The weekend is here, but unfortunately, my two younger cats woke me up REALLY early this morning. I went to my craft area to play. I want to combine most of this weeks challenge into one card. I have never combined so many challenges into one card and since I I haven't been playing with SCS's challenges for awhile now, I thought this will be a good chance to do it now. This week's SCS challenges are Try a New Technique, TLC163, Stacked Ribbons; Card Sketch, SC 171; Ways to Use It, WT161, eyelets; and Limited Supplies, LSC163, DIY DP.
I wanted to play with my new Penny Black hedgehog which I have purchased for awhile now and haven't got to inking it. I used the gamsol technique with is coloring my image with prismacolor pencils and then rub the images using stumps and odorless mineral spirits. I liked the Hanko flower stamp, so I decided to make my own DP, by stamping pink Colorbox ink on white cardstock. I don't really like to work with eyelets, but this was extremely easy, just added on the lounging chair where the screws usually are placed on a lounging chair. I distressed the ovals and edged the dp,ovals, and lime green circle ribbon with pink Colorbox ink. I stacked pink w/red circle ribbon on top of the lime green circle ribbon. That it, this was a really easy to make.
I am going to be going to Stamp Works, my local stamp store where I buy tons of my stamping and crafting supplies from for the last year and a half. I I have been spending less this year because I haven't been playing much, but also not much spare money. Nicolette, the owner has a make n' take for $2 on Saturdays. I also take classes there. I just took an iris folding class. I had never took it before and it is really easy and fun. I did an asian fan artist trade card (ATC) for a swap. It takes awhile to make, but very fun! I will upload it tomorrow or next week. Nic's store gets really crowded on Saturdays especially with her make n' take and classes. I support my local craft stores rather than the big stores unless it is for a really big purchase which I use the coupons for. For those of you who knows me, you know I know all about the mom & pop stores that doesn't make it because of the big chain stores. Have a good weekend!