Veerle of Ferns Maps Corner and Jennifer J. of Jennifer's Crafting Rainbow. Both these bloggers have some fine cards for you to enjoy - with some fascinating techniques to share, so please go over and say that I sent you to say hello to each of them.
Today's card idea was born when I saw this lovely card by Miss Bonnie K. Immediately seeing Bonnie's beautiful creation, was the thought "AHA! I have that set!" - a NBUS. Darnell and Mt. NBUS will be proud of me I think. LOL. Thanks Bonnie for the inspiration.
- Floral stamps by Stampin up, (Stippled Blossoms). Inked the solid stamp flower with Memento Dandelion. The outline overlay was Morocco and I liked the colors together. Leaves were done with
New Sprout & Bamboo Leaves. Extra blossoms and leaves were stamped and cut out - shaped, edged with the appropriate colors and mounted over the images for some dimension. I notice that the photo makes it appear there is a wrinkle, but IRL it just looks shaped. (I even had DH check it too!).
- masked the stamped flowers first, then inked Impression Obsession Cover a Card Music stamp with Memento Sand, wiped it off just slightly with a paper towel for a lighter image, and stamped the music background.
- Stamp Oasis unmounted red rubber stamp used for the sentiment. This is VOS - I've had this unmounted set since I first got into this rubber stamping hobby.
- green mat is a snippet from the Silhouette class last week. Cut to fit main image, sprayed with some green & orange-y tones of diluted Dylusions sprays. The center portion was removed with a die so that there is now a piece for another project, and the layers are lighter for mailing. I am pretty certain to whom this card will be mailed.
- card base was sprayed with diluted greens & orange-y tones Dylusions, and added sparkle with some new spray received this week. It's called Lindy's Stamp Gang Two-Toned Starburst, and the color was A Bit o' Bubbly. Saw a video showing this stuff being demonstrated, placed my order and had it within 2 days. Great shipping from Joggles. What was very interesting is that the bottles ship with the dry mica powders. Barbara explains in the video the proper way to rehydrate these powders, and this was my 1st use of the few bottles I've mixed. I was very pleased with the gleam & shimmer. Not much of it shows in this photo, but it's really pretty. I hope I get some quiet time to just play with these, because the colors are awesome I think. Here's the video link if you care to check it out.
I mentioned that at the Fish Camp we had okra, and I would try to explain okra for anyone who didn't know what it is. It's rather hard to describe Okra, so I googled the word and found these pictures:
the plant pod is just a bit 'prickly' with some kind of fuzz that is on the pod (doesn't stick you, just not a smooth surface). The way I prefer it prepared is remove the stem and end bit; slice into medallions crosswise; place pieces into a bowl with beaten egg, then roll in cornmeal; fry very quickly in hot oil. Of course, drain on towels. Eaten while it's hot, should not be heavy or greasy. Okra can be used in soups - usually with tomatoes (I use this combo in jambalaya)...it can be pickled in a vinegar-sugar type solution. Then it's rather like a sweet gherkin to eat. From my experiences with folks outside the South, this is usually an acquired taste, or something that you grow up eating. Much like Grits!
Hope you had a grand day. I just finished some late evening weeding & trimming in the yard, so I'm ready for a nice clean shower. So thanks for visiting, and ya'll come again soon. Hugs.