with the results. I need to try again.

I even worked a (tiny) bit on my niece's knee sock today - not nearly enough, though. I really need to devote a solid chunk of time to that. Meanwhile, I'm going to go work on Liat's top before dinner... I definitely want to get that finished as quickly as possible, so I can work on the socks and various other things.


Joansie said...

I'm so glad to see you back to stamping! Your work is just so beautiful!

Sandy said...

Your card iswonderful! I like the colors.