Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time flies

Can't believe it's been so long since I posted!  Guess that's what getting a job does to one!

I have been steadily stamping, just not posting.  For our wedding anniversary, my husband got me a Theresa Collins stamp maker, which I love!  I'll post some samples of things I've made with that in another post.

Right now, there's a chill in the air that makes me realize autumn is right around the corner.  Here is a card I've made a number of times.  It's beautiful and fun!

The  leaves for this card are made with....bleach!  I started with a  greenish colored paper.  From Stampin' Up, but I don't remember for sure what color.  Then, using a paper towel wet, but not dripping, with bleach, plop it down on the paper.  Pick it up and plop it again.  Do this until you're satisfied with the amount of color left showing.  Then apply ink direct to paper.  I used SU! Dusty Durango and Pumpkin Pie. Using a maple leaf template I downloaded years ago, cut the leaves out, then used my scoring tool to give them veins.  To make the viens more prominent, I used a colored pencil to go over them just a bit.  The leaf stems are from left over paper, cut very thin, then folded in half.

That's all for now.  I'll have to go back through things I've made in the last 6 months, as well as finish some of my projects from my homemade stamps, and get them posted.  Hopefully it won't take another 6 months to do that!