Ok onto the card for today. I wanted to make a card before bed and remembered that Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) is offering an awesome prize for this month's sketches. I also wanted to have a color challenge and Megan is starting up her own color challenge called Picture Perfect Creations Color Challenge. It's definitely hard starting up a challenge blog so I'm doing my part in trying to help a fellow blogger out. Also helped that she used colors that I love (kraft kraft kraft!!). I always have a hard time using that many circles on a card but I think it worked out. I was humming and ha-ing between what sizes of circles, how many layers, what colors should the layers be etc etc. Then in my attempt to punch out a smaller circle from the bigger circle, I ended up with a lop-sided ring and got the idea to put all the circles asymmetrically. I thought the middle circle was missing something so I decided to try some Liquid Pearls that I had sitting there for months and months. It definitely takes some finesse and skill to use, both of which I don't have at past midnight or any other time of day. I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog a tip with using the pearls. Something along the lines of turning it over and flicking it so it sorta gives the pearls a bit more of a 3-D look. I tried and I think I may not have used enough of the liquid because it didn't look that great. And with so many dots, I couldn't for the life of me get all the "pearls" to be the same size. When I tried to fix it, it just made things worse so I quit while I was still slightly ahead. Time for bed!! Gotta call for a haircut appt in the morning! G'nite and YAY FOR THE WEEKEND!!
Last little bit of personal stuff to share. I got off at 8 tonite and Jamie always has dinner ready for me when I get home. He was ambitious today and cooked "Cod Three Ways" as he called it. He made a version of fish and chips, cod ceviche and pan fried cod with salad. He even made homemade tartar sauce! Took him about an hour. We both wonder how in the heck do those chefs on TV shows like Chopped and Top Chef do it in 30 minutes! We tiny home cooks will never know!
All items Stampin’ Up unless indicated.
Ink: So Saffron
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Kraft
Embellishments: 5/8" So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Tools: Big Shot, Textured Plates #4, 1 3/4", 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punch, paper piercer and mat