Monday, June 21, 2010


It was raining and cold this weekend. Not summer weather that is for sure. Bet most of you had different weather right? I did hear from my Marine son, he called home all on his own and that was a wonderful blessing!

Today, I played in the Clean And Simple Challenge DIANE'S SKETCH. This was a fun sketch. I just love playing in challenges because they inspire me to create something I probably would not have otherwise. Love it.

I used this fun new release MUSHROOM WHIMSEY from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS. I am just loving this new set. I've been dieing to make a toadstool like this since I got it. It makes me smile.

I Cut out side the lines for my Mushroom panel. I stamped it on a 2" wide strip of Cotton White CS then measured my sides and cut around the top. Then I stamped three more on separate cs. First cutting out the whole mushroom, second cutting out just the stem, third cutting the top only. I colored first then cut, sponged and adhered. The whole panel is popped up but the individual pieces were adhered with double sided tape. I sponged the edges of the panel. I measured my lines where I wanted them, stamped the thanks lined up on my pencil marks (that I later erased). Then I handstitched after paper piercing. Also I cut a 1/8" strip of the front bottom and adhered a 3/4" x 5 1/2" strip of black behind after I punched my corners. The ribbon was the finished touch.

ALL CDS STAMPS USED: Mushroom Whimsey
PAPER:Cottonball White, Night Eclipse (CDS)
INK:Momento Tuxedo Black (from CDS), Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
MARKERS:Copics R27, E31, E57 (from CDS)
ACCESSORIES:Cherry Go Round Ribbon (CDS), Paper Piercer, DMC floss, Needle, Mouse Pad, Tim Holtz Blending Tool, Dimensionals, Small round corner punch
TECHNIQUES:Sponging, Handstitching

1 comment:

Crystal said...

AWW this is wonderful!!!

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