Hi crafty friends! It's Sunday, and time for another Paper Players challenge! Claire is our hostess this week with a fine sketch for us:
My amazingly-creative, uber-generous, wonderful friend Michele gifted me with several of these little embossed cacti and sentiments recently, and I finally was able to incorporate a few of them into a sketch! I dug around my multitude of 6x6 papers and found a fun pattern that was whimsical enough to complement these little cuties:
I used my Arteza waterrcolor pens to give them some color (and I obviously need to look a little more closely when doing it; I see some spots I missed!), and Michele very kindly diecut them for me too, so it was easy-peasy for me to layer them on a circular panel and add my sentiment!
My vertical pieces were some scraps from my pile; at the last minute, I decided to add some Old Olive strips that I embossed with an Ellen Hutson die....I just love that little extra touch, it adds so much interest!
And finally, to create the panel that crosses the vertical stripes, I added a little banner and some retired candy dots in complimentary colors!!! I stamped a birthday sentiment on the inside, and it's all ready to go in the mail!
This was a fun sketch to use, and I know I'll be using it again! I hope you'll play with us as well! Check out what Claire and the other DT members created at the Paper Players blog! See you there!
Yesterday at church, we practiced socially distancing while we cleaned 70-some globes on our chandeliers. The ceiling is 20 feet high, so it's quite a feat, requiring a very tall person on a very tall ladder perched on some platforms on top of the pews; this is John (who is NOT a very tall person), starting the process:
Then our friend Ken (who IS a tall person) finished up, handing John a box of globes; he takes them downstairs (our sanctuary is upstairs) where Judy and I washed and dried them, then sent them back upstairs:
All bright and shiny for whenever we are able to meet again!!
Enjoy your day and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Let's Stick Together (My Favorite Things)|
|Card stock & Papers||Whisper White, Old Olive, Watercolor, Misc DSPs from my stash|
|Accessories||Candy Dots (ret), Dimensionals|
|Tools||Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stitching Lines Dies (Ellen Hutson), Arteza Watercolor Brushes, Banner Die (Nestabilties)|