July 18, 2010

Chairs on sticker labels

I love it when something really nifty happens in my ArTsy StuDio. As I was gathering up patterned papers that would work with my cute little colored chairs, I started rummaging through my beautiful stash of October Afternoon papers. I cam across a sheet of October Afternoon Thrift Shop label stickers and BAM...the crafty vision floated down upon me. Look how dang cute the colored chairs look on the label stickers! The labels end up looking like little area rugs for the chairs to rest on. Love. My friend Cindy Lou Who will hook you up with all sorts of October Afternoon goodies at her Star Lit Studio shop. Oh, and I hope Pine has some oval shaped Fillable Frames in the line up. I will have to inquire. But then, of course, I couldn't spill the beans. But then I would know and then you'd see my big smiley face. So mean. Mean girl, I am.
It wasn't enough that the label find was awesome....the adorable chairs from On my Couch are quite addicting to create. The new chair die makes for easy work on cutting out the images. Just die cut the chair and then stamp the outline chair image. Easy peasy. I colored my images with the Copic markers shown below. If you're looking to purchase Copics, I highly suggest buying them in sets of three. Papertrey has done a lot of the leg work for you.....simply pick the Papertrey color you like and there's a trio of colorss (light, medium, dark) for you to choose. (Please note: I know a lot of the marker sets are sold out....PTI has tried really, really hard to get them back in stock). I usually start out by coloring the image first in the lightest color....then add the medium color for shading.....and then add the darkest color for deeper shadows. Use the light or medium color to go back over the darkest color to blend.
Here's my finished cards. Oh how sweet, I am hooked on this delicious color combination.
I used the sentiment from On my Couch Additons, it's one of my favorite Papertrey sentiments. I cut little notched pieces of paper to go under the rectangle sentiment portion to make little banners. Love. Ribbon is Satin Luxe Melon Berry. Background papers are from Green Tea Leaves, Pretty Pastels and Library Ledger.
So much dimension and fun goodies to look at. The colors make me of a granny parlor, complete with floral wallpaper and old area rugs.
Hope you enjoy! The hubster just hollered in that we have cucumbers on the vines. Ohhh, come to mama, it must have been the 3" of rain we got the other day. Tomatoes are ripening up too. BLT's here we come. We've been enjoy cucumbers from my brother's garden.....but it just doesn't compare to ones you've grown yourself. I love pickin' cucumbers. The girls hop from vine to vine to see how many they can find. Gardening is one of those things that just warms my heart. See my family all working and sweatin' in the spring to til and plant seeds.....to the hot summer time when we enjoy the beautiful bounties. It's a good thing.

Note on the photo above: My mom always had a big bowl of cucumbers made up just like these. Sliced, with the edges decorated with a fork. Lots of onions and vinegar. Salt and freshly ground pepper. Ohhhh yes.

27 comments:

JeanFB said...

Soooo clever, soooo cute!! Love these cards, Mish! Glad to hear you garden is producing.... I miss the fresh-off-the-vine tomato, mayonnaise, and ground pepper sandwiches my gram used to make!

Angela Muniz said...

wow
Thanks for the tips.
I love your blog.
Congratulations.

Lin said...

Me, too - LOVE this color combination! And your dish of cucumbers is beautiful! Must remember to do the fork thing - our cukes are just coming in here - thanks!!

Janelle said...

These are adorable! Gotta remember to look at my supplies in out of the box ways -- thanks for the reminder!

Sara P said...

I love cucumbers and onions. My mom always kept a bowl of them going in the fridge and we'd just add new cucumbers from the garden.

Debra said...

Pass the onions and cukes please!!!! I love the way you combine patterened papers, makes my heart happy!!

dolcreations said...

Love it Mish...so cute! That colour combo is fabulous! Can we come for cucumber salad! That looks so yummy. We just had fresh from the garden lettuce last night...just like butter.
P.S. Odd request here, do you have a recipe for tomatoe sauce for spaghetti...I just know your the queen of recipes...so I am hoping you have a wonderful recipe! LOL

Debbie said...

You've received a blogging award:

http://debssimpletreasures.blogspot.com/2010/07/versatile-blogger-award.html

Congrats, Mish!

Heather Jensen said...

Ok girl! Now my mouth is watering. I love cucumbers. That looks amazing!!
I love the colros of your chair cards. So sweet, and a fab idea for the rugs. I was trying to come up with an idea for the tea cups for a saucer. Any ideas? Mrs. idea woman? :)

christy compton hall said...

Ok, I know I've been leaving a million comments lately, but these cards are simply to die for. Wow-za! The sticker discovery, the color combo, the aDORable banner. Love it. All of it.

Barbara said...

These cards are fabulous! I love the area rug idea and the colours are sweet together! I've just noticed your new picture and it is beautiful!

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I love, love, love those chairs on those stickers...perfect!

Katherine said...

What a great way to use the stickers, opens all kinds of doors for other items. Have to think that one over a bit.

Love the cucumber salad!
Just like you, this was a frequent visitor to our table when my sisters and I were younger also. Nice to our kids enjoy it now, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

oh mish! you make my day! I need to finish up on my grad class. One little part left before I send her off. But you tempt me so. I think I need to go "create" (said with french accent) Thanks Pal! There is no mail today anyways. Can't send it out. Heidi

scrapfancy said...

Ohhhh the card is so fab and the colors are the bessst.... Don't you love when a bright idea comes to our brains..

YUMMMY on the cucs-we always love them sliced in my family also and still do-try to get DH to eat them no way. LOL

Lisa said...

loving what you have done with the chairs and labels...and also loving that someone else loves cucumber salad!!! yummmmmm

mamajulie said...

Your glass refrigerator container reminds my of my grandmother-she had a whole set, with 2 smaller square ones that sat on top and together were the same size as the rectangle.
The cards are wonderful. Your eye for color is amazing. When I try to mix patterns, it never looks this good.

Cindy Holshouser said...

Those are the type of stickers that always make me wonder - what the heck can do you do with these? This is a great idea!

Diana said...

Wow, love these colors together. I love these cards! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and write up all your materials. The last few postings have me sitting at my computer now ready to create. I can always count on you for wonderful inspiration.
Sigh....I just love your blog.

Basement Stamper said...

what a fabulous idea to put those couches on there.

Cucumbers, my favorite just the way you have it except I add some garlic salt, some fruit flavored wine and just a little oil-but same result- DELICIOUS!!!

Patti Gingrich said...

Fabulous idea! The colors you chose are lovely. Really enjoying all you have to share! BTW, great new photo of you!

Gail S. said...

Will you come into my craft room and look around and get some wonderful ideas for me?? I never can come up with the great ideas like you do. Gail
P.S. I love cukes like this also!! My gma used to add just a pinch of sugar in there also and they were sooooo good fresh from the garden.

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm, fresh cucumbers!! Your cards are so pretty. And, Mish, I wanted to say your new 'do is Muy bonita!!!!!!

Margaret C said...

So CASEing these - v cute !

Alice Wertz said...

such a fun idea!! LOVE your sweet cards!

Bernadette Bliss said...

Mish you alsways seem to put a smile on my face. Your creativity, your thinking out of the box nev er ceases to amaze me. You are truly blessed with a special gift.

The cards are beautiful and those cukes, oh my. Love fresh cucumbers.

Marie Swan said...

Try seasoned rice vinegar with your cucumbers. Outstanding!

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