Had a good week? Hope you've achieved a lot.
We've been decorating .... well, if I'm honest, hubby's been doing the ACTUAL decorating and I've tried to keep him supplied with tea! I even foolishly (and I hope my regular readers are sitting down at this point) OFFERED TO COOK!!! I know ... all I can say in my defence is that I must have been sickening for something ..... I offered to make a corned beef casserole!! WITH DUMPLINGS too - might as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb, eh?!?!?! You will be pleased (as well as a little surprised) to hear it was very tasty and the dumplings were fine though a little dry - last time I use a packet mix! And, we're both still alive - always a good sign!
So, of course .... in between SLAVING over a kitchen knife and a hot stove .... I've managed to fill my time with some reading and some crafting in amongst the mundane chores of my everyday existence!!! Here's my latest piece, it uses a flourish stamp I bought in Chicago a number of years ago and which I think has only seen ink once previously - yee haa! It's ALMOST NBUS! (Never Before Used Stash - thanks to Darnell for coining that phrase)
- White C6/A2, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- Two pieces of white card cut to 9½ x 13.2 cm
- Two pieces of light purple card cut to mat the white card with a 1.6mm border
- Snippets of white and light purple plain card and Costco double sided card (previously used on Wednesday's sneaky peek mini books)
- On the light purple card I stamped Visible Image mini flourish (border edge) using Colour box dusky violet and then a Paper Artsy grungey line using Tsukineko Delicata golden glitz inks, this was repeated on the light purple border around the focal image too
- Paper Source flourish stamped using Adirondack purple twilight (on the focal image) and Versafine Imperial purple elsewhere
- Crafters Companion Spray and Shine used to set the image panel and protect the water based inks whilst adding sheen to the panel too
- Chapel Road sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Crystal stickles used to trace the green design on the Costco card, to give it some bling!