Thursday, July 24, 2008

Your End?

How is Everything on Your End?

Hopefully you all are having a great summer. I would love to hear what special thing (or what ordinary thing!) you are doing. Summer is almost gone and I have a few things yet I want to accomplish! I start school in two weeks! My daughter is already there - in Marching Band Camp!

For today's SCS Ways to Use It Challenge ("Negative Thoughts"), we were to use the "negative" of something - like not the punched out piece of something, but the "frame."

I used a chipboard piece (thanks to my friend, Stacy!) and punched out the star and used the negative piece. I covered it with designer paper (CosmoCricket Wanted) and then punched a circle and put behind the chipboard. I made my little lasso from a length of black hemp.

I love this little horse from Clear Dollar Stamps. Isn't he cute? I stamped him twice and watercolored him using reinkers, pads and an aqua brush. I cut out just the head and raised it on dimensionals.

Stamps: All stamps by Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, CosmoCricket Wanted DP
Ink: Palette Noir Black, Bordering Blue, Chocolate Chip, Apricot Appeal, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Blush Blossom, More Mustard
Accessories: gold star brads, black hemp, large oval punch, designer label punch, chipboard star, distressing tool
Techniques: distressing, sponging, watercoloring


  1. This is the cutest! Love all the little details, like your lasso.

  2. OMGosh, Judy! This card is adorable and I LOVE that horsie! How cute!!!

  3. This is totally cute Judy! I love this charlie and your layout is fun and great twine! adorable!!!

  4. This is such an adorable card!! So much fun detail, I love it!

  5. This is wonderful!!
    I love the distressed paper and how it looks like fabric. (Did you see how fabric is the *rage* this year at CHA??)

    Such a fun and happy card! (love the negative star, too)

  6. That is too stinkin' cute!!
    *sigh* you're amazing...

  7. This is awesome! I have that set too, and I just love it! I like your negative image star and the little lasso. :) So cute!

  8. I cannot even begin to tell you how in love with this project I am! I am drawn to whimsical/retro/vintage/western/earthy, and you've wrapped up several all in one dealie-o! Too freakin' adorable!


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