I finally felt like stamping today! Yeah! My best girlfriend's son has been having a terrible time with his correspondence courses lately. He is in high school but takes courses online as well as a few credits in brick and mortar school. His mom is one of those 'hero' moms who decided to home school her kids-good for her. I wish I had that much discipline! Anyhow, he has been swamped by one particular teacher so I thought I'd make him a card to tell him I am thinking of him. I don't make a ton of manly cards but I found a sheet of SU! striped patterned paper and since I have too much groovy guava and wild wasabi paper leftover from an In Colour mixed pack, it worked out perfectly.
I hope the gears give the impression of the 'gears' in poor Bryden's brain trying to churn out ideas. That was the intention anyway. Besides the fact that gears are manly and I don't have many manly stamp sets! I wish I had the other set of oval Nestabilities so the mat wouldn't have been quite so wide but embossing it helped. Then I inked the edge and the embossed edge inked too-cool! I hadn't meant for it to but it looks really good. The gear panel was sponged to grunge it up around the edges. The little clip with the star matches so perfectly I couldn't believe it. My other idea was to use three brads placed vertically in the same corner which would have looked better I think but I have to use these clips sometime! It is hard to see but the guava layer is also stamped with blush blossom gears. Doesn't that sentence sound funny??!! I didn't buy groovy guava ink because I'm not big on orange.
The card sketch is from Madelynn for Twinkling Tuesdays. Madelynn is the clever daughter of Jessica from The Whimsical Butterfly. She has her own blog each week featuring one of the Twinkle Team's work, link on the sidebar <-----. We encourage you to play along with us; upload to PCP or SCS using MTTSC12 or your blog and link to Madelynn's blog so we can all see your work. Be sure to visit the Twinkle Team's individual blogs for inspiration too!
I have to take this opportunity to tell a little story about my baby. He is 21 months old and really doesn't say much yet. Yes, I know I have to watch him carefully because I don't want him to get behind. Anyway, when I have a long, hot bath, I bring him in and plays on the floor so today I brought in some Caramilk eggs and and we shared them. The joy on my baby's face when he sees something he really wants to eat is just priceless! He just learned to say 'wow' and kept saying it over and over again until the chocolate was right near his lips when it changed to 'mmmm mama'. So sweet! Then he wanted to play with bubbles after he saw my hair full of shampoo. My hair is quite long so there are a lot of bubbles in there! He stroked my hair and flicked the bubbles all over the bathroom, then I squeezed the bubbles out of my hair onto the edge of the bathtub. The bubbles were quite soupy and he happily splatted them all over, giggling all the while. Each time some hit his face he goes, "Ooooh!" and laughs louder. I so love him! I am growing my hair to donate to Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for children with various diseases causing hair loss. They need 12" though and I don't want to have too short hair when I am done so I have about 5 more inches to go. I hope it doesn't start breaking or I'll have to give up.
Stamps: It's About Time-SU!, sentiment-Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (I think)
Paper: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, confetti white CS, patterned paper-SU!
Ink: Chocolate chip, close to cocoa, blush blossom
Accessories: frame and metal clip-Dollarama, foam dots-Jody Morrow, brads-SU!, oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug