Hi & welcome to some new followers: Carol of Our Little Inspirations; Donna of
Donna's Den; and Nessa of The Crafty Laydee. Hope you can find time to check out these awesome blogs - 'cause you will see some beautiful work. Thanks to all of you for becoming followers here. Gosh I'm thrilled to see all my lovely followers; if you remember, I started this blog when my doctor told me I needed to exercise my brain cells. Who knew I'd have even _two_ followers!
We were out replacement window shopping again this morning. We've had reps come visit, but wanted to see an actual window and compare 2 different grades - but the same window - from 2 different reps. We went to the window company showroom; learned from the salesman there - who does not sell to the public - that both companies do good work (a relief). But there is a sizeable difference in the price we are being quoted between the 2 companies. The gentleman we saw today, could not of course - discuss the pricing aspect with us, since he sells direct to the businesses. He did give us some things to think about though, and I felt he was honest in his comments.The more we're looking, the more confused I'm getting as to which would be our best purchase...with not knowing how long we'll still live in this house.
Here's another card that I've had in the works. Hope you'll enjoy it.
- image is a wooden Magenta oldie, stamped in Versamark on Cryogen paper, embossed with Ranger Queen's Gold. Colored - carefully due to the embossing - with copics. I've found if I use a dot touch rather than the circular motion Copic teaches you, that the marker nibs don't get messed up. Then blended very lightly. BG0000 hand done on the background. S/B circle diecut, and probably a square would have been more pleasing.
- kraft border backing, distressed with DI Spiced Marmalade.
- EK Success Leaf Border punch from a teal snippet, distressed edges with the Spiced Marmalade. 2 extra leaves that were trimmed from the border edges, were distressed with the DI. I remembered to do a little shaping with an embosser tool on these leaves before tucking them under the circle.
- sentiment diecut with S/B Fancy Tags, on kraft snippet; faux mat from tracing outer edge of the die, using more teal snippets left from the leaf punch. There was not enough to go out underneath the scrolls, so just used what was available.
- Colored some light blue rhinestones with Teal shades of Copics...think it was in the BG family of colors, but just kept picking a marker, coloring the rhinestones until I got the look I wanted.
- the sentiment is an old Amuse stamp.
I think this will be my 3rd entry at the current Snippets Playground, week 90, which has 2 more days to be open. Just a heads up: there is a Ryn water droplets stamp up for grabs, along with some other goodies. Let me tell you - this is one fab stamp! So why not put your name(or card!) in the hat and maybe get lucky?
Happy Thursday afternoon. Thanks for joining me today. Think I have time to rest my eyes before a 4pm doctor apt with the DH. We had lunch while we were out and I'm sleepy! Hugs