With football on the TV, I took some time to stamp out some of my favorite fall memories for Gina's challenge for this month's Spotlight designer. My favorite memories revolve around heading out to the orchards to pick apples and pumpkins. Then we'd come home and make a yummy apple pie and carve up the pumpkins for Halloween. I started by stamping out the trees and fench image from Theresa's new "Farm Life" set. Then I stamped the pumpkins from her "Autumn Beauty" set, masked them off, and stamped the apple cart from Rupa's "So Grateful" set. The sentiment is also from the "Autumn Beauty" set.
Once I had everything stamped out (in Tuxedo Black ink on heavyweight white Pure Luxury cardstock) I started coloring the images with Copics. I started with the trees and moved forward. I added a bit of orange into the trees and grass to give it a more fall like look. I colored the cart and the pumpkins and the apples last. Then I concentrated on the grass around the cart and pumpkins. Finally I trimed the image down to the size I wanted, mounted it on Black Onyx Pure Luxury cardstock and sewed around the edges. The printed paper is by Moxxie and the cardbase is Chocolate Brown Pure Luxury cardstock. I added a small ribbon tag to the left and the sentiment tag to the right.
There's still time to get your project in for Gina's challenge! You have until Monday at 8pm central to get your project linked to Gina's blog. I hope you play along because the prize is huge and it's a blast being able to play along with her design team for the release and the party.
As promised.....I wanted to show you all my new storage. Michael's had their Jetmax cube storage on sale 50% off this week, so I bought a few. Okay, 10! I couldn't help it.....they were on sale!!!!
I started out with just the 4 drawer ones for ribbon storage. Then I wanted new storage for all my cardstock, so I got 2 file drawer cubes. Then I needed to get some storage for misc. embellishments and it just went from there. And what can I say.....10 cubes later and I love it!!!!
I have loose woodmounted stamps in the bin on the top left, misc papers and cardstock on the top right along with my acrylic mounts and some SU! embellishments. Then I have all my clear misc. stamp sets that I have in DVD tins below that. But what I love most is my ribbon storage.
These drawers are perfect! I cut foamboard bobbins to 5-1/2"x6". Then I spent the majority of last Sunday spinning ribbons around all these bobbins. So, now instead of having a big bin of rolls and pins and balls and lengths of ribbon, I can see exactly what I have at just a glance. And each drawer is arranged by color...ROY G BIV....with neutrals in the last drawer.
And so I would know exactly what each ribbon is, I simply wrote the manufacturer and color on the bobbin. Love it!!!
Gotta run.....sounds like my Lions aren't doing so well right now.