Seems like time is flying for me lately -so many things to do... so little time. Thanks for all your well wishes this week for my son Roger. He had a good meet on Saturday and came in 6th for his cross country team - so he has placed the varsity team. Looks like one of those expensive letter jackets is in his near future!
He's attending a big, over the top, sweet 16 party this weekend and I've had to do a little running around getting him to practice. He is included in a group of teenagers who will be doing a waltz. They will be wearing matching ties and vests with their suits, so I had to get him fitted for that as well. Can you believe he even went so far as to ASK for a haircut? I thought I was in a dream for a minute! First a Waltz??? and then ... gasp... a hair cut?
We've also been doing some work in the yard - my daughter and I tackled a Wisteria I bought years ago... it has never bloomed but I thought the vines on the side of the house were romantic and gave some character to the yard. Well, I learned my lesson - they've made it up to the second floor and are starting to take apart the siding, so drastic measures had to be taken. While we did that DH and son were placing landscaping blocks for a small fenced area to hide (I mean place) the big giant garbage and recycle bins the town has distributed.
Today I'm playing along with the Tuesday Throwdown. The theme this week is Fall Color. My favorite paper for fall has been the Prairie Hill collection by Pink Paislee. I stamped my image on acetate with Staz on ink. I wanted to try a new technique vs the traditional coloring of the stamped image. I took a piece of white card stock and blended 3 colors of Ranger Distress ink into layers to make background. Anya Schrier has a good tutorial for this here. This was fun and easy to create - and no coloring!Thanks for having a look - I hope you find some time this week to play along!
Supplies Used: Finished Size 6" x 6"
Stamps: Serendipity Pheasants, Happy Birthday
Paper: Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Flight Pattern
Dies: Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 9, Spellbinder Blossom Tags & Accents
Seam Binding: Hug Snug Aquarelle
Button Twine: Waltzingmouse
Button: Papertrey Ink
Ribbon Boutique 7/8" Stitched Double Faced Satin (Hobby Lobby)
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Antique Linen