Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Cut Off Stamp Card


I was so upset yesterday thinking about the massacre that I forgot to tell you about our wild weather weekend. On Saturday, with the humidex, it felt like 101F here in Ontario. As late as Friday morning they were predicting 100% chance of rain and a thunderstorm for Saturday but by Friday night, clear skies but hot and humid temperatures instead were predicted. When its over 95F, we opt to sit at the lake and BBQ instead of bike riding. On Sunday the temperatures dropped to a pleasant 75F so headed out to Point Pelee National Park to try out their new bicycle trails – loved them! We ended up doing another 24km and this time it was hilly and winding but so much fun. Yesterday and today are pleasant days but the wind has a bit of a cool edge.

This morning and part of this afternoon was grocery and errand day…..it takes us forever to get everything done in one day any more. Left the house at 10:15…..First we hit the library; then a fruit stand; the bank; grocery store #1 for the few things we can only get there; grocery store #2 for main groceries; stop at Bulk Barn for some spices; health/mobility store for new knee brace; grocery store #3 to get what the other two stores didn’t have – raspberries; to the Bread Depot for bread and buns; and finally gas for the car and finally home for lunch – at 1:30! One of the main bridges in the city is closed until September and the traffic is a nightmare.



I’m trying to get some quilting finished and some cards made too.

Last month I mentioned in a post that I bought a new Penny Black stamp and cut off one part of it….some of you are probably still cringing!....but here’s what I did with the cut off piece…..which, by the way, I can just stamp right beside the other piece if I want the original look.

 


The paper is all from a very old 8” paper pack that came from the thrift store. The ribbon is also from the stash. I seldom keep the original packages so I have no idea where most of my supplies come from – sorry about that. The white swag was cut with a Spellbinder’s die…..I’m loving this new die. The sentiment is a peel off. The flowers were bent just enough to make them look like two different flowers and stamped with Archival Ink on water colour paper and coloured with water colour paint and pencils. The background was made by dropping in some water colour paint on a wet background. Wink of Stella was added to the flower heads and some pink sequins were glued on.



That’s it for a lovely Tuesday,


Cheers

Violet


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