Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Some of our dear friends recently purchased their first house...after almost 30 years of marriage! It was cause for celebrating! I put together a little housewarming goodie basket, filled with the things we used to constantly borrow from each other when we used to live next door to them. It was kind of a silly reminder of the numerous "can I borrow..." phone calls. (Once I called, desperately looking for cream of chicken soup after I realized that, for some reason, I only had about 15 cans of cream of celery soup in my pantry! Good grief, what in the world did I think I would do with all those cans of cream of celery soup? LOL!) The wife of this couple is also one of my stamping buddies so I had to give her something handmade! A few days before they moved, I had picked up a package of frames from Target and thought that a little framed art for her studio would be perfect! The images used for my art piece are from Unity...A few of my favorites, a tree in the background and the house layered, with foam tape, on top. I did stamp a script image and added some color to the square before stamping and coloring the tree. The square with the images were layered on top of rust and kraft cardstock and then I stitched around the entire piece. You can just make out in the photo (I should have taken a picture before I put it in the frame!), that I added tiny bricks to the house my using a colorless blender pen to take away part of the house color. (Click on the image for a larger view.) As a finishing touch, I added a Bible verse, from Sweet 'n Sassy, to the glass, "Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He will bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5. The verse is a little hard to see in the photo, better in person. I did find out something new...Once I stamped the verse, it was a little hard to see so I went over all of the lettering with a fine tip Copic marker. Worked perfectly! Enjoy today's little (it is little, just about 3.5 x 3.5) project!!