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18 April 2010

I'm so glad my mojo is back!

Before I show you my KISS post for today, I thought I'd share my glass project from last week's thrifting excursion and a card that I made. Remember the 3 pieces that I showed you & the pewter knob that I mentioned? Here's what I turned them into:
Isn't it darling? I've been seeing these all over the place & I found one at a pricier "specialty" site, but they wanted a small fortune for theirs - I made my version for a mere $3.50! I used my heavy duty, super-y duper E6000 glue to hold it all together & in real life, it looks fantastic!
At first I was going to keep it in my she-cave on a barrister case, with some other pieces, but I think it looks quite happy in the kitchen, nestled next to some Waterford crystal (I didn't buy it - there's not that kind of $$ in this house - it's a gift from LOOOOONG ago). What do you think?

The card I made was using an image I got from FunkyKitsUK and is by the artist, Diane Duda. I wasn't crazy about these big-eyed girls at first, but they've really grown on me and I'm filling my coin jar as quickly as I can to purchase more.I used my COPIC markers to color the image (listed at the end of this post); my Nesties Labels Four to cut it out & instead of centering the image, I off-set it just a bit so I could run my TAC level A hostess sentiment vertically (it's kind of a nice twist); sparkly accents on the image were done with a Sakura Stardust Clear Glitter gel pen; MS branch & leaf punches were used on scraps from K&Co and My Mind's Eye; flowers were all white/cream from Prima & I colored them with my COPICs to match then misted a couple with my homemade glimmer mist (pearl); half pearls for the flower centers; the doily is a piece leftover from a card I made last week, colored with COPICs and sprayed with homemade glimmer mists (pearl, gold, & bronze); background paper is from Prima; lace down the side is some I picked up at Wally World. Here's a closeup of the image (the dress looks like there's no dimension/shadows in the pic, but IRL you can see them):
And here you can see the shimmer on the doily and flowers...
AND....today my "Hot Scot" is celebrating his 39th birthday. 18April1971 never looked so good!
Wish I could age as well as he is...just look at this gorgeous, brown-eyed, 6 ft 1 inch package of YUMMY...
That cleft in his chin just BEGS for a nibble...WHEW! {fans self} The man is seriously HAWT!!!! 'K! I'm off to grab a cool shower, then work on my KISS post, so I'll be back in a bit. Hope you enjoyed this visit - thanks for stopping by!

COPIC markers used on card project: colorless blender, B34, B32, YG03, YG06, E02, E04, YR00, Y21, Y26, Y28, BG10, BG18, W3, BG72, BG75, BG78, E50, E29, E37, & E25


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your card, Sis! Love all of the extras you added as well as the yummy color.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Diane J said...

Pretty card, love the colours you have used and the blossoms
Diane x

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Hi Nora! Wow - great projects! That card is simply amazing!! It was fun chatting with you today


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