This is inspired directly by Amy Rysavy of Prairie Paper and Ink. My apologies for not linking it, but my browser keeps crapping out on me when I try and go to her blog. I think that I have a link to her blog in my sidebar though.
Anyway. I made this (different colors than Amy) for a friend's mother who was so kind to host us all weekend. We were complete strangers to her and she was the sweetest woman I think that I have ever met. She was just so warm and welcoming and so much fun. DH seems to think it is too personal to give someone that I have just met, but I think that it is perfect.
Now, with it being 10:30 pm and all, I don't have a frame for it just yet. I am going to stop at the dollar store tomorrow and get a plain frame and white wash it to match the clean simplicity of the design and colors.
I used Papertrey white, Aqua Mist, and Spring Moss paper, as well as Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, and Palette Noir ink. I just used a blender pen and dabbed on the edge of the ink pad to color in the quilt squares. And yes, I am just getting this set. My mother got it for me for my birthday two weeks ago. And now I have seen the add on set and I -must- have it. Soon. Very soon.
That's all for now, kids.
Monday, June 23, 2008
This soldering thing is HARD! The edges are really hard to get smooth and keep em even and shiney....I can't figure out the trick. Practice, I suppose. *sigh*. So here they are.
The papers are DCWV Once Upon a Time collection. I just trimmed them down and then wedged them in between two pieces of memory glass, copper taped the edges, and attempted to solder. Practice, practice, practice!