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.