Monday, January 23, 2012

Study to studio
When we built this house nearly seven years ago, I was teaching and working for a local newspaper. We included a second-floor study with a huge palladium window overlooking the pond and had lighting installed to showcase floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcases.  I am still waiting for the bookcases, but in the meantime the books have been a bit overwhelmed by my art supplies, so the study has become a studio. The merge of art and books pretty well sums up my life, so this blog is a mixture.  I'm eclectic in interests, so who knows what will show up on these pages.

For the first entry, then, here's a birthday card I made. One of my goals this year is to use items I have bought but not really explored yet.  This Cuttlebug Embossing Plus folder has been sitting in a box, still in its wrapper, since last summer.  I do like the combination of embossing and cutting, especially when I highlighted the embossing with distress ink.

Happy belated birthday, Joyce.

Materials used:
Cuttlebug Deco Burst Embossing Plus Folder
A Stamp in the Hand - Happy Birthday
Stampin Up Dusty Durango Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink'
Copics: Y11, YG 61, YG63, YG67, R22, R24

The cut-out looked a bit unfinished on the inside, so I made a scalloped frame on my Silhouette. It's lovely being able to create any size I need.

Tomorrow a book review of a mystery novel, my favorite escape fiction.

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