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2 posts from March 2011

March 27, 2011

tuesday trigger ...

I know crafty stuff comes easiest to me when I do a little something creative everyday.  But I get busy, time gets away from me and ... sometimes I need a kick in the pants to actually put it into practice.  So I made a deal with Lara do the Tuesday Trigger over on the Moxie Fab blog this week. 



If you aren't already familiar with the Trigger, it's pretty simple: a photo is posted and you make something inspired by it.  They share a lot of inspirational eye candy over there (no, no Robert Pattinson - not that kinda' eye candy) and I figured it would be pretty easy to get inspired by something they posted. 

Leave it to me to make a deal to complete it on a week when the photo assaults my eyeballs.  Oy.  That's a lotta' bright!  *chuckle*

But instead of going off-the-inspirational-map completely (which I was pretty tempted to do), I let a cute sunshine card I'd seen in a magazine inspire me and let the polka dots be my guide, adding in the other colors from the photo too ...


The background, green and polka-dotty like the cupcake wrapper in the photo, was made with an impression plate and sanding - something I'm kinda' addicted to right now.

I inked the sun with orange and yellow pigment ink and added a button to the center for a little more dimension.  I toy'd with adding more buttons, a bow, or some other design element around the bottom of the label and ribbon, but nothing was doin' it for me, so I left it be.  And I'm just gonna' be ok with that ...

stamps: sending you sunshine, vintage labels (a muse studio)
paper: grass, sugar (a muse studio)
inks: papaya, orange, onyx (a muse studio)
embellishment: vanilla twine, papaya satin ribbon, pumpkin collection button (a muse studio)
other: labels die set, tiny dots/medium dots impression plate, sanding block (a muse studio), corner chomper, circle punch

March 25, 2011

hollyhocks ...

I've been trying to reconnect with my crafty side.  

With all the excitement leading up to the launch of A Muse Studio (and a temporary move to Seattle), coupled with being super sick for nearly the entire month of March, it's been a little longer coming than I'd hoped.  But even making something super simple like this does wonders for the missing mojo ...

Hollyhocks were cut with the Silhouette, add a sentiment from my favorite greeting set in the A Muse Studio Catalog and it doesn't get much easier than that!


stamps: contemporary greetings set (a muse studio)
paper: bermuda, sugar (a muse studio)
ink: onyx (a muse studio)
other: silhouette digital cutting machine

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