Thursday, May 28, 2009

Her loss, my gain



I tried to talk my mom out of buying this set. She has the SU set of wild animals - they aren't silhouettes and she thought she'd put them with the tree. I told her that she wouldn't like it. But, she didn't listen. So, now it's mine!

This is a bookmark for one of my son's Sunday school teachers. This Sunday is recognition Sunday. His teachers are a married couple who's granddaughter is in the class and they are so nice.

Kai asked me if I would make them a thank you card, but I figured I'd rather make them something they could use.

I started with post its, pumpkin pie, marigold morning, more mustard, cameo coral, brilliant blue, not quite navy and night of navy inks. After a few mishaps (I haven't used a brayer in a while), I got this, which I was ok with. The brayer, if you haven't ever used it, has quite a learning curve (at least for me). After inking the background, I stamped the silhouettes and inked the edges slightly with black, then mounted it on brilliant blue cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on marigold morning cardstock and inked it with pumpkin pie and a little black before mounting it on brilliant blue as well. The base is brilliant blue, layered with pumpkin pie. I hope that Kai's teacher likes this and gets some use out of it. I'm planning to make his wife a book thong with my beads, but not tonight - I'm tired.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!

Jaspere said...

This is beautiful. Don't show your mom or she'll want it back *LOL*

Carmen said...

Looks fabulous!! Love the rich deep colors you used!

Kristin said...

this is stunning! you did a great job... also read your last post... please don't be so hard on yourself. we are only human, no one is perfect!

Tina said...

Stunnig, was my first thought! What a really nice gift!

shellpole said...

Yeah! Coming over to the dark side...a brayer!!!!!...Yeah! Love it......Very rich colouring with that I need to look at that factor.