Hi everyone before I get too far into this post I'm asking prayers for Heidi Swapp a well known paper crafter and business woman. Through the years she has shared her scrapbook pages featuring her family.Thursday her second oldest son Corey unexpectedly died. I can't even begin to imagine what she is going through right now. I just know how devastated I would be if my son was to die. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
Yesterday was Friday and that means that a new sketch was released for the Viva La Verve sketch challenge. Since my vacation is actually not as soon as I thought it was I decided to join in. This sketch was a challenge for me only because I wanted to use the Serenity Prayer stamp which is part of a set released in June. Without further ado here is the sketch and you can join in the fun here:
Yes, I have a ton of white card stock scraps from doing print and cuts. As well as save card stock where stamping or printing didn't turn out and use the other side. I was playing with gelatos and a stencil on a scrap of white card stock. I didn't like the way it turned out but being the frugal crafter I am I decided to use it for this card. I figured the colors in the panel would tie in with the colors of the butterflies. I decided it is best when using gelatos with stencils to use stencils with large areas. So I didn't really waste time playing as it was a learning experience.
I have tons of black paper which were inside page protectors. I use the page protectors for different things so always have the black insert leftover.. Originally I was going to use a white panel or to airbrush one but then I decided to see how black would work.
I love my Kaleidoscope Kreator but don't use it nearly enough to pay for it. I only have the basic package so don't have a lot of shapes to use. I decided to use the lacy circle. The image I used is one that years ago I converted to a mosaic image playing around. Because it would take too much work I decided to just have my cutting machine cut out the shape after it was printed. I actually think it looks better with that touch of white.
I scanned in a template for my tags. Originally I was going to have both tags cut from plastic. However I found a scrap of the pinkish card stock. Lol! It is actually textured on one side but on that side there is etched a shape which didn't cut through using my cutter. Did I mention I'm a frugal crafter. After stamping the Serenity Prayer I was able to arrange it where I wanted it on the screen using the Brother's ScanNCut. I love my Cameo but some things like getting a stamped sentiment where I want it is so much easier with the ScanNCut. OK I didn't get it exactly where I wanted. I ended up having to adhere it to a cut out plastic tag. I didn't think about the space needed for a hole for the ribbon. Argh! Then I didn't like the ribbon and ripped the hole taking it out. So it was back to the drawing board to come up with a way to salvage my tag.
I've tried making bows using just about every technique I've seen. I even tried with a bow making machine. Alas I suck at it. However, I really wanted a bow on this card and didn't like any of the ribbons I tried color wise, etc. Then I spied my roll of raffia ribbon next to my regular ribbons. Lol! After looking at this picture I rearranged the bow so it is now neater but I'm too lazy to take another photo. The bow looked naked so I played around with gems and pearls. I finally went with the pearl. I never would have thought of placing a bow upside down but in this case it doesn't interfere with the sentiment. I also love the way the ribbon tails flare out.
Finally got rain after a long dry hot spell. It looks like the rain has stopped so time to take my dogs on a long walk. I'm trying to walk at least two miles a day. Lol! Of course the other day I had to travel to the city to walk in an air conditioned place.
Have a awesome weekend and wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!