Happy Tuesday everyone - it's the 2nd official day of my vacation - we are having absolutely gorgeous summer weather here - sunny in the 80's. Today Kent and I went to IKEA to look at tables that might work well in my craft room - I've seen so many bloggers using furniture from IKEA but to get to the closest store to us, we have to drive through Boston and down the South Shore (we live on the North Shore) a drive I hate to do because you never know how bad the city traffic will be. Luckily, we were traveling during the middle of the day so missed the heavy commuter traffic and only hit a few slow downs. We got there in about 45 minutes which wasn't too bad. And, boy - what a place - it was GIANT!! Kent and I kept walking and walking following the arrows on the floor - after a while I didn't really know where I was and we actually had trouble finding out how to get to the exit when we were exhaustedly ready to leave!! I didn't purchase anything today but got a lot of ideas - and I did bring home a catalogue ;)
Today I have card art to share that I made using some fun Art Parts - Hearts,Love and Stars. I embossed the big heart in Sky Blue Embossing Powder, the star in Tiger Lily and the LOVE in Violet. The little heart is a Tiny Shapes die from TH and I embossed that in Red Geranium - all Wendy Vecchi powders.
Next I stamped over the shapes - using Spatter background on the blue heart, Ornate Dots on the star and dots from Large Collage on the LOVE. The sentiment and black lines on the heart are from Wendy's Discover Art set and the flourish is from Say it with Art.
I cut a panel of Vintage Cream Cardstock and stamped the Ornate Dots background (I LOVE this stamp!) on it with Tiger Lily ink. The stamping didn't quite fill the panel so I inked up the Reverse Dots Background stamp and pressed the top and bottom edges of the panel onto the inked stamp. I love how that border looks!
I layered my creation onto an Eileen Hull Sizzix Die called Frame-Mailable. The die cuts a rectangle out of the center of the front panel where you can place a photo. I chose to use the die cut as a stand up 'easel' to display my Art Parts creation. You can fold up the base piece and the frame (5" x 4 1/4") fits in a regular A2 size envelope - although with my Art Parts being thick and going over the top edge - I'd have to use a larger envelope if I wanted to mail this!
To cover the frame opening on the inside - I adhered a stamped panel like the one on the front.
I'm linking my creation to the following challenges:
Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Challenge - Polka Dots
Frilly and Funkie Challenge - Something to Say (oops, sorry it has to be Vintage or shabby Chic so this doesn't qualify for the challenge! better read the instructions better!)
Mixed Media Card Challenge - BlueStamps: Ornate Dots, Large Collage, Spatter, Discover Art, Reverse Dots, Say it With Art - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI, Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix
Ink: Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Tiger Lily, Adirondack Snow Cap
Accessories: Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powder Tiger Lily, Sky Blue, Violet and Red Garanium, Frame-Mailable die - Eileen Hull/Sizzix, Tiny Shapes Movers and Shapers dies - Tim Holtz, Art Parts Hearts, Love and Stars - Wendy Vecchi.