Saturday, 11 September 2010

Scrap Stash Sunday 5

Here's a card I made with a piece of Ecoline paper, a scrap card base, and a scrap of patterned paper. I had made the Ecoline sheet a while ago, but hadn't used it yet. In real life it has some lovely gold bits on it.

I stamped this bare tree (Artful Stamper) in black archival and tried to emboss, but the ep didn't really stick. So I have patchy embossing that I am telling myself is "weathered". Possibly could consider it a new technique, but that's a bit iffy. Still, for this card it looks all right. I accented the image with a bit of pencil crayon on the trees, some white gel pen on the swirls, and some rust marker on the leaves. The card base is stamped with a Sunshine Designs hydrangea flower, which I find makes a good background stamp because it sort of loses its flowery look stamped en masse, but has a nice loose feel to it. The patterned paper is from the Granola pack (BasicGrey) and it's a SU rub on. I thought this might be a good sympathy or thinking of you card for the stash.

Well, school is well and truly underway. DD1 goes everyday and DD2 starts later this week. This is my opportunity to morph into unflappable organized mom, who maintains a well-oiled household machine, where meals are homemade (from preplanned menu and ingredients shopped for), laundry makes it from clothesline to drawers, library books are never overdue, exercise is effortlessly added to routine, and clutter is whisked away each evening before bed. All this with a pleasant demeanour, cheerful outlook, and sleekly smooth hair. Clearly I am meant to write fiction. Nanny McPhee, I need you!


  1. My all time favourite artwork of yours. Absolutely gorgeous Karen.I need that tree. And as far as the 'new technique' of yours, lol, I dont think I ever make a card etc without inventing one of those accidentally lol- thank goodness for the distressed look.

    Good luck with being on track with the routines. Ours are all over the place at the moment but we're getting there. I even ironed something the other day that wasn't to do with crafting!

  2. wow, this is gorgeous. yes, a new technique! weathered embossing.

    and yes, of course you may case away and sell the cards! best of luck

  3. GREAT CRD!!! Love the background. Love the stamp. Love the new technique - have you shared with Tim yet? Love the blog. Love the story. Nimmy