I had to giggle when I read the post at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog regarding their current challenge to:
I SO have a problem with hoarding patterned paper!! I LOVE to buy it and I do.......LOTS of it :) Then I'll go to make a card with some of it and for whatever reason I'm hesitant to actually cut into it. I often end up with a card that has the COLORS of the paper I was going to use but not any of the patterned paper itself on the card :) I've gotten to the point where I have to smuggle any new pp into the house past my hubby as he keeps pointing to the unused piles in my craft room!
For my challenge card I used some super cute pp called Domestic Goddess from last year's Stampin' Up catalog:
Right now I'm limited to the one Lawn Fawn set I own - On the Mend - so I had to improvise (My Stampin' Sis and I are making the hour long trek to an independent stamping store on Saturday that I know carries Lawn Fawn -yay!) The plaid pp reminded me of a tablecloth pattern so I folded a piece over the woodgrain stamped "table", added some faux stitching with a white gel pen and cut tiny fringe on the edges. I paper pieced the soup bowl and covered the yellow "soup" with glossy accents to make it look more like liquid. Sentiment was computer generated.
Other Materials Used: Stampin' Up cs, Michael's black pearls, Nesties, Hero Arts S5208 Designer Woodgrain
I'd like to thank everyone for their photography suggestions left on my last post! When I compared my actual card to the photo of it I realized Anita was right when she said something seemed a little "off" and she suggested I keep trying with the light tent. Sooooo, I pulled out my instructions and studied how they had set up the utility lamps - turns out they should be angled so the light shines from outside through the sides not right into the tent! Duh! What a difference!!! After I downloaded the photo onto my computer I also used Lin's suggestion and brightened it up even more with photo editing - the sheet in the background actually looks white now! LOL! Who knew we'd all turn into such excellent photographers too when we got into cardmaking??!!
Have a great weekend everyone!