Sunday, February 27, 2011
Teaser Day 4 from My Favorite Things
Well, I've sure been busy (as a bee) with this release, eh? My Favorite Things' March release is one of the best so far this year and I just can't stop playing with all the fun new sets. Like this one...Bee Yourself from one of our fabulous illustrators, Claire Keay. I love the scruffy look to that little kid in costume.
So to go along with the "scruffy" look, I decided to NOT blend my Copics as much as I usually try to do and make it a little more blotchy looking in the darker areas. It almost gives it a watercolor effect and is totally fun to try for a change! I used another new Die-namics die called Dizzy Border (that has a matching Doily that will make you squeal!) Do you see it? I liked the way it looked behind my little buzz-a-roo, so I made several borders, glued them onto my aqua circle and trimmed off the excess before gluing it to the brown scalloped piece. Kind of looks like honeycomb I think! Anyway, something a little different and a fun way to use ANY border die. Here's a look at the Dizzy Border Die-namics die in its entirety:
Ok, well I'm going to buzz on outta here and go bee a bother to Eric for a while. Be sure and fly on over to Kim's blog for the daily link list of all the design girls who've got cuteness to share today! Don't forget to leave lots of comments on the blogs...there's a prize hidden somewhere along the journey.
SUSIE Q-TIP: Someone in my previous post had commented and asked me what my tension is set on for sewing on cardstock with my sewing machine. Well, I don't know if this will be helpful or not as there are all sorts of machines out there and they each have a "mind of their own" as to how they act with different materials. I have a Babylock run of the mill machine that I SAVED and SAVED for (it was $99) when I was first starting out on my own, so that was about 20 years ago! As ya'll can probably see from some of the looser stitches it loves to make, it needs a tune-up. However, it's been a GREAT machine and has sewn hundreds of miles of stitches. So for what it's worth, it's set somewhere between 5 and 6, closer to 5.
Stamps: Bee Yourself (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Kraft, Dark Chocolate, White, Aqua Mist (PTI), Little Girl (Echo Park)
Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Dizzy Border Die-namics (My Favorite Things), Circle and Large Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Seeing Spots Embossing Folder, Sewing Machine/Thread, Copic Markers, Stardust Stickles, Rhinestone Brads, Yellow Stripe Ribbon (Maya Road), Jody Boosters
Finished Size: A2
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