Julie Butler - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Julie Butler - Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Play date Monday

Gotta love long weekends.   Saturday was taken up with not one but two exams.   Eep.   My brain was dead by the time I got home and bed called early.   Sunday was taken up with the traditional Labour weekend Kiwi pass time - yes gardening.   The garden beds were topped up with extra compost and potting mix, new tyres laid down for more corn and a number of plantings made.   Tons of sweetcorn, two tomato plants to start the season, some snow peas, a cucumber plant and some lettuces went in.   Will be adding to it frequently over the coming weeks with plans to plant a lot of extra tomatoes.  

Today though I got to play, not only with my new tree trimmings stamps but also my fellow crafter Ali's big shot.  I wasn't overly inspired and just ended up playing around a bit. 

The card here actually started out stamped on the top note die using tree trimmings on the chocolate chip paper in white craft ink and highlighted with dazzling diamonds. 

I decided I didn't like it once it was all assembled so carefully disassembled and cut all the trimmings out, added some ribbon and was fairly happy with the result.   Along the top I used the versamark and the decor wheel.  To lift the brown and the vanilla I used a piece of retired brights cardstock.

I really wanted to enter the just add ink challenge but found getting inspired difficult so just wanted to warm up so to speak.    I have an idea brewing, Im about to sit down and see if I can't come up with something.   Watch this space.......


1 comment:

  1. Tree trimmings is a wonderful set to Dazzle! Love how you have hung the baubles from the ribbon Julie :-)