Happily they finished installing the last window at about 7PM yesterday so my house is my house again. More importantly, I can get back into my craft room. Woot! Oh - and I LOVE my new windows and patio door. They are perfect, especially in comparison to the decrepit, falling-to-pieces, drafty crap that were my old ones. They were BAD and I cannot believe I waited so long to replace them. Now I just need to touch up some paint and do a bit of cleaning... but that can wait until after I make a few cards. ;p
Oh and the first card to be made in my craft-room-with-new-windows is this colorful one using a fab Moonlight Whispers image from Kraftin' Kimmie:
Notes: For the layout I used this week's Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. After a week without crafting I needed a kick start and this was the perfect starting point. I stamped the image and then colored with Copic markers. I die cut the image with a Circle Nestabilities and then sponged a bit of Antique Linen Distress Ink around the edges (keep the die in place) and added White Opal Liquid Pearls.
For the next layer I used strips of Echo Park designer paper adhered to Chocolate Chip cardstock. I sewed all of the edges using my sewing machine and accented the piece with a little yellow felt cut with the Eyelet Lace Border die and a bit of white twine. For the final layer I embossed a piece of Lemon Tart cardstock with the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and stitched it to another piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Stamps: Perfect Poison (Kraftin' Kimmie). Paper: Lemon Tart, White (PTI), Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss (SU!), designer (Echo Park). Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rich Cocoa, Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger). Other: Eyelet Lace Border Die (PTI), Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (CuttleBug), Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), twine (May Arts), dimensionals, heavy duty white thread and sewing machine, White Opal Liquid Pearls (Ranger).